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Lobelia/Pratia pedunculata or Blue Star Creeper

Posted: 28/01/2015 at 17:22

Thanks pansy 

Golfinches have landed!

Posted: 28/01/2015 at 17:14

Ah GardeningG that sounds lovely.never seen a tree creeper. Had never seen a goldfinch until 3 weeks ago! Would love to have a garden large enough one day to leave a wild bit of teasel for the. In the meantime, will plant a verbena Bon as suggested by hosta fan.

It was very mild here until today Alan- bitingly cold wind tonight and set to plummet by tomorrow....that's what I find hard, being originally Mediterranean in my bones- this constant yoyo-ing between bleak winter and start of spring. Drives me nuts!

TREE REMOVAL

Posted: 28/01/2015 at 17:09

Golfinches have landed!

Posted: 28/01/2015 at 15:08

Ah I see  Mine was one of those really silly purchases one later regrets within about 5 minutes of opening the box, usually....

if it's freezing in Yorkshire, it could be why the goldfinches have gone. Maybe they'll return if you lay out some goodies for them, come spring! Have a look at this- love the short video of them singing 

http://www.rspb.org.uk/discoverandenjoynature/discoverandlearn/birdguide/name/g/goldfinch/

Lobelia/Pratia pedunculata or Blue Star Creeper

Posted: 28/01/2015 at 15:01

I think I'll try than pansy face, thanks. When would be a good time, do you think- spring? I bought mine in the alpine section of a garden centre as well, put only because it said it loved shade on the label and I have plenty of that! It really has thrived on no loving care whatsoever. 

Cyclamen Coum

Posted: 28/01/2015 at 14:59

My pink ones have very few leaves - in fact, the ones flowering best are the ones with next to no leaves! 

Gardenia to be moved

Posted: 28/01/2015 at 14:57

Anyone?!

Golfinches have landed!

Posted: 28/01/2015 at 14:05

It isn't daft at all - I read on the RSPB site that they WILL migrate South, usually places like Spain, when our Winters get too cold. In London it's so mild they have no need to leave. Whereabouts are you?

Glad to hear that someone has had luck with the cat scarer...I have one that is a 2D metal cutout of a moggy, with scary looking glass eyes. I put it out months ago and found that the local moggy Alpha male had considerately pooed right over it 

Rats feeding on bird food! What to do?

Posted: 28/01/2015 at 14:02

That's a brilliant idea Treehugger! And even if the birds eat some of the chill, it really doesn't harm them?

Tree suggestions

Posted: 28/01/2015 at 14:00

How about  witch hazel blairs, or smaller lilacs? Just for some lovely scent too, which may be smelt from the flats as well?

I love witch hazel, but no space for it in my teeny garden...

Discussions started by Jess is in the Garden

Lobelia/Pratia pedunculata or Blue Star Creeper

Where can I buy it? 
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Last Post: 29/01/2015 at 10:02

Golfinches have landed!

Best seed for them? 
Replies: 46    Views: 1134
Last Post: 08/02/2015 at 19:34

Dreaded thrips

How can I get the better of them this year?! 
Replies: 17    Views: 480
Last Post: 28/01/2015 at 19:32

Clematis Cirrhosa

does it flower in its first year? 
Replies: 7    Views: 250
Last Post: 08/01/2015 at 12:35

Sternbergia Autumn. daffodils

Still no flowers... 
Replies: 6    Views: 386
Last Post: 27/01/2015 at 16:23

Planting up my grandmother's abandoned grave

Any ideas? 
Replies: 31    Views: 1304
Last Post: 18/10/2014 at 19:48

Hellebores

Best online retailer? 
Replies: 28    Views: 1294
Last Post: 27/01/2015 at 13:12

Clematis Alba Luxurians

Why do I have to prune it mid. February? 
Replies: 6    Views: 297
Last Post: 01/10/2014 at 21:31

Nematodes for thrips

Too late to apply in a sheltered London garden? 
Replies: 3    Views: 252
Last Post: 24/09/2014 at 14:49

Gardenia to be moved

From outdoors to indoors 
Replies: 15    Views: 569
Last Post: 31/01/2015 at 11:08

Thalictrum needs a boost

Will it re flower if I deadhead or more? 
Replies: 9    Views: 361
Last Post: 17/07/2014 at 21:08

Erodium Bishops Form

Has never re-flowered :-( 
Replies: 17    Views: 438
Last Post: 30/06/2014 at 22:43

Plant. ID please!

2 foot tall evergreen shrub rescued 
Replies: 13    Views: 439
Last Post: 30/06/2014 at 22:07

Rose Mme A. De Carriere constantly pest ridden

Why?? 
Replies: 4    Views: 346
Last Post: 26/06/2014 at 12:25

Garden design courses

The best of the crop. 
Replies: 7    Views: 400
Last Post: 12/06/2014 at 06:47
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