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Tulbaghia - wow!

Posted: Today at 15:02

I have these in my garden.

I don't do anything special for them.If we get a frost all the foliage goes and there is a strong smell of onions in the garden! (It belongs in the onion family).

It always comes up the next year.


Posted: 21/11/2014 at 18:15

Yes they do make an awful noise don't they!


Posted: 21/11/2014 at 17:30

Here is a pic of my hog house with 3 hedgehogs inside!




Posted: 21/11/2014 at 14:02

When my children were young they made some tree decorations.

Drawn onto card with felt pen and biro and they hang up with a piece of string and sellotape.

Both my children are nearly 30 but I still love getting these decorations out to hang on the tree each year.


Posted: 21/11/2014 at 13:47

I was lucky enough to be given a trail camera for my birthday back in March.

It is put out every night so I can watch my hedgehogs on the patio.Without it I would not be able to see if hedgehogs were around as they mostly turn up around 3 am!

I know I have at least 5 different hedgehogs visiting.

The camera also picked up a mouse,cats,birds and last week a rat (which I now have to deal with!).


Posted: 20/11/2014 at 15:30

Great news that your Hog House has been deployed!

Hedgehogs don't always hibernate,only if it is cold enough.

Last winter mine were all out every night and spent the day sleeping in the hog house.

Keep food going all the time as some late juveniles need all the help they can get or they won't make it through the winter as natural food could be scarce.Fresh water as well.


Tree identification

Posted: 15/11/2014 at 16:11

I think it may be a crab apple?

Does anyone know what this plant is?

Posted: 12/11/2014 at 17:25

I would go with Pieris.Leaves are too pointy for Choisya.

So fed up with all this rain!!!!

Posted: 12/11/2014 at 16:52

What's a madpenguin doing on the IoW anyway?


Getting wet mostly!!!!! 


So fed up with all this rain!!!!

Posted: 11/11/2014 at 14:15

I'm on the Isle of Wight and the forecast looks to be rain for at least a week and possibly more 

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So fed up with all this rain!!!!

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What is this Sedum?

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Last Post: 03/09/2014 at 23:27

Plant ID please.

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Last Post: 18/08/2014 at 10:01

Osteospermum not thriving this year?

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Last Post: 19/08/2014 at 22:59

Repotting Cyclamen

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Last Post: 15/07/2014 at 13:33

What is this plant.

A succulent of some sort? 
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Last Post: 07/07/2014 at 15:11

Pots for named Sempervivum varieties.

Pots and trays. 
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