natureboy838


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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!! 

Wildflower bulb planting.

Posted: 21/03/2013 at 12:03

Hi all,i've got a few handful of bulbs to plant and wondered if they will multiply on their own or will i need to buy more?

Species include,snakes head fritilary,bluebells,wild tulips,wild daffodils,snowdrops and lesser celandine.The soil is adequate enough and i know how deep to plant them but i'm not sure about their spreading habit.Will i have to dig them up at a later stage to split and seperate them?

Any advice would be helpful. Thanks.

Mole problem.

Posted: 15/02/2013 at 20:01

Hi all,i have recently planted hedging whips around the perimeter of my garden and to my horror have woke up to mole hills!! Could these critters prove to be a real problem??

Save our bees

Posted: 03/02/2013 at 20:37

great thread,....anything to help the bee's!!

Save our bees

Posted: 03/02/2013 at 20:29

Signed up.

Trees and shrubs for peat?

Posted: 03/02/2013 at 08:44
Joe_the_Gardener wrote (see)

Is this area literally a bog, i.e. water table permanently at surface? 

 

Joe_the_Gardener wrote (see)

Is this area literally a bog, i.e. water table permanently at surface? 

Hi,the water comes and goes to suit weather condition's.Just beyond the bottom of my garden is a tiny brook so i guess it is part of a water table?? But the answer to your question is,no, the water is not always present.

 

Trees and shrubs for peat?

Posted: 02/02/2013 at 13:06

Thank you for your replies.One thing i neglected to mention is that i prefer to garden in a native fashion for the wildlife.So i keep the planting schemes very simple.Sorry about that.A lot of people think i'm boring but i personally feel that the wildlife benefit more.So,any idea's of a native theme would be great.Hope this hasn't put you guy's off!!!

Trees and shrubs for peat?

Posted: 01/02/2013 at 20:47

Hi Bunnysgarden,the soil around here is a clay/loam mix.Things that are doing well in the area are oak,beech,willow,poplar and hazel.

Trees and shrubs for peat?

Posted: 01/02/2013 at 20:35

Hi all,i'm new to this forum and will start with an immediate problem that some of you may help with.I have an area of my garden that is a peat bog.I know what you are thinking...lucky me but i want to plant some trees,shrubs and wildflowers down there and don't know where to start.I know if i plant this area i will probably damage the peat bog in the long term.Please advise if anybody can.

Thank you.

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I need Yew!! 
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