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Latest posts by burhinus

Bird Feeders on the allotment?

Posted: 11/04/2012 at 22:03

A better way to attract birds might be to erect some nest boxes. If there are pests on the plot they will be taken to feed the young.  You could also heap up sticks or stick a kettle somewhere in the hope a robin will build.

Good birds to encourage would be tits, robins, dunnocks and thrushes.

Discourage, ducks, pigeons,doves, partridges and pheasants.

Native Wildlife Hedging

Posted: 11/04/2012 at 21:57

As others have said look to see what is gropwing in the area. Someone mentioen Privet, I dont think this is native.


Posted: 11/04/2012 at 21:53

Porridge Oats mixed with a little veg oil is good for them also.

You can purchase or make a hog box.


Posted: 11/04/2012 at 21:49

I have nevr used it but Lion pooh is supposed to be a deterrent. I have seen it for sale in some garden centres.  Also try pepper.


Posted: 11/04/2012 at 21:47

Hi happymarion

Some nice moody shots

Talkback: How to damp down your greenhouse

Posted: 10/04/2012 at 21:25

Try spraying Apple Cider Vinegar into the cracks. Damp down first then spray vinegar.

Clarify the drought pls!

Posted: 10/04/2012 at 21:20

Drip irrigation is allowed. See Kitchen Garden page 6, News

Encouraging birds to the garden

Posted: 10/04/2012 at 21:18

Woodpigeons are also heavy feeders on Ivy berries.

Gravel Garden

Posted: 09/04/2012 at 21:52

Hi I visited Beth Chatto's garden in Essex yesterday and was very impressed. I came away thinking about creating a small gravel garden. I have some thoughts but wondered has anyone else got one and can share any tips.

Allotment planning

Posted: 09/04/2012 at 21:48

The best idea is to note what the existing allotment holders are doing. Usually you should aim to have your rows North/South so one side gets sun whilst it rises in the East then the other side receives sun as it sets in the West.

If you plant East to West the North side will receive little sun.

Discussions started by burhinus

Making Compost

As site dedicated to the making of perfect compost 
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Last Post: 23/04/2012 at 20:14

Gravel Garden

I am thinking of creating a drought tolerant gravel garden 
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Last Post: 20/04/2012 at 22:02
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