LeadFarmer


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pet companions

Posted: 05/09/2016 at 21:47

We are now fostering another unwanted labrador, this one is called Rolo, a 3yr old beauty. We are very tempted to keep this one as we have kind of fallen for him, but he does need a bit of training....


 

Last edited: 05 September 2016 21:48:28

WHERE SHOULD I SITE NEST BOXES?

Posted: 28/08/2016 at 22:25

Ive had blue tits nest in a nest box on the north facing side of my shed, and blackbirds nest in a box on a south facing wall. Id like to know more about the best orientation/aspect of different birds nesting preferences.

Anyone done any gardening today - Version 2

Posted: 28/08/2016 at 22:04

Not gardening, but I did spend the afternoon on the patio making a wood store..


  

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 


See original post

 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

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Labrador rescues

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