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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.

on their way to garden near you!

Posted: 23/11/2012 at 18:45

Artjac, Oh please start feeding the birds again. I am sure any mould only refers to peanuts which have been left in poor condition over a period of time. Freshly bought ones should be fine. I hope other bird lovers will agree with me!

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!!

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Precious site.

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Regular contributers.

Every day. 
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Feeding birds.

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Bird Feeding.

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Brassicas.

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Tender Perennial.

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Convolvulus Star of Yalta.

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Spring soil.

Tilth. 
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Carrots.

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Slugs.

 
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Capillary Matting.

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Carrots.

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Runner Beans.

Supports. 
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Spring visitors.

Swallows. 
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Birds.

Nesting Material. 
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