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Latest posts by Daintiness

hedgehog

Posted: 14/06/2014 at 10:13

If you want to find out more about hedgehogs I can recommend a great book I am reading at the moment which dispells a lot of myths and explains alot too.

The New Hedgehog Book by Pat Morris

birds

Posted: 14/06/2014 at 10:07

Hi, birds don't mind what quality your feeders are only that they are kept clean. It is really important to regularly wash them with hot soapy water in order for disease not to build up on them which can cause diseases to spread between birds and across species.

Offer different types of seed and see what comes in - whole sunflower seeds or sunflower hearts are popular with a large range of birds. Peanuts behind mesh (baby birds can choke on whole peanuts) will also bring in different birds - I get woodpeckers on mine.

By offering food in different ways you will also increase the types of birds in your garden  - hanging feeders; bird table; scattering food, scraps, fruit on the ground.

In winter or when the weather is cooler - grated cheese and  fat balls are two other things to try.

Mystery Plant?

Posted: 11/06/2014 at 22:24

Is that a flower bud at the top of the bottom picture Jap3? If it is maybe a photo of it when it opens would help confirm id.

Seedling ID Please

Posted: 11/06/2014 at 22:21

Could they be achillea?

What is this plant?

Posted: 11/06/2014 at 22:18

Hypericum

 

Can anyone identify this shrub :)

Posted: 11/06/2014 at 22:10

Spirea douglasis

Mystery Plant?

Posted: 11/06/2014 at 19:33

Unfortunately the photo does not enlarge when I click on it and the original is too small for me to see the plant in detail.

 

Weed or boarder plant

Posted: 11/06/2014 at 19:30

The plant twining itself around the stem is convolulus - weed which strangles other plants and is hard to kill !!

Can't id the other one ( I'm sure someone else will) but it looks like a weed too.

Mystery plant growing among strawberries

Posted: 11/06/2014 at 19:22

Hi, it looks like marjoram. Rub the leaves and see if there is a smell. Great herb and pollinaters love it.

Pumpkin Magic

Posted: 05/06/2014 at 22:21

I would be inclined not to stake it but let it travel over the ground. It will take up alot of room but your pumpkins will be well supported on the ground and you can place straw underneath as they grow to keep them clean.

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