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Thoughts on Nesting Boxes

Posted: 03/03/2013 at 16:13

The nesting box wasn't in the honeysuckle but attached to my shed and hidden behind a holly tree.  Not hidden enough obviously!   My bluetit nesting box is more of a success but then it has only a small opening at the front.

Flowers we don't like?

Posted: 03/03/2013 at 15:56

I'm not a massive fan of lilies, especially those with staining pollen. If I am brought any they have to go in the porch as I'm allergic to their heady scent.

Thoughts on Nesting Boxes

Posted: 03/03/2013 at 15:43

Two years ago I bought a robin nesting box, the sort which have quite a large front opening. The Dunnocks decided to use it to raise a family in. Alas the Magpie soon spotted the nestlings and had the lot. Now the Dunnocks usually raised  their family in the honeysuckle and as far as I'm aware, this was successful. No bird has used the nesting box since and I am beginning to think that hedges and thick shrubs are less conspicuous than some types of nesting boxes. What are the experiences of others?

Cosmos seeds.

Posted: 26/02/2013 at 16:33

Well Daniel I now have an e-mail reply from "Gardeners' World" and it seems my seeds will be with me soon. Hurrah!  all is forgiven.

Cosmos seeds.

Posted: 23/02/2013 at 16:23

Thank you for your replies. My other half has just offered to root through our recycling bin just in case I missed them in all the bumph!

is re-cyling your green bin ,a good thing?

Posted: 23/02/2013 at 14:51

I saw this item in the times, flowering rose and it seems that people use Clopyralid on their lawns to kill weeds. I think this is so sad as we all see birds digging in the grass for worms and insect larvea.. Perhaps this is the reason that some species are declining.  Hedgehogs are also down in numbers and I wonder if this is partly caused by slug pellets.

Cosmos seeds.

Posted: 23/02/2013 at 14:38

Hello all, I have just received my March copy of Gardeners' World in the post, as I am a subscriber and find that I have no "free" Cosmos seeds. Has anyone else had this problem?  I have sent an e-mail to them but am not too optimistic that any will be forth coming!

Planting to disguise very large fence

Posted: 12/01/2013 at 16:52

I have Pyracantha groing up my fence. It is evergreen, produces berries for the Blackbirds  (they prefer the red ones) and produces creamy flowers in the spring. It will grow up to about  3 meters  (10 ft ) Worth considering .

new years resolution

Posted: 29/12/2012 at 16:38

I will echo your sentiment Marion, lets enjoy our gardens though can we have more sun this time around please? !  One resolution I have is to thin the apples on my trees so that I have better sized fruit. I find this very difficult.

Christmas reading,

Posted: 26/12/2012 at 12:40

A.T. s new book was a wonderful read for me this Christmas. It had the Good Feel Factor, a rare commodity these days. Thank you Alan for cheering me up during these dark days of winter.

Discussions started by daydaisy

Scented Pelagoniums

Can anyone advise me  
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Last Post: 16/01/2015 at 14:52

Plum tree infestation

Can I replace with a cherry tree? 
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Last Post: 12/08/2014 at 16:27

Houdini mice

How do mice do it? 
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Last Post: 24/04/2014 at 20:11

Can I call the compost from my heap organic?

supermarket veggie peelings added 
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Last Post: 27/01/2014 at 15:00

Can anyone identify these worms?

insect larva inquiry 
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Last Post: 16/01/2014 at 08:00

A lone goldfish

Do goldfish ostracize one another? 
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Last Post: 01/11/2013 at 19:08

My orchid has finished flowering

Can I make it bloom again? 
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Last Post: 14/02/2015 at 17:18

Oak tree seedling

Is it ok to plant it in a wild wood? 
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Last Post: 20/10/2013 at 20:19

Could I propagate a Rosemary?

I think I may well lose my Rosemary plant over winter. 
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Last Post: 30/07/2013 at 13:45

Bees and Butterflies

Are they making a comeback? 
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Last Post: 29/07/2013 at 10:19

Dying plants

What on earth is happening in my garden? 
Replies: 13    Views: 717
Last Post: 08/07/2013 at 13:56

A case of the missing goldfish (and a heron)

what can be done? 
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Last Post: 30/06/2013 at 20:13

Wild flowers not now mowed down

Attitude changes to our environment 
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Last Post: 14/06/2013 at 20:18

Mysterious hole appearance in the soil.

What creature could have made this deep hole? 
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Last Post: 13/04/2013 at 15:23


How do I propagate watercress from rooted stems? 
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Last Post: 31/03/2013 at 18:25
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