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Latest posts by Lordswood

Natural

Posted: 30/06/2013 at 18:03

The verges around here haven't been cut for ages and are in full flower. However on a beautiful sunny day I recently made an eight mile journey along such roads (as a passenger and purposely looking) and didn't see one butterfly.

I remember when I was a child, after a drive in the countryside my father would have to to clean the windscreen because of all the suicidal bees and bugs. Perhaps that's the problem - too many cars on the road wiping out the insects.

 

worst job in garden

Posted: 30/06/2013 at 11:34

Battling against brambles (and moles) every year.

It's a large wild sort of garden and I've never managed to get on top of the brambles. Can't use weedkiller or wade in with secateurs in spring because of the bluebells and by the time they've died back the brambles have the upper hand.

We have an unintended wilderness!

Posted: 28/06/2013 at 20:42

Get a goat!

Squirrel problems

Posted: 28/06/2013 at 19:31

 

I've seen planters squirrel proofed by chicken wire cut to fit inside the planter . 1" mesh should allow bulbs and corms to grow through. 2" can be planted through - just.

My problem's moles. If it stops raining I'll try to get a photo of the latest Ayers Rock on my lawn.

need help to indentify these

Posted: 28/06/2013 at 19:17

 

I'm with you Rodgy-dodge. Rhodo and sedum.

What is this plant called?

Posted: 28/06/2013 at 10:40

 

Allium bulgaricum I know it as.

http://www.imageflora.com/image/nectaroscordum-siculum-subsp-bulgaricum8

What is this plant called?

Posted: 28/06/2013 at 01:02

 Alliums in bud?

Black Spot on Roses

Posted: 27/06/2013 at 19:32

Most years black spot hasn't been too much of a problem (I've only got one rose - a climber) and I've just picked off the affected leaves when I've spotted them.

This year I wouldn't have any leaves left if I did that and despite the black spot it's the best display of roses I've ever had.

I'll have to resort to spraying, but I'm a bit concerned about spraying so many open blooms. Anyone know if that's a problem?

What is this?

Posted: 27/06/2013 at 19:23

It's a bit bizarre. Any UFO sightings in the area?

What are you sowing now?

Posted: 27/06/2013 at 13:46

 

Maybe it will too hot in your greenhouse Oakley Witch, but I live in the middle of a wood and my greenhouse is in partial shade for much of the day, so that didn't occur to me.

 

Discussions started by Lordswood

Shrubs/Plants for total shade?

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Last Post: 05/05/2014 at 16:58

Making a leaf stack for leafmould/mulch

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Last Post: 21/04/2014 at 16:00

Can anyone identify this sad specimen?

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Last Post: 13/04/2014 at 19:43

Foxglove cuttings - anyone tried it?

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Last Post: 24/03/2015 at 10:33

Spectacular failures thanks to capsid bugs- I think

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Last Post: 19/09/2013 at 19:26

Weigela in containers?

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Last Post: 20/05/2013 at 00:18

Blue hydrangea

How do I get my hydrangea to turn blue? 
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Last Post: 07/05/2013 at 20:50

Does my apple tree have a future?

Does my apple tree have a future after fire blight? 
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Last Post: 27/04/2013 at 15:30
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