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Latest posts by Wintersong

Overgrown land

Posted: 09/06/2013 at 21:18

Don't rotovate. It only chops up perennial weeds and roots and multiplies them by the thousands.


Bees or wasps?

Posted: 09/06/2013 at 21:15

Solitary bees can and will share nest sites. The term solitary refers to the individual bees providing for their own off spring, unlike a nest where only the queen bee lays eggs. 

Good Evening FORKERS

Posted: 09/06/2013 at 19:09

Glad it all went well for BL. Wish I could have been there as well

Garden Gallery 2013

Posted: 09/06/2013 at 19:01

BL, your house and garden is truly wonderful looking. I envy you much, even the hard work as that's my kind of fun

Berghill, thank you for sharing your beautiful plot with its inspiring vistas and plant choices. I never tire of being nosey around your garden.

Matty2, the Rosa Glauca and the Iris are divine and I want both in my garden

Leadfarmer, I love your borders and climbers even if some of them are your neighbours

I can only hope to emulate these aspects in my own garden and love this forum for the knowledge, ideas and fun that is created by one and all.


Posted: 09/06/2013 at 16:29

A deep mulch and general tidying of leaves as soon as they show signs is also recommended as a preventative measure once your garden is subjected to this disease.

Talkback: How to grow strawberries

Posted: 09/06/2013 at 16:26

Any fruiting plant requires a steady supply of water after pollination. This rule applies to veg  as well if you want better, healthier and longer lived crops.

Bees or wasps?

Posted: 09/06/2013 at 16:10

A wasp is not easily mistaken to be honest. They are much more aggressive than bees in general. They also have brighter markings, with hairless abdomens and a very thin waist area, whereas bees of all types are rounder in form.

These are bees, hard at work in our gardens hurray.

Garden Gallery

Posted: 09/06/2013 at 13:29

I am slightly confused by this thread that jumps from 01/01/2013 post to today!

Is there two threads with similar names?

Garden Gallery 2013

Posted: 09/06/2013 at 13:24

Stop with all the cake aaargh!

*rumbling belly*


Posted: 09/06/2013 at 10:28

Overcast and spoiling for rain here but day off

Front garden desperately needs a tidy and weeding but doing it in the sun gives passersby an unfriendly view in my shorts  so am pleased not to offend wrapped up in something warmer today.

Discussions started by Wintersong

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Ooh ooh so excited!

New border 
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