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Talkback: Moving bumblebee nests

Posted: 22/05/2014 at 08:51

Your local swarm liaison may be prepared to move the nest for a small fee. Look at the BBKA website, find the swarm section at the bottom of the page and enter your postcode. A list of volunteers should come up.  

Can anyone help identify these plants?

Posted: 20/05/2014 at 19:39

Is no 2 a choisya? Can't help with no 1

Copper for deterring slugs

Posted: 20/05/2014 at 14:20

I have been using strips of copper cut from an old water tank and bent round into a circle. So far it seems to have worked. I was told to make sure that the plant did not bridge the copper ring and that the slugs could not crawl underneath.

verbena bonariensis seeds

Posted: 20/05/2014 at 08:48

They should flower this year but not until later. Very often mine succumb to the under gardener's over enthusiastic weeding ... so they fail to survive! I re-sow every year and they always flower.

Pale yellow or lemon plants

Posted: 14/05/2014 at 09:18

Lemon balm? I have a yellow leaved variety in the garden which looks lovely. The flowers are quite small though and white.

imposters?

Posted: 13/05/2014 at 15:25

They could be! Especially if the previous owner dug them up and left a small piece behind. With such a mild winter, it looks like it has survived and grown on.

Friend or Foe

Posted: 11/05/2014 at 20:29

They look a bit like the young plants of rosebay willow herb. Some consider it a weed!

Growing meconopsis

Posted: 11/05/2014 at 09:47

I am quite jealous of his success! So far about 20 have grown into small plants. I suspect they are headed for the cool bed behind the garage!

Growing meconopsis

Posted: 10/05/2014 at 20:41

My brother has germinated some meconopsis seeds and they now need to go in bigger pots. Can he use soil from the garden, which is acidic, or must they be grown in ericaceous compost?

Can they be put outside now, especially as the weather is warming up and they need cooler conditions.   I do hope someone can advise!

Too early for bedding plants yet?

Posted: 03/05/2014 at 15:36

Diascia are hardy so will be fine outside.

Discussions started by Outdoor girl

Potato planting dilemma

Going away... 
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Hiring a lawn scarifier

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Sarah Raven Sales

Are they worth it? 
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Last Post: 11/12/2014 at 10:07

Washing fleece

This is not housework gone mad ... 
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Last Post: 06/12/2014 at 09:27

Plants in France

Cheaper than UK 
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Last Post: 12/10/2014 at 17:52

What plants should I be feeding now?

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Last Post: 04/09/2014 at 10:02

Snowberry advice needed

How best to care? 
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Last Post: 26/08/2014 at 09:32

Saving peas for seed

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Last Post: 28/07/2014 at 09:24

Help with cucumbers

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Last Post: 10/07/2014 at 08:33

Cucumbers outdoors?

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Last Post: 02/07/2014 at 17:36

Garlic rust

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Last Post: 26/06/2014 at 16:51

Munched broadbeans

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Last Post: 15/06/2014 at 10:10

Growing meconopsis

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Last Post: 11/05/2014 at 09:47

Gardening with the enemy

And I don't mean slugs & snails! 
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Last Post: 28/04/2014 at 00:13

What do you do with grass clippings?

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