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Gardening for Wildlife

Posted: 30/11/2015 at 18:17

National Gardens Scheme and Hardy Plant Society Jo. 

Gardening for Wildlife

Posted: 30/11/2015 at 18:04

I shunned facebook for years but have recently found uses for it. I don't do friending, unfriending and general drivel but I get my moths ID'd when I can't do them ( and keep an eye on the NGS and the HPS (among others). 

Unfortunately I have no idea how to access facebook pages without a link from a website. How do I find gardening for wildlife David?

Pruning woody Rhamnus alaternus Argentovariegata

Posted: 30/11/2015 at 08:37

Mine broke off at about 3 foot in a wind/snow event and has grown back OK.I preferred the conical shape it had before the event, it's a bit shapeless now, but alive and well. I also have to remove reverted bits

Reverse Pollarding

Posted: 29/11/2015 at 18:28

We might pollard a lime. Some idiot planted it under the electric wires 60 years ago.

Or maybe there was no electricity here 60 years ago. We don't have gas or drains now. Or much of a broadband connection

Reverse Pollarding

Posted: 29/11/2015 at 18:09

No Jo

I quite like a pollard shape.

I don't think you could ever reverse that, the only possibility I can see is to cut it to the ground and allow one shoot to grow. Given the nature of limes this would be an on-going cutting job

Broadleaf weeds

Posted: 29/11/2015 at 18:04

I'd just mow to make it green and flat

I think my garden has blown away !!!

Posted: 29/11/2015 at 17:05

GCNs have low priority compared to big business Philippa.

Local gravel extraction may result in our water table being lowered. This could result in no ponds for us and neighbours. Surveys were done and GCNs were noted but permission was given for the gravel extraction

I think my garden has blown away !!!

Posted: 29/11/2015 at 16:25

I hope you haven't Philippa. We had newts and occasional heron for years but this year the heron was a regular visitor

I think my garden has blown away !!!

Posted: 29/11/2015 at 16:02

The old jokes are the best jokes


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


Discussions started by nutcutlet

I just had to share this

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What do I do now

kiss of death to houseplants 
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A new bloom from the NYD flower count

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Cutting old hellebore leaves

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aaron gardens

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coppicing the hazels

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How long for ground elder to die from starvation and dehydration

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Hydrangea cuttings on behalf of Bruce Weston

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Have I killed my bearded irises?

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not water mint

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Forum trip to Kathy Brown's garden near Bedford

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Today's trip

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ID please

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calling the forum cooks

cheese scones 
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