Dovefromabove


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Birds clearing the gutters?

Posted: 17/08/2016 at 08:17

Daisy, we have house sparrows here, but nationally the numbers have declined hugely. They are on the RSPB Red List! It's thought to be due largely to a reduction in suitable nest sites due to a change in building techniques and roofing materials. Their favourite nesting spots are in the gaps under old fashioned pantiles. 


Autocorrect keeps trying to change that to 'panties' 

Patchy lawn

Posted: 17/08/2016 at 08:08

That sounds like dog lichen or one of the liverworts. 

Tying in a Fuchsia 'Lady Boothby'

Posted: 17/08/2016 at 08:01

I also think that you have to be prepared to do some pruning, removing forward pointing shoots, rather as you would train a fruit tree against a wall. 

How do I keep a Hydrangea white

Posted: 17/08/2016 at 07:38

That may have been due to climatic conditions. 


Do you know the name of the variety?

HELLO FORKERS AUGUST EDITION

Posted: 17/08/2016 at 07:31

Good morning all 


Im still in bed waiting for another coffee 


It looks like another lovely day - think we'll have to put the seep hose on the Shady Bank again. 

Asparagus...what now..

Posted: 17/08/2016 at 07:20

The foliage should be cut back when it starts to turn yellow. 


as for the ones that didn't grow - when did you plant them and who did you get them from?  

HELLO FORKERS AUGUST EDITION

Posted: 16/08/2016 at 23:36

Dewdrops - so sorry to hear of your loss. Our sympathy to your family. 


Night night all ((hugs))

Birds clearing the gutters?

Posted: 16/08/2016 at 20:05

  Yes, they don't migrate and I feed them all the year round.  They're primarily seed eaters so one of the premium seed mixes will be most suitable.  http://shopping.rspb.org.uk/bird-food/seed/seed-mixes.htm


lBeware of cheap mixes which contain mainly barley which is too large for many of the smaller birds and which just gets discarded on the ground where it germinates and grows as weeds in your garden. 


House sparrows are becoming so rare - in my childhood they were really common, nesting beneath the roof tiles on our farmhouse and the old farm buildings, and having dust baths in the dusty dried mud of the farmyard on hot sunny days. 

Prunus ' Kanzan ' problem with blossom

Posted: 16/08/2016 at 19:09

If it's gotta go it's gotta go ....... and every felled tree is a new planting space ... or three 

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