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Frogspawn 2015

Posted: 01/03/2015 at 18:08

The other day I tidied my pond edges, and later when I was mulching around a shrub I saw a big fat frog, which I assumed was pregnant. Today I went out and for the first time there was a lot of frogspawn all over. She must've been waiting for me to tidy up.

Regular contributers.

Posted: 11/01/2015 at 12:40

I'm glad people contribute as much as they do, otherwise I would never learn anything. I rarely contribute because I don't have a lot of knowledge but read forum posts every day and am really grateful to all the wisdom shared by people on here, especially the regulars.

Happy Christmas

Posted: 19/12/2014 at 20:24

Merry Christmas to everyone at GW and everyone on the forum, this site has helped me so much to start learning about gardening. Hope everyone has a great 2015!

Christmas lights in the garden

Posted: 17/12/2014 at 19:37

We haven't got an outside socket and wanted a quick fix as solar lights don't do much at this time of year.

Those lights in my outside tree are outdoor, battery timer ones, about six quid from wilkos. You put three AA batteries in and switch them on, they stay on for six hours then go out until the same time the next day.

So I put them on at four and they go out at ten and come back on at four every day. I thought they wouldn't last long but so far they haven't got any dimmer and they've been up for two weeks. Once they get dim or go out I'll just charge up the AA's and put them back in.

So they are not bad for a quick fix if you want nice lights for Christmas.

Star gazer lily, we got that one in a pot from the garden centre last year, I put it in the ground a few days after new years and it has done well, it has had new growth on it.

Christmas lights in the garden

Posted: 16/12/2014 at 18:48

Ha!, GWRS, I was thinking too early in the day  Good one Edd!

Christmas lights in the garden

Posted: 16/12/2014 at 14:18

Seasons greetings all, I liked looking through this thread. I'm a sucker for Christmas and put my decks up on the first. Went out to get food shopping last night and driving past all the houses lit up was so nice. Is it too early for some mulled wine?

My indoor tree and the one I planted out last year after Christmas.


Plant ID please.

Posted: 14/12/2014 at 21:56

Thanks Dove. I will check them out.

Thanks also Gardenmaiden, sorry your post wasn't showing when I replied before.

Plant ID please.

Posted: 14/12/2014 at 21:33

Hello Dove!

Thanks for the response. You know now I'm doubting myself, I maybe just thought it wasn't evergreen, but looking at the pictures the leaves are already on when it flowered. The wood pigeons were eating the berries also, so that's probably why there weren't any in autumn.

Thanks Dove. Are there different types of Pyracantha? I want one like this for my garden.

Amazing amateur wildlife photos

Posted: 14/12/2014 at 21:22

Those pictures are amazing!

Had the feeling I was being watched one day, this one was looking at me for about an hour over the fence.


Plant ID please.

Posted: 14/12/2014 at 21:12

Hello All!

Hope everyone is well.

This was a plant outside my old house, I just found  a picture of it. It was a vigorous grower. These flowers appeared in spring, followed by orange berries. Now the flowers to me look like Pyracantha, when I've looked them up. The berries also.

The thing is, when I read up on Pyracantha, they all say that the berries come in autumn, but as I've said, they came straight after the flowers and gone by mid summer. Also I'm pretty sure this wasn't evergreen. Any ideas?

 Cheers all!

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Plant ID please.

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Salix Flamingo

Can I move it now? 
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What do you do with soil from plant pots?

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Is it too late to prune shrubs?

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Advice on Fuschia, please.

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Tree ID please.

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Pond Skaters

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Gruesome Discovery

A sad day in the garden. 
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Pleased to have a new garden visitor.

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2 ID's please

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2 ID's please.

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Spider ID please

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Caterpillar ID please

Anyone know what this one is? 
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Need some more plant ID's please

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Do I need to feed Cherry tree?

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