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Big garden bird watch

Posted: 26/01/2014 at 21:22

2 blue tits

2 great tits 

3 long tailed tits

2 robins

2 blackbirds 

3 crows

5 wood pigeons

1 dunnock

2 chaffinches

1 magpie 

1 coal tit

1 great spotted woodpecker

and next door's ginger cat!!

Usually have more blue tits and great tits but then I haven't seen the wood pecker for ages.....of course my jay and collared doves turned up later  

Compost for sowing seeds

Posted: 20/01/2014 at 17:47

 I think very few people make their own seed compost for several reasons - you need to sterilise the soil you need by heating it    e.g.  in a microwave to kill off harmful viruses ..;  normal compost will be full of weed seeds which will germinate when used in a seed growing situation; you can't be sure of the nutrient levels in your soil - seedlings need a soil of low nutrient level.

I usually use a brand from Aldi with good results.

Connecting water butts to a greenhouse

Posted: 17/01/2014 at 18:35

I used a piece of hose from a car radiator to connect mine up - just pushed it on and hooked the jubilee clip (attached) to the existing gutter on green house to hold it in place. As it has a bend in it, any debris that falls in catches in the bend and I can remove it. Having said that - with a lovely new green house... a piece of radiator hose is not going to look great. 

Hedgehogs

Posted: 15/01/2014 at 16:35

I am still putting out hedgehog food nightly. My hedgehogs show no sign of hibernating! The bowl is empty each morning.

What's the weather like in your area?

Posted: 28/12/2013 at 11:38

Back to calm sunniness in Essex today.

Great British Garden Revival

Posted: 28/12/2013 at 11:36

That's kind Clueless but I now have watched all so far  and have the rest of the series on record to save. I am really enjoying the series and believe it is the best thing the bbc has done for years. 

Great British Garden Revival

Posted: 28/12/2013 at 10:59

Garden girl, Thank you Thank you Thank you! I have just watched the topiary episode and am inspired. I have the rest of the series on record and feel these are programmes I will want to watch again. Thanks again for taking the time to post the link for me (and others) to enjoy. 

What's the weather like in your area?

Posted: 27/12/2013 at 11:15

Grey, windy and raining in Essex this morning such a contrast to yesterday...

What's the weather like in your area?

Posted: 26/12/2013 at 11:27

Beautiful morning in Essex.All is calm and the sun is shining. Been for a walk in the park and now going to tackle all the twigs/branches in the garden - work off some of yesterday's excesses...

Great British Garden Revival

Posted: 26/12/2013 at 11:25

After further research it's episode 2 - the one about the topiary that I have missed. Still can't find where to watch it though!

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