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Latest posts by Flower bird

Talkback: Early seed sowing

Posted: 24/02/2013 at 16:52
I have had some success with seeds but a lot end up in the bin. I only have window ledges to grow them on this time of the year. Have been successful sometimes with bizzie Lizzies and cosmos. Mind you I grew some hydrangeas from seed last year.
I think some of my failures may be due to sewing too early and maybe not enough light.
Have collected some loo rolls so will have a go at sewing some sweet peas in them. My first batch have flopped......very tall with not a leaf in sight. They were about 6" tall.....ha ha....definitely a problem.....I think the root of success is not to give up and to keep
trying.......but there again it's also recognising what you can achieve and what you can't.

Winter wonders

Posted: 21/02/2013 at 15:39
I can take good nature photographs but can never get a decent one of a bird.

Fork Handles

Posted: 21/02/2013 at 14:08
I cleared out my cupboards ages ago and put in the hall what I wanted to get rid of.......they are still there!

Fork Handles

Posted: 21/02/2013 at 13:40
That's a lot of plants Lizzie, can't image the size of your garden, must be massive. It's good that you can sell off your surplus for charity, it's a really nice thing to do.

What's the weather like in your area?

Posted: 21/02/2013 at 13:23
Lovely and sunny, thinks its very cold outside! Haven't ventured out.

Fork Handles

Posted: 21/02/2013 at 13:11
Hi everyone, haven't moved out of my flat today, feels too cold. Bin busy all week so will allow myself the luxury of a day in. Won't be any food shortage here , I 'm cooking up a big casserole (bort a slow cooker that is too big for me!), when I've finished shud have about 6 meals to freeze.
Catching up on all the forums to see what's happening, it's nice to catch up. Have just been pottering this morning and feeding my orchids.

Winter wonders

Posted: 21/02/2013 at 12:44
Lovely photo's Marion, love the birds.

Gardening Shows in 2013

Posted: 21/02/2013 at 12:40
Thanks chris, will take loads of snaps and butties too!

Talkback: Good things about February

Posted: 21/02/2013 at 12:32
February is an in between month for me, not quite out of winter and not quite in spring. But I love it because there is a hint, a big hint that gardening life is on its. way again.I start to potter with all my gardening things and feel a big glimmer of excitement at the thort of growing things and of all the plants and bedding to be put in over the next few months.
It is also the time of the year where I start to think about dieting.....but that's another story.
Had my first cup of tea out on my balcony this week when it was sunny and warmish, I enjoyed it and looking forward to many more.
Today I have been watering and feeding my orchids and wondering how they are going to do this year.

Talkback: Ant attack

Posted: 21/02/2013 at 12:17
I had ants in my flat a few years ago and it was operation get rid. Bort some Nipon and it did the trick. Don't like killing things but sometimes you have to draw a line. The slugs are going to cop it this year........have been to nice with them in the past but their time has come!

Discussions started by Flower bird

Damaged camelia

How to repair the bark 
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Last Post: 31/07/2014 at 21:13

I have no idea what this is...

Ornamental plant 
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Last Post: 25/06/2014 at 22:08

Does anyone know what the name of this plant is?

House plants 
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Last Post: 23/06/2014 at 13:32

Are these cabbage worm eggs

How to get rid organically if possible 
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Last Post: 10/06/2014 at 21:00

Plagues of caterpillars each year on our geraniums

How to control or prevent them 
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Last Post: 10/04/2014 at 10:46

How to save my geraniums form crawlers eating them

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Last Post: 23/07/2013 at 09:46

Leaf yellowing

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Last Post: 24/05/2013 at 19:53

Spellcheck taking over and no emails

Difficulties with writing on posts 
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Last Post: 28/04/2013 at 17:19

Talkback: Spring jobs in the garden

Hi Pippa, enjoyed your blog......I went to see the garden I look after today, I haven't been there for a few weeks so it was a nice surpris... 
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Last Post: 26/04/2013 at 18:17

Bedding plants

Safe to take a chance 
Replies: 5    Views: 1177
Last Post: 25/04/2013 at 22:33

Hardening off

Geranium cuttings 
Replies: 3    Views: 532
Last Post: 07/04/2013 at 11:01

Top soil feed for shrubs

Slow release feeds 
Replies: 2    Views: 459
Last Post: 06/04/2013 at 20:05

First day of spring

Replies: 11    Views: 599
Last Post: 01/03/2013 at 18:06

Continuation of slugs

Can't kill em 
Replies: 19    Views: 1192
Last Post: 09/02/2013 at 14:59

Busy Lizzies

This years seeds 
Replies: 6    Views: 1113
Last Post: 19/04/2013 at 21:18
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