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Elephant Hawkmoth

Posted: 30/08/2014 at 21:42

Thanks for comments. I've been watching, Bob, Nigel, Larry and his twin brother Barry all day from my lounge window . Boy can they move, though oddly away from the restaurant!

Elephant Hawkmoth

Posted: 30/08/2014 at 16:55

Its taken 2-3 years for the first wildlife to settle in my garden, however, I believe I am blessed this by a group of Elephant Hawkmoths? (Found 4 so far...1 yesterday and 3 today).



My Little Project

Posted: 15/07/2014 at 23:03

Yep, I will sort one out tomorrow. Your get a good idea of my garden layout.


Posted: 06/07/2014 at 21:25 appears to be the thread


Posted: 06/07/2014 at 20:43

I am thinking about buying some plants from a company called Crocus.

After buying some plants previously from Hayloft, which were dead on arrival (the company were also terrible at any form of replacement), I am therefore really wary of buying plants online.

Does anyone know if Crocus do any better? They seem a reasonable outfit and some of their inspiration ideas have given me a few ideas this evening.


My Little Project

Posted: 06/07/2014 at 18:56

This is like a lower terrace back garden (you can see railings on the left which is top garden).

Thanks Lyn on the tip about not planting too close due to moisture....this lower garden remains quite damp (I presume they messed a little with ground water levels), even in summer....will that help a little?


My Little Project

Posted: 06/07/2014 at 18:47

Hopefully the images work on this version


My Little Project

Posted: 06/07/2014 at 18:42

Sorry that the pictures don't appear to blow up the bigger versions....not sure what happened

My Little Project

Posted: 06/07/2014 at 18:41

Hi Lyn,

Don't get me started! Behind the camera, I did the other beds over the past 2 years. I literally dug out good 15"-18" down and removed hundreds of bags of solid clay (bricks would be proud!!!) and replaced with over 2000 litres of compost/topsoil....general good stuff. Will top up again this winter to really feed it.

The ironic thing, for years before they built these houses, cows literally did their business, week in, week out....the soil was I'm buying it back from the garden centres!!

In terms of the new project, I think the walls must be ideal for climbers, roses, clematis etc...form the backdrop. First job removing what appears to be a privet type plant.

Interesting visitor to the bird table this morning

Posted: 06/07/2014 at 18:30

I am fairly sure that's actually from mid-to-south Africa, rather than north Africa. I remember seeing this is Cape Town a couple of years back.

I can't see that flying must have escaped from a collection.

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Elephant Hawkmoth

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My Little Project

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Is my garden shady?

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Preparing New Beds

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