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Stinging Nettles

Posted: 10/09/2013 at 09:59

What are the best type of Stinging Nettles for a wildlife garden ?

Flowering Currant - Ribes Sanguineum

Posted: 10/09/2013 at 09:57

In my garden I have two Flowering Currant shrubs (Ribes Sanguineum) which are regularly pruned but all the leaves seem to have a brown tinge on them. Im not sure whether I have pruned them wrong or whether I have overwatered them. does anyone know what might be wrong ?

Spring Cabbages

Posted: 08/09/2013 at 20:49

Thanks for the advice. I didn't realise pigeons would be a problem.


Spring Cabbages

Posted: 08/09/2013 at 20:05

Hello - I will be sowing some spring cabbages outside in October. My last attempt to grow these failed miserably as I didnt realise they should of been covered with net to prevent the cabbage white butterfly laying its eggs on the leaves, then hatching and completely destroying them! Will I need to cover the cabbages with net in October to prevent anything eating them ?


Posted: 25/08/2013 at 22:06

Can anyone tell me if theres a certain time when fruit bushes should be planted? I'm thinking of planting raspberries, blackcurrants and blueberries.


Posted: 25/08/2013 at 22:01

Wash them first, then crush them up. I've always done this so it doesnt encourage vermin.


Posted: 25/08/2013 at 21:54

Each evening I scatter some dried mealworms on our ground feeder for the visiting hedgehogs & every night we are inundated with them. I have a cat & to my knowledge shes never eaten the mealworms.


Posted: 25/08/2013 at 21:50

Compost is great for the garden. All I add to my compost heap is lawn cuttings, any green vegetable waste, such as cauliflower/cabbage leaves, used teabags, washed/ crushed egg shells, any weeds or plant waste from the garden. I have learn't not to add any potato peeling, as they will start to shoot, any citrus peel or twigs as these take longer to break down. If you turn the compost over with a fork daily it will break down quicker. Hope this helps.


Posted: 24/08/2013 at 01:01

Gorgeous Butterflies. I also have a buddleja in my garden which has been inundated with all kinds of butterflies. I've also noticed that when it starts to get dark at night there is loads of moths hovering round the buddleja too.


Posted: 24/08/2013 at 00:56

Thats good because I've pulled a piece off with a couple of leaves on it & stuck it in some compost, so perhaps it will root just like yours did.


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Stinging Nettles

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Spring Cabbages

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