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Patsy F

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Ideas on how Solve a Pet Problem Like this...

Posted: 27/09/2015 at 19:29

Ours is a rescued collie cross - Penny, who is now 15 years old.  She has been a delight, no sign of being badly treated.  OK, she did used to rummage through the bin, if I forgot to move it!  She also liked rolling in fox's poo (very smelly!) But she is the most gentle and loving dog you could wish for.  Her sight and hearing are not so good now and she only likes a very slow walk, but other than that she appears to still be enjoying life.

Ideas on how Solve a Pet Problem Like this...

Posted: 27/09/2015 at 19:18

So pleased to learn that all has turned out well for you DD, although you will always be missing your beloved Shadow.  I agree KT53, the best behaved dogs can still show an unexpected side - my son's Lakeland Terrier is adorable, great with the children, adults, cats and our family dogs, but she sometimes takes a dislike to other terriers, so cannot be off the lead when other dogs are around.  Hugs to you and the family, DD.

Hawk moth caterpillars

Posted: 27/09/2015 at 11:12

Thank you, I'll take your advice. 

Hawk moth caterpillars

Posted: 27/09/2015 at 10:36

Hello everyone.  I have found 2 hawk moth caterpillars on my Fuchsias, not sure if they're 'hummingbirds'. Should I just leave them? The Fuchsias don't appear to have been damaged so far. I feel quite excited and will be bringing the granddaughters round to see them later!

Garden Visit

Posted: 25/09/2015 at 09:18
Yes, Chicky, we hope to come back in early summer as I'm sure it will be stunning. One of the gardeners we spoke to has only started this week prior to being at RHS Wisley. Thank you for your suggestions, Topbird, will include them next time. I did take photos, so will attempt to include them, but don't hold your breath! Can't do it from phone so will attempt when I get home.

Garden Visit

Posted: 24/09/2015 at 17:53
Just wanted to share this with you. We're in Norfolk this week and spent today at Houghton Hall & Gardens. What a beautiful place, the walled gardens are spectacular and the parkland quite breathtaking. Well worth a visit f you're in that part of the country. I'm sure some of you have been there.

Another plant ID...

Posted: 20/09/2015 at 20:44
A very beautiful plant that I am not familiar with, but will certainly consider for my garden - thank you.

Gardening in the shade

Posted: 20/09/2015 at 20:37
I've got a little booklet from GW magazine by Joe Swift, which is helpful.

Plants I don't like (for no particular reason)

Posted: 12/09/2015 at 09:28
I love calendula, which grow at the front of my 'cottage garden' border - they are happy, sunny little flowers, but dislike French & African marigolds and most formal looking bedding plants.

Is lawn edging popular?

Posted: 12/09/2015 at 09:21
In my garden I prefer a more natural look, by using edging shears to prevent the grass encroaching in the beds, but I do like a brick edging in large gardens with wide borders.
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Hawk moth caterpillars

What should I do? 
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Garden Visit

Houghton Hall, North Norfolk  
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Last Post: 25/09/2015 at 09:18

Viburnum 'Kilimanjaro Sunrise'

Chelsea plant of the year 2015 
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Bulk buying compost

Soil improver for clay 
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Plan name please 
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Paeonia 'Bartzella' 
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All year round interest with perennials

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Plant for shade

Smilacina Racemosa 
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Wall baskets

Suitable plants for .North-facing wall 
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Grass too long and wet 
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