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Posted: 08/05/2013 at 17:59

I'm a bit excited.  I've just watched a pair of swifts go under the fascia boards.  Resident sparrow made a noisy exit.

Daffodils and Tulips - what to do as they fade?

Posted: 08/05/2013 at 17:56

The tulips may not flower next year. Species tulips are more reliable for flowering year after year.  The daffs will flower next year especially if you feed them and allow them to die down naturally.

How to plant this water lily? Nymphaea Aurora.

Posted: 08/05/2013 at 17:51

Green shoots up, usually.  If in doubt, put it in a bucket of water until it's obvious.

Planning for ground frosts

Posted: 08/05/2013 at 17:14

Here in West Wales the latest ground frost I can remember was the night of 4 June.  Lots of people lost their beans.  I was really lucky and saw the late weather forecast and put sheets of newspaper over the potato shoots.

The first frost of Autumn is usually in half-term week.

Planning for ground frosts

Posted: 08/05/2013 at 14:39

I use  You can input a place very near you and get a detailed prediction for the next few days. You will be able to make an educated guess.

Remember, you will not get a ground frost at this time of year if there is any wind.

Acer tree coral bark

Posted: 08/05/2013 at 09:54

It may be a blessing in disguise as the tree was far too near the fence and would have had to be removed quite soon anyway.

Problem Swallow nests

Posted: 07/05/2013 at 17:33

You will have to keep all doors and windows shut when they return next year and the year after.

Brown Turkey Fig is Dying

Posted: 07/05/2013 at 14:08

Do you look after your fig or has it been neglected?

Non-cultivar flowering plants

Posted: 06/05/2013 at 20:22

I suspect your friend's friend is in a bit of a muddle.  Do you mean named varieties when you say 'cultivar'?  

Double flowers are not good for bees and butterflies.  Nor are many foreign plants, but buddlias, heather and privet, brooms, ivy, clovers, obviously.  Honeysuckle for moths.  Do a bit of research on the internet and you'll find lots, I'm sure. Visit some gardens and see what's buzzing.

Remember bees and butterflies are more active in the sunshine.

Covering these rocks

Posted: 06/05/2013 at 17:37

Read the comments about Parker's plants before you buy anything from them.

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