That's interesting. I didn't know there are two types 👍 I think I might look into getting silver birch now that I've lifted my ban on online purchases. Although I've just spent £40 on 100L of general purpose compost and 75 litres of ericaceous compost. 😂😂😂 Online shopping is dangerous!
@ublaszko would be a great addition 😁 online plant shopping is a dangerous world isn’t it!! Oh wow, that’s much more expensive than Wilko 😜 I just got my summer compost delivery today - 20 x 50l 🙈 and I know it won’t last til the end of summer either 😫
I'm hoping I can manage with 100L of normal compost plus 75L of ericaceous compost until the end of the year. It's my essential purchase to keep my potted plants healthy over summer 😆😆 I reckon I'd pay half of that price for Wilko compost. Earlier in the year I paid £2.50 for 25L. @kez001uk
@ublaszko definitely essential 😛 think most of mine is replacing what the birds dig up 🙈 that’s great value! I know the Tesco near me has started selling compost again but like you I don’t drive so it’s hard getting it home 😜
@ublaszko love the sound it makes in the wind 😍 I think it’s all but stopped. Have the odd plant here and there that they mess with but a combination of wooden skewers, strawberry netting on the bare soil & cayenne pepper has kept most of the plants untouched 🙏🏻
Sounds great! Hope it's not too cumbersome to protect all of your pots. Perhaps the birds will learn that there's nothing to find in your garden and move along to your nosy neighbours 😁😁 Silver birch is my favourite tree 😍😍 I love the weeping silver birch because it reminds me of Poland 😊
@ublaszko I just do a pot each time it gets disturbed so it’s a bit easier to maintain. Plus still easier than cleaning up after their compost baths! I do hope so 🤞🏻 oh a weeping silver birch 😍 don’t think I’ve ever seen one 🤔 love that some plants remind you of home ☺️
They have weeping birch trees here at uni so it's a nice reminder 😊 I finally managed to get out in the garden this evening and top up some of the pots as I got my hands on the last bag of ericaceous compost in Wilko 😁
They look very delicate and light and they move in the wind. Love them! Also love weeping willows 😍 The garden is looking very chaotic 😱 I've started to organise the shady side and noticed I have a few bunches of fruit on my autumn raspberries 😊 I also collected seeds from my aquilegias so that will be exciting to sow them and see if I get any new colour variations. I also cut back flowering stems on tiarella and heuchera as there were new stems coming through. 👍
Yep, just went out in the garden at lunchtime and leached heuchera, put some labels on springs bulbs so I know what they are and put some slug pellets down around gladioli (the leaves are all munched but supposed to be orange flowers if they ever flower 😰) 👍 I got a bit more motivation atm as I took a day off on Saturday ☺
@ublaszko did you get your cat food and sambucus?? I did, found a couple of great online nurseries and thought I’d use a bit of my birthday money on plants. I’m redoing the front soon so buying bits now so they look less scraggly when I put them out there 🤣
@ublaszko I don’t mind growing them from twigs out back where they’re hidden but don’t fancy a front garden full of tiny plants so tried to be smart about it for once 🤣 oh no 😝 hope you get to go not look at plants soon 😉😉
😁😁 Smart move! I'm the opposite. Not bothered about the front garden as it's only a thin strip and nowhere to sit but it annoys me that I can still see the fence in the back garden and the neighbour's garden and back alley beyond.