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Talkback: Red kites

Posted: 30/09/2013 at 20:16

We are in Thame and they are a fantastic daily site - not that we should but occasionally put out the odd chicken carcass in winter and its amazing to sit and watch this beautiful bird come down to collect its supper

Border Ideas

Posted: 24/09/2013 at 18:21

Hi I wonder if someone can advise I have a front border with poor soil conditions and would like an idea what will thrive and survive. Last summer I planted a Wisteria which is coming on leaps and bounds but below I planted at the same time as the Wisteria, 15 Schizostylis Pink Princesses and they are not flowering and although watered through the summer the leaves and growth are really poor. I was under the impression these would thrive in poor soil conditions. The sun arrives early morning only, also I had planted between them Geranium Kashmir White which were green last year with no flowers and did not come through again at all this year. The front of the border is thriving with lavender but as this side of the border is edged in grass I would not want to plant lavender as mowing would damage the flowers. The back of the border is the garage wall. Any thoughts would be gratefully received - a blue and white theme is something that appeals as well.

bees-dying-in-garden-

Posted: 12/08/2013 at 22:27

Many thanks

Waterbutt I will email our local beekeeping association as tonight there are a few more fatalities...... I have never seen so many dead bees before in the garden before we are quite rural. Maybe it is to do with their short lifespan..

bees-dying-in-garden-

Posted: 12/08/2013 at 17:21

Please could someone explain:

I have planted a large deep lavender border where we are enjoying the many bees and butterflies visiting on a daily basis. However, I am noticing that daily a number of dead bees is this normal? Currently there must be at least 2 dozen dead bees and a few are appearing to be very lethargic and crawling around the grass before they expire. If someone could kindly let me if they have experienced anything similar.

Moving Garlic On

Posted: 19/04/2013 at 16:58

Thanks Matty.... I am looking forward to my first harvest, I think I have put them in deep enough it was around 6"?

Ladybirds

Posted: 19/04/2013 at 16:55

Moving Garlic On

Posted: 19/04/2013 at 16:34

Hi I purchased bulbs that were sprouting on Tuesday and put them straight into the ground when I got home..... I know this may sound a silly question as its my first time growing them as well but how do you know when they are ready to harvest? I have been led to believe when I bought them that when the greenery has gone brown its time or that you can leave them for next year if the bulbs are not big, would love to know if this advice was correct? Pleased with myself that I have planted them in a sunny well drained border I covered them in rotted manure and is it true you occasionally water them with tea?

Monty Don

Posted: 12/04/2013 at 15:06

They never acknowledge all the good work he does for the industry - maybe they should start!!

Keep up the good work Monty!!

Red Hot Pokers What do I do next

Posted: 10/04/2013 at 18:19

Hiya thanks - was a little confused on what to do next - my dilemma is solved, had never grown them before so was totally baffled 

Red Hot Pokers What do I do next

Posted: 10/04/2013 at 15:22

Unsure what to do next... Grew them into large stemmed pokers last year and removed the dead stalk down to the base of the plants, when they had finished.. However the leaves remained green all through the winter and are still green with a few leaves going off.

Do I leave all the greenery

Remove each dead leaf as it dies off

Or remove all the greenery now...

If someone would kindly poke me in the right direction please

 

Discussions started by StillLearning

Can someone identify these please

 
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Identification Please

Pink Tree or Bush  
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Espalier Apples Trees

White Fungus  
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Songbirds and Migrating Birds

Small Minded Men with Shotguns  
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Fatsia Japonica

Not Looking so good  
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Last Post: 26/04/2014 at 18:38

Can someone Let me know Please

Pretty Flowers  
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Last Post: 13/04/2014 at 20:01

Carpet Planting

Ideas needed a large East facing border  
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Last Post: 19/03/2014 at 20:55

How do I get rid of it

Ground Elder  
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Last Post: 12/03/2014 at 20:00

Best Hedging

Planting a New Hedge  
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Last Post: 26/02/2014 at 18:50

Advice would be greatfully appreciated

When to Plant  
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Last Post: 18/02/2014 at 18:21

New Trees

On Line Order Great Trees 
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Last Post: 15/11/2013 at 20:53

Herbs

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Last Post: 19/11/2013 at 11:45

Bulb Confusion

Bulb Planting  
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Last Post: 17/10/2013 at 17:12

'Snowball Shrub'

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Last Post: 14/10/2013 at 17:41

Border Ideas

Poor Growth  
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