Latest posts by Joe_the_Gardener

Bumble Bees

Posted: 26/05/2014 at 17:44

Check out Mason Bees.

ID and help please

Posted: 26/05/2014 at 17:35

Just pull out what you can and cut off any regrowth - it'll give up.

Buddleja Lochinch Problem

Posted: 26/05/2014 at 17:33

Vicky, don't ever water it again - ever!


Posted: 22/05/2014 at 09:57

pansyface, would you be able to locate the dead bird for someone to collect and examine it? The information would be very valuable to the British Trust for Ornithology and maybe to the police as well.

Turning Braken Undergrowth to a Wildlife area, Minus the Braken

Posted: 22/05/2014 at 09:52

Have a look at the RHS website. The Scottish Natural Heritage website has an interesting file on it as well.

Butterfly Release 2013

Posted: 08/05/2014 at 07:55

The advantage of rearing and releasing Painted Ladies is that children gain a sense of wonder and familiarity with them. In conservation terms, however, Painted Ladies are a very successful butterfly and don't need anyone's help. They breed prolifically and millions of them swarm here from North Africa and Europe each year.


Posted: 30/04/2014 at 19:09

There are zillions of cultivars - just enjoy it!

I.D please :)

Posted: 30/04/2014 at 19:05

Yucca flaccida, I think. Fairly hardy.

Budget patio ideas?

Posted: 28/04/2014 at 08:09

Presumably a substantial part of the quotes is for breaking up and removing the existing mess. Do you know how the quotes are itemised?

What to plant?

Posted: 28/04/2014 at 07:59

I'm not sure I understand this. Is the legal boundary the fence or the line of stumps? If the former you presumably have no right to plant anything beyond your fence.

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