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Latest posts by cowslip2

Feeding birds.

Posted: 09/12/2014 at 19:05

I am most concerned having just read about the fat balls so many of us hang up for our garden birds. It was said that many of these are low in fat, and include fillers like sand, sawdust, and even glue. Oh dear, I am shocked and upset. How can we be expected to know such things? I guess there are many makes. and indeed shops selling bird food. No doubt a paying game, as so many of us are keen to do our best for our lovely garden birds at this time of year. What can we do?

Bird Feeding.

Posted: 29/11/2014 at 20:59

Does anyone have knowledge or thoughts on feeding fat to garden birds. I am particularly thinking of the fat  which has been used for cooking a meat joint. I hasten to add , this would be rendered many times so that all impurities have been thrown away.

building houses on green belt land

Posted: 14/11/2014 at 17:41

It is a wonder the government do not cover the whole country in concrete. Not enough people care for the countryside. Breaks my heart to see our glorious farm land disappear  at such an alarming rate. 


Posted: 11/11/2014 at 20:29

Amazed to be finding so many caterpillars on my sprouts. This is November, not the usual time for them, in the spring.

Carrot bed

Posted: 04/11/2014 at 17:34

So very successful with using the previous years runner bean compost as base for carrot bed, topped with JI no 2 compost.

What peas are the best

Posted: 13/08/2014 at 18:23

Best variety? Hurst Greenshaft, I would say, without a doubt. Does anyone know of a Mangetout variety that is less than 6ft tall?

Tender Perennial.

Posted: 24/07/2014 at 13:19

Has anyone managed to keep this oh such a superb plant through recent winters?. It appears to be quite hardy if planted in the spring, so as to allow the roots to penetrate deep. I haven't seen it awhile!

What's wrong with my onions

Posted: 22/07/2014 at 15:11

I feel pretty sure Yorkshiremans problem is the long dry spell. Onions are shallow rooting and have suffered this year. My large onion bed have all wilted in quite a different way to the natural autumn gradual  ripening we are used to. They look in a sad state.

Bees in my compost

Posted: 18/07/2014 at 21:10

Bee hives, all our bees are in bee hives, on combs, which are cells in wax.

Bees in my compost

Posted: 18/07/2014 at 20:41

Honey bees do not make nests. Guess they are bumble bees, they most likely will raise their young, as birds do , then leave.

Discussions started by cowslip2

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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Sowing dates. 
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