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Daily Bird Sightings 2015

Posted: 03/01/2015 at 16:44

Great idea

Gold finches

Blue tits

Great tits

Wood pigeons

Collared doves



Flock of about 20 black-headed gulls descended into the garden to take some fat I'd put on the grass for the blackbirds


Roses blooming Winter

Posted: 03/01/2015 at 15:03

Thanks Salino - don't suppose it likes a bit of shade does it?

Roses blooming Winter

Posted: 03/01/2015 at 14:40

Those are lovely Salino - are they Falstaff?


Posted: 03/01/2015 at 11:53

Oooh Poor you Matty - I had it two Christmases ago -   Absolutely horrid - have a lovely evening this evening

Waterlogged Garden never gets the sun

Posted: 03/01/2015 at 11:11

I would suggest paving and pots too - the combination of a shady lawn and a lively dog are never going to give you lush green grass.

A soakaway to provide drainage could double as a bog garden too

Feeding birds

Posted: 03/01/2015 at 11:09

That wasn't too bad Susiejennie   But not too much bread as it contains salt which is bad for birds.  Dripping is better than lard as it sets hard and doesn't get wiped off their beaks onto their feathers.

Lots of ideas here to help you feed the birds and keep them healthy

Worries & troubles that affect Forum friends.

Posted: 03/01/2015 at 08:43
KEF wrote (see)

Hugs for Lily's friend & daughter x

Matty brill news about health and your grandson 

Steve lol 

Lyn & Verdun xx

Keep laughing folks it's hard to cry when laughing 


Wot she said

Red Admiral

Posted: 03/01/2015 at 06:50

They come to hibernate in our homes in the autumn, then we turn the heating up around Christmas and wake them up. 

A quiet dark corner in a frostfree garage or shed is the place for them. 

They won't survive in a warm house.

Roses blooming Winter

Posted: 03/01/2015 at 06:42

How lovely   We've had a long and very warm autumn - it's stimulated a lot of summer/autumn flowering plants to carry on and on and on, particularly in sheltered spots.   As Dave says, as the weather gets really wintry they'll get discouraged. 

When I was a child Ma had a sheltered southwest facing rose garden - most years there were usually a few blooms for the table on Christmas Day!


Posted: 03/01/2015 at 06:35

Good morning folks    I've just been listening to Open Country on Radio 4, coming from the Suffolk coast at Dunwich and Minsmere - fabulous - if you missed it Listen Again!

Gemma , my sister in law is from Combs near Stowmarket.  I grew up near Debenham.

BL - I'll wait to hear from you


Discussions started by Dovefromabove

Plant ID please

Any better ideas ... 
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First Pickings 2015

Those first rewards from the fruit and veg patch 
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Last Post: 17/03/2015 at 11:10

The Chelsea Fringe

Is there an event in your area? 
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Last Post: 09/03/2015 at 10:48

Snowdrops to see in East Yorkshire

Snowdrop Spectacular!!! 
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Last Post: 23/02/2015 at 11:25

Norfolk bargains?

Trachycarpus fortuneii 
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Last Post: 14/02/2015 at 10:20

Winterwatch BBC2

Starts this evening 9.00pm 
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Last Post: 19/01/2015 at 22:27


Please help me choose 
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Last Post: 09/01/2015 at 17:02

Trees and their relationships

Interesting info about fungi, microrhyzal organisms and trees 
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New Year Gardening Resolutions

What do you really mean to do differently in 2015? 
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Formatting Problems

There's a rogue thread 
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Last Post: 11/12/2014 at 16:47

Christmas lights in the garden

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Last Post: 24/12/2014 at 21:51

John Innes Compost

All your questions answered 
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Last Post: 24/11/2014 at 07:52

Amazing amateur wildlife photos

Russian foxes in the Arctic Circle 
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Last Post: 15/12/2014 at 00:00

Hallowe'en Howlers

A seasonal joke thread 
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Last Post: 02/11/2014 at 10:04

Tree of the Year

Some wonderful photographs of wonderful trees 
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