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When 'weeds' are wildflowers

Weeds are simply wildflowers growing in gardens, that gardeners don't want. Some get sprayed, others get pulled, so you might not even ever see them in flower. So, here is some wildlfowers in August. These are typical are what you might find in any grass verge on a country lane. As you can see, some are quite pretty. Next year, perhaps leave a small part of your garden to grow wild and see what shows up (for example behind the garden shed), and these native plants are great for bees and butterflies.

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Autumn has now arrived. Here's some late summer flowers

Autumn officially began on the 22nd September, here in Britain. So here is a last look at some late summer flowers. Still some Dahlias and Chrysanthenums in gardens, but things are certainly turning autumnal shades and summer flowers are being thrown in the compost bin, where they will slowly decompose to create soil for next years flowers.

 

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Shortages and price rises

This article from the BBC

https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/business-57247757

is interesting, as this is something we have experienced. The timber products have had 2 prices rises this year from the supplier due to the increase in global demand for timber. This has unfortunately made the timber sheds and other garden products a lot more expensive.

Another recent development is the pond manufacturer has been having problems getting hold of the specific required plastic to make the preformed ponds, so currently the Large has gone out of stock, with only the medium  and small preformed ponds available, and these will probably become unavailable at some point when stock is depleted. If you were hoping to get a large pond, the main option is the plastic pond liner, or alternatively you could opt for 2 medium ponds, which is 400 litres, and combined just 20 litres less than the large pond, and just £5 extra, with no delivery sucharges to pay. These can be placed long ways to create a longer, narrow pond, or can be placed near each other as a double pool pond, with some pond edging plants, placed between them.

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Lockdown 3 Garden Planning

Lockdown 3 - what better time than now to plan your garden projects for this year. 
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Snowdrops

Snowdrops in flower. Video.
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Weedkiller NOT for sale on gardenis.co.uk

Roundup garden weedkiller 'probably' causes cancer, says UN WORLD HEALTH ORGANISATION study https://www.theguardian.com/environment/2015/mar/21/roundup-cancer-who-glyphosate-
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