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Patsy F

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Anyone seen any ladybirds?

Posted: Yesterday at 20:26

Lots of aphids, but I've only seen a couple of ladybirds.  Quite chilly still, so maybe that's the reason.

supermarket plants

Posted: Yesterday at 20:24

Where did your neighbour plant his cakes, Verdun?  Perhaps he'll give you a 'cutting'!

GW Subscription Issues

Posted: 28/05/2015 at 21:25

I never know what date mine is due to arrive, so it is always a lovely surprise!

Rogue plant taking over garden!

Posted: 27/05/2015 at 21:40

My weed was definitely not Phlox.  I have many Phlox plants and this was completely different, limp with no root to speak of.  However, might not be the same as Angloaussie's.

Rogue plant taking over garden!

Posted: 22/05/2015 at 22:25

I think it's a weed, but don't know which one.  I have one in my garden, and thought it was a plant, but will be digging it up at the weekend.

Can you help identify this climber

Posted: 21/05/2015 at 21:26

maybe Parthenocissus!

Can you help identify this climber

Posted: 21/05/2015 at 17:00
I think it might be a vine, mane Parthenocisus (not sure of the spelling!)

Baby tits in camera box

Posted: 19/05/2015 at 20:00

Wilma, the same thing happened to ours.  7 babies, with both parents in and out of the box feeding with caterpillars, for 3 days.  They seemed perfectly fine at teatime, then when I looked again at 9pm, no sign of the parents and the babies dead.  We were so sad.

Anyone else get slightly "rare" bird visitors?

Posted: 18/05/2015 at 21:26

We were having dinner this evening and a regular nuthatch was feeding on the window feeder within only inches of us, just like Barry's experience.  We've had over 32 different varieties of birds in our garden over the years, some only fleetingly.  I find sunflower hearts are the most popular food.

Busy Lizzie's Open Garden

Posted: 18/05/2015 at 09:46

Such a beautiful garden - I hope you thoroughly enjoyed the day after all your hard work.  I can imagine you might be feeling a little deflated today, bit of an anti-climax after all the preparation I would imagine,  Relax for a while, you deserve it.

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Bulk buying compost

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

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Plant for shade

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Suitable plants for .North-facing wall 
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