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Latest posts by patty3

I want to grow again

Posted: 09/11/2013 at 20:52

Don't the bees love heathers,  a good reason to grow a few!

Sarah Raven

Posted: 09/11/2013 at 09:50

i would like to recomend sarah raven's site to anyone new to gardening.

each month through the year what to sow- plant and what you can harvest.

She would be my choice for a new gardening show, and she supports nature.


Wildlife gardening...hopes for the future

Posted: 02/11/2013 at 05:27

Hi Happy girl

I made a home for wildlife here in a communal garden in the center of town, I am restricted as to what i can do.

I tried scattering flower seeds around a local estate, and as you said '' what with the council mowers'' you don't hold out much hope. and in our area we have men spraying herbesides too!!  I complained to the council but they have the last word sadly!!

What tree is this?

Posted: 20/10/2013 at 17:10

yes i have a wild life garden and have noticed

they sneak in among other plants like ivy does.

you have to be quick  to pull them out

or the root is stronger than me!!

Oak tree seedling

Posted: 20/10/2013 at 16:58

 It is a good feeling to grow a tree.

I gather conkers and pot them up, after a couple of years i give them to a friend who plants them on his land. It is nice to think that they will continue growing long after i am gone!


Lost,stolen or strayed?

Posted: 15/10/2013 at 20:52

 That is what is wrong with this otherwise good forum.

Some people are never off  it.  

and some try to take over.

Give and take,   and don't take it too seriously.



Posted: 15/10/2013 at 19:31

Many of us noticed the lack of ladybirds all summer.

Today i visited our local park and noticed a seat covered with green fly and ladybirds.

All mixed large, small, black, red , orange, two spot, ten spot  harliquin and the strange babys.

I was fasinated watching them  for some time all mingled together and hurrying around.

But i did not see one green fly be eaten, not one!!!

What was going on??

Robin watch

Posted: 07/10/2013 at 21:57


I too have had the pleasure of a young robin in the garden,

He was just getting his red breast,then he vanished, i hope to another garden.

it's funny because i had not seen any adults around since spring.

Monster weed

Posted: 24/09/2013 at 06:09

I like your mysterious plant .

not balsam or knotweed ?

so it could be a gift of a dropped seed from a bird poo

( eaten elswhere)    so continue to watch for a flower

It may be a new  plant we will all want , and make you a fortune!!!

tree identity

Posted: 24/09/2013 at 05:46

That poor tree, planted too close to fence!

 It has had to manage to grow overshadowed by tree

and that tree also took goodness from roots.

Now it is to have wooden planks around it, won't that rob it again of the moisture it needs to regrow?

Do it a favour and leave it a little bed around its trunk,

give it some space to breath.and grow.

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