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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

insects

Posted: 10/08/2014 at 10:39

Short of ladybirds and blue butterflies but otherwise pretty good here.

But so many people  are out there spraying insecticides it's not surprising if numbers are down

Talkback: How to maintain a garden pond

Posted: 10/08/2014 at 10:18

If your pond isn't too big you could take out some of the weed a bit at a time and put it in a bowl of water and gently remove the baby newts to another bowl and put them back when you've done.

If they still have external gills (feathery bits sticking out) they need to be in water to live. Keep a watch out for other desirables as well, dragonfly larvae etc, 

Looks like we all missed Chrissie's question, sorry Chrissie. Water is never pure, there are all sorts of things in it. A fountain stirs it all up and mixes in air and it all froths up.

Oddity

Posted: 10/08/2014 at 10:04

Grandiflora is nice VS, and fairly perennial in my experience.

street damage

Posted: 10/08/2014 at 10:02

If the bark has gone it will die but that thin papery layer comes off naturally. I don't know the himalayan birch but as the native one matures the base of the trunk gets brown and cracked in appearance.

Have you got a photo?

Oddity

Posted: 10/08/2014 at 09:32

bekkie it doesn't creep me out but I don't find it attractive

Interesting but ugly. But I have to admit that goes for a lot of those very large flowered things we find offered now

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