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Can You Identify this Bird?

Posted: 10/04/2015 at 17:26

Yup, I love my ornithology so I'll weigh in here with an opinion. Defo not a sparrow hawk IMO, or a kestrel. Not a buzzard either I think. Flight shape, size, colour , all wrong combos for them lot. 


I'd go for some kind of harrier.  But most likely a kite. Theyre more common these days, really increasing their range. Lovely shot and lucky you. Quick on the draw! 

English lavender on label

Posted: 10/04/2015 at 17:19

that is really a pity, I buy a fair few plants from that store, never have huge issues and they can sometimes have stuff at more competitive prices than any garden centre. But labelling pots as English lavender surely isn't enough detail. Maybe I've missed the latin naming somewhere. I'll look again next day. 

Overwintered Dahlias

Posted: 10/04/2015 at 17:15

My Arabian nights dahlia tubers are all showing signs of new growth. Nothing from the llandaff ones yet though. Mine are in pots in a window. 

English lavender on label

Posted: 10/04/2015 at 14:55

That's the site I looked over. Poor labelling really from BandQ. 

English lavender on label

Posted: 10/04/2015 at 14:25

quick visit to bandq this morning. They have English lavender in pots. I'm thinking of planting along my lawn for a nice border for bees. I was thinking Munsted would be good as I don't want it too high.


but what kind of lavender is English lavender, from what I read online it could be any number of varieties. The label did say about 40-50 cm in height.


Using my winter bought violas

Posted: 09/04/2015 at 22:40

Thanks verdun. I'll give them a go and see how they do. Really don't want to dump them but I need their pot for summer herbs. 


Posted: 09/04/2015 at 22:11

Are all violas the same, as in are the ones I bought for winter colour the same as the ones bought now? 

Using my winter bought violas

Posted: 09/04/2015 at 21:58

I was wondering if anyone knows when the violas we buy in winter stop flowering. Mine seem to go on forever. I'm thinking of planting them into a raised bed to provide some additional colour. They look good right now and I'm wondering if I deadhead them and replant in fresh compost if they will go on providing colour throughout the summer?


the bees seem to like visiting them too. 

Wooden planters, diy or worth the cost

Posted: 31/03/2015 at 19:31

Looks great. I really like that planter with the nasturtiums and clematis. I'm going to get started at them next week. I'm going to pick up some fence posts in the local hardware store. 


Im hoping to put in clematis and a variety of nastursium and in the other some buddleia and majoram. Should be great for the bees. 


Thanks do for the advice guys.

Wooden planters, diy or worth the cost

Posted: 30/03/2015 at 23:38


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English lavender on label

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Using my winter bought violas

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Wooden planters, diy or worth the cost

Wooden planters 
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Dahlia tubers

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Replan for my North facing garden

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Iris reticulata not flowering

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Few questions, any ideas?

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Dahlia tubers

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Moving a sorbus tree

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Invasive shrub

Growing all over my neighbours garden.  
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Potted plants for winter?

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Storing potted herbs

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What's eating my blackcurrant leaves?

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