NewBoy2


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Possible Rambling / Dog Rose

Posted: 21/06/2017 at 12:21

2 foot tall


I will make a note to give it some love in Autumn

Courgette

Posted: 21/06/2017 at 11:14

Dove


? Hows the broken foot

To Pond or Not To Pond

Posted: 21/06/2017 at 11:08

Where i work there is a hospital garden surrounded by buildings on all sides


There are a few trees and most of the soil is being treated to remove endemic bamboo and there is a cobbled area for sitting


The soil is gray and appears quite lifeless


A pond would be great for the patients but I am not sure that animals like frogs and toads would be able to survive


I can obviously set up the pond and introduce the animals bit without active soil for food i can see how it would become self sufficient and permanent


? Has anyone got any experiences please

Possible Rambling / Dog Rose

Posted: 21/06/2017 at 10:57

I have found a rose in the hospital garden where I work


It is healthy but no blooms


I dont have a camera


I think its a bush rose or one thats just sprung up and as i want to keep it I was considering just pruning it now


Comments please

Courgette

Posted: 21/06/2017 at 10:43

XYZ


Courgettes are like unruly teenagers who are better off out in the sunshine and free to grow !  


If you dont have access to a garden or allotment then as big a bot as possible and plenty of water


Make a note of what you do and the results so you can learn


There are two types of cougettes ... bush and the other one that I can never remember

Last edited: 21 June 2017 10:43:34

Ants on Cardoon

Posted: 21/06/2017 at 09:45

My cardoon has resident ants


? Is this normal as none of the other plants close by are affected


The plant is healthy and growing


? Do they just like cardoons

Pond Newst

Posted: 20/06/2017 at 12:16

I now have 10 new snails and lots of greenery added to the pond and I am expecting a delivery of 


 Interpet Extract Barley Straw 250ml which is meant to clear the green water


If it does not work I will try Blagdons


Thanks to you all

Laying new lawn covered in dandelions

Posted: 17/06/2017 at 11:46

Get a contractor to remove all of the lawn and concrete


Then replace the soil down to 12 inches with new top soil and start again


Dandelions are flowers and supply food for bees and add colour to a garden for a few weeks only

Bumble bee nest in lawn

Posted: 17/06/2017 at 11:25

This is a great time to read up on Bumble Bees so you can enjoy their residency


Many people would be interested to see them as its not very often that we get them that close


30 minutes on the site below will give you great joy..........good luck


http://bumblebeeconservation.org/

Pond Newst

Posted: 16/06/2017 at 15:06

Its Great to be Barking Mad


I need some more plants and snails so thats a job for next week

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To Pond or Not To Pond

 
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Possible Rambling / Dog Rose

 
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