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Latest posts by steephill

Magnolia never flowers

Posted: 31/03/2014 at 21:21 has useful info. Scroll down to the bottom of the page for troubleshooting. Basically it prefers a warm sunny site. A 12 year old plant should now be several metres tall. How big is yours?

Yellow is the colour.......

Posted: 28/03/2014 at 13:51

It has got to be daffs and primroses but forsythia is also a welcome splash of yellow at this time of year.

Camera Corner

Posted: 28/03/2014 at 13:27

 An overwintered Red Admiral warming up, taken 3 weeks ago


Ladybird on gorse from the same trip on Blackdown near Haslemere.



Topsoil Leicestershire

Posted: 25/03/2014 at 10:17

Local Builders Merchants and Garden Centres would be a good starting point. A major cost item is delivery charge so a local source should be the cheapest option.


Posted: 22/03/2014 at 11:34

 Roe deer rutting season in action. It is quite funny to see as the doe runs round in tight circles with the buck in hot pursuit.


Posted: 13/03/2014 at 22:59

I just planted out a couple of packs which I bought last Autumn but didn't get round to planting at the time. They are still healthy plants and should be fine.  If you can't get them into the border I would think about popping them into a large pot or other container.

Holly hedge from cuttings

Posted: 13/03/2014 at 22:51

I have left trimmed branches lying on the ground and they have rooted. I have seedlings popping up all over the garden thanks to the local bird population. As far as my garden is concerned holly roots only too easily and is fairly fast growing too.

Camera Corner

Posted: 01/03/2014 at 18:08

And here is the original photographer's (Mark Harrop hence the MHDigitalphotography watermark) website with the image

Camera Corner

Posted: 01/03/2014 at 18:00

Hold on a minute, somebody here is lying and it isn't "your say". They have pointed out exactly where the photo in question came from and the version David K claims is his is exactly the same, even down to pixel size. Perhaps David K can explain to us why his photo has someone else's watermark on it.


Posted: 28/02/2014 at 14:55

All this talk of Glasgow reminds me I will be going up on Sunday to Balloch on Loch Lomond. I used to commute daily from various parts of Glasgow to East Kilbride before moving to the soft South. Finally found an umbrella useful when I came down here, not much call for one in East Kilbride where the rain and snow come horizontally!

Beechgrove Garden used to be a TV highlight when I lived in Glasgow and it is great to see it again as a reminder of regional variations in climate and gardening conditions. Aye, and the tatties!


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Bird feeder video

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Problem viewing on Android tablet

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Hardwood cuttings from apple

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Eating weeds

Beating the weeds by eating them 
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