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House martins

Posted: 03/06/2014 at 08:48

How lovely. You've started well with your wildlife garden


Posted: 03/06/2014 at 08:39

I never touch then Bal and I have a lovely collection. It's what plants did before gardeners turned up, made seeds and reproduced

"Bug. Hotel"

Posted: 02/06/2014 at 23:10

Nice one Tracey

and cheers me up after reading all those depressing 'how can I kill it' threads

Caterpillar ID please

Posted: 02/06/2014 at 22:38

Nice little bug, I'm not well up on bugs but think this is Coreus marginatus, Dock Bug. 

unknown plant

Posted: 02/06/2014 at 21:03

I grew this for a while many years ago and I've dealt with it in other peoples' gardens, one in particular had a fine stand. It's never attacked me but I think it has times when it's more or less nasty. It's photosensitive. I'm not sure if that's an accurate use of the word but  the rash is made worse in sunlight.

A lot of the family are like that to some extent, celery for one. Celery rash is a condition of market gardeners, my son got it on a holiday job when he was a teenager. My mother says I got it from cowparsley as a child but never since and I've handled enough of it

I stopped growing it because it seeds everywhere, not because it hurt me

home grown raspberries ready to eat

Posted: 02/06/2014 at 20:49

Check for maggots as you pick them. I pick from the cane and eat. I'm still alive

Clearing a garden

Posted: 02/06/2014 at 20:47

Glad about the tree, go gently. real gardening isn't demolition and replant. Some of the shrubs will need pruning and rejuvenating. I'm glad to hear the oic isn't now, I thought the leafless ones might be dead

If you post some pics so we can ID the shrubs someone will tell you the best way to deal with them.

It looks like a nice garden to play with. I look forward to seeing how you get on

Clearing a garden

Posted: 02/06/2014 at 20:29

I agree, with the exception of that browned off conifer.

If you remove the tree back right it will be a while before you have that height again. When was the photo taken?

Butchered my honeysuckle

Posted: 02/06/2014 at 19:46

When did you cut it?

another mystery climber!

Posted: 02/06/2014 at 18:54

I'm still going with the bryony

Discussions started by nutcutlet

Seed and plant swap 2015

For the exchange of this and that between forum members 
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NYD flower count 2015

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keep of the grass in winter

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Some berries to ID please

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Moth of the day

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West Acre

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What pollinates Molly the Witch

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How hardy are my plants

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Hummingbird Hawkmoth

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Just look at this seed head

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I've cleaned out my greenhouse

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I've got a new butterfly

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Knowing when to stop

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