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Daily Bird Sightings 2015

Posted: 21/01/2015 at 11:30

A good day for birds in my garden so far

A wren hopping about among the Swiss chard in a raised bed

A jay tucking into the hard lamb fat from the weekend joint that I chopped and put out this morning

Several collared doves, a couple of pairs of blackbirds, two robins, lots of goldfinches and a bluetit.

And the big wood pigeon that OH calls Peabrain, tucking into my overwintering peas!!!   A deterrent sparkly garden windmill has been moved to that raised bed!



Janurary Plants; Which are the easiest?

Posted: 21/01/2015 at 11:23

It depends on what you want and where you want to plant them Alan.

Have a look here  There's a really good search facility down the left hand side.

Would you pay more for a pint of Milk ?

Posted: 21/01/2015 at 11:20
Verdun wrote (see)

Knew a local guy who supplied "organic" veg.   However, he used artificial fertilisers, slug pellets and the like.  Who checks ?  Who really knows? ....


Totally illegal - organic producers have to be registered and inspected.  It shouldn't be ignored - someone should have reported him to Trading Standards and/or the Soil Association.

Worries & troubles that affect Forum friends.

Posted: 21/01/2015 at 10:10

Thinking of you Lyn ((hugs))

Seed Swap/Give Away

Posted: 21/01/2015 at 09:17

Four cups/two mugs ... should suit us Nut

Seed Swap/Give Away

Posted: 21/01/2015 at 09:11

 Here you are Nut

Seed Swap/Give Away

Posted: 21/01/2015 at 08:58
ladygardener2 wrote (see)

Can someone explain why there are 2 new threads now please. Thanks Dovefromabove for the link. I see one thread is in Plants and the other is in The Potting Shed.

I think the Potting Shed thread is just discussing a new seedswap thread in theory.

The Seed and Plant Swap 2015 in the Plant Forum is actually doing it in practice

Perhaps a bit confusing, but if the Practice overtakes the Theory it'll all work out

Seed Swap/Give Away

Posted: 21/01/2015 at 08:55
nutcutlet wrote (see)

we've got the 2015 version Dove

Nut, pour yourself another coffee - my link is to the 2015 version


Posted: 21/01/2015 at 08:53

I planted a Clem. cirrhosa 'Freckles' early last summer and it's blooming beautifully - probably because it's near other clematis and they all had generous dollops of clematis fertiliser throughout the summer.  They're such greedy feeders so they do need plenty of nutrition and if yours was planted in the autumn it wouldn't have had time to make the most of the good conditions I'm sure you've given it - it's obviously concentrated on growing  I'm sure it'll be amazing in 12 months' time

Positive thoughts and silly things for the tough times

Posted: 21/01/2015 at 07:37

Hope you get plenty of those Lyn

Discussions started by Dovefromabove

Winterwatch BBC2

Starts this evening 9.00pm 
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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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Last Post: 05/01/2015 at 18:01

New Year Gardening Resolutions

What do you really mean to do differently in 2015? 
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Last Post: 01/01/2015 at 18:00

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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Last Post: 29/10/2014 at 08:07

Hallowe'en Party 31 Oct in The Log Cabin, Verdun's Garden

All welcome ............who's coming? 
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Last Post: 02/11/2014 at 21:56

It's a mystery ....

Can you name this plant? 
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Last Post: 26/10/2014 at 19:27

Bargain Roses

For a limited time only 
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Last Post: 19/10/2014 at 10:57

Prepare for a heatwave!!!

It's not winter yet ....... 
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Last Post: 14/10/2014 at 11:25

Recording the weather in your garden

Do you? 
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Last Post: 28/09/2014 at 14:37
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