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Latest posts by Wintersong

June in Your Garden!

Posted: 08/06/2012 at 09:30

@TazmanALun, nice to meet you

Have nothing to report from my garden since the weather is so bad I'm not even going out there. I'll pick up the pieces once it's more clement  if that ever happens. Weatherman reports a European monsoon heading our way. Oh joy.

 

What's the weather like in your area?

Posted: 08/06/2012 at 09:27

Extremely windy in Kent, oh yeah and wet too.

June in Your Garden!

Posted: 07/06/2012 at 16:02

@figrat, have a wonderful day at Sissinghurst

sotongeoff wrote (see)

Warmest March

Wettest April

Wintery May...

Okay folks, in the spirit of adjectives that start with W, June is..?


 

Drooping Lupins

Posted: 07/06/2012 at 10:09

stupid edit not working! Tries again...

http://apps.rhs.org.uk/advicesearch/Profile.aspx?pid=653

Drooping Lupins

Posted: 07/06/2012 at 10:08

<a title="This" href="http://apps.rhs.org.uk/advicesearch/Profile.aspx?pid=653">http://apps.rhs.org.uk/advicesearch/Profile.aspx?pid=653</a>

 might help

June in Your Garden!

Posted: 06/06/2012 at 21:17

@Inkadog, let us know your conclusions, however long that may take

The Buzzing bush!

Posted: 06/06/2012 at 20:16

@chilli lover, arn't they magnificent!

I saw a swarm once, just hanging from a tree while out walking with the pram one summer's morning. It was a marvel as much as a mystery to me at the time, more than 20yrs since, I'm still fascinated and love to learn more!

The Buzzing bush!

Posted: 06/06/2012 at 20:13

@figrat, nah. the bark is wrong for Laurel.

The Buzzing bush!

Posted: 06/06/2012 at 18:34

Not many people realise that laurels are immensely important to wildlife, I call my mature one the local supermarket because from early spring onwards its alive with wasps, bees and other buzzing creatures, let alone the birds that nest. I think only my Ivy does more for wildlife (a very underrated plant!)

even before the flowers pop on a laurel,a lot of different insects are busy looking for grubs and such to get their nests off to a fine start, nests that are very probably some place else.

Again, its possible to find nest activity in any garden shrub, tree or the bare soil! but its also very usual to support wildlife with supermarkets that you don't even realise are there.

P.S you can tell if there is a nest by watching for flying traffic that will be quite busy.

WILDLIFE PICTURES

Posted: 06/06/2012 at 18:23

Today I looked out my back window and saw mother and daughter blackbirds (possibly the one that fledged from our garden a few weeks back) having a very nice meal of worms straight out of my patio trough. I must have been not two paces from them and had to keep very still, hence no rushing for the camera but just enjoying the moment.

P.S they pulled out a few cuttings and destroyed a few seedlings that I was growing on but Meh. It was only a few.

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