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owl

Posted: 17/03/2016 at 21:02

I love hearing owls at night. We put up an owl box years ago in the hope that some would come and live here, nothing yet

owl

Posted: 17/03/2016 at 20:35

youtube has lots of recordings of bird call. Have a listen.

Start with tawny and barn are the most common here

foxglove illumination

Posted: 17/03/2016 at 17:27

I don't like them, I've seen them in the GCs.

Real foxgloves are much nicer

Border Renovation & Plant ID

Posted: 17/03/2016 at 17:23

 Yes Lou

It's the stems of the first one that give it away as a geranium to me. I think it's probably G. endressii.

and the second look like lamiums, L album, and in flower Lamium purpureum.

white and red dead nettle.

There's a very easy test for nettle

Border Renovation & Plant ID

Posted: 17/03/2016 at 17:14

Hi DYL, that will keep you busy

Pic 2 is a hardy geranium, probably a pink one

in pic 3, the pink flowers are red deadnettle and there's another member of the same family there, might be white deadnettle.

4 i can see chick weed, goose grass and ground ivy, prolific seeders but easy to remove

5 looks like another hardy geranium but not the same one.

Be careful when you start clearing, you may find bits of other, more interesting, stuff.

Bug Recipe

Posted: 17/03/2016 at 14:02

Hi Landlubber

 

Bug Recipe

Posted: 17/03/2016 at 13:57

I spend nothing on chemicals. I like my insects, the balance achieved by leaving them alone has worked well for me over the years

English Ivy Everywhere

Posted: 17/03/2016 at 12:43

It takes a bit of removing if it's up the trees. You can cut it off at the bottom but then you've got dead bits up the tree. 

It doesn't kill trees but it spoils the shape of them and makes a deciduous tree but more of a wind stopper in winter and sometimes they get blown over. There's no quick and easy answer. Cut, dig and pull. 

I like it in a hedge and so do the birds but if you have a formal garden and hedge maybe not so good

Fritillaria

Posted: 16/03/2016 at 18:47

They grow wild in water meadows. They won't like hot and dry. What sort of soil have you got?

Long Tailed Tits

Posted: 16/03/2016 at 17:51

Turn round and look the other way aym

 

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yet another clematis question

 
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roses from seed on behalf of marksman

 
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a couple of IDs please

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