Joe_the_Gardener


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Daphne bholua

Posted: 02/01/2018 at 13:38

Is it a well-established plant?

Robin

Posted: 02/01/2018 at 13:33

I think you have to be very brave to say whether this is a male or a female, as they are identical (unless you've got one in the hand and can turn it upside-down). With my Packham hat on, I'd say that the photos are not quite true in colour - look at the colour of the feet - which is hard to avoid on gloomy days.


I don't think incubating eggs is really relevant as, like most small birds, they sit deep in the nest with their undersides invisible.


However, it's lovely to have them peeping in through the window at you. We've just had the reappearance of a Song Thrush in our garden - bit optimistic to say it's the first sign of spring, though!

Gardening Gloves

Posted: 19/10/2017 at 17:09

Iamweedy,


Was it you who bought up all the gloves in Wilko's just before Christmas started at the end of September?

Plum tree

Posted: 19/10/2017 at 16:58

Have you got a picture of the whole tree?

Spindly trees

Posted: 19/10/2017 at 16:56

You could prune both of them down as low as about a foot high, but don't expect any lilac flowers for a couple of years.

Weather Watch

Posted: 18/10/2017 at 08:12

I think they say that everywhere that's got a hill.

Weather Watch

Posted: 17/10/2017 at 16:56
pansyface says:

THE BBC IS CONSISTENTLY WRONG. I AM IN THE MIDDLE OF ENGLAND. 


I USE THE MET OFFICE WEBSITE WHICH, PRESUMABLY THE BBC DOES ALSO. I DON'T KNOW HOW THEY CAN GET IT SO WRONG.


See original post

 You've hit the nail on the head. Where's the middle of England? Some folks think it's Meriden, others claim it's Bakewell. Very different weather on many days of the year.

What lubricant for electric hedge cutter?

Posted: 22/09/2017 at 16:20

A can of WD40 will change your life.

What is this plant?

Posted: 22/09/2017 at 15:51

 I think it's Innominata invisibilis

Planting hedge next to 3ft brick wall

Posted: 14/09/2017 at 20:46

One of the most frequent nuisances with hedges that people plant them too close to the property boundary and then the hedges grow out across pavements and footpaths. Have a walk round your area with a tape measure in your pocket and take some realistic measurements of the thicknesses of hedges that you want yours to be like. Then you can see where yours should be planted so that it's not a pain to the public.

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