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Sparrows!

Posted: 14/09/2013 at 12:26

I am sad to say that we no longer seem to get any sparrows in our garden at all in fact we hardly have any birds at present despite having several feeders - it is really sad.

What Type of Garden is Yours.

Posted: 21/03/2013 at 19:42

i live in the heart of the black country in a house built 29 years ago  with a small garden that slopes up away from the house.  The soil is poor and over the years we have struggled to grow a lot of stuff in it so now I tend to buy tough old plants that perform well and aren't too fussy and I am trying to attract more wildlife - had the first squirrel this year which I know a lot of people despise but I was thrilled as the area we live in quite urban with a strond industrial heritage although there is not much of the industry left now.

Bees, Butterflies and Blooms

Posted: 16/02/2012 at 21:35

I think it would be great if there was an area in every public park for wild flowers - long grass & flowers that kids come run through.  Also roundabouts that currently getting summer bedding schemes could be planted, verges the side of major roads could be planted - we all need to lobby our councillors.

Ivy or not?

Posted: 13/01/2012 at 19:05

I grow a lot of ivy for the wild life which do seem to love it however it can go a bit mad and we also cut it down every year to keep it under control.  The birds love the berries in late winter and also roost in to and the bees like the later flowers - I would not be without it.  

Plants still in flower

Posted: 13/01/2012 at 19:01

West Mids garden I have carnations that have never stopped flowering, likewise penstemon and a yellow rose - likewise I wonder how this will effect next years flowering.

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