Welshonion


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Guilty of overmanicuring gardens at the expense of wildlife?

Posted: 18/05/2015 at 09:39
I do ponder why lots of people think it is necessary to cut the road-side verges outside their houses so early and so hard.

A nearby churchyard which always had a wonderful display of daffodils has been mown right back already. To look neat I suppose.

A nearby roundabout which I was informed was being left to be mown later because of the orchids has been scalped two years running now. Hence no orchids!

Swifts in decline

Posted: 18/05/2015 at 09:31
Another note for Terry. It is illegal to disturb birds during the breeding season, so if any thing is to be done it must start now. The day after the nests are destroyed is too late.

Someone locally to us destroyed house martin nests on his house and was taken to court.

Swifts in decline

Posted: 17/05/2015 at 16:17
What a shame they put this Swift house up so late. It should have been in place and finished off in March at the latest.

I applaud the people who erected it - wonderful - but they've lost a year.

Thompson & Morgan - issues!

Posted: 17/05/2015 at 16:08
Click on Page One of this thread and you will see that they have had been having problems for ages.

They have had plenty of time to resolve these problems. Gardeners are generally such nice people they go on using useless firms. Would you all go on patronising firms that sold books or printer ink or shoes or clothes or wine or groceries on-line if they were so inefficient??

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Swifts in decline

Posted: 17/05/2015 at 15:53
It is no good tackling the builders; you have to go further up the food chain. Property owner; Architect, Planning, Council. Onwards and upwards.

Good luck!

Another "what is it" post.

Posted: 17/05/2015 at 15:47
The brooms I've seen are looking just wonderful this year. Has there ever been such a year for blossom.

But I wish the cold wind would b***er off!

Blueberry plant from Sainsburys

Posted: 17/05/2015 at 13:16
Don't count your chickens........................

Has it got a friend? Keep it permanently damp/wet in acid/ericaceous compost. Birds love blueberries.

slugs

Posted: 17/05/2015 at 13:13
Cut any you find in half with a pair of scissors. A trip round the garden with a torch at night will be very productive.

Eco-friendly; no poisons involved; wildlife friendly; cheap; effective; quick; permanent; satisfying!

grass paths

Posted: 17/05/2015 at 12:35
My OH and I have cut down on the number of beds we originally planned because of our advancing ages.

Perhaps you could discard a few of your plants and grass over a few of the beds.

Lovely though a well-tended garden is, your health is more important.

Is this a massive Dogwood?

Posted: 16/05/2015 at 18:45
Give us a close-up photo of the leaves and we'll be able to tell you what it is.

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