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Posted: 10/08/2014 at 14:48

Hi Steve, welcome

You need to wait til they're ripe, an old technique is to put a paper bag over their heads when they're nearly ripe to collect them. I've never lost any of mine but maybe your birds have developed a taste for them.

If it looks like you're losing a lot you could put the bag on early but don't let it stay there wet or you might get rotting

Our Silent Fliers.

Posted: 10/08/2014 at 14:43

Thanks Bob, I'll try and remember

Coprosma Pacific Sunset

Posted: 10/08/2014 at 14:41

Not that particular variety, no.

I don't think they're very hardy, I failed to get one through the winter on an unheated GH. They might like soil a bit less alkaline than mine as well

what is this climbing weed? Any ideas?

Posted: 10/08/2014 at 13:36

I don't recognise that as one of our weeds

hebe and dwarf conifer stump

Posted: 10/08/2014 at 12:10

That's a relief

hebe and dwarf conifer stump

Posted: 10/08/2014 at 11:52


 a hebe won't regrow through concrete or paving slabs. But you might have trouble levelling for a patio with stumps in the way

Can you ID theese 2 plants?

Posted: 10/08/2014 at 10:57

and lungwort is another old name, the spotted leaves are said to look like lungs so it cures lung disease


Can you ID theese 2 plants?

Posted: 10/08/2014 at 10:53

American bluebell? I didn't know that. Another source of confusion

Our Silent Fliers.

Posted: 10/08/2014 at 10:47

gg, re your white buddleia. Bees do have colour preferences, something to do with wave lengths of colour. Don't ask, I'm no scientist

I had a row of thymes all in flower. The dark purple was covered in bees, the light mauve had a few and the white was bare.


hebe and dwarf conifer stump

Posted: 10/08/2014 at 10:41

I think that sums it up Dave

Though I've found hebes a bit iffy as well, they do grow back but keel over after a year or so

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