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Keyser Soze

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Garden Gallery 2014

Posted: 04/06/2014 at 13:07

Thanks for the nice comments about the spruce. I'm dead proud of it as they usually die on me!

We planted lots of Anemone corms around the base of it and they've just gone out of flower, a lovely blue also.

I was going to take some more photos but it's chucking down with rain here!

Garden Gallery 2014

Posted: 04/06/2014 at 09:39

 Just had to show a picture of my Blue Spruce. We bought it at the GC for Christmas and re-potted it to use every year. I'm pleased to see all the new growth come on. I wanted to wait till all the brown bits fell off the buds first!

What are the best white flowers for bees and butterflies??

Posted: 04/06/2014 at 07:49

I also wish to attract more bees and butterflies, in particular the hummingbird moth!

I planted one miniature buddleia last year and there was a significant increase in butterflies.

I managed to pick up a half price hibiscus syriacus called "White Chiffon". These are supposed to attract bees and butterflies and the flowering period is August to October.

I have read that the more exotic types attract hummingbirds so they seem like the right sort of thing.



Posted: 18/05/2014 at 17:12

That's the ones!


Where are YOU?

Posted: 18/05/2014 at 16:38

I'm working out at sea but live in Northumberland! I'm not due back for another 2 weeks so hopefully the weather has changed for the better then! It sounds like a great life but there's pros and cons just the same.

Where are YOU?

Posted: 18/05/2014 at 15:54

I'm from Northumberland. Lived in Australia for a couple of years but have worked all over the world since I was 21 (a long time ago). I've been to Nigeria twice as it happens and it was a bit hot for me! Saying that I'm in the middle of the North Sea now and by the time I get home it'll be raining! Probably.


Posted: 18/05/2014 at 06:59

We were inundated a couple of years ago and tried a number of deterrents. We were advised to try the bait boxes and they worked a treat.

These little round tubs are filled with food laced with insecticide which the ants take back to the nest.

Would highly recommend!

Fence Colour Dilemma

Posted: 18/05/2014 at 06:54

We moved into our recent house 6 years ago and the whole fence was stained in a gaudy orange which was crying out to be covered!

Rather than re-stain it we covered all the panels with brushwood screening and has yet to be replaced. We used netting staples to fix it to the posts and horizontal rails where the wires crossed and this kept it level and well supported.

It is a haven for insects and birds are always foraging through it. It is very natural looking and an ideal backdrop. Any climbers needing minimal support whilst weaving their way through it.


Posted: 18/05/2014 at 06:07

Sorry should have read "quite right"


Posted: 18/05/2014 at 06:01

Hi Mike, Pleased to see you back safe and sound from your op and I hope the road to recovery is short.

My Step-Dad has a lot of problems associated with his irrigation and has been going for tests for some time now. I can appreciate greatly what you've been going through.

On the subject of religion you're quite, it's not appropriate. I have always been of the thought that it's the person that matters not what football team they support!

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Hummingbird Hawk Moth

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