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Topiary box pyramid, buxus sempervirensRed pansies x10Mattress vine, Muehlenbeckia complexa, or dark green ivy x1Tall decorative pot or Long TomCompost, made from equal parts of multi-purpose and loam-based compostsCrocksTwo sets of LED battery-operated fairy
with cineraria, cyclamen and ivy.Making a Christmas wreath.
.More spring container displaysCreate a spring display of brunnera, foamflower and dicentra.Save space by layering spring bulbs in a pot.Plant a spring display of daisies and ivy.
, including African violets, cane-stemmed begonias, coleus, cyperus, impatiens, ivy, rubber plants and verbena.More on growing and caring for house plantsTaking stem cuttings from dracaena house plantsGrowing cactus plants from seedGrowing indoor amarylis
more than his fair share of the frolicking.A dead leaf was twitching on the water’s surface, and gently peeling it up, expecting to see an animated amphibian beneath, revealed, instead, a queen wasp.Whether she had fallen from the ivy-clad fence nearby
- one of which I was aware of, the other I wasn't. As I have written before, I need to sort out my walls. They are still quite bare, but I'm hoping the ivy seedlings will work their magic in the coming years, transforming them into valuable habitats
stick has done the damage or if the ivy from the fence has punched its vigorous way through. The only thing to do is clear it all out and start again with a new liner. I'll have to make sure I have plenty of buckets ready for all the dragonfly larvae
and counted dozens of the empty larval skins around the edge of the butyl liner on hot summer days, but these were great fat nymphs. Later that year a large female broad-bodied chaser, Libellula depressa, emerged and sat drying her wings on the overhanging ivy
, there is still dense thatch in the clematis, ivy, and acacia—enough to shelter birds, insects and other wildlife.But things are already planned for 2009, starting on 24-25 January with the Big Garden Birdwatch.
.Many of these garlands were cleverly constructed from woven stems of willow or dogwood, with the same supple wands being used to tie in sprigs of evergreens, conifer and festive favourites like holly and ivy. Berries and seasonal fruits added colour. Angels were created