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Posted: 27/08/2013 at 22:27

You can put a baffle on the pole. Try garden bird supplies. Also the squirrel buster feeder as above. Droll Yankee all metal feeders are good.


Posted: 27/08/2013 at 17:38

of course the definitive way to decide how old it is, cut it through (prune) at about 2ft. Count the growth rings.


Posted: 27/08/2013 at 17:24

lot of it about this year.

seed share

Posted: 27/08/2013 at 14:01

Gardening fantic, I can do

Onorpordum acanthium, eryngium giganteum and teasel seed ,

all suitable for butterflies and bees, and sandy soil in sun.


Posted: 27/08/2013 at 13:08

Time to get a tree surgeon in. One who knows his stuff should be able to tell you whether its worth saving or for the chop.


Posted: 27/08/2013 at 13:03

Depends on what variety the apple is. Some are tip bearers. If you cut off all the tips you have no fruit. Others are not. What variety is it?


Posted: 27/08/2013 at 12:54

Hemp seed is in a lot of bird seed mixtures. I get lots of these. I just pull them out so the local police don't get too excited.


Posted: 26/08/2013 at 23:21

A foot deep would be adequate. I would grow earlies or charlottes.


Posted: 26/08/2013 at 23:11

Why is it's age important?



Posted: 26/08/2013 at 23:06

Pak choi probably planted too early in season. 

Beetroot  overfed.


Discussions started by fidgetbones

Brugmansia cuttings.

how to take brugmansia cuttings. 
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white mouse

Is this an escaped pet (or a boas dinner) or a natural occurring albino? 
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fungi identification please

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A walk at Attenborough by the River Trent.

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squash crown prince

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Talkback: The best way to grow potatoes

I always thought that potatoes need a lot of water. Certainly the potato growers in Lincolnshire seem to use water cannons to irrigate throu... 
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Talkback: Grass snakes

Snakes in the kitchen? NOOOOOOOO!!!!! 
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Fascinated by Fasciation

Photos of fasciated flowers/stems/seed pods. 
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Talkback: Seven-spot ladybirds

This year is the first time I have seen ladybirds mating. Then I found another lot the same day.I recorded them as well. Well, I would soone... 
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ladybirds mating?

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Bug identification please.

black and yellow body, yellow legs, black antennae 
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Identification needed

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Felley Priory Bluebells.

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