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Latest posts by Thomas Wilkinson2

Bees and more bees!

Posted: 09/06/2014 at 15:16

That is a scary amount of bees Sandgroper, I think i'd wet myself if I came face to face with them! haha 

Bees and more bees!

Posted: 09/06/2014 at 13:24

Love that last pic steve, lovely one of the butterfly! 

Calla lilies

Posted: 05/06/2014 at 13:13

Maybe thats why mine has taken so long to flower! I've always just given it Baby Bio. I'll have to try the tomato feed. Cheers Bee

Calla lilies

Posted: 04/06/2014 at 22:11

Mine has just started to flower! it has one deep purple bud reaching up. Exciting stuff. Had it for a good few years now and not managed to make it flower yet. I've always left it in the pot over winter. It dies back completely. I start to water it just around spring. I've repotted it each time it looks as if it could do with a bit more room. It seems pretty tough and has survived a fair bit of neglect. Hope this helps!

What are the best white flowers for bees and butterflies??

Posted: 04/06/2014 at 13:27

I was going to say a white buddleia, but Verdun beat me to it! I've seen a few of those near where I live and they look pretty majestic and always seem to have a butterfly or two hovering around them. 

Where we are. the Big Map.

Posted: 04/06/2014 at 13:20

Looks like you've been added steve, was going to do it but I see two little "Steve 309" Balloons. Nice to see a few more popping up on the map!

Aquilegia's Flowering stem

Posted: 04/06/2014 at 13:13

heh thanks - I was pretty upset on monday, but some things still have some buds on them so i'm considering it a free "Chelsea Chop" service haha. This forum is always good for cheering me up though, and inspiring me to keep on going with the plants! Was mainly annoyed cos it was my birthday the day before it happened. A whole day of people being lovely, and then the following morning it brought me back down to earth with a bit of a thud! 

Aquilegia's Flowering stem

Posted: 03/06/2014 at 15:20

Thanks Orchid and Lesley - (I tried to say thanks to Nut and Tree in that other post but looks like it hasn't shown up. It had just started flowering - had a few open and a couple of buds looking like they were about to. Might be one or two left on the flowering stem, so might still get a bit out of it) Its a shame, but I guess these things happen. wish they would have taken the flowers but they just left them on the floor around the pots! Anyway - enough moaning from me - just wanted to get it off of my chest haha. glad that the aquilegia will be ok - looking forward to giving it some proper ground soon!

Thanks again for the kind words. Very excited for the new garden. I'm sure i'll be posting like mad trying to get you all to teach me what I need to do for it haha. 

all the best!

Aquilegia's Flowering stem

Posted: 03/06/2014 at 14:03

Aquilegia's Flowering stem

Posted: 03/06/2014 at 13:27

Hi all, 

Unfortunately some nasty so and so has been at my pots again. Looks like someone has cut off all the flowers and buds from pretty much everything I have. This included a flowering stem on my aquilegia. I was wondering if it will produce a new one or any other buds on it anywhere? even if not - it should still survive and flower next year right? 


Pretty disappointing - but moving to a much nicer area in a few weeks - with a nice big garden to keep all my lovlies safe in too! 



Discussions started by Thomas Wilkinson2

My first design - advice? criticism? recommended plants?

My ideas for my new garden 
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Poppies - where do they do best?

a few giant poppies in-between paving slabs! 
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Aquilegia's Flowering stem

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What are these little blue flowers?

Please and Thank you! 
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Do's and Don't's  
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Are these some kind of daisy?

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flowers or weeds?

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how what where why and when 
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Professional gardening

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Black forest calla lily

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