Chrissy the gardener

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Posted: 13/12/2016 at 16:37

I think I read somewhere not to use around acid loving plants ( i.e. Camellias, some heathers, acers etc)

wood ash is alkaline so acid plants will not like it, good where you are going to plant brassicas though.

Show us yer baubles 2

Posted: 12/12/2016 at 15:55

This is my friends tree, I'm jealous 


Posted: 11/12/2016 at 08:40

I've tried this Dove and yes  it was funny but I felt sorry for the squirrel putting in all that effort for my enjoyment , so we will see if the basket works even for a short time.

Im already worrying about what if the squirrel gets stuck trying to get through the wire. 


Posted: 10/12/2016 at 16:30

Thanks Dove, if that's the case in the summer I can always put some small holed net on top of the basket.


Posted: 10/12/2016 at 15:13

Anybody else got a problem with squirrels on the bird feeders?

I think I've cracked it !!

i put this up a week ago and the squirrels haven't managed to find a way around it as yet.

one upside down wire hanging basket secured on the feeder with wire, easy why didn't I think of this before?

Hope this is helpful to any one who is plagued with squirrels.

Then And Now

Posted: 01/12/2016 at 17:41

I was born in Tibberton in 1949 and lived there until 1970s when I got married , I collect old postcards I've got lots of Droitwich but can't find one of  Tibberton.

Hello Forkers December

Posted: 01/12/2016 at 07:49

Hi all really foggy this morning and very cold, I've just put some seed out for the escaped pheasants (they missed getting shot, at the pheasant shoot over the way ) and its VERY cold out there and white with frost. This is the kind of morning when you are pleased you don't have to turn out for work.

Seed and Plant swap 2016

Posted: 01/12/2016 at 07:38

Bright star I would like some of your seed, not sure how the swap works though !!

ID please

Posted: 28/11/2016 at 18:09

Thanks so much, I've looked it up and I think you are right.

ID please

Posted: 27/11/2016 at 17:00

Hi all,

any ideas what this is?

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