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Is this one of our stinging nettle plants???

Posted: 23/08/2015 at 18:42

Thanks for all this...all ideas that I can have a look at once I get the bed rebuilt....I'm still undecided if I shall have a small wildlife pond as well...so will have to think of plants that don't mind being near water as well

 

Is this one of our stinging nettle plants???

Posted: 23/08/2015 at 18:15
philippa smith2 wrote (see)

A good plant for the wildlife but spreads happily.  Easy to tell a stinging nettle....just touch it

But aren't there stinging stinging nettles and non-stinging stinging nettles???

What to plug a hole in the garden with???

Posted: 23/08/2015 at 15:27

Thanks for that Gardenning granny and Nanny Beach. My upstairs neighbours have a thornless rambler in there garden over the back door to the rear gardens so I may go for that. My plan is to put a narrow length of trellis  along the top of the window and hanging out so it give a bit of a canopy. I'm not too worried about lack of light coming through the window as I often have the blind down as the sun comes through that window in the afternoon and shines on my kitchen cabinets and mean's It's difficult to watch my TV.

Oh and Jo47 don't worry I'm only 44 and never heard any of Dick Barton, Paul Temple or Journey into Space when they were first broadcast but have discovered them  listening to R4X...and could listen to them over & over again

Is this one of our stinging nettle plants???

Posted: 23/08/2015 at 15:20

Thanks for that Ceres & Gardenning Granny...I pretty sure now it's going to all come out and I'll just have to find something that the butterflies will like

What to plug a hole in the garden with???

Posted: 23/08/2015 at 12:32
Steve 309 wrote (see)

Journey Into Space was repeated on Radio 4 Extra a few months ago which was when I first came across it.  David Jacobs (whom my mother knew years and years ago) was playing Jet.

I think it's a great series Steve...of it's time of course but a lot better than the tosh we get on TV and radio these days. Just wish they would realease more of the Dick Barton stuff and the Paul Temple series

 

What to plug a hole in the garden with???

Posted: 23/08/2015 at 11:40

Thanks very much Fairygirl & Steve 309...once I've gotten my finger out and got things done I'll start a new thread

Is this one of our stinging nettle plants???

Posted: 23/08/2015 at 11:27

Many thanks for the help...thinking about things I think it's going to have to come out completely as I have to rebuild the raised beds that it is in. and the beds will be much higher than they are now so it would get buried. So out it comes and have a look around for other good plants for butterflies

 

What to plug a hole in the garden with???

Posted: 23/08/2015 at 11:24
Steve 309 wrote (see)

Surely, if you want to plug a hole, you need a plug plant?

I'll get my coat.

Oh come back Basil Brush....all is forgiven!!!
And yes I am a fan of Journey into Space....I have the CD's sets for some of the stories and they help me get of to sleep some nights.

I'm not too fussed about the lack of light through the window...It's the kitchen window and first thing in the morning light is that last thing I want when making my first cuppa tea.

I would probably put the rose at the frontof theflower bed (which does need rebuilding and edging with timber) so it's really something for the corner that will like the shade. I plan to leave things for the moment anyway and dig in a lot of compost in there once the other stuff has flowered early next year and the Hibiscus will get a good hack back as it's only had some light trims for the past few years

 

 

Is this one of our stinging nettle plants???

Posted: 23/08/2015 at 09:53

I have to say I couldn't smell anything when I cut it back...but then I have also been handling butter this morning so I smell buttery at the moment...and as it's getting warmer now I know what a chicken feels like being basted now!!!

 

What to plug a hole in the garden with???

Posted: 23/08/2015 at 09:50

I'm trying to decide what to put in a space left by digging out a honeysuckle. If you see the photo I have a Hibiscu on one side and a cupboard on the other. I'm looking for something that is climbing and trailing and must work hard attracting the bees and the butterflies. The site is north facing, fairly sheltered from the sun in clay soil.

I would also like to get a climbing rose in addition that I can run up the side of the cupboard and along the top of the window to make it look country cottage-ish. The Honeysuckle never seemed to be happy there...never flowered very well and often seemed to get a white powdery stuff on the leaves.

So any suggestions would be great.

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