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Compost bin

Posted: 02/02/2014 at 11:15

A while ago, my OH said he's found a compost bin that opens at the front - all the way from top to base - the two halves pull open like doors and then close back together again.  We can't find it anywhere - has anyone else seen this type?

What is this glossy leaved evergreen?

Posted: 01/01/2014 at 15:14

I did wonder about a laurel, it is certainly not a dark green, more like the green in the Gardeners' World offers banner on this page,

What is this glossy leaved evergreen?

Posted: 01/01/2014 at 12:01

No, that didn't work either - what a shame there's no preview option on this site so that I don't have to keep wasting time.  I actually did the whole process using Chrome this time but it hasn't helped.

The plant is now about three feet high, it has long glossy leaves rather like a Rhododendron but very glossy. It appeared about four years ago and is growing very well, it is hardy although we are in the 'soft' area of the UK where we don't get too much in the way of cold weather.  So far it has not flowered, I guess that's really going to be the only way of identifying it. 

What is this glossy leaved evergreen?

Posted: 01/01/2014 at 11:38

OK - I've just been out and taken new photos, it's absolutely pouring with rain so excuse the fuzzy bits but you should get the general idea (if it works).


What is this glossy leaved evergreen?

Posted: 01/01/2014 at 10:33

OK, so the file is a .jpg and is 762 kb and it loads into another forum that I use but not this one which is most frustrating!!!  The other forum is nothing to do with plants so that's not going to help!

What is this glossy leaved evergreen?

Posted: 01/01/2014 at 10:17

OK, I'll give it a go, cheers!

What is this glossy leaved evergreen?

Posted: 31/12/2013 at 10:50

I had intended to put a photo on here but unfortunately I keep getting an error message so just ignore this thread - sorry!

The error message is to do with runtime errors - can anyone help?

Bird Seed Problems

Posted: 28/07/2013 at 12:07

Yippee, we've had some decent rain at last - and a fairly mediocre storm which whipped along the coast just to the south of us.

Bird Seed Problems

Posted: 27/07/2013 at 11:27

By the way, we're still waiting for thunderstorms down here (Sompting, W. Sx) and we could do with a bit more rain please!

It's hot again today (Sat)

Bird Seed Problems

Posted: 26/07/2013 at 20:43

Can you describe your 'weird looking bird'?

Discussions started by The Bird Lady

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Thomson and Morgan 
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Compost bin

Front opening compost bin 
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What is this glossy leaved evergreen?

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Hakonechloa - poisonus to dogs?

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Cacti in flower

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Trachycarpus Fortunei

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Green soup in my barrel pond

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What is it?

Mallorca plant 
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Bumblebee nest in my compost bin

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Albizia not flowering

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My Castor Oil plant is dying

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