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Talkback: Birds: helping garden birds in spring

Posted: 28/03/2016 at 13:55

Hi,

We have had Great Tits nesting in one of two nestboxes I made, every year except one for the 11 years we have been at this house. We also have quite regular visits from a Sparrowhawk, in fact I got as close as two feet away from him when he was on our fence, before he dropped down into next doors garden - and then continued to stare me out from between the hedge!!. The G.T`s also use either box as a roost over winter. It is brilliant to watch them working so hard when building the nest up and see the fledglings go. After being sure that neither box is being used after fledging, I take them down and give them a good scalding with hot water, and a bit of disinfectant. Let them dry thoroughly and put them back up ready for winter.

What is this?

Posted: 26/05/2015 at 20:14

Hi gardenning granny and Forester2, Yes it is actually quite a nice looking plant, and if my memory serves me right, I think it was from a packet of free wild seeds I applied for the year before last, this plant did not flower last year but it has done well this time. But as you say, it might need a bit of `management`. It looks like this at the moment.....

http://s4.gardenersworld.com/uploads/images/original/77668.jpg?width=293&height=350&mode=max

 

 

What is this?

Posted: 25/05/2015 at 15:48

Hi hollie hock,

Thankyou for your reply, and after looking at other pictures you are right. Thanks again - appreciated. cresser

What is this?

Posted: 25/05/2015 at 15:32

http://s4.gardenersworld.com/uploads/images/original/77514.jpg?width=296&height=350&mode=max

Hi everyone, Can someone help me here and let me know what this flower is called. Thanks in advance, cresser.

Granular Fertilizer

Posted: 05/11/2013 at 09:03

Thankyou Verdun, I`m off to the store now.......... Cheers. cresser.

Granular Fertilizer

Posted: 05/11/2013 at 08:39

Hi all, what sort of granular fertilizer should I use in the preparation of a small plot of ground I want to turf over. It will only need a small amount so I don`t want a great big bag or tub of the stuff, cheers,cresser.

State of Water in Water Butts

Posted: 11/08/2013 at 16:53

Welshonion, Hi, how do you manage to keep water so long without a pong?? what sort of butt is it in. cheers, cresser

State of Water in Water Butts

Posted: 11/08/2013 at 12:36

Hi Waterbutts, I`m sure your water is as pure as the ........... anyway!

The `unsmelly ` water does come off a flat felt garage roof and this is OK, the `smelly` stuff, comes of the house roof tiles, as does the next door neighbours, and they say their water is OK. I actually thought that - perhaps - it might just be the plastic butt itself? as I say, I do clean them both out, and more than once a year if they run out. If I had hair I`d pull it out - ouch. cresser.

State of Water in Water Butts

Posted: 11/08/2013 at 10:50

Hi, I have two waterbutts they are not connected to each other, and both are never in direct sunlight, however, the water in the smaller one of the two, stinks to high heaven after a couple of days, and it has to used quickly. I do clean them out every year and both have light proof lids on. I put charcoal pellets in both, and have used the Hozelock product, which does seem to help a bit, but I don`t really want to put chemicals in the water. Any other advice very welcome, cheers. cresser.

What is it -2

Posted: 03/08/2013 at 10:16

Hi all,

waterbutts hi, I have put them out in the past, but usually only in feeders, and most of the time I end up chucking them anyway. nutcutlet, & BobTheGardener, good advise both. I have in fact, now taken them up and got rid, and I am taking notice of the info so I don`t make the same mistake next year. Thankyou all for your help and advise, very much appreciated, cheers, cresser.

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