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Chelsea 2017

Posted: Yesterday at 23:59

The gardens need to at least look like gardens, and not like concepts.

Copper piping running through that garden just looked stupid. I did once install copper piping around the tops of my raised veg beds, but that had the purpose of deterring slugs, and not to look 'arty farty'.

Last edited: 26 May 2017 23:59:36

Old pond - new resident

Posted: Yesterday at 20:21
Bobby Spray says:

stoats and weasels are killers. wave goodbye to any song bird nests you have nearby

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Theres a very easy way of telling the difference between a stoat and a weasel...

Weasels are weasely recognised, but stoats are stoatally different.

Chelsea 2017

Posted: Yesterday at 20:09

And why did Chris Evans have a garden there, whats his connection to gardening? I don't get it.

Chelsea 2017

Posted: Yesterday at 20:07

Pleased you had a nice day Tootles. 

I agree with you about some of the gardens. Over the years there have been some truly hideous gardens, based more on representing a thought or emotion etc. This years Bermuda garden looks awful, and the Seedip garden was just plain stupid with all that copper piping.

Why not just make real gardens that people might actually want to copy at home?

pet companions

Posted: 18/05/2017 at 19:18
The tattooed gardener says:

And this is zeus 

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 Looks like a Pied blue male budgie.

Pruning Magnolia?

Posted: 16/05/2017 at 23:00

I have a magnolia susan which never seems to flower well, flowering is sparse at best, as per the photo where you can see just a few flowers at the very top of the plant.

Its in clay soil and gets sun most of the day. I have a magnolia tree nearby which flowers wonderfully every year. The magnolia susan is about 6ft tall. I haven't ever pruned it and I'm wondering if I should?

Last edited: 16 May 2017 23:01:12

pet companions

Posted: 13/05/2017 at 23:55
scroggin says:

Leadfarmer, what gorgeous labs, hope they find a great home together.

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Yes, they will only re-homed as a pair. 

pet companions

Posted: 08/05/2017 at 21:11

These are the latest two labs that we are fostering until a home is found for them. They come from a broken marriage and needed rehoming. These boys are absolutely beautiful and we will miss them when they are gone..

Bird ID

Posted: 27/04/2017 at 22:37

Beautiful looking birds. Im lucky enough to get them in my garden, and I encourage them with sunflower hearts and niger seed.

Ive also had them nesting in my laurel hedge. Their nests are tiny yet beautifully made...

Last edited: 27 April 2017 22:40:18

Dead frogs

Posted: 16/04/2017 at 20:50

No, they look perfectly normal and unmarked. Some were on the lawn by the pond, some were in the pond and bloated.

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