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wildlife friendly hedge

Posted: 07/08/2014 at 18:09

http://www.hedging.co.uk/acatalog/Index_Hedging__Trees__Shrubs___Conifers_1.html

A lot of my natives came from here. They sell mixes in the right proportions and are good at instructions. Go bare root in winter for cheapness and reliable establishing

Low growing wildlife lawn?

Posted: 07/08/2014 at 18:05

Yes to yarrow,  daisy, birdsfoot trefoil, clovers, 

if you get buttercups get the meadow ones, Ranunculus acris, not the creeping ones but they do need a bit of height before they flower.

I wonder if your bugle is self-heal, Prunella vulgaris, that flowers in my lawn between mowings. 

I'm not sure if thrift and scarlet pimpernel would compete but worth a try

Also green in my lawn but won't flower if mowed are yellow bedstraw, marjoram,  agrimony and cat's ear

Prostrate thymes and small mints also worth considering

Privet Hawkmoth caterpillar

Posted: 07/08/2014 at 17:55

I love the hawkmoths philppa

Talkback: Water butts and hoverflies

Posted: 07/08/2014 at 09:28

I wash my bird bath out quit often as it gets quite mucky looking with them all washing in there. Then they drink their own bath water

Privet Hawkmoth caterpillar

Posted: 07/08/2014 at 09:00

They are enormous Forester but this pic is from last year and I can't remember whose hand that is which doesn't help in assessing size.

Privet Hawkmoth caterpillar

Posted: 07/08/2014 at 08:45

Yes Bamboogie, lamp and white sheet.  Wildlife habitat creation is big here.

It's dragonfly/damselfly time now. 

Privet Hawkmoth caterpillar

Posted: 06/08/2014 at 23:28

Good idea Fishy

Hi Bamboogie, they breed themselves but we do try and provide a good habitat for all these creatures. Catching the privet HM emerging was luck but we run moth traps every few weeks and most of the photos are taken then. Mostly by OH as my camera skills are deficient

Privet Hawkmoth caterpillar

Posted: 06/08/2014 at 23:16

We were very lucky Fishy, it had pupated in the soil and we were right there when it emerged. It took a few minutes to work out what we were looking at.

Privet Hawkmoth caterpillar

Posted: 06/08/2014 at 22:27

Just emerged and expanding its wings

http://s4.gardenersworld.com/uploads/images/original/55408.jpg?width=300&height=350&mode=max

 

http://s4.gardenersworld.com/uploads/images/original/55409.jpg?width=273&height=350&mode=max

 

lycanthrope infestation

Posted: 06/08/2014 at 21:34

You're thinking of vampires fidget

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