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collared doves

Posted: Today at 20:03

Fairygirl, that water scarecrow sound interesting. Does it work for magpies, jackdaws and cats? What about the 'nice' birds?

Runner Bean Trench

Posted: Today at 19:59

Not sure about the rockery plant but try putting cardboard and shredded or scrunched up paper in the trench. It will soak up some moisture and then hold onto it when we get that long hot summer I keep hearing about.

collared doves

Posted: Today at 19:51

I haven't seen many lately. We used to have loads a few years ago. I counted about a dozen on the roof of a house opposite ours once. We have loads of wood pigeons. They are a bit of a nuisance on the community farm across the road (where I volunteer) as they roost in the barn and the floor is covered in their droppings. This, apparently, can be harmful if you breathe it in. We've also started getting some pigeons which I think are cross with the town pigeons. They are very hard to shoo away!

Tumbling Tom tomato

Posted: 29/06/2016 at 21:14

I've grown Tumblers or Tumbling Toms in a 12 inch basket on a stand for years. They always do well. Remember to water and feed regularly.

Jasmine - too early for flowers?

Posted: 25/06/2016 at 17:24

I seem to remember my jasmine taking a few years before it flowered. It hasn't flowered yet this year. Sorry, but don't know what variety it is. It has golden leaves.

My Perfumed Bristol Garden in 2016.

Posted: 24/06/2016 at 17:16

All the best Marion. If your pictures are anything to go by, you should win hands down. I hope the heavy rain this afternoon hasn't damaged anything.

Independence Day?

Posted: 24/06/2016 at 16:54

ecokid Don't include me in that please.

What is your weather like?

Posted: 24/06/2016 at 16:42

Torrential rain here in Bristol this afternoon but I think GD's sun has reached us now. May be able to do a bit of deadheading after tea.

Garden Pictures 2016

Posted: 24/06/2016 at 16:36

Jason If you mean the Johnson's Blue, beware as it does spread. My Mum is constantly digging hers out but it always comes back. I t flowers for a short time but if you chop it off, it will regrow and may have a few more flowers. The pink one just keeps flowering. If it gets to straggly, chop it off too.

Lead Farmer Nice to see a paved front garden that looks good too.

Garden Pictures 2016

Posted: 23/06/2016 at 15:41

Just being taught how to upload pictures from my phone, so here's one I took a few days ago of sweetrocket, geraniums Jonhsons Blue and Wargrave Pink (?).

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