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is this a goodie or baddie?

Posted: 13/07/2014 at 18:38

It's an argument put forward by some. But I don't think more killing is a solution. We don't know enough about how it all works to make decisions about what lives and what dies. That's what's got us where we are now

Grass snake

Posted: 13/07/2014 at 18:29

Victoria S, if you've got a pond, even a small one, what you need as well are neglected areas where amphibians and reptiles can lurk safely. You don't need a large pond.

My great crested newts are making life difficult again by lurking under seed trays. If I pick up a seed tray, they're there. So I can't put it down again in case I squash them. But I like my nature reserve, wouldn't have it any other way

Moving an Acer Grisium

Posted: 13/07/2014 at 18:21

Impossible to say Meadow. Sometimes a bad start in life is something a plant can't grow out of. But not always.

When we came here there were loads of stunted runts in the meadow. Poor soil, windy and exposed. We planted lots more trees/shrubs and most of the poor specimens took off when there was more shelter. We also moved an alder that was close to 10 foot to make way for a shed, that's a large tree now. (22 years)

HELLO FORKERS!

Posted: 13/07/2014 at 18:14

Nutters come my way as well. But then what would I expect.

Verdun, so glad your mum is getting help with anxiety and depression. My mum suffered much in her last years, we had to change GPs to get any help. Old age is a big enough hurdle without that as well.

is this a blackcurrant?

Posted: 13/07/2014 at 18:03

Mine has never made any yet 

Knautia Macedonia?

Posted: 13/07/2014 at 18:02

Will do EH. 

what plants

Posted: 13/07/2014 at 18:01

Buddleia go well in chalk

Agapanthus

Posted: 13/07/2014 at 17:57

I think some are hardier than others Lesley. Mine were in a cold GH, very cold but not cold and wet

Knautia Macedonia?

Posted: 13/07/2014 at 17:56

Oh yes, they grow from seed.

I haven't got seed at the moment but might have later. Having said they seed everywhere, they're a bit down this year

Another wildflower ID. please.

Posted: 13/07/2014 at 17:53

I've always been puzzled by those. To me Echium vulgare is Viper's Bugloss, a biennial, about 3 foot tall.

So how has a dwarf annual been created? If it's a hybrid what is the other plant?

Explanations please

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Blackbirds in the mower shed

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Agapanthus

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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What have I got here

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Muntjacs

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scrapbook

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Physocarpus opulifolius 'Diablo'

dead? 
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Summat's wrong with the hellebores Verdun

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in the green

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For chicky

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