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Posted: 24/03/2014 at 06:00

Fritillaria meleagris growing strongly - one or two buds showing; cowslips starting to flower; just finished planting out the irises that I split and potted up last autumn; Dapnne mezereum still a mass of flowers attracting the butterflies. There's no better time of year - until we get to the next bit!

Hummingbird Hawk Moth

Posted: 23/03/2014 at 15:30

What are you referring to, Belgian?

Hummingbird Hawk Moth

Posted: 22/03/2014 at 18:35

Hummingbird HMs love lavender.

3' high raised bed advice welcomed

Posted: 22/03/2014 at 11:58

Whatever you build it from, it needs to be able to support 5 tons of soil; think about the weight of two Jeeps. And will concrete blocks look that nice, even painted blue? I suppose it depends on the style of the rest of your garden.

Chalk loving perennials

Posted: 18/03/2014 at 16:42

Campanula, Pulsatilla

Another 'what's this?' thread...

Posted: 18/03/2014 at 16:40

Or, as far as three of my customers are concerned, they smell horrible!

Polluted ground

Posted: 18/03/2014 at 16:07

Let's hope your neighbour is insured.

Water butts, decking, diverters and overflowing

Posted: 17/03/2014 at 21:20

Your decking will be wet or damp for long periods at certain times of year. The occasional heavy storm won't add significantly to this, so don't worry!


Posted: 13/03/2014 at 18:08

Lots of Chiffchaffs about today.

levelling the garden

Posted: 13/03/2014 at 18:05

Can't see the pics. The fact that the neighbour is an idiot is irrelevant in considering whether you're making his or his successor's garden unstable.

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