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Where have all the ladybirds gone?

Posted: 04/07/2013 at 18:53

Loads of ladybirds around here just outside Swansea, don't think I've seen so many at this time of year for several years.

Talkback: How to take dahlia cuttings

Posted: 08/03/2012 at 18:29
I don't like the way she screwed the leaves off, causing a lot of cell damage, also she inserted the cuttings leaving the leaf node above the level of the compost.
Also I notice she avoided showing taking a cutting of the tall plant, which at that height probably had a hollow stem.

Talkback: Cactus dahlias

Posted: 24/11/2011 at 15:30
I am very dissapointed that in this item you have shown dahlias, the majority of which are only available from one UK grower.
It would have been better if you had featured Cactus Dahlias that were readily available, such as Firebird, Indian Summer, Karma Bon Bini, Kiwi Gloria, Marlene Joy, Nuit D'Ete, Orfeo, Park Princess, Purple Gem, Trelyn Kiwi, Weston Spanish Dancer, White Star.
Almost as weatherproof are Semi Cactus Dahlias which are much more readily available.

Talkback: Bird feeding - make fat cakes

Posted: 24/11/2011 at 15:29
You say not to use a fat that doesn't set then say to use Lard, this isn't a good thing to use during warmer weather, much better to use dripping, but shop around for it
Tesco value oats are the cheapest.
I use 2 litre pop bottles cut off at the shoulder as moulds, they take about 1.5 litres of mix each,
Then hang them in tubes of half inch (1cm) wire netting hung inside 2 hanging baskets hung by their sides, 2 chains to hold the baskets and the 3rd to hold the feeder.

Talkback: Bird feeding - make fat cakes

Posted: 24/11/2011 at 15:29
A picture of one of our feeders, http://i240.photobucket.com/albums/ff82/taffy4u2/Feeder.jpg
It gives the small birds some protection from our resident Sparow hawk.
We even have a Greater Spotted Woodpecker who gets inside to feed with no problems.
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