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Hydrangea quercifolia - Oakleaf hydrangea

Posted: 20/02/2014 at 22:03

They're lovely if all is well. But; they need shelter and moisture or the leaves don't look so good, they're not 100% hardy in cold parts and they don't like alkaline soil.

Fortunately I looked all that up before I bought one for my draughty, alkaline, usually dry East Anglian garden


Posted: 20/02/2014 at 20:19

Bill, that's so sad. My thoughts are with you. 

Talkback: Growing mistletoe

Posted: 20/02/2014 at 19:01

Have you tried googling mistletoe seeds. I got some from somewhere in Lincolnshire but sorry, can't remember the name of the company.

Hedge cutting

Posted: 20/02/2014 at 17:34

I should think that's it

Pingles - old country name for ???

Posted: 20/02/2014 at 17:15

These all sound like regional variations don't they? I wonder where the origin is

Hedge cutting

Posted: 20/02/2014 at 16:16

are the Cotoneaster (in my case lacteus) berries late ripening this year or is there a lot of food about. Mine are still laden. They're usually stripped before now.

The first one I've seen this year - 2014

Posted: 20/02/2014 at 16:03

a small tortoiseshell.

I think I saw one of those yesterday but such a fleeting glimpse I didn't get my eyes focussed before it had gone

Hedge cutting

Posted: 20/02/2014 at 15:58

Mine are done, plus the big bay bush/tree that has been left for years on account of the birds. When I got in there I didn't find a single nest though the great tits are in and out all the time throughout the year.

I try and rotate the cutting of  'thickets' so there's always somewhere to nest/roost

Using water from flat roof

Posted: 20/02/2014 at 10:19

All sorts of debris settles on a flat roof that doesn't settle on a pitched one. You might get an initial washing off of something from a felt type roof but in the long term they won't be washing away. Unless your roof is made of something deadly, (asbestos?) I wouldn't worry.

Pingles - old country name for ???

Posted: 20/02/2014 at 10:14

I know the word paigle for cowslip.

Maybe there are regional variations.

Discussions started by nutcutlet

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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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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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Summat's wrong with the hellebores Verdun

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in the green

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