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Latest posts by nutcutlet

Harlequin Ladybirds infestation

Posted: 25/02/2014 at 17:10

That's a good idea Dove. We have mega mozzies here and have a net. It works

Harlequin Ladybirds infestation

Posted: 25/02/2014 at 16:45

Even our natives bite if cornered Welshonion. A sharp little nip 

Photos of your ponds please

Posted: 25/02/2014 at 16:38

That pond has its attractions LF but it's not a wildlife pond. More plants and less hard stuff required for that.

Will my euonymous climb up the fence?

Posted: 25/02/2014 at 16:27

There was one going up a tree in a garden where I worked. Probably Emerald gaiety rather than Emerald and Gold. But I've never got to stick to anything.

Seedaholicism

Posted: 25/02/2014 at 15:11

My germination check today revealed that Polemonium brandegeei had germinated. In a while I shall prick them out. Then pot them on. Then they can be planted out to join the dozens that will germinate in the garden with no help from me. 

That's true insanity

How to make a Leylandii hedge more wildlife friendly

Posted: 25/02/2014 at 15:05

 great stuff

Old Grow bags - not used

Posted: 25/02/2014 at 15:04

I've mixed a bag of old with a bag of new to make something that will do for short term potting up prior to planting out of the hardy stuff that I grow

Plant ID please

Posted: 25/02/2014 at 14:23

 Ruscus aculeatus, butchers broom. It's a shade plant and can join a native hedgerow though it won't be tall.

 

How to make a Leylandii hedge more wildlife friendly

Posted: 25/02/2014 at 14:20

Hi Ruth

re the deadwood, it's always very dry under leylandii. You're probably doing the best you can with it.

birds will peck around for food under shrubs whether the ground is bare or covered but the more plants there are the more food there will be

keep the new plantings to single insect friendly plants for best effect. The more different species you have, the more wildlife you will please

The great thing about next boxes is watching them. The birds are just as happy in garden shrubs, hedges and leylandii

Trees too close to the house

Posted: 25/02/2014 at 09:14

Hard question this one Andrew.

Lots of different species and varieties of all these. What have you got?

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Moth of the day

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Colchicums

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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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Oddity

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Knowing when to stop

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Blackbirds in the mower shed

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Agapanthus

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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