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Posted: 21/08/2013 at 22:49

I think I agree with PeterE17. I have had 4 of these pop up this year - am letting them grow to see what happens.  

Originally, I thought I met get some corn on the cob.....


Posted: 21/08/2013 at 22:41

I am growing my first clematis this year (not sure of the name because I lost the label).

I planted it beneath my rather ancient apple tree - and it has alrady started growing into it. Is this ok or can one affect the other ?


Also have got some rusty spots on  leaves of the apple tree, not sure what it is or if it can transfer to Clematis. Any advice would be appreciated.





Posted: 21/08/2013 at 20:50

I planted a climbing evergreen hydrangea called a Seemani I think that is it's name.

It is against a fence, which has sun after 3 in the afternoon.  It seems toi be doing ok. I water it regular because soil in that area can dry out. 


Posted: 21/08/2013 at 20:24

Thanks one and all for confirming my other half was right and I was wrong....Agh - that's another one I have lost....


Never mind,  they will always be HOOVER flies to me..


Posted: 21/08/2013 at 20:06

I had a bunch of flowers with a Lily in.  Scent was so powerful, I decided to put it in a single vase outside.

Went out shortly afterwards and it had been invaded by stripey flies, which I thought were Hornets but my other half said they are Hover Flies.

I have decided to call them HOOVER flies, because on  a real close up, it looks as though the pollen is being sucked up....!!


Does anyone know what these things are really called ?



Posted: 21/08/2013 at 19:53

Thanks Sean, 

I wish my Froggy had a friend.

For 2 years, I have only seen the one.  If he / she has not got a mate hidden away -it must be lonely..


How long do frogs live ? 




Posted: 19/08/2013 at 20:29

Here is my Froggy - shame he didn't spot the fly behind him



Posted: 19/08/2013 at 19:33

Thanks  Waterbutts & Fairygirl. 

Ooops - did not think about it freezing, maybe it will end up as a 9 months attraction for critters.  Birds are ok, they have 3 bird baths on & off the ground, which I keep ice and snow free.

I have placed the rocks close to the edge with top of one showing and the others sloping into the water - hopefully this will act as a ramp.



Posted: 19/08/2013 at 18:47

Hi There, I am new to the forum, but have found great for useful advice in the past.

I have a lone frog living in the garden. He / She has been in residence for about 2 years and must be well fed, as I do not have slug problems. I this Froggy lives underneath a slightly raised bed, because everytime I water heavily - it pops out of the same place.  Could Froggy actually live in this place: -



After reading some of the posts about small ponds for wildlife, I decided to put one in close to Froggy's home. I do not have much room, so the one I have put in is only 24" x 16" x 6" deep. I have put rocks and pebbles in and one plant so far. I intend planting up with a floating plant and plants around the edge so visitors  have cover. Also, I have put in a small air stone, but am not sure if I should have.done.



 I would appreciate any comments / advice.



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