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Nesting Materials

Posted: 29/01/2018 at 17:30

Treehugger 80

You may have missed  recent correspondence in the press warning us not to use human

hair, as it is apparently too strong, and can easily strangle  a bird. there was sadly a photo 

of a robin that died this way.

Feeding the birds

Posted: 20/12/2017 at 18:31

Last winter I used peanut feeders bought from Wilkinsons. They are cleverly designed as regards

cleaning, but this year so far, I am bothered to witness a reluctance of the tits to use them. Much preferring the cheaper "square" spaces design. It appears their beaks cannot reach the nuts. Have 

others noticed this, I wonder?

Asparagus - will it grow?

Posted: 03/05/2017 at 20:49

My Asparagus plants, planted about two years ago, are sending up thin shoots only. Are these male, I wonder? Can I expect nice thick shoots later on? I seem to remember hearing Bob Flowerdue advising listeners to only buy male plants. Mine were a gift so know little about them. The whole subject of growing asparagus seems anything but straight forward. How I would love some delicious thick shoots to cut and enjoy.

What plant is this

Posted: 17/04/2017 at 20:31

So kind jaffacakes, and thank you. my problem is I cannot see where to click to send my message. unlike here where it says Post reply.

What plant is this

Posted: 17/04/2017 at 19:41

I am poaching on someone else's topic, I know,, but how on earth does one actually send a problem via a new thread?  

Big garden bird watch 2017

Posted: 16/02/2017 at 20:16

Thank You so much one and all. I managed to send my count off just in time, via the RSPB site. Let us hope those taking part this year have increased in number. Most interesting isn't it?

Big garden bird watch 2017

Posted: 13/02/2017 at 21:39

I don't know if I am being a silly billy or not, but I cannot find where to record my bird count. Previous years it was so straight forward. All I can find on the BTO, is a request for a donation. Help!


Posted: 19/07/2016 at 20:49

Me too. Very few flowers, hence a most disappointing crop.  Planted last August from runners taken from my healthy stock, same as I have done for decades! Whatever can the reason be?

Picked Gooseberries too early

Posted: 30/06/2016 at 21:08

Rhubarb and Gooseberry chutney is superb.

Raspberry plants

Posted: 23/06/2016 at 20:46

May I mention a strawberry problem? Unable to send via a new thread, for some reason.

 Some of my plants are minus any flowers, so naturally no fruit forthcoming. Seems very strange. They look very healthy, so I am mystified. 

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crop rotation. 
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Precious site.

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Feeding birds.

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