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Nest boxes

Posted: 24/04/2017 at 13:18

Thank guys, wouldn't want to create a danger for them

Ideas for greenhouse growing

Posted: 23/04/2017 at 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.

Nest boxes

Posted: 23/04/2017 at 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.

Turquoise berried shrub

Posted: 20/04/2017 at 17:07

It's delicious, do you need another to get berries please?

Turquoise berried shrub

Posted: 20/04/2017 at 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.

Kiwi help!

Posted: 20/04/2017 at 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.

Turquoise berried shrub

Posted: 20/04/2017 at 14:54

hello gardeners, 

 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 

Gardeners World

Posted: 15/04/2017 at 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.

Gardeners World

Posted: 15/04/2017 at 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.

Pest on nectarine

Posted: 14/04/2017 at 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.

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