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Latest posts by Wintersong

Bumblebee nest in my compost bin

Posted: 02/06/2013 at 20:30

Foxes have a thing for bumblebee nests. My bumblebee nest was attacked twice by foxes two years ago. Curious thing because bumbles don't store more than a bout a dessert spoon of honey.

Got a border, have brought some plants, what now!? help

Posted: 02/06/2013 at 20:03

Loving the choices you made. Good luck

Gardening errors.....

Posted: 02/06/2013 at 20:00

Easy plants that won't let beginners down (if they can help it)

  • Geraniums of any kind but not Pelegoniums.
  • Ferns, so long as you don't bake them in the sun
  • Bulbs, ready-made flowers looking for a hole.
  • most herbs don't mind being baked dry in the sun
  • Some herbs like moisture, mostly those that have soft, large and/or fleshy leaves. Never let mint get out of the pot!
  • Trees of any kind will really try hard for you,just check their mature size for your garden and remember that the leaves you can see on top is the size of the roots underground
  • Wild flower meadow planting is a win win. Just cut it all down at the very end of summer.
  • Sedems are mostly quick off the spring starting blocks, grow rapidly up or outwards and will even root from damaged pieces.
  • All plants want to grow and look their best. Failure happens to us all for one reason or another. Don't be sad, learn what not to do next time

Bees in ground?

Posted: 02/06/2013 at 19:44

Don't worry! They are not interested in humans, only their gardens

I had a bumble bee nest two years ago in the ground right next to my sunbathing spot and was undisturbed, despite a constant humming back and forth.

I felt honored to provide a home for these incredibly necessary creatures. Without bees, the world's fresh food would grind to a halt!

My New Arbour

Posted: 02/06/2013 at 15:43

Jealous...x2!

Garden Gallery 2013

Posted: 02/06/2013 at 15:41

*gives Birdy13 a hug* You did great. Chin up ol' bean

Summer has arrived

Posted: 02/06/2013 at 15:37

Thanks for sharing photos Chicky, happy Marion, Busy-Lizzie, Bob TheGardener, Lavender lady and Marinelilium!

Inspiring stuff for us sun-starved folk!

I'm trying to keep up with this thread and enjoying it immensely.

I laughed at BBen's comment and want to see plenty more gargoyles if anyone has them. thats something I would love to invest in, although I'd rather sculpt my own, it's just difficult getting hold of blocks of stone or wood.

Also a big welcome to Herby Lou, happy marion's advise is spot on

Summer has arrived

Posted: 01/06/2013 at 20:36

http://s4.gardenersworld.com/uploads/images/original/24559.jpg?width=267&height=350&mode=max

Allium moly http://apps.rhs.org.uk/plantselector/plant?plantid=4507 

 

nn one and all. Up at 4.30 am tomorrow,

Garden Gallery 2013

Posted: 01/06/2013 at 18:19

Have been admiring the peonies all week in my area, just love that velvety deep red one the best

Garden Gallery 2013

Posted: 01/06/2013 at 18:18

lol

 

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