philippa smith2

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They want to be together

Posted: 03/08/2016 at 19:25

My frogs are everywhere - pond and garden at this time of year. Nip in and out on a regular basis.

I read recently that it was usually the female frogs which exited the pond first and were more liable to hibernate on dry ground.  Males tending to stay in the pond and hibernate there.

Best place to site a greenhouse

Posted: 03/08/2016 at 18:51 will get there in the end of luck

when should I prune Buddleia ?

Posted: 03/08/2016 at 17:52

Best pruned after flowering IME. You can relocate but it's a safer bet to take a cutting and grow it on - if it is a largish specimen, trying to move it is probably not worth the hassle involved.

Making plant feeding easier

Posted: 03/08/2016 at 17:39

The slow release granules would generally be mixed in with the compost and unless your dog has a habit of burrowing down into the pot, it shouldn't be a problem.

The Garden Party

Posted: 03/08/2016 at 17:35

I can imagine your neighbours thinking something entirely differentl actually

August is always the month for noise ........used just to be silly stories in the Press but things move on.

Roll on Autumn....just the sound of falling leaves ( branches too if you are unlucky ).

Confused by 'biennial'

Posted: 03/08/2016 at 16:17

 Quite right Jekyl 

Best place to site a greenhouse

Posted: 03/08/2016 at 16:12

The usual rule of thumb is for the ridge to run in an East/West direction but that's not always convenient when you are trying to fit one into an established garden.

Confused by 'biennial'

Posted: 03/08/2016 at 16:01

No idea whether it makes any difference but those of mine which go on to flower a 2nd year are, more often than not, the basic Pink ones.

Wild orchids

Posted: 03/08/2016 at 15:55

Dove and Fbones are quite right........disturbing it can mean you risk losing it altogether.

general question about citrus

Posted: 03/08/2016 at 14:21

I don't think you actually HAVE to take any advice offered to you.  

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Myths and Legends

What do we believe ? 
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Humming Bird Hawk Moth

First sighting of 2016 
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Passiflora edulis

Anyone successfully growing this ? 
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What camera set up ? 
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Growing a Chicken

Just trying it out 
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Best present this year !!

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Slow worms

1st Slow Worm of 2016 ? 
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Edgeworthia chrysantha ( paperbush )

Anyone growing this ? 
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Maggie Thatcher's handbags !!

Up for grabs if you are rich enough. 
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Free tickets to London Zoo/Whipsnade Park

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Kniphofia Tawny King

Anyone growing this one ? 
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Another Vine Weevil warning

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Pond plants

ID needed please 
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Early activity 
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Seed and Plant swap 2016

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