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Talkback: Sparrows

Posted: 06/04/2014 at 18:00

You are lucky to get the birds into your garden and with three cats!  I love listening to the birds, and watching them.  The sparrows inhabit the honeysuckle at the bottom of my garden in the summer and bring the babies to feed from the feeders I have hanging around.  The blackbird is lovely to hear in the morning and late evening, watch out for him.  I always leave cut apples out as they love them.  The starliing is a messy eater and a bit of a bully but great to watch, so I would make the most of them when you can and enjoy their noise!

Lavender

Posted: 06/04/2014 at 17:42

I have 3 lavenders in pots all in full sun and they love it.  I have grown one in a pot next to my back door which got sun in the morning then shade for the rest of the day.  It thrived.  I like Hidcote for its blue and the smell is lovely.

Runner Beans in pots

Posted: 06/04/2014 at 17:35

Thanks for that Dovefromabove, will take on board.  Do you think that mulching with grass cuttings will be any good for keeping the pot damp? The pot is rather large, and hopefully with a few heavy crocks in the base it will keep upright.  I am looking forward to seeing a 'teepee' of beans!

Runner Beans in pots

Posted: 06/04/2014 at 17:25

I am planting runner beans (Scarlet Emperor) for the first time in a very large pot.  What would be the best compost for planting.  I have my own garden compost plus multi purpose compost would a mix of these be ok?

Bees have died

Posted: 07/09/2013 at 20:31

Nevermind, they will all be back next summer!  My lavender was covered with honeybees this year, they were a treat to watch.  Even my twin grandsons (aged 3 yrs) were fascinated by them.  They chased a bumble bee around the garden too!

Geranium attack!

Posted: 07/09/2013 at 20:24

Thanks for that Alan4711. My geraniums are just about holding on!  Always next year to try again.  You have a nice picture of Tenby harbour, lovely part of the world.  

Geranium attack!

Posted: 07/09/2013 at 20:10

Point taken David K but as the gripe about bad manners was on my particular 'thread' what was I to think!  I don't come onto the site as often as I would like to, but I always find it interesting and entertaining when I do.  I am signing off now, so happy gardening to everyone and looking forward to connecting with you all again. 

Geranium attack!

Posted: 07/09/2013 at 16:56

Hi everyone.  First of all I apologise to everyone who has been offended by my not replying promptly, but I do lead a very busy life.  I am not able to sit at my computer for hours on end, so I am sorry in not replying earlier.  I am really a well mannered person, so am disappointed to hear so many barbed remarks for my late response.  Thank you for your advice David K, I will certainly use the spray recommended next summer.  Also thankyou Verdun for your advice.     

Geranium attack!

Posted: 05/09/2013 at 09:37

Can anyone tell me what happened to my geraniums?  I planted up several pots of geraniums this summer and they were looking great.  Then they suddenly started looking a bit miserable.  On further investigation, I noticed the leaves had been eaten away and only stalks remained.  There were tiny black grubs on the leaves and a couple of green caterpillers!  My next door neighbour has cabbages in his garden, so would this be the problem?  I have seen several white cabbage butterflies around, and thought maybe they were laying their eggs on my geraniums too.  Any advice on this please?

outside jasmine

Posted: 25/09/2012 at 11:52

I agree, the leaves are a wrong shape for jasmine.  My jasmine has pointed leaves or 'several sharply pointed leaflets' as my RHS good plant guide says!  It would be interesting to see what the label says as Daintiness suggests.

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Runner Beans in pots

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Geranium attack!

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