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Stinging Vine

Posted: 30/07/2012 at 09:43

The heads look like hops to me, but I've never dealt with them, so I don't know if they are hairy or not....... they do grow on vines..... where abouts in the country are you

Mysterious plant

Posted: 30/07/2012 at 09:38

If the flowers are so blue they make your eyes hurt it's prob borrage!


Posted: 20/07/2012 at 11:43

I've got the same problem, I'm so easily distracted!

 I think the most entertaining in our garden is Woody (the wood pigeon.... yeah I know not so imaginative on the name there!)

We've got a pole in the middle of the gardern with 2 pokie out bits at the top to hang peanut feeders from, and they kind of have a curve to them, if you look at them straight on they look like Dick Dastardlys tash from wacky races. Woody will land on the top then try and work out how he can get down to the tray bit, and all the time his feet are sliding down the bar... so then he'll shuffle to the top and then slide down..... and then shuffle to the top .... well you get the idea, but if we just sit quietly and watch him this can go on for at least an hour whilst me and the much beloved just sit laughing at him!   And then when he takes off the whole pole shakes like billio because he's so portley! The water and the nuts go all over the shop.

I wouldn't mind but some days he remembers and lands straight on the tray PLUS we always make sure there are nuts on the grass for the 3 hedgehogs we get in every night. it started off and they would just come in and hover up the bits Woody had spilt but now I've gone a bit soft on them and chuck an extra handful on the floor when I top up at night ready for the early visitors in the morning!


Posted: 20/07/2012 at 08:56

Hey Sue thats good news.... I feel a family plant swap coming on!

And Alina, we are clear and it looks like he wasn't fibbing after all which is a bit of a relief, the birds seem to be settling down a bit now as well

Please identify this plant

Posted: 18/07/2012 at 11:00

They look a little like the yellow poppies in my garden which just keep going and going and going!!!!!


Posted: 18/07/2012 at 10:58

Hi Alina,

I know I must admit a was a little cross with him, he's PROMISED me he checked all the way up the tree as he was going, and thought he might as well do it while he was doing his hawthorn!  

To be fair to him the birds do seen to be on the other side of the garden where we have the laurel and the ivy and I know we've had them rebuilding in the Ivy on the house, I'm guessing it's more sheltered, warmer, better larder......

I've cleared most of the branches away now and so far I've not come across any evidence of even nests let alone eggs or chicks, but we'll see after I've got through the 4th and final mound, but this one is hte big stuff from the bottom so I think we're ok!

Needless to say the much beloved has been quite bemused by me making him promise not to touch ANYTHING else that even remotely looks like they might nest in until Sept / Oct!


Posted: 16/07/2012 at 22:07

Thanks Emma, I'll give the pots a go, it's prob the safest way until I work out what we have, I came home tonight to find the lovely man next door had made a start on the laylandii we need to take out, he's stripped the branches off up to the top 7ft or so, the rest comes down on the weekend, needless to say we have a much lighter garden.... but some very disgruntaled sparrows!


Posted: 16/07/2012 at 11:28

I've recently rescued a Borage plant from poorly corner at the local garden centre, there is one quite healthy stem with a good showing of flowers but not many leaves. It's also REALLY leggy, I suspect it's been hiding in a corner or crammed in with a load of other plants. I'm going to let it go to seed this year so hopefully I'll get some brucey bonus plants coming up at some point, but then what? chop it back and hope the slugs snails and Charlie the cunning mouse don't get to it 1st or let it do it's thing?

It's a new garden to us so at the moment we're taking more out than we are putting in, it was PROPER over grown, this was an attempt at a bit of colour to be going on with and to give some plants a chance to establish before we get really stuck in round the edges~!

thanks in advance for any advice (again!)



Posted: 08/07/2012 at 16:01

Thanks Alina, Like everywhere else it's been proper soggy in Lancs! most of our boarders are laurel so it's a big chunk of greenery to loose, glad we don't have to get to that stage!

Having said that I've made up for it this weekend!  I'll give the milk and water a go.

Thanks again for your help


Posted: 08/07/2012 at 14:17

I've just been triming back my laurels and the leaves are quite shrivelled and on closer inspection they have a white mould on them.

I've removed as many of the leaves as I could find, is it likely to be from all the rain we've had or does this mean it's probably will spread to the rest of the of the laurels and will we need to take them out befor they spread?

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You advice and experience please 
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Well except for the stumps that is! 
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ok to import? 
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loads of ideas 
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any advice on varity? 
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geraniums (spelling?)

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