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Lovely surprise

Posted: 18/06/2014 at 14:32

That's great Bob

We had one that would visit us last year but we've not seen or heard him/her at all so far this year

Garden friends

Posted: 12/06/2014 at 23:39

Hahahaha   Brilliant Mrs G

Garden friends

Posted: 11/06/2014 at 19:08

Aaahhh thanks for that info Fishy, that tips the scales in favour of digging a small pond, if we're to have any more Newtons around here.

Blueberry problem

Posted: 11/06/2014 at 19:05

Thanks, will pick some up after work tomorrow

Garden friends

Posted: 11/06/2014 at 19:04

Phillipa, sounds like you have loads. I hope Newton remains happy enough here to raise a family (when he's all grown up, obviously) 

Lyn, I never wanted a pond in my garden, but now the kids and I are toying with the idea of having a very small area where Newton can go to have a bath. 

Mrs G, I think it's a fab name, but my daughter said I should have called him Sir Isaac. She's now in charge of naming the others (assuming there are any) 

Fishy, hahaha, that was terrible, I couldn't help but laugh though

Fidgetbones, the stamps were the first thing I thought of as I was reading your reply! 

Blueberry problem

Posted: 11/06/2014 at 18:43

Thanks Buddyboy, I appreciate your reply, it puts my mind at rest. I was getting worried that I might lose them to some disease or other. What do you feed yours with? Should I just buy ericacious feed or is there anything specific I should use for blueberries?


Garden friends

Posted: 09/06/2014 at 15:19

Thanks Dove and Nutcutlet, Undisturbed you say? Ha! I have no problem with undisturbed areas here! He'll be long gone by the time I get round to disturbing most of this place!  


Garden friends

Posted: 09/06/2014 at 15:04

I just came across a new garden friend. There's a plentiful supply of food in my garden which (hopefully) should encourage him to hang around for a while. I've named him Newton

Anyone have any tips on how to keep him around the place? 


Blueberry problem

Posted: 09/06/2014 at 14:48

Could someone please help! I have sadly neglected the garden for the last month due to working extra shifts and looking after the kids etc... (don't you just hate it when life gets in the way of all your fun?) but now I have noticed that my new(ish) blueberry plants have red spots on the leaves. The fruit itself looks ok. They are against a south facing wall in lined terracotta pots filled with ericacious compost. They get quite a battering from the wind when it picks up, and here in Pembrokeshire, they get plenty of rain! I haven't fed them yet, they were all still in flower last time I took any real notice of them. I've checked for pests but can't see any. The middle bush (pictured) has more leaves affected than the two either side. Sorry for the poor quality photo's, I took them with my poor quality phone




Any advice on hand-push lawnmowers?

Posted: 24/04/2014 at 21:50

I just bought a hand push cylinder mower because my 10yr old wanted to be in charge of mowing the grass. Got a cheap one from argos.....Best £32 I've spent in a long time! Easy to use, cuts well, and safe enough for my kids to earn their pocket money. No extra electricity or fuel costs and no emissions so good for the environment. Result! 

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Garden friends

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Blueberry problem

Red spots on leaves 
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Ooops! My bad!

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mixed beds

fruit and flowers 
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Blackcurrant Cuttings

propagating from new stems? 
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Blackcurrant cuttings

is it possible to propagate from this years stems?  
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stopping the spread 
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