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Daily wildlife moments

Posted: 25/08/2016 at 18:36

humming bird hawkmoth missing here as well.

more ladybirds during the winter than there are now

But we did see the kingfisher for the first time in years

Laurel hedge

Posted: 25/08/2016 at 18:03

re suckering, low branches will root down, maybe look like suckers.

Laurel hedge

Posted: 25/08/2016 at 17:30

I'd cut it back, more than a pinch out. One spindly stem reaching the required height is not a hedge. 

cut it back to just above a leaf, all branches, til it no longer has any use for a cane support. When it's grown more stems, with several leaves,  pinch those out as well

Anyone know what this weed is?

Posted: 25/08/2016 at 15:39

It's a persistent one but, as you say, not JKW

Moving a large shrub

Posted: 25/08/2016 at 15:23

Good idea re the last bit

Anyone know what this weed is?

Posted: 25/08/2016 at 15:03

The photos aren't very clear. Is the stem at the top of the first photo another piece of it. Which shrub is it under, could it be a part of it?

Have you got any Rhus/sumach?

Moving a large shrub

Posted: 25/08/2016 at 14:48

agree on ID but it's an evergreen, never really dormant and wakes up very early in the year. I  think if that were mine I'd do it as soon as the ground gets moist and there's no more hot sun but while the soil is still warmish.this autumn,

Your're right about massive

This is a job to do as the last one of the day. It dumps little bristly bits off the leaves and stems, they go down your neck and up your sleeves. Not dangerous but you don't stop itching until you've had a shower.

Echiums burn?

Posted: 25/08/2016 at 14:35

I got something that looked like a burn when I demolished a bamboo grove. I never did work out what had caused it.

Nice to get echiums going. Only the native Viper's Bugloss has ever really thrived here. Dove gave me some seed and it germinated, grew and flowered, but at about 6" tall, the bonsai version

Echiums burn?

Posted: 25/08/2016 at 14:16

More scratch/tear than burn if it's like other echiums.

Wearing gloves is down to you and how much trouble it's causing you

hidcote plant

Posted: 25/08/2016 at 14:13

Salvia viridis

Discussions started by nutcutlet

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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Last Post: 16/08/2016 at 19:16

feeding the birds

is it good? 
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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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Have I grown too much

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Magazine titles

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