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critters in my water butt!!

Posted: 05/05/2014 at 21:56

I know those veins pansyface

critters in my water butt!!

Posted: 05/05/2014 at 21:54

I don't think they're harmful though the insect stage may bite. They breed in any water left around. 

critters in my water butt!!

Posted: 05/05/2014 at 21:53

Not the most exciting life

I thought they were midge larvae. Those little ones that wriggle like an S are those the ones?

Cowslip dying?

Posted: 05/05/2014 at 21:49

Mike's right about there being some temperamental primulas but cowslips don't give a lot of trouble. They're natives and used to our climate. What sort of soil have you got? 

Dry shade

Posted: 05/05/2014 at 21:32

I use plant fairs mostly and a lot of packets of seeds.

Where are you allium?

Dry shade

Posted: 05/05/2014 at 21:19

Don't forget cyclamen, coum and hederifolium

Dry shade

Posted: 05/05/2014 at 21:02

Pulmonarias, solomons seal, aquilegias, woodruff, myrrhis odorata, Silene fimbriata, Arum italicum, hellebores, (but not niger) grow in dry shade for me

ID plants please

Posted: 05/05/2014 at 20:05 Vinca major variegata

2 could be one of the spiraeas

3 I think is a variegated pittosporum

4. is Kerria japonica



Posted: 05/05/2014 at 19:12

Newts like a nice fat taddy as well. 

Privett hedge problem

Posted: 05/05/2014 at 19:11

If he's cut it back hard it should recover. Privet always recovers. There are times when I've regretted that but the goldfinches like to nest in it so that's OK

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Knowing when to stop

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Blackbirds in the mower shed

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when shall I put it back in the garden 
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bee success

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should be an arisaema

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A couple of rose questions

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egg laying newts 
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This year's lodgers

the bats are back and the moorhen is nesting on the pond 
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Osmanthus layering

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What have I got here

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Noisy b......s 
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Physocarpus opulifolius 'Diablo'

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Summat's wrong with the hellebores Verdun

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in the green

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