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Posted: 01/08/2014 at 20:22

Thanks I will try that!

Talkback: Water butts and hoverflies

Posted: 01/08/2014 at 20:17

Thanks Anonimouse I'll get some of that.


Posted: 01/08/2014 at 09:22

That's good I've got a roll in the shed and some very floppy plants!


Talkback: Water butts and hoverflies

Posted: 01/08/2014 at 08:42

My water butts both have lids on but the water smells like rotten eggs, could I try the citronella oil in them Napo?


Posted: 01/08/2014 at 08:37

I think it's called stock fencing Lyn.  Is it the one with big square holes you see on farms?

White flowers

Posted: 31/07/2014 at 18:34

It hadn't occurred to me to use variegated foliage in my white border as I'm not usually that keen but I might give it a go with some hostas perhaps.

White flowers

Posted: 31/07/2014 at 16:24

White and purple is the colour theme of my main garden.  I have white things in a shaded area which includes astilbe, solomon's seal, lily otv, aquilegia, lupin, euphorbia (for the lime green foliage) and purple heuchera.  What I am finding much harder is combining purples because some have a blue tone, some red and when they are directly next to each other it can look really weird.  Need to think about getting some foliage in between the purples next year perhaps.


Posted: 31/07/2014 at 14:46

One I have comes out a mid yellow colour then fades to pale yellow and white but I must remember to stake it next year before it needs it, only 3 feet but flopping all over. I have left the seed heads on before for 'Winter interest' but unlike sedums etc it just looks scruffy. That one is about to go over now but I have some I did from seed which are in bud, these are much stockier plants and don't need staking.

Bare legs on privet hedge

Posted: 31/07/2014 at 13:06

We had the same problem when we moved in, cut it regularly, you can hack the height down as much as you like it will just grow with more vigour, then feed and water it to give it a boost.  The bare legs will grow new growth.

Oh Thank You Neighbour!

Posted: 30/07/2014 at 21:19

Our neighbours ornamental quince has suckered through to our side and I couldn't be happier.  It has beautiful red/pink flowers and will help hide away another hideous fence panel.  Result!  

Discussions started by Mrs G

Viburnum Opulus being nibbled

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Gardening and Chickens

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European Spindle

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How to increase flowers/coverage 
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mulch query

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Talkback: Dunnocks

I tried clingfilm on the outside of the window but the blue tit just pulled it off! 
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Breeding Frogs

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Mulching with privet

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Ray of Hope

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Flooded Harden

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Front Gardens & Evergreens

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Removing privet hedge

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Must have natives?

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Bird Identification

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Rogue hedge trimmer outrage!

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