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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

 

What we are doing this week

Posted: 08/01/2013 at 17:18

My potting shed is now tidy and ready for major seed sowing. I've tidied up my Fucshias that are overwintering in the greenhouse, all of them are doing well. I so love to be back out into the garden, and it was quite a nice day out there today even though the sun didn't shine.

Talkback: Christmas traditions

Posted: 24/12/2012 at 18:29

It has always been a tradition in our house to have fresh veg from the garden on Christmas day. My dad always did it and now I do the same. Christmas never feels the same any more with out my mum and dad here but I will always have fresh veg from the garden on Christmas day.
Happy Christmas to all at Gardeners World and a Happy New Year.

Bees in garden

Posted: 15/12/2012 at 17:41

That is a lovely photo. I had the same thing with my Fox Gloves, the bees were mad for them too. It is just amazing to watch them buzz in and out of the flowers and to watch how they move the petals about to get in. 

Discussions started by donutsmrs

How Tall are your Brussels Sprout

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Azalea Cuttings

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They Are Back

I think summer has arrived 
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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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Help!!! I think this is Fuchsia Gall Mite

Can any of you good people help 
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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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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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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... 
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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... 
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Last Post: 14/03/2013 at 22:46
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