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Talkback: Waiting for the snow to thaw

Posted: 29/01/2013 at 17:00
The snow has long gone here in Bournemouth. It is now blowing a gale and pouring with rain. Had a look round the garden yesterday and the bulbs are pushing their heads up and a few things have new shoots showing including my Fuchsias. I love the spring, the blue tits are even checking out the nesting box, so spring is definitely coming.

small bird watch

Posted: 28/01/2013 at 17:44

I did the RSBP bird watch yesterday, and there are far fewer birds than last year. This is also being said on the RSBP forum. I think the birds know its the big count and stay out off the way, the littly devils.

Talkback: Garden birds in the snow

Posted: 26/01/2013 at 17:17

I only buy Asda cheep porridge oats,nothing fancy.

Talkback: Garden birds in the snow

Posted: 25/01/2013 at 17:52

I have had lots of birds in my garden, I put out some fruit and some porridge oats (not cooked obviously) the blackbirds love it,  I've got a peanut feeder and a fat ball feeder.and meal worms.in a dish. Blackbird is the bossy one, chasing the starlings and anyone else that might try and take his meal worms. I have been out there breaking the ice on the bird bath several times a day. Luckily the snow has now gone from Bournemouth. I will be doing the Big Garden Bird Watch this weekend, it is something I do every year.

Impatiens

Posted: 13/01/2013 at 14:22

I've just purchase Begonia Semperfloren seeds from ebay and they are pelleted seed/pills which make it so much easier to sow. I have bought seeds from here before and they grow really well.

Winter wonders

Posted: 13/01/2013 at 14:11

I have some Alstoemerias in pots and they only stopped flowering a few weeks ago, they flower their socks off all through the summer. We are still making our way through the Christmas cake, I put Brandy into mine so it should last a while.

Winter wonders

Posted: 12/01/2013 at 17:32

Beautifull Lillies happymarion, I can almost smell them (the cake looks nice too). It has been a dreadful day here in Bournemouth, it hasn't stopped raining. I managed to sow some Alstoemeria seeds yesterday. This is a first for me, never grown them before. Others have said how difficult they are to grow, but I'm always up for a challenge. They are in my heated propagator so fingers crossed and watch this space. 

Big Garden Bird Watch

Posted: 11/01/2013 at 17:17

Making up the number of birds seen in your garden is rather silly, like you say it is not a competition, it is important for the RSPB to know how many birds are visiting. As usual, lovely comments from you all, thank you for reading my thread.

Big Garden Bird Watch

Posted: 10/01/2013 at 17:49

I have just registered for the RSPB Big Garden Bird Watch. I do this every year and I love it.Through doing it every year I have been able to see birds that I didn't realise came into my garden like the Dunnock and the Green Finch. Sitting watching the birds for one hour is so relaxing and very very enjoyable.

christmas tree

Posted: 08/01/2013 at 17:41

Here is a picture of my husbands Christmas tree that was planted in 1984. It was bought in a pot and used indoors for Christmas then planted outside. This is where he used to live (before he met and married me),  we went to Ironbridge for a holiday and took a trip to see his old house. He couldn't believe it when he saw how big the tree had grown and so surprised to see that it is still there. 

http://s4.gardenersworld.com/uploads/images/original/17489.jpg?width=300&height=350&mode=max

 

Discussions started by donutsmrs

Azalea Cuttings

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Last Post: 16/07/2014 at 19:23

They Are Back

I think summer has arrived 
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Last Post: 01/05/2014 at 19:31

Double Reply and Large Font

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Talkback: New year gardening resolutions

I am determined to keep on top of the seed sowing. This year I have decided to sow my seeds little earlier than I have done in the past. I h... 
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Last Post: 09/01/2014 at 21:15

Talkback: Autumn harvests

This has been the first time I have grown marrows and they have grown so well, I only put two plants in. We have eaten some of them and with... 
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Last Post: 02/10/2013 at 22:45

Help!!! I think this is Fuchsia Gall Mite

Can any of you good people help 
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Last Post: 05/09/2013 at 12:29

Dahlias

They are so lovely 
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Last Post: 06/09/2013 at 17:53

RSPB Swift Count

Web site problem 
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Last Post: 18/07/2013 at 18:45

California Blue Bells

Never Grown These Before 
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Last Post: 10/05/2013 at 15:56

The Swifts are Back

The sound of summer has arrived 
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Last Post: 16/05/2013 at 20:34

Still no emails

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Last Post: 28/04/2013 at 11:53

Talkback: Garden seating areas

I've got two seats in my back garden. One I have had for a long time and is nice and secluded and the other one, my husband got it at a car ... 
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Last Post: 20/05/2014 at 15:11

Talkback: Early seed sowing

I have sown some tomato seeds this weekend and sweet pea. It is just great to be out in the garden, and it is lovely to walk into a lovely w... 
Replies: 25    Views: 1388
Last Post: 27/02/2013 at 22:43

Talkback: Garden birds

I haven't had many birds in my either, and RSPB Bird Watch was disapointing to say the lest as I hardly counted any birds compared to last y... 
Replies: 6    Views: 486
Last Post: 14/03/2013 at 22:46

Big Garden Bird Watch

It's Time to count those birds 
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Last Post: 11/01/2013 at 17:17
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