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Seeds

Posted: 29/01/2013 at 17:02

Lidl always have good bargain seeds and they are very good.

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.

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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Last Post: 07/01/2014 at 20:26

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... 
Replies: 23    Views: 894
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... 
Replies: 1    Views: 207
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 
Replies: 13    Views: 528
Last Post: 06/09/2013 at 17:53

RSPB Swift Count

Web site problem 
Replies: 2    Views: 353
Last Post: 18/07/2013 at 18:45

California Blue Bells

Never Grown These Before 
Replies: 12    Views: 843
Last Post: 10/05/2013 at 15:56

The Swifts are Back

The sound of summer has arrived 
Replies: 6    Views: 398
Last Post: 16/05/2013 at 20:34

Still no emails

Replies: 3    Views: 498
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 ... 
Replies: 26    Views: 1492
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: 1400
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: 494
Last Post: 14/03/2013 at 22:46

Big Garden Bird Watch

It's Time to count those birds 
Replies: 10    Views: 564
Last Post: 11/01/2013 at 17:17
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