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Daily wildlife moments

Posted: 12/08/2016 at 20:49

They are interesting animals. I've spent hours watching them in and out of the pond. They dive when they're in the pond and see me coming but otherwise don't seem bothered. There was no panic when I lifted the seed tray and found them under there.

another one

a baby, efts I think they're called but we call them newtlets. I can't tell which species at this age


Posted: 12/08/2016 at 20:24

 Has it got space? I've seen shrubs/climber planted in tiny gaps between house and paving.

and it can be very dry on a south facing wall,

make sure it hasn't dried out and water if it has, but don't feed it any more. A plant in that state can't take up food.

Mystery Moth in garden foliage

Posted: 12/08/2016 at 20:11

Small Magpie I think

Shrub w/ yellow sweet pea like flowers

Posted: 12/08/2016 at 19:58

Have a look at Spartium junceum, Spanish Broom. That flowers later

Two thoughts for the day

Posted: 12/08/2016 at 19:03

ah, the crazes we've seen over the years.

what's this?

Posted: 12/08/2016 at 18:52

smc. to upload a photo start from the camera thing top left over the typing box and work from there. Don't try and upload too large an image, it won't load, nothing happens but you don't get a clue about what the problem is. I reduce all mine, camera and phone, to 30% and they load OK

Daily wildlife moments

Posted: 12/08/2016 at 18:37

money talks.

My ponds might be emptied by de-watering for gravel excavation in the field next door. There were surveys done, my ponds, and those of the neighbours over the road, have Great Crested newts. Planning permission was granted.

Nothing an individual can do compares with big business

Daily wildlife moments

Posted: 12/08/2016 at 17:06

was someone talking about moving newts? I missed that 

Mine move themselves, I find them all over the place. They don't like hot dry places but the pond is only essential for breeding, otherwise they''re anywhere, I have to be careful gardening, I'd hate to spear one.. Found some in a manhole when we did some work on the drains. I moved those

Rowan Tree problem

Posted: 12/08/2016 at 16:04

I've only watered a few newly planted things. Beth Chatto, in her dry garden, doesn't water if things collapse, she cuts off the top growth, I do a lot of that but not for trees and shrubs. The older stuff should survive, we've had drought before, it's the newly planted that really struggle

Rowan Tree problem

Posted: 12/08/2016 at 15:21

Don't know how it was with you Pete but earlier in the season it was very wet indeed here. Plants made masses of soft growth and can't support it with the current hot and dry weather

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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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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