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Buttercups

Posted: 14/06/2013 at 18:52

I might carefully spray them with weedkiller and leave that to take effect in the roots, then dig them up.

Buttercups

Posted: 14/06/2013 at 11:53
NickyB wrote (see)

Yeah we seem to have had loads pop up too :-/ darn things... I left them as the leaves looked a little geraniumlike to me now I know it was a giant error (( 

To be honest, I thought they were geraniums as well when they first started showing. 

whats this plant?

Posted: 13/06/2013 at 20:11

Strange how some of the nicest looking plants are regarded as weeds.Imagine if dandelions were difficult to grow, we would be spending a fortune on them.

 

Does look like willow herb.

Buttercups

Posted: 13/06/2013 at 19:40

Buttercups have found their way into my garden this year, they have flowered before I got around to pulling the out. They look quite nice actually, but I assume they are invasive perennials that need removing immediately?

Heres the buttercups in my garden...

http://i232.photobucket.com/albums/ee192/thebear843/Garden/file_zpsfb04631c.jpg

 

 

http://i232.photobucket.com/albums/ee192/thebear843/Garden/file_zpsdb954fa2.jpg

 

 

 

Pruning/Shaping my plum tree?

Posted: 13/06/2013 at 19:14

Its about 8-9ft tall, Ive only photographed the top bit of the tree. The top of the tree  is spoiling its shape.

Pruning/Shaping my plum tree?

Posted: 13/06/2013 at 18:33

The top of my plum tree is growing a little unsightly, but Im unsure how to correct it. The top is growing away sideways. SHould I just cut it back to a lower branch? If so, will this lower branch then become the lead stem?

http://i232.photobucket.com/albums/ee192/thebear843/Garden/file_zps9cf59343.jpg

 

http://i232.photobucket.com/albums/ee192/thebear843/Garden/file_zps51b96f5f.jpg

 

http://i232.photobucket.com/albums/ee192/thebear843/Garden/file_zps90adc672.jpg

 

Nest Box Camera?

Posted: 12/06/2013 at 13:54

Following the successful fledging of chicks from my blue tit nest box over the weekend, Id like to install a camera inside for next year.

Can anyone recommend a suitable camera for fitting inside an existing nest box please?

http://i232.photobucket.com/albums/ee192/thebear843/Garden/file_zps16d4c2ba.jpg

 

Feeding meal worms to my nesting blue tits

Posted: 12/06/2013 at 13:51

Well the chicks flew the nest over the weekend. I was hoping they might have a 2nd lot of eggs but theres been no activity at the nestbox since. I had a little peep inside to check for any dead chicks but thankfully the nest was empty. Good news all round.

Im going to try and get a small nest box camera to fit inside for next year so we can watch them on the TV. Anyone know of a good one?

What did you do in your garden today?

Posted: 11/06/2013 at 22:34
Birdy13 wrote

should I dispose of the compost in case the microhairs are from the weeds that grew over winter and might regenerate?

 

Birdy13, I always spread used compost over my borders to act as a mulch.

Garden Gallery 2013

Posted: 11/06/2013 at 22:32
Tim Burr wrote (see)

 

http://s4.gardenersworld.com/uploads/images/original/25260.jpg?width=360&height=350&mode=max

I don't recall the name of the Clematis. 

It looks like Dr Ruppel.

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