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Talkback: Brimstone butterflies

Posted: 03/01/2014 at 17:33

Too late higgy

Already hooked

Talkback: Brimstone butterflies

Posted: 03/01/2014 at 17:19

I shall have to count the butterflies in the summer. I was very short of blues this year.

Holly or common. Speckled wood were much increased.

 

Talkback: Brimstone butterflies

Posted: 03/01/2014 at 16:54

They're back in the woodshed but out of the danger zone.

This place is more nature reserve than garden higgy.

But I haven't seen any Brimstones on the move.

I'm so so bored stiff

Posted: 03/01/2014 at 16:23

I have occasionally kick-started something that seemed to be taking a long time to germinate but I whip them out of there at the first sign of action so they don't get soft.

But I only grow hardy stuff so no trouble with aftercare. I wouldn't do that right now, they're just outside or in a cold GH and germinate when they will. Come April, when I think they should have germinated, I might try it as a last resort.

Blossom

Posted: 03/01/2014 at 15:24

for later on, one of the small flowered  asters, an ericoides or laterifolius cultivar. 

There's an ericoides called 'Pink Cloud' or something like that. 

New to gardening and no idea where to start

Posted: 03/01/2014 at 14:06

 Hi Gulliver, welcome.

You'll probably want to do something about that pond. It's never going to fit in with anything stuck out there and you won't get the frogs/toads/newts in a raised pond. There may be insect (eg dragonfly/water beetle) larvae in there though so rescue them to a place of safety if you dismantle their home.

The fallen tree could be sawn up to make a woodpile for all sorts of exciting things to live in

 

Sanguisorba menziesii

Posted: 03/01/2014 at 13:54

It's insect pollinated so the pollen/nectar side should be OK. It's not native so there may not be anything that feeds on the plant. 

New Year's Day 2014 Flower Count

Posted: 03/01/2014 at 13:02

That's a lovely thing to find Matty

Blogs to keep us contented over the wet wintery weather

Posted: 03/01/2014 at 11:46

That's a good idea Clarington. I haven't written mine yet but this may be the incentive.

Four O Clock Flowers

Posted: 03/01/2014 at 08:50

If this is Mirablils jalapa, the flowers don't last long but there are a lot of them. I love the scent but they're not very striking visually.

Have you got it inside Safeer? I've only had one plant go through a mild winter. 

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