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Forum: Gardening for Wildlife & Conservation Tuesday 27th July 2010, 11:28
Replies: 5
Views: 3,193
Posted By SweetCicely
my count was: 1 Red Admiral 2 Gatekeeper 1...

my count was:
1 Red Admiral
2 Gatekeeper
1 Large White
1 Comma
2 Holly Blue
1 Silver Y moth
I'm looking forward to reading the results of the count, should be interesting!

I was at...
Forum: Gardens to Visit Monday 26th July 2010, 14:38
Replies: 14
Views: 6,595
Posted By SweetCicely
Well I am going to be controversial here and say...

Well I am going to be controversial here and say how disappointed I was with Sissinghurst, it just didn't have the wow factor for me. In fact my husband commented on how my garden was much better,...
Forum: Gardens to Visit Thursday 24th June 2010, 11:34
Replies: 14
Views: 6,595
Posted By SweetCicely
We are going in July and are looking forward to...

We are going in July and are looking forward to seeing this beautiful garden. =)
Forum: Pests & Diseases Thursday 24th June 2010, 11:32
Replies: 6
Views: 2,570
Posted By SweetCicely
Thanks Honesty. Reading up on Figwort Weevil its...

Thanks Honesty. Reading up on Figwort Weevil its very likely that it was the culprit. I cut off the damaged buds and the Buddleia has recovered beautifully with lots of new flower buds waiting to...
Forum: Pests & Diseases Friday 21st May 2010, 11:42
Replies: 6
Views: 2,570
Posted By SweetCicely
Thanks, Val. I too have looked on the net but to...

Thanks, Val. I too have looked on the net but to no avail!! I have concluded that it must be a virus, its one of the new varieties of Buddleia's that are bred to be smaller and named after...
Forum: Gardening for Wildlife & Conservation Thursday 20th May 2010, 11:28
Replies: 16
Views: 5,586
Posted By SweetCicely
Lovely to see the Hedgehogs, Val. We haven't had...

Lovely to see the Hedgehogs, Val. We haven't had them in the garden now for over 20 years, very sad!!
Forum: Pests & Diseases Thursday 20th May 2010, 11:24
Replies: 6
Views: 2,570
Posted By SweetCicely
Black secretion on Buddleia bud

One of my Buddleia's has developed a nasty problem, anyone have any idea what it is? The buds are badly infected and the leaves are mottled, none of my other Buddleia's are affected and I was...
Forum: Gardening for Wildlife & Conservation Friday 26th March 2010, 16:38
Replies: 5
Views: 2,550
Posted By SweetCicely
Thats brilliant, I wonder if I will get some in...

Thats brilliant, I wonder if I will get some in mine!!
Here is a link that explains all about them http://www.bbc.co.uk/nature/wildfacts/factfiles/479.shtml
Forum: Gardening for Wildlife & Conservation Wednesday 24th March 2010, 14:41
Replies: 91
Views: 14,760
Posted By SweetCicely
Thats what I wanted, to let everything happen...

Thats what I wanted, to let everything happen naturally. But a visit to my sisters at the weekend, hubby couldn't resist helping himself to the frogspawn in her pond!! :@
Forum: Gardening for Wildlife & Conservation Tuesday 23rd March 2010, 13:29
Replies: 91
Views: 14,760
Posted By SweetCicely
Oh well, hubby decided to import some frogspawn,...

Oh well, hubby decided to import some frogspawn, I am the worst of all squeamish people and I can already hear the screams as I disturb frogs in our very small garden. &-)
Forum: Gardening for Wildlife & Conservation Thursday 18th March 2010, 15:44
Replies: 61
Views: 15,630
Posted By SweetCicely
I may have mentioned this plant somewhere on the...

I may have mentioned this plant somewhere on the forum before so apologies if I have. Verbena 'Seabrooks Lavender', which I bought at B&Q last year simply because of the lovely scent, was a fantastic...
Forum: Gardening in the Media Thursday 18th March 2010, 15:34
Replies: 3
Views: 3,368
Posted By SweetCicely
Gardener's World 2010

So far so good. Much better now that we have got rid of the 'Blue Peter' type presentation and getting back to some good gardening advice.
Hope they keep it up. =)
Forum: Gardening for Wildlife & Conservation Thursday 18th March 2010, 15:28
Replies: 91
Views: 14,760
Posted By SweetCicely
One year on from building our wildlife pond we...

One year on from building our wildlife pond we are waiting to see what has survived plantwise but as yet, no sign of frog spawn. I've noticed some tiny creatures in there and the pond looks very...
Forum: General Gardening Thursday 18th March 2010, 15:23
Replies: 8
Views: 2,263
Posted By SweetCicely
We spent last weekend digging out all of the old...

We spent last weekend digging out all of the old overgrown shrubs from our front garden, it was completely exhausting and very hard work. It was yesterday when I finally felt more alert and the aches...
Forum: General Gardening Tuesday 26th January 2010, 11:20
Replies: 13
Views: 3,131
Posted By SweetCicely
Be careful when you buy from Wilkinsons. I bought...

Be careful when you buy from Wilkinsons. I bought some Dahlia tubers from them last year and they turned out to be different from the picture on the package, they were of a variety I would never have...
Forum: General Gardening Wednesday 13th January 2010, 09:44
Replies: 13
Views: 3,131
Posted By SweetCicely
I must say I can't wait to get to the garden...

I must say I can't wait to get to the garden centres again, had enough now of all this snow, its about four inches thick outside again!! Will also be checking out what B&Q have this year, they...
Forum: General Gardening Thursday 7th January 2010, 14:04
Replies: 13
Views: 3,131
Posted By SweetCicely
Order plants online, watching and feeding the...

Order plants online, watching and feeding the wildlife, knitting, reading, ordering patterns and yarn online, coming up with new recipe idea's, some with disastrous results (poor OH), getting bored,...
Forum: General Gardening Monday 30th November 2009, 15:44
Replies: 7
Views: 1,262
Posted By SweetCicely
I also have some herbaceous plants still in...

I also have some herbaceous plants still in flower including a white clematis and some roses. I've also got a new Buddleia which I bought in early Summer, throwing out new buds. But, the weather is...
Forum: Lawns Wednesday 11th November 2009, 12:37
Replies: 6
Views: 3,542
Posted By SweetCicely
How awful, artificial grass, I hope it never...

How awful, artificial grass, I hope it never becomes popular here. What about wildlife, particularly Blackbirds who love to forage for worms. What about that gorgeous fragrance you get when you mow...
Forum: House Plants & Indoor Gardening Tuesday 10th November 2009, 09:17
Replies: 5
Views: 3,938
Posted By SweetCicely
That pic of the headless yucca is so funny. As...

That pic of the headless yucca is so funny. As much as I admire you for your persistance in wanting to keep the yucca and experimenting with it, why don't you just go out and buy another. You have...
Forum: General Gardening Tuesday 10th November 2009, 09:11
Replies: 4
Views: 949
Posted By SweetCicely
I had a special birthday this year and was given...

I had a special birthday this year and was given garden vouchers. I had the best time buying anything I wanted and not having to worry about the cost. So it would be garden vouchers for me, then I...
Forum: House Plants & Indoor Gardening Tuesday 10th November 2009, 09:07
Replies: 3
Views: 2,445
Posted By SweetCicely
An interesting experiment but why don't you just...

An interesting experiment but why don't you just grow your mint in soil. My son lives in a flat in London, his kitchen window is south facing and he has no problem with growing mint. In fact his...
Forum: Gardening for Wildlife & Conservation Sunday 8th November 2009, 16:47
Replies: 3
Views: 3,524
Posted By SweetCicely
So nice that the message for growing native...

So nice that the message for growing native flowers is spreading across the globe and about time too. Its absolutely amazing the effect it has for our insects. A few years ago my garden was barren,...
Forum: Gardening in the Media Sunday 8th November 2009, 16:43
Replies: 3
Views: 3,487
Posted By SweetCicely
Hmm, its all rumour but I also read that it was...

Hmm, its all rumour but I also read that it was to front another gardening prog and not GW. We will see!! =)
Forum: Gardening for Wildlife & Conservation Wednesday 21st October 2009, 09:07
Replies: 48
Views: 8,161
Posted By SweetCicely
Living in London we tend to forget how warm it is...

Living in London we tend to forget how warm it is here. Geraniums will survive outside from one year to the next, which was unheard of years ago. I've even seen the odd rose on a bush in February in...
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