Shadoweaver


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Your new-look forum

Posted: 04/05/2016 at 23:38

OK. What' happened to the forum? I had to check my calendar and make sure it wasn't April 1st! Is this somebody's idea of a little joke or a 'spot the content' competition? 


At least two thirds of the page is taken up with pigging adverts and there is so much unnecessary spacing and white space that it makes reviewing the content a total chore rather than a pleasure!


And what comedian thought a light grey font would be a good idea? Nice one. It feels like I'm reading the page though fog. Whoever it was, I hope they have been made to stand in the corner wearing a big, pointy hat for a very long time until they have realised the error of their ways!! 


I really am struggling to see how this can be considered an improvement and, based on the feedback here, I am not alone. Have the hipsters finally taken over the greenhouse?


Mind you! In keeping with the new aesthetic you could always go the full distance and rename the site 'Yo!Plants.com'


Grrrr


Adam

Creeping Jenny (Golden)

Posted: 06/04/2016 at 19:24

Hi Rob.

I'm in Nottingham and you can happily have some of mine!!!

rgds

Adam

There's Gratitude For You.....

Posted: 16/06/2015 at 21:09

Ha! Ha! Thanks folks It did smart a bit, however, I lived to tell the tale - what a trooper, eh - and so did the bee (although for a fleeting moment I was tempted to merge its *rse with its face courtesy of my size 9, although that wouldn't have been very bee friendly now, would it). From the bee's perspective I can imagine an armpit isn't the best place to find yourself......

And as it for it being a 'kiss', isn't that a bit like punching someone in the face and then saying you were just patting them on the head?

Glad it was only a smallish bee, though. Took a picture of a right monster further up the garden, earlier, trying to get itself into foxglove flower. Glad it wasn't that one I can tell you. Might try and post a picture of it as it was quite something.

As for motorbikes, bees and helmet visors....sounds like a recipe for a very unpleasant accident!!!

Rgds

Adam

There's Gratitude For You.....

Posted: 16/06/2015 at 18:55

..... you spend your time making the garden a bee friendly paradise then one of the little critters decides to hitch a ride on your shirt', unrequested,and then sting you for the privilege!! Right in the armpit as well..........Grrrrr 

Novice Gardner - help with plant appreciated

Posted: 21/05/2015 at 17:09

Fantastic looking specimen! Easy to take cuttings from, too!!

rgds

Adam

Best bee/butterfly border plant.

Posted: 13/05/2015 at 20:07

Polemonium!! Good call! 

Just noticed an error (ahem). I said Scabious 'Blue Bedder'. I meant Echium 'Blue Bedder' ..... Oops. I've got the giant Scabious..... Can't recall the variety

A good Bee shrub is a Ceanothus! When mines in flower its usually covered in bees.... You can hear it buzzing!

rgds

Adam

Best bee/butterfly border plant.

Posted: 13/05/2015 at 16:53

Monarda, Scabious (eg Blue Bedder), Foxgloves: great for bees

Sedum Spectabile (Ice Plant) is brilliant for butterflies.

Many more suggestions will be coming to keep you busy, I'm sure

Rgds

Adam

Novice Gardener - Weed Identification Please

Posted: 08/05/2015 at 22:37

It can be dug out if you have the time and inclination. We had bindweed rife at the top end of our garden four years ago. I dug several bin bags of roots out and have not had any re growth (and I don't claim to have removed every piece). The received wisdom that every bit of root left behind will regrow is probably a bit wide of the mark. Every piece left behind has the capacity to regrow but not all will as they won't all be valid.

If you have the time and energy to dig and use glyphosate combined you can minimise any re growth quite effectively.

Good luck with whichever method you go for

Novice Gardener - Weed Identification Please

Posted: 08/05/2015 at 20:09

Yup! Bindweed

Cosmos Seedlings

Posted: 08/05/2015 at 08:37

Nearly forgot to plant Cosmos this year!! Only planted up my seeds on Wednesday! They are already through, today (phew), and are normally quick growers so not worried about being behind! I'm sure your seedlings will be fine! Once consistent warmer weather arrives they'll surge ahead!

Rgds

Adam

 

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