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Holly cuttings

Posted: 30/11/2014 at 10:59

Nutcutlet,thanks for David's post.Very helpful.

To cut everything down, or leave.

Posted: 27/11/2014 at 16:54

Keep gardening green!!!!....

To cut everything down, or leave.

Posted: 27/11/2014 at 16:35

Like you Mike,i leave my garden to what was here before us THE WILDLIFE....a fridge needs to be clean for the sake of food health,a operating theatre needs to be clean to prevent the spread of harmful bacteria but a garden relies on a messy,untidy and unclean environment to actually survive.I think its a case of being a little considerate for the little things that share our gardens.They bring more advantages than you would imagine,as well as a smile.

Holly cuttings

Posted: 27/11/2014 at 15:50

Hello,i would like to create a Holly hedge and achieve this by doing some cuttings. It's the native type Holly(ilex Aquifolium) that i am interested in,as i am creating a wildlife garden.

I know that it's hardwood cuttings i would need but after i have took the cuttings what is it i need to do??

Thank you.



privet hedge

Posted: 24/03/2014 at 18:35

I've just planted several dozen wild privet in my native mixed hedgerow.Cant wait for them to flourish and give local wildlife what they desperately need!! If you are lucky enough to have the room for these plants then please consider it.A native hedge in good health is a sight to behold in the natural world.

No balls!!!

Posted: 14/06/2013 at 08:11

Just want to make it clear that it was Englishmen playing not the French!! Sorry,should have mentioned it earlier.

No balls!!!

Posted: 13/06/2013 at 08:19

Mmmmmmm.Glad to hear it Lyn!!!

Plants should be grown, not ripped out of forrest's.

Posted: 24/05/2013 at 15:06

So sorry to hear it. I think exhibition's are so over-rated,we just don't need them,unless it is to do with our own flora and fauna.It's just another modern day way of making money and i'm afraid the world's economy will always come before the bird's,the bee's,the flower's and the tree's!!! Keep it native people. I might be a little out-spoken but i care about what makes this world tick and it certainly aint us and money!!!

No balls!!!

Posted: 07/04/2013 at 15:03

I might have upset a few sensitive people out there but i'm not the kind of person to hide behind the curtain's,looks like i'm just what you call 'a dying breed'!!  Thanks for your efforts anyway.


No balls!!!

Posted: 05/04/2013 at 19:04

Hello all,i was reading just this week about an amateur cricket team in central brittany in France and thought i would share this selfish story with liked minded people as myself who thinks more about the birds and the bee's,the flower's and the tree's.

Apparently their cricket field is surrounded by brilliant wildlife shrubs like Gorse and bramble and no doubt other beneficial flora and fauna. The problem is they keep losing their BALLS in it!! So,one day,in their infinate wisdom, decided to get a cricket loving army of volunteer's together and RIP THE LOT OUT!!! I ask you,as if the problem with nature losing yet more habitat isn't bad enough,along comes a lorry load of overweight AMATEUR willow hitting leather moron's and destroy more!! I think you all will agree that it's not their ball's they are losing,it's their bloody marble's!! 

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