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Feeding Birds / Protecting your plants

Posted: 24/02/2013 at 17:21

Thank you for your useful comments.

Feeding Birds / Protecting your plants

Posted: 04/02/2013 at 10:17

Thank you all for your responses. I wonder if anybody knows where I could get 'pigeon netting' for my garden. I grow broccoli etc. in a cage (garden netting over aluminium frame from the local garden centre). Ideally I would like to use a net with greater mesh size that would only stop pigeons and let the small birds in to 'clean' my plants of pests.

Feeding Birds / Protecting your plants

Posted: 27/01/2013 at 15:51

I find it interesting that under 'jobs to be done this week' it is suggested that we cover fruit trees and bushes to stop birds eating the emerging fruit buds and at the same time we get a whole raft of suggestions on how best to feed our garden birds. Why not leave the birds to have a share of what we grow and leave them to decide what foods are good for them? - Mind you, I still net most of my brassicas, as the voracious pigeons would'nt leave any for us.

agave

Posted: 30/11/2012 at 11:52

I have found the same with my Yuccas (gloriosa) whose 3 flower stems are trying to open since beginning of November. Perhaps because the seasons have been very mixed up this year? Compare the two pictures: Nov 2012 and June 2006 

http://s4.gardenersworld.com/uploads/images/original/16151.jpg?width=448&height=336&mode=max

 

http://s4.gardenersworld.com/uploads/images/original/16153.jpg?width=448&height=336&mode=max

 

Deformed beans

Posted: 29/08/2012 at 15:58

My climbing French beans are becoming more and more twisted as the season draws to a close. Does anybody know what causes it? - They are still picked and eaten.

http://s4.gardenersworld.com/uploads/images/original/11282.jpg?width=369&height=336&mode=max

 

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Feeding Birds / Protecting your plants

A garden with wildlife or 'domesticated' wildlife? 
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Last Post: 24/02/2013 at 17:21

Deformed beans

Climbing French Beans or Crippled French Beans? 
Replies: 12    Views: 1452
Last Post: 28/09/2012 at 13:12
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