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Forum: Pests & Diseases Sunday 20th June 2010, 23:13
Replies: 6
Views: 2,570
Posted By Honesty
Have you considered feeding damage by figwort...

Have you considered feeding damage by figwort weevil?
Forum: General Gardening Sunday 28th March 2010, 17:14
Replies: 8
Views: 2,263
Posted By Honesty
Thank you both for your kind words. Yes, a...

Thank you both for your kind words.

Yes, a little bit of thought before starting work can make a big difference and it may only take simple changed.

I think I have to start thinking about my...
Forum: Garden Design Sunday 28th March 2010, 17:11
Replies: 26
Views: 8,450
Posted By Honesty
Oh dear, I didn't do very well, I couldn't bear...

Oh dear, I didn't do very well, I couldn't bear to part with anything so I just put more things in!! :twitcy:
Forum: Gardening for Wildlife & Conservation Sunday 28th March 2010, 17:09
Replies: 91
Views: 14,760
Posted By Honesty
Although it is probably better to let it happen...

Although it is probably better to let it happen naturally I don't suppose it does any harm to kick start things by introducing a little frogspawn. The only problem could be the introduction of...
Forum: Gardening for Wildlife & Conservation Wednesday 17th March 2010, 10:02
Replies: 91
Views: 14,760
Posted By Honesty
Finally spring is here again (just about) and the...

Finally spring is here again (just about) and the frogs are spawing in the wildlife pond.
Forum: General Gardening Saturday 13th March 2010, 13:57
Replies: 8
Views: 2,263
Posted By Honesty
Thanks for the great advice folks. I have the...

Thanks for the great advice folks. I have the right tools for the job but do tend to over do things when I get out in the garden. Little and often is wise, as is the stretching before and after and...
Forum: General Gardening Wednesday 10th March 2010, 09:07
Replies: 8
Views: 2,263
Posted By Honesty
Looking after your back

I know this isn't a specific gardening issue but it is related. How do you take care of your back and ensure that you don't do damage to it when gardening?

I hurt my lower back when digging my...
Forum: Gardens to Visit Tuesday 9th February 2010, 15:41
Replies: 8
Views: 4,045
Posted By Honesty
I revisted Wisley today to see the butterflies. ...

I revisted Wisley today to see the butterflies. They have obviously had problems because there were signs up apologising for the lack of butterflies in the glasshouse. There were a few, which were...
Forum: Garden Design Tuesday 2nd February 2010, 11:52
Replies: 26
Views: 8,450
Posted By Honesty
I'm thinking about revamping the back garden...

I'm thinking about revamping the back garden flower borders early this spring. I want to simplify the borders with bigger areas of a single type of plant so it makes more of an impact. At the...
Forum: General Gardening Sunday 31st January 2010, 16:45
Replies: 13
Views: 3,131
Posted By Honesty
I've been pottering around in the garden this...

I've been pottering around in the garden this afternoon. It looks very bleak out there and very little is showing signs of life but I took the opportunity of tidying up a few bits.

I can't...
Forum: Gardening for Wildlife & Conservation Sunday 31st January 2010, 16:41
Replies: 61
Views: 15,630
Posted By Honesty
What type of lavender do you grow?

What type of lavender do you grow?
Forum: Tools & Equipment Tuesday 22nd September 2009, 20:30
Replies: 4
Views: 3,807
Posted By Honesty
Thank you both for your replies. Well,...

Thank you both for your replies.


Well, that has made my mind up for definite. Next spring I will get the hoselock system and put it in place. =)
Forum: Tools & Equipment Monday 21st September 2009, 16:10
Replies: 4
Views: 3,807
Posted By Honesty
Irrigation systems

Does anyone on here have any experience with irrigation systems? I see that hoselock do a system which seems to be quite straight forward and isn't too expensive.

My front garden is extremely...
Forum: Fruit Growing Tuesday 1st September 2009, 20:02
Replies: 15
Views: 3,219
Posted By Honesty
How are your toms now, Kits? I've picked a big...

How are your toms now, Kits? I've picked a big batch of italian plum tomatoes today and I am glad I have got away with it because they are just starting to show the odd sign of blight.

The...
Forum: Gardens to Visit Tuesday 1st September 2009, 19:57
Replies: 7
Views: 3,115
Posted By Honesty
I really like Cliveden. The gardens are lovely...

I really like Cliveden. The gardens are lovely and there is usually a very good craft fair held there each year.
Forum: Gardening for Wildlife & Conservation Saturday 1st August 2009, 12:45
Replies: 48
Views: 8,161
Posted By Honesty
I've had small torts in the garden this week and...

I've had small torts in the garden this week and this is the first time ever! I am thrilled. They are very beautiful little butterflies.

Plenty of peacocks and a few painted ladies too.
Forum: Gardening for Wildlife & Conservation Thursday 30th July 2009, 18:09
Replies: 48
Views: 8,161
Posted By Honesty
They hid in the nearest dry place they can find. ...

They hid in the nearest dry place they can find. It could be under a leaf or in a sheltered crevice in some bark or in the shelter of a bush or wall. Butterflies have been known to sit patiently...
Forum: General Gardening Thursday 30th July 2009, 17:48
Replies: 11
Views: 2,070
Posted By Honesty
Well you have me baffled regarding your green...

Well you have me baffled regarding your green shield bug. I can't think of a shield bug with a red spot on its head and doing a google image search didn't turn up anything either. Could you post a...
Forum: Gardening for Wildlife & Conservation Thursday 30th July 2009, 17:37
Replies: 48
Views: 8,161
Posted By Honesty
I am sure you are right, SC, it has been a good...

I am sure you are right, SC, it has been a good year indeed.

They are very nice photos, Kits. What type of buddleia is it? It looks like Royal Red?
Forum: Gardening for Wildlife & Conservation Thursday 30th July 2009, 17:36
Replies: 9
Views: 4,042
Posted By Honesty
I bet you have seen the frothy white "spit" of...

I bet you have seen the frothy white "spit" of the spittlebug on plants in your garden, if you push away the bubbles you will see a little green grub in the middle. Well that grub will grow up to be...
Forum: Gardening for Wildlife & Conservation Wednesday 22nd July 2009, 16:51
Replies: 9
Views: 4,042
Posted By Honesty
That's great, SC. Kits, I am not sure if you...

That's great, SC.

Kits, I am not sure if you know or not but the creature in your first picture is a frog hopper.
Forum: Allotments Wednesday 22nd July 2009, 16:48
Replies: 34
Views: 13,260
Posted By Honesty
Hi Val, I have given up on asparagus peas for a...

Hi Val, I have given up on asparagus peas for a start! I picked them when absolutely tiny, as recommended, and they still tasted horrible. :twitcy:

The mange tout were nice but went over too fast...
Forum: Gardens to Visit Wednesday 22nd July 2009, 16:45
Replies: 15
Views: 5,963
Posted By Honesty
Lovely photos, SC. I have heard how good this...

Lovely photos, SC. I have heard how good this place is and it is definitely on my list of places to visit. I am not sure if I will get there this summer but definitely by next year.

Is this...
Forum: Allotments Saturday 11th July 2009, 21:01
Replies: 34
Views: 13,260
Posted By Honesty
I've learned that some things just aren't worth...

I've learned that some things just aren't worth the bother of growing. It is cheaper and easier to pop down to the supermarket and buy what you want when you want. Other things, like strawberries,...
Forum: General Gardening Tuesday 7th July 2009, 12:46
Replies: 6
Views: 1,829
Posted By Honesty
Unfortunately I am not that organised! =O There...

Unfortunately I am not that organised! =O There are several good garden centres around here and I cannot be absolutely certain which plant came from which garden centre.

Ultimately it is only a...
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