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Gardening For Wildlife

Posted: 13/11/2012 at 15:28

Just remember you have a fairly small patch and a buddleiea and more trees could use up your sun. There is a Buddleiea Buzz that is a small growing one (Thompson & Morgan) but do watch your heights. Perrennials are good, sow a wild flower area, , give the birds shrubs toperch on when they come to your feeder. Plan/research before you plant. The Expert series by Dr Hessayon especially on shrubs - there are 2 - will also guide you to wildlife friendly plants . Useful if you Know very little and not too expensive to buy.

perennials I didn't get round to planting

Posted: 13/11/2012 at 15:19

When i moved house I took a lot of perrennials. As I was unable to plant them out and they had to get through a winter I buried the pots in the ground. Gives quite a bit of frost protction and gives more time to plant them out in spring.

Fork Handles

Posted: 13/11/2012 at 15:15

Not the business part or themotorway driving part and maybe not some of the family part so ...yep The rest 

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Posted: 13/11/2012 at 14:36

I thought Blue balloons It was the sun tan line.......

My sons partner is a gardener. She gives me plants  and we swop own grown ones as well. Does make it easy for pressies.

Up your way on wednesday Becks.- bit of business, lot of family

1st car I had was a blue mini traveller., Parents was a sunbeam (go faster sort of car in cream)

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Posted: 13/11/2012 at 14:05

Some how posts have gone over 11000 and no celebration

Hope viewing goes OK Geoff

What's the weather like in your area?

Posted: 13/11/2012 at 14:02

Started off cloudy but bright withslight cold breeze. Now getting darker and dismal, wind has picked up.and feels cold

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Posted: 13/11/2012 at 13:46

Becks - Not heard of the werewolf before. Muust have arrived after we left!! Buying Christmas tree is often dangerous, mud, dogs, children, me being fussy - grumpy OH's

Going to be up your way next week as well, Can't remember which day.

No.Never seen the singing ringing tree. Such  a realistic fish, and the bear.What can i say!

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Posted: 13/11/2012 at 11:31

Ouch Lottie. Hope he fully recovers soon. In good company though - Bradley Wiggins.

OH makes our bread in bread machine fortunately he's given up making his own, means minimum salt and additives. My BP was so high dr said tablets, I said no I'll lose weight. Have lost a lot, still a way to go BUT blood pressure now behaving itself and no drugs.

Christmas shopping no ttill first week of December, Christmas tree 2nd week, may go up to Cannock Chase for it - Becks.

What was the singing ringing tree?

I don't have natural highlights and have been asked what colouing I use and how often do I put it on. I tell my daughter I may have given her short genes but I have also given her hair that doesn't change colour and she'll thank me for it when she is older.

Talk later have to go and witness part 2 of my mothers teeth!!

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Posted: 12/11/2012 at 21:29

Please, I remember Belle and Sebastian. Wanted a dog like that but parents insisted we stuck to poodles. Never had a poodle since, Not had a pyranean sheep dog either!

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Posted: 12/11/2012 at 21:07

Pleased you are back bright and shining, Jean. Hope it wasn't too bad. Bit damp though to be heating less

Discussions started by Matty2

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moving them 
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What is this?

I understand it is a fried egg plant but what precisely is it? 
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Plant ID please

Hope some one can help! 
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Jewell garden - suggestions

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Jewell garden - suggestions

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