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I think my garden has blown away !!!

Posted: 29/11/2015 at 15:52

It would have to be a big net

More than I could handle.

Never sure about keeping the herons out, they're wildlife as well, but they've seriously reduced the newt population

 

I think my garden has blown away !!!

Posted: 29/11/2015 at 15:43

The wind blows all my leaves to one place Laura, the pond

Hawthorn Topiary

Posted: 29/11/2015 at 15:35

You might get a few flowers but mostly they'd be cut off.

I'd keep the hawthorn free flowering for maximum wildlife support and topiarise something else.

Go and find an old hawthorn hedge and see what it looks like when it's been tight clipped for years

 

Holly Bush Flowers

Posted: 29/11/2015 at 10:18

You need male and female bushes to get most hollies to berry.  A few are self fertile but yours can't be one of them.

You either have a male bush or a female with no males to pollinate.

Close inspection of the flowers against a good diagram of the male and female flowers will tell you which you have.

 

plant id

Posted: 28/11/2015 at 23:09

I'd suggest learning the proper name from the start.

Forget all the virgin's bowers and batchelor's buttons.

Learn about plant families, you can get a short-list of possible IDs if you recognise family features.

Agree with Dave re finding out about the plant, it's important knowledge, ID is just a start.

Don't try and learn too many at once unless you have a very good memory.

 

Growing plants inside, moving outside

Posted: 28/11/2015 at 20:19

If you want it to germinate just leave it outside and wait for spring

Remember what happens naturally.

No fridges, no heating systems, just weather

Growing plants inside, moving outside

Posted: 28/11/2015 at 13:06

Are you talking about growing one from seed indoors? Or keeping a young tree as a houseplant?

Is this mahonia?

Posted: 27/11/2015 at 20:10

Nobody ever comes back to tell us do they Verdun

Though I'll have forgotten all about it by then so I won't mind

tbh, I'll have forgotten by tomorrow morning

Is this mahonia?

Posted: 27/11/2015 at 19:03

I'm with HCA

My Narcissus toto and sailboat

Posted: 26/11/2015 at 23:00

I've never done this so it's just my thoughts

I'd put them outside and leave them there til much closer to the event. Early April must be about natural time for flowering and you can speed them up by warming them up later. If you get them too far ahead they'll flower too early

Discussions started by nutcutlet

Calling Bensmith412

spam 
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I've been to Barnsdale today

 
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I think it's some sort of geranium

 
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fidget, look at this. Roscoea scillifolia

 
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a couple of oddities

 
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the perils of plant ID

 
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yet another clematis question

 
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feeding the birds

is it good? 
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ponds

for Guernsey Donkey 
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what dunnit?

 
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might be ricinus

 
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Paeony. Is this one worth keeping?

 
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roses from seed on behalf of marksman

 
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Lonicera ID

 
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First paeony of the year

 
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