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Posted: 14/04/2015 at 15:07

Anyone here know anything about hairy legged Bumble bees? I have just seen 2 collecting nectar from a Pulmonaria and I have not seen anything like them before.


Posted: 14/04/2015 at 14:07

I've had a bonfire. Not very environmentally friendly I know, but had piles and piles of rubbish and there is something so satisfying about a good fire, brings out my inner caveman.

Labelled all the plants I am taking to BIL, so he can start a garden. Quite nice to think that most of his plants will be clones of mine.

Poor Soil ?

Posted: 14/04/2015 at 12:15

A series of terraces would be a good way to nullify the slope and help to retain soil.


Posted: 14/04/2015 at 08:20

Morning all.

Grey but warm here.

Long list of garden jobs to do today, highly unlikely I will stick to it though. Much more likely that I will do more "artistic" arranging of plants.

Never grown wisteria, but surely worth it for those few weeks of beauty.

Growing Peony's

Posted: 13/04/2015 at 20:51

Are they tree or herbaceous Peonys?


Posted: 13/04/2015 at 14:13

Rest of the Dahlias potted up, except for a few that I put directly into the ground, in early May.

Much warmer now and I think it is getting hot later in the week, shame I am off to Scotland, probably be snowing up there.

A bit of horizontal weeding this pm, I think.

Peony ID

Posted: 13/04/2015 at 11:28

It is a tree Peony, but which one I can't tell.


Posted: 13/04/2015 at 08:48

Morning all.

Frost overnight, but sunny now and warming up.

Plan to get rest of the Dahlias potted up today.

I grow 5 types of Cannas, although not sure what all of them are, as grown from half inched seed, obtained from garden visits. Grew Tropicana Black for first time last year, nice plant.


Home made compost - why do I get seedlings?

Posted: 12/04/2015 at 13:38

Your compost heap is not getting hot enough to kill the seeds. this is not unusual, many of our heaps are similar.

Why are the leaves of my tulips mouldy?

Posted: 12/04/2015 at 13:37

Tulip fire? A virus that affects Tulips. Not treatable I'm afraid.

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