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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. 

French beans

Posted: 10/05/2016 at 08:16

Oh dear, how upsetting. I know that mice eat pea seeds, but surely not beans. Are they outside? Start them in house or greenhouse.

Swallows, swifts and martins - have you seen them yet?

Posted: 18/04/2016 at 21:23

First one for me arrived on the 16th, four days later than last year. So very thrilling!

Eccremocarpus Scaber.

Posted: 10/04/2016 at 21:47

I am interested to know if there are many gardeners who grow Eccremocarpus. I rather assume a lot of people may not be familiar with this delightful climber. My question is I have difficulty in germinating the seed. It will sometimes self seed, but how I would love to be able to dot a few plants around my garden.

Swallows, swifts and martins - have you seen them yet?

Posted: 10/04/2016 at 14:36

Fritillary, I trust they will come in to West Wilts soon. Be sure and send them this way! I have opened the door to our barn where they raised young last year. How I love them!

Slugs on Delphiniums.

Posted: 09/02/2016 at 19:17

A query from a friend. Delphiniums are very attractive to slugs, and my friend has heard that something called ALUM is a successful deterrent. She has learnt that it can be bought by the ton, but wonders where small quantities can be obtained. Is anyone aware of this product, or indeed any experience of its use in this way? 

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Eccremocarpus Scaber.

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Slugs on Delphiniums.

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French beans.

crop rotation. 
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Seed sowing.

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Weed killer.

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Precious site.

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Regular contributers.

Every day. 
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Feeding birds.

Fat balls. 
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Bird Feeding.

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Tender Perennial.

Convolvulus Altheoides. 
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Convolvulus Star of Yalta.

Mystery death. 
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Spring soil.

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