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Wildlife gardening...hopes for the future

Posted: 08/09/2013 at 20:30

Ever an optimist I think slowly the tide is turning and everyone is slowly waking up.

On a garden scheme I visted this year the local primary school was one of the gardens featured Got shown round by one of the pupils

This is my first garden, the majority of my plants are here because they attract wildlife

Hi new to the forum and looking for design ideas

Posted: 08/09/2013 at 19:47

Like the curvy bed,  I've got something similar. As well as the annuals are you thinking of something more permanent? Aubretia looks lovely trailing over walls and gives a lovely splash of colour

Would think it's a good time to plant perennials and biennuals now as the soil is warm

wild flower garden

Posted: 08/09/2013 at 19:02

Hello Alison, what flowers do you have in there?

Flowering almondii

Posted: 08/09/2013 at 18:41

Funny you should say that I have a very rampant Clematis Montana that has given off a few flowers in the last week

Perennials

Posted: 08/09/2013 at 12:14

I had some perennial plugs in the past, in my case they were so tiny that I had to overwinter them before they were big enough to be planted out the following year. What types have you got and how big are they?

Geranium attack!

Posted: 06/09/2013 at 22:13

Probably are cabbage whites, I would just pick them off. It's late in the season both won't be here that much longer

badgers

Posted: 06/09/2013 at 21:19
Lyn wrote (see)

I dont suppose we will see so many when the big cull starts.

Sadly Lyn..........your right and the mass kill has started

Gardening Books

Posted: 06/09/2013 at 21:04

I'd go for  Dr Hessayon, don't think you can far wrong with his books.You can pick up in charity shops and carboot sales really cheap

Dissapointed

Posted: 06/09/2013 at 20:19

Looks as if the couple of packets of seed have done you well. I've tried mixes of woodland, perennials and wildflowers from the likes of johstones etc.

It's been enough to get things started but on the whole I find that growing the actually plant/flower from seed that you want has been quicker, better and cheaper.....you can collect the seed as well

 

Plastic pots

Posted: 03/09/2013 at 21:05

My cats have brought a few in earlier this year, I think they are lovely............why would you want to kill them?

Discussions started by hollie hock

Couple of Ids please

Both pink one looks a bit like a carnation 
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Last Post: 17/08/2014 at 20:27

Cuttings

How long to leave bag over them? 
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Last Post: 11/08/2014 at 20:19

Is this a Clematis?

Not sure if it is? 
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Last Post: 14/06/2014 at 09:58

Buzzing Shrubs

What are these? 
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Last Post: 15/03/2014 at 23:22

Cheap veg seeds

Are they worth it? 
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Last Post: 15/02/2014 at 22:34

New garden

Some pictures 
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Last Post: 23/08/2014 at 22:04

Leaving my garden

I'm moving 
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Last Post: 07/02/2014 at 20:09

Problems with Private Messages

Can't see them 
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Last Post: 20/10/2013 at 21:35

Hardy annuals

Autumn sowings 
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Last Post: 13/10/2013 at 17:34

Budelia

quick question 
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Last Post: 30/09/2013 at 10:56

Caterpillars

What are these? 
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Last Post: 14/09/2013 at 21:28

Website

Site really slow 
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Last Post: 23/09/2013 at 16:30

What are these

Latest bargains 
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Last Post: 07/07/2013 at 23:15

Another bee question

Nesting in floor of old shed 
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Last Post: 04/07/2013 at 17:27

Seedling Id

What is this? 
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