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I have two seed packets, one with 1000 white (Alba) foxglove seeds and the other with 2000 purple wild foxglove seeds. Is it worth planting the white ones?
My garden has been wild for two years whilst I've been renovating my house, I've just started to clean it up this weekend.
I decided to prune ONE overlapping branch in a very dense bush, these four fell out when I pulled it. Sods law.
I put them back in and tried to secure their nest as much as possible; It's been two days and they seem to be okay. Is there anything else II should do?
Obviously, leaving them alone is the default! After that sneaky photo to check if they are okay, I mean.
I recently established a garden pond with a wild flower area in front. I fenced it in so my dog wouldn't dive in the pond and trample the flowers. However, this is only 20-25 square meters of my garden, and I would like to increase biodiversity in the rest of the garden, but I'm afraid my dog will ruin small plants before they flower and eventually set seed. I also don't want to banish my dog to a small corner of the garden
What do you sow/plant that your medium-sized, speedy dog can't trample?
Edit: I'm okay with fencing off portions of the garden for a limited time to allow plants to root properly.
A lot of the flowers just arrived of their own accord - among others the alkanet, forget-me-nots, dandelions, honesty, and some foxgloves that are still too small to properly see in the pic. There’s a little marsh area that some of the rain runoff from the roof drains onto with irises and bog myrtle; a woodpile that lots of birds, a hedgehog and wood mice make use of (and where I had a one-time sighting of a grass snake!). The wood chip path is very popular with lots of insects and invertebrates, and the birds who like to eat them; and the absolutely gigantic elder bush is popular with insects when in bloom; and birds when there are berries.
Weekly weekend chat over the virtual garden fence; talk about what's happening in your garden, and ask quick questions that may not require their own thread.
Interesting story about some of the tensions. " A year ago, Jack Trimper let the grass grow around his home in Arbutus, Md., to avoid disturbing buttercups and clover. 'I don’t like to cut anything that has food for bees,' said the retired teacher, now an artist and poet. 'My neighbor didn’t like the idea, put in a complaint and then life got real complicated.'
I have let my quite large lawn (which was typical monoculture grass for years) go wild without mowing. Since I went this route I have seen a large spike in tick population and Id love to not have to interact with ticks. Does anyone have any tips or advice on this? I have considered mowing a perimeter around my house, and I’d really rather not use any pesticides.
I’m in southern oregon 8a
I've been growing some chili peppers for the past time. Today I noticed these worms in the soil in the plugs. Any idea what they are and what to do about them of needed?
Based on what I’ve read it makes sense that they would eat a grub given the chance. Thoughts?
simply said, can i just buy a bunch of packs of dandelion seeds and sprinkle them all over my lawn? probably right before we’re gonna have a few days of alright rain? moved in to the house i’m in in the winter, so we just cleaned up the yard for the first time. it’s ugly! lol. and i really love dandelions.
wonder if he's injured. I filmed for a few minutes and he didn't try to fly
(blurry bc thru car window+digital zoom)
The water is not deep enough here for snapping turtles, and the only critters I have seen lurking here are turkeys. Do they ever dine on this foliage? Or could it be a muskrat?
I've just bought my first home and my biggest excitement is doing up the garden. I intend on creating a bird/lizard and frog sanctuary plus adding in some possum and bat boxes. I want to add flowers/plants alongside the house and fence, leaving space for a little walkway down the side and a ground cover. Does anyone have any recommendations for a good ground cover and bushes for bandicoot etc?