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24 Apr 2017 13:18
Thank guys, wouldn't want to create a danger for them
23 Apr 2017 21:27
What about a grape vine with the roots outside the greenhouse and the vine in. A small peach tree along one side. And then a lettuce patch, they are quite tender leaves in the shade of a vine when it's early in the spring. The list is endless, it depends how much work you want to do. Enjoy.
23 Apr 2017 21:11
i notice in the wildlife section of " The garden" RHS mag that the communal nest boxes for sparrows have a small landing pad near the hole. We have made a semi detached box, should we put a small landing pad under the entrance hole.
Thank very much for replies.
20 Apr 2017 17:07
It's delicious, do you need another to get berries please?
20 Apr 2017 15:30
Many thanks, I will have a look, I need it to be 3ft , evergreen and anything else would be a bonus. But
turquoise berries were startling and lovely in the shady area.
20 Apr 2017 15:12
Pumpernickel. Are you sure you really want it. I grew one in a small greenhouse. It grew very tall and the branches were like honeysuckle twinning everywhere. Issaii variety produced loads of small fruitlet's which dropped off before ripe. Maybe it is not as self fertile as we are told. Dug it up as much as I could and it is still trying to grow back. If I wanted to have one I would put it somewhere warm, grow another variety with it and give it copious amounts of food. Yours sound as though it is too cold.
20 Apr 2017 14:54
many years ago I saw in a garden a shrub which I thought was a viburnum, but don't know the variety. it had turquoise berries in a cluster. Anyone know what variety please.
I have one spot available for an evergreen shrub up to three feet. Many thanks
15 Apr 2017 14:18
Most of my cheerfulness etc is for picking and I take the whole stem, but for anything else it's lop off the heads now, this is the best excuse I can think of as it seems the bulb doesn't mind.
15 Apr 2017 13:57
I do love gardeners world" but did anyone see and hear Monty take the heads off The spent bulbs and say to leave the stem to die down. A couple of programs ago Carole told us to take the stem down to the lowest you can. Now I am confuse, I shall compromise and take the stem off half way down.
14 Apr 2017 17:37
I think it's scale insects. My peach had some, nearly always under the branch. I rubbed them off. One thing is good -they don't move fast.
13 Apr 2017 14:40
the young blackbirds are already around the garden being fed by their parents. Seems quite early this year.
11 Apr 2017 16:54
Hi, I'm growing lettuce and American land cress. also a dwarf flat fruiting peach ( peemto) along the side Wall which get sun from 12 noon to 4pmr. American land cress for me fills the gap between late February and May. If you keep it cut down with no flowers it keeps on growing. Hope you get some more replies so I can try them as well.
10 Apr 2017 13:11
This was yesterday.
They come up every year and increase.
Thompson & Morgan were selling perennial tulips four years ago.
i think they are Darwin hybrids, lovely show.
10 Apr 2017 13:01
Hi, can anyone tell me if the colony of bank voles in my garden will swim in a trough and eat my tadpoles. I am trying to protect the tadpoles as I love the frogs round my hostas.
Thanks a lot.
01 Apr 2017 22:04
Hi Lee, my OH, attached a heavy rope round our large 25 year old escallonia hedge. Tied it to the car, luckily we were on a gentle slope, and pulled it all out. That's the easiest way if you have access And a car.
25 Mar 2017 17:19
Thanks Bob, that's a relief because I have put a hand full in every pot of bulbs to flower in the summer.i only saw them when it was too late.
25 Mar 2017 16:56
Hi gardeners, you seem to be up on the knowledge of vine weevils. Can you tell me if these are they. They we're living in a bag of 6 X manure. Hopefully they are maggots. Thanks
24 Mar 2017 21:11
THank you, The Helpfull H. I don't have newts but the pond is now full of froglets again. Frogs keep my hostas free of holes but it would be sad not to see toads again. Let's hope for a quick recovery.
24 Mar 2017 20:50
Pansyface, thanks for the info, it seems as though there will be no toads for me now. Glad I haven't had your experience. That's life! Or otherwise.
24 Mar 2017 20:17
No toad spawn in my pond. Has anyone in Devon got any yet. I hear that there is a 30% reduction in the numbers, have we an expert to advise what is going on please.