hollie hock

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Natural predators

Posted: 14/04/2016 at 09:50

Thrilled to see ladybirds in the garden this year. I know they are liking the honesty and I have just sown some phacelia but that will be for next year.

I grow a lot of things for insects but have people any ideas of what other things they like, to eat or live on?  I've read that lacewings too like to eat aphids and greenfly


Small wildlife pond

Posted: 14/04/2016 at 09:38

Wow Dove, frogs and a grass snake You've done such a good job with your pond. I can see why you can spend hours looking in to it. Very natural looking and brilliant photos too

English vs Spanish bluebells

Posted: 14/04/2016 at 09:28

You can't ask for anything more at that price aym I've got one of those purple and red ones, don't know the species, it's planted in a big trough and it's new tips are growing well. That's going to be it's permanent home so I'm hoping for a lot of growth and flowers this year.

I've never grown an acer, although have admired them for a while.

Garden Pictures 2016

Posted: 14/04/2016 at 08:49

Fabulous Spring show James, I partculary like the wooden planter in the 2nd pic

I've very pleased to have them in my garden Hazel, lets hope they eat all the aphids

English vs Spanish bluebells

Posted: 14/04/2016 at 08:41

The fushcia will look lovely in there I've been doing a lot more of moving and dividing of stuff this year

warm spring days

Posted: 14/04/2016 at 08:37

Spring sunshine is the best Jacqueline, glad you are enjoying yourself with your seeds

Bleeding Heart

Posted: 13/04/2016 at 22:00

I managed to rescue a couple of these from a neglected pot. They didn't grow very much but that might be because there was a load of crocosmia. I've potted my small ones ones on, but was wondering why they weren't growing that much. I think the soil is too wet, thanks lydiaann

a couple of IDs please

Posted: 13/04/2016 at 21:06

No idea nut. Never seen anything like it.

Garden Pictures 2016

Posted: 13/04/2016 at 21:00

Thanks Wintersong. I'm growing some more plants that I hope will attract them. The garden was a fairly sterile environment when I moved here, so see this as a very good sign I also want to be able to grow lupins here.

Anyone done any gardening today - Version 2

Posted: 13/04/2016 at 20:19

I know Lou, I have never seen them in such numbers in my frames before. It's very warm and dry in there so they are looking for a place to nest I think. I just emptied them out and will keep checking. Lots of insects about here too

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