LeadFarmer


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moving house/moving garden

Posted: 28/08/2016 at 00:07

I dug up quite a few plants and took them with me when we moved house, but I did tell the buyers in advance.

Garden Pictures 2016

Posted: 27/08/2016 at 19:19
Verdun says:

Nice present from your garden to you then Leadfarmer 


which persicaria is it, by the way?    I have a couple here that have been flowering since early June with no signs of them wanting to stop.  


Looks a lovely tramquil oasis there by the way 


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 To be honest Verdun I'm not sure which variety it is. A local school was having an extension built over a planted border and they were happy for me to take a few plants rather than them being destroyed by the builders.


Along with the persicaria I saved some geraniums, giant scabious which I've grown many more from by collecting seed, and a lovely Ligularia przewalskii which sadly didn't reappear this year so I assume it is dead!

Last edited: 27 August 2016 19:21:16

Garden Pictures 2016

Posted: 27/08/2016 at 14:04

Just got back home from a 2 week holiday in the New Forest to find crocosmia and persicaria amplexicaulis are now in flower in my garden, with the sedum not far off..


 

Last edited: 27 August 2016 14:05:35

Gardening bikers?

Posted: 27/08/2016 at 13:59

I ride an R1200GSA and I love it. I use it every day, commuting to work regardless of weather. Heres a photo of me at Cadwell..


The birds are eating all my bird food!

Posted: 29/07/2016 at 16:44

I haven't seen Bullfinches in my garden ever, until recently. Im keeping the feeders full to keep them here.

The birds are eating all my bird food!

Posted: 29/07/2016 at 13:45

Having seen the male Bullfinch hanging around my garden over recent weeks, i was thrilled today to see that he is now allowing Mrs Bullfinch to accompany him...


 

Mildew on my scabious

Posted: 28/07/2016 at 20:22

When I grew scabious plants from seed they all got covered in a powdery mildew whilst they were small plants. They nearly all died. I covered the leaves and stems in bicarbonate of soda powder mixed with water, which got rid of it within days.

Last edited: 28 July 2016 20:22:36

Privet hedges

Posted: 26/07/2016 at 17:17

If its your privet hedge then you can do what you want with it. Personally I would be very upset if my neighbours removed the privet hedge on our boundary and replaced it with a fence, as a hedge looks much nicer and is good for wildlife. I also wouldn't be happy with being able to see into each others gardens but if your intentions are to get a fence in fast then theres no other way. But like I say, if its your hedge then you can do as you choose. But its natural for your neighbours to be annoyed if the hedge has been there for so long.


What area do you live in as I need some more privet hedge to fill some gaps?

Bee or wasp?

Posted: 26/07/2016 at 17:11

I have wasps nest in my house wall cavity most years, they get in through an air brick. I just leave them be, and they leave me be.

The birds are eating all my bird food!

Posted: 26/07/2016 at 17:07

A more recent photo of my new Apollo feeder..


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