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Birds

Posted: 11/11/2012 at 20:19

Isn't it amazing the way gold finches feed from those special containers we hang up for them? Such minute holes from which they extract the seeds, and yet they appear to waste about half, as so many drop to the ground, and seem not to be attractive to other birds. Do you have any thoughts or advice? I love feeding our garden birds, but wish they would clear their plates!!

Nigel

Posted: 07/10/2012 at 17:13

I am yet another fan of Nigel, and therefore missed him a lot. I could watch him for hours, for he has such a lovely nature it seems.

Saving bean seeds...

Posted: 30/09/2012 at 21:40

How many people realise that runner beans are a perennial, and therefore the roots can be saved in a frost free place over winter, then planted out next May time?

geraniums (spelling?)

Posted: 23/09/2012 at 18:01

Isn't it a nuisance this confusion with the name Geranium. Why on earth do nurseries and garden centers persist in calling Pelargoniums, Geraniums?. I thought that was sorted years ago. People have said to me, they didn't know there was such a plant as a hardy geranium, thinking of course as the so tender pelargoniums. 

Talkback: Growing runner beans

Posted: 18/09/2012 at 18:16

Interesting chat about runner beans. I realise one can place them in the freezer without blanching, but would love to hear from anyone who does this, and also uses the blanching method. Do they find a marked difference in the texture and quality when they come to eat them?

Late Runner Beans

Posted: 07/09/2012 at 19:25

flowering rose, you do not have to grow them in a different position next year, indeed it is beneficial to keep to the same trench. Just add manure or of course, compost, as you dig the plot over when the beans have finished for the season.

bird feeders

Posted: 04/09/2012 at 19:01

Could not agree more, for goodness sake take those darnation nets off the fat balls. They should not be there in the first place. When one thinks of all the song birds that have been left dangling, till their death, makes one cry.

Talkback: Caterpillars

Posted: 04/09/2012 at 18:48

Take a little time to squash the caterpillars. This is most important, but even more so is to keep a sharp look out for any, each and every day. Try and keep a sharp lookout  for a grey deposit on the leaves, and if you destroy this, there will not be any caterpillars.

Damson Crop for 2012

Posted: 23/08/2012 at 20:18

So very disappointing not to have any damsons this year. They usually grow like wildfire, and fruit with abundance. How I envy those with a crop!

Monardas

Posted: 22/08/2012 at 21:22

A true beauty is CAMBRIDGE SCARLET, Try growing this alongside Campanula lactiflora. Both flower at the same time, and are the same height. Stunning!

Discussions started by cowslip2

Convolvulus Star of Yalta.

Mystery death. 
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Spring soil.

Tilth. 
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Carrots.

Sowing dates. 
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Slugs.

 
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Last Post: 19/07/2013 at 07:58

Capillary Matting.

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Last Post: 22/06/2013 at 17:58

Carrots.

Sowing dates. 
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Runner Beans.

Supports. 
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Last Post: 30/05/2013 at 22:21

Spring visitors.

Swallows. 
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Last Post: 15/04/2013 at 20:47

Birds.

Nesting Material. 
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Birds.

Robins. 
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Last Post: 23/03/2013 at 14:29

The Potting Shed.

Garden Gnomes. 
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Last Post: 19/02/2013 at 15:58

Hot Beds.

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Last Post: 25/01/2013 at 22:59

Birds.

Bird Feeders. 
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Last Post: 23/12/2012 at 22:07

Birds

Gold Finches. 
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Last Post: 30/12/2012 at 09:17

Runner beans.

Growing Runner Beans in pots. 
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Last Post: 19/08/2013 at 20:26
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