The Bird Lady

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What's this little cutie?

Posted: 31/07/2014 at 17:11



This is a perennial that I've seen locally - I think it's rather sweet but I don't know what it is - anyone?



Green soup in my barrel pond

Posted: 26/05/2014 at 11:35

Re-activating this thread as we've had the builders in and I had to empty the barrel because it was in the way.  So now I'm going to restart my little pond - I have a water lily and a couple of irises which are going to just have their feet in the water. 

I may reposition the whole thing so that it's not in full sun but what's best - a little sun at certain times of day, or no direct sun, perhaps just a well lit area?  I could put it in a spot that gets later afternoon and evening sun.  I don't want to make the same mistake again - the water lily has a bit of blanket weed on the stems so I want to get rid of that obviously.

Bumble Bees

Posted: 26/05/2014 at 11:23

We had bumble bees nesting in one of our compost bins last year and we were very happy to have them. 

However a few years ago, a swarm of honey bees set up home in the wall cavity, getting in through an air brick and we were instructed to kill them!  I was distraught to say the least, I love bees!

Blanket Weed and Water Soldiers

Posted: 26/05/2014 at 11:17

I've got blanket weed wrapped around the stems of the little water lily that I have - it's a real nightmare to remove! 

Mony Don

Posted: 26/05/2014 at 11:11
SweetPea93 wrote (see)

I'll never understand why people are so mean about Monty... his advice hasn't let me down thus far, and he's an inoffensive, gentle sort of chap. Makes a pleasant change to the noisy hedonism of other beeb presenters such as Clarkson and Paxman et all.

I agree, he is a very laid back and calm presenter and, as you say, inoffensive.  I was a great fan of Alan when he was just a gardener but I won't watch his chat show - ugh!

As for Carol, I love it when she tours the pavilion because she seems to know just about everyone there and it's quite nice to have some natural banter going on.


Posted: 26/05/2014 at 11:07

This is an amazing plant, although there are no new buds, the flowers still look as fresh as they did back in March!! 

Discount code

Posted: 28/03/2014 at 14:24

Thanks for both replies.


@fidgetbones - cheers but I don't plan on spending that much yet.


@ Jimmmy - I'm surprised to read about your problems, I've been using them for years and have always received good quality plants.


Discount code

Posted: 27/03/2014 at 15:10

It's probably on here somewhere, but is there a discount code for Thompson and Morgan and is it only for subscribers to the mag?


Posted: 19/03/2014 at 08:56

Thank you!


Posted: 16/03/2014 at 09:57

Thanks very much everyone!

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