London (change)
Today 17°C / 8°C
Tomorrow 11°C / 4°C

cowslip2


Latest posts by cowslip2

Birds.

Posted: 22/03/2013 at 17:54

I am puzzled by the regular appearence of four robins on the bird table. This is March, and I would have thought by now they would have become territorial. I was expecting there to be just a pair, hopefully nesting in our garden. What do you all think?

The Potting Shed.

Posted: 15/02/2013 at 17:45

I wonder what the general opinions are regarding the decision to allow garden gnomes at Chelsea. I was shocked, for I think they are hideous.

small bird watch

Posted: 09/02/2013 at 18:28

Such a delight to see a goldcrest suddenly hop near my feet, while I was waiting for a bus, near Bath.

Welcome to the fruit & veg forum

Posted: 02/02/2013 at 21:56

I would very much appreciate any advice on varieties of sprouts. I am keen to grow ones that produce small or medium tight sprouts. Does anyone remember Peer Gynt?It was an F1 Hybrid, but sadly no longer available. It was a superb variety.

Hot Beds.

Posted: 25/01/2013 at 22:09

I would love to learn of any gardeners who have had experience of growing vegetables on the hot bed system. There was an article in the Daily Telegraph last weekend on this subject, that set me thinking it may well be a good idea.

Foxtail Lilies

Posted: 22/01/2013 at 19:30

Make sure you grow them on a mound of soil, that is so the roots are lower than the centre of the plant. As one would with asparagus. A beautiful plant.

small bird watch

Posted: 19/01/2013 at 19:30

An interesting thought has occurred to me since we have had such a lot of snow the last few days. Those of us who regularly feed the garden birds will have noted a vast increase in the numbers attending the bird tables and feeders. Thinking of the forthcoming RSPB Bird Count, and seeing the great influx of chaffinches for instance, I assume the final count could be rather misleading.

Talkback: Slug-proof plants

Posted: 05/01/2013 at 21:32

Massive amount of geranium (Cranesbill) varieties. Never touched by slugs.

on their way to garden near you!

Posted: 03/01/2013 at 17:03

Has anyone ever seen a jay feeding from a nut feeder. I was dumbfounded to see this a couple of times in the last day or so.

Birds.

Posted: 22/12/2012 at 19:19

Would love your thoughts and experiences on the bird feeders that can be attached (stuck?) to windows. I would love to try this, but guess the birds may be reluctant to use it. Also in our national daily newspaper it has again been mentioned this week of the disastrous consequences of fat balls in nets. Please everyone take off the green nets, or preferably only buy  from the decent manufacturers who sell fat balls without nets.

Discussions started by cowslip2

Birds.

Swallows. 
Replies: 14    Views: 280
Last Post: 13/04/2015 at 09:32

Ponds.

Size. 
Replies: 3    Views: 169
Last Post: 05/04/2015 at 09:42

Precious site.

Replies: 5    Views: 380
Last Post: 03/03/2015 at 10:13

Regular contributers.

Every day. 
Replies: 138    Views: 6103
Last Post: 24/01/2015 at 01:59

Feeding birds.

Fat balls. 
Replies: 24    Views: 1253
Last Post: 23/01/2015 at 14:16

Bird Feeding.

Fat. 
Replies: 7    Views: 413
Last Post: 02/12/2014 at 21:00

Brassicas.

Caterpillars. 
Replies: 0    Views: 132
Last Post: 11/11/2014 at 20:29

Tender Perennial.

Convolvulus Altheoides. 
Replies: 3    Views: 267
Last Post: 24/07/2014 at 20:55

Convolvulus Star of Yalta.

Mystery death. 
Replies: 3    Views: 348
Last Post: 30/04/2014 at 21:38

Spring soil.

Tilth. 
Replies: 12    Views: 596
Last Post: 19/03/2014 at 19:36

Carrots.

Sowing dates. 
Replies: 3    Views: 615
Last Post: 07/02/2014 at 09:00

Slugs.

 
Replies: 5    Views: 589
Last Post: 19/07/2013 at 07:58

Capillary Matting.

Replies: 1    Views: 595
Last Post: 22/06/2013 at 17:58

Carrots.

Sowing dates. 
Replies: 11    Views: 793
Last Post: 21/06/2013 at 17:18

Runner Beans.

Supports. 
Replies: 14    Views: 1744
Last Post: 30/05/2013 at 22:21
1 to 15 of 23 threads