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Another Vitopod question

Posted: 14/02/2013 at 17:38

I've got a heated propagator, my husband got it for me. At the moment I've got Alstromerias in there and the tempreture is just over 80F. I have got Begonias to grow and the tempreture for them will be about 70F. This is my first year with a heated propagator and I am looking forward to putting it to good use.

Talkback: Garden birds

Posted: 13/02/2013 at 17:29
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 year.
Just lately though I have notice the Blue Tits starting to check out the nesting boxes and I've got two Robins coming into the garden, so spring must be just around the corner, I hope.

Cheap seeds

Posted: 11/02/2013 at 17:30

I've used seeds from Lidl for the last few years and I have had great success with them. My cucmbers were lovely. I can not see the point paying so much for seeds from the well known brands when the Lidl seeds do just as well and produce such lovely plants.


Posted: 30/01/2013 at 17:22

A new stock of Lidl seeds will be in this week I think. I'll be there having a look and no doubt buying some more  


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 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.


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.

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