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Grow Wild - Campaign to get UK people to grow more native wild flowers

Posted: 29/04/2014 at 21:02

Good idea Peanuts. I love a good native wildflower and so do the insects.

This year's lodgers

Posted: 29/04/2014 at 20:05

Do they. Maybe that's why I'm not very familiar with then at all. I just see them as I drive by the washes

Ants on my veg patch

Posted: 29/04/2014 at 19:58

Nature and gardening should go together, it works really well. Too often the balance is disturbed by us.

This year's lodgers

Posted: 29/04/2014 at 19:57

They don't listen when they come in at 2 and 3am to feed the babies. I tell them to turn the volume down, but they don't.

artjak do you think coots are less people friendly. There are lots on the Nene and washes but they never visit me.

Love watching the swans as well, they don't live here either

Transport needed for flooded gardens

Posted: 29/04/2014 at 19:53

Rosie, it went without a hitch apart from the chosen meeting place having 2 car parks to chose from

But they all went. I'd removed a few potbound aquilegias to make sure all the best ones went but the aquilegias could have gone as well. I'll save seed from the best ones and send that.

A neat bit of organisation on your part.

This year's lodgers

Posted: 29/04/2014 at 18:57

I run the garden as a nature reserve AWB. I don't have trouble with pests, it all balances out

Aphids particularly bad this year?

Posted: 29/04/2014 at 18:38

Can't say I've noticed any more than usual.

This year's lodgers

Posted: 29/04/2014 at 18:37

I was pleased to see a nesting moorhen after a gap of a couple of years. I missed the black cotton wool balls. They're not good parents at all. They take the kids on cross country walks, desert them in the road if a car comes by, it's a wonder they aren't extinct.

The bats are roosting in one of the south facing dormers. This didn't go well last year as a nursery roost, there's not much space and it gets extremely hot. On the first fairly warm day they were hanging out under the eaves in day time. I fear some of the babies may have cooked.

I told them, but they didn't listen. They can have the entire roof space if the go in via the barge boards on the ends of the house. It's what they did for years previously.

I shall await developments


Transport needed for flooded gardens

Posted: 29/04/2014 at 18:24

All my plants are now on the next leg of their journey.

Truly evil weevil

Posted: 29/04/2014 at 10:35

There could be 2 different things here. Something eating the roots. Then worms pulling down the leaves as the lie on the surface

Discussions started by nutcutlet

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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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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