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Hi :) Newbie here :) Needing friendly advice ?

Posted: 12/06/2014 at 21:25

Hello Sarah, I have a passion flower planted by the house on a south facing wall and it flowers really well, only been there a couple of years but is pretty big and needed trellis to keep it tidy. Well worth it though not only looks good but the bees love it, too. 

Early flowering plants for butterflies?

Posted: 18/05/2014 at 20:20

We have little pockets of wildflowers around the garden, poppies, cornflowers, marigolds, honesty and lots of lavender....... and quite a few others. The garden isn't huge but we do get bees and butterflies, little grandson loves watching them! A lot of our flowers are planted with insects in mind and try to stay well clear of pesticides.

I think I saw a holly blue the other afternoon, only the second time I've spotted one.






Lawn treatment

Posted: 01/05/2014 at 12:33

I've used Aftercut on my lawns, twice each, and had no problems perhaps it was a coincidence.

Help me decide on plants please, newbie here :)

Posted: 25/04/2014 at 16:45

I have a lovely blue grass, it doesn't get flattened when it rains and it's not too tall, would look nice swaying around there. Will try and find out what its called. 

Just to say it's called Festuca Glauca 

All right .... own up .... which ones of you do this?

Posted: 18/04/2014 at 17:46

Lol  @  BusyBee2.....

All right .... own up .... which ones of you do this?

Posted: 18/04/2014 at 16:09

No snails where we are but daughter has loads or rather the field beyond does,  they all finish up there,....maybe that's where they came from in the first place, she's just rehoming them!

Garden Gallery 2014

Posted: 14/04/2014 at 18:24

Really enjoy these pics, lift your spirits and with the sun shining, all's right with world!!

Plant addiction

Posted: 13/04/2014 at 19:07

I love Gladioli, I planted around a dozen a couple of years ago but only two came up so am not going to do them again. They looked strange since they were in two groups and it was 1 of each group! I cut them and brought them inside. 

Hanging basket theft

Posted: 12/04/2014 at 19:40

I sometimes see them when I go to car boots on Saturday afternoons, there are so many different plants with some looking really ill whilst others look lovely.....something not right there, methinks  needless to say, I never buy them. They're always mixed in with clothes and bric a brac, I may be misjudging folk but there it is. 

Lily of the Valley

Posted: 11/04/2014 at 21:20

I could never grow them at our last house but when we moved we discovered some growing in a small shaded area near the house wall and they're thriving, fingers crossed, and I leave them alone so hopefully that'll continue.

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Sick looking Pyracantha

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