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Latest posts by flowering rose

Best type of bird feeder for a city garden?

Posted: 25/01/2013 at 17:07

I have a pole with a seed feeder and suet holder and fat ball holder in the middle of the garden and a bird table,now they all prefer the shed roof,because they can see the enemy coming,smaller birds prefer the seed cadge near a bush or tree ,so as they can escape the sparrow hawk.We have squirrels but they are no problem here in this city.

Talkback: Growing a yew hedge

Posted: 25/01/2013 at 17:01

someone at the top of the hill has a lovely clipped yew and it looks lovely all year round and it produces berries as well.obviously keeping the evil sprites away from the front door!

What's the weather like in your area?

Posted: 25/01/2013 at 16:58

Thawing here the other side of Severn,very cold wind and lots of black ice.just putting the sledge away.

Why are blackbirds digging the garden

Posted: 25/01/2013 at 16:55

They are just looking for something tasty to eat,annoying but that's the joy of wildlife,and they will eat all those pesky snails and slugs.

 

Veg plot planner

Posted: 24/01/2013 at 15:18

call me old fashion but I believe 4rly rotation of crops ,remember that  at school, and good compost , as said above dont start of with difficult easy is what you need to do,find out from those who live near you what grows best for them,I gather being on a farm you might have access to a good manure supply.Being in Wales you are most likely exposed to the elements and so must consider that and defence from Rabbit and the like.Most of all enjoy what you do,there will be times you fail and a lot to learn.

Talkback: Garden birds in the snow

Posted: 24/01/2013 at 15:10

I have had a few visitors a gold crest,the blackbirds are back and in a tree all on his own ,a field fare making that clacking noise.Plenty of foot prints in the snow of birds,foxes ,rodents e.t.c.and during the day light the foxes have been out and about,they normally keep a low profile.The Badgers don't make it this far when its snowing so they have not plowed through the fence for awhile.The robin sings his heart out on top the hawthorn and only hope spring is going soon.

down at thefrozen pond

Posted: 23/01/2013 at 16:46

True,do you remember when they caught or had a very nasty virus,a lot of the frogs died and toads ,not only in my garden but others around too,it took years for them to become plentiful again.

on their way to garden near you!

Posted: 23/01/2013 at 16:43

I saw in the pyracantha ,a little bird very much like a fire crest,very small and rounded,not a gold finch ,haven't seen it since.I love to watch jays and flocks of red wings and field fares,one year I had bush laden with them pinching the berries.

Lemon tree

Posted: 23/01/2013 at 16:38

prune only when necessary and not to harshly is my advice.

Monty Don's French Gardens

Posted: 23/01/2013 at 16:36

hope its as good as the Italian one!

Discussions started by flowering rose

Ford Abbey

Garden of delight! 
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Last Post: 11/08/2014 at 20:31

summer flowering ?

daffs are blooming in amongst the cosmos and sweetpeas 
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Last Post: 29/05/2014 at 20:14

spring bulbs in summer

daffodils 
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Last Post: 22/05/2014 at 20:54

wild flowers

in the verges 
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Last Post: 14/05/2014 at 19:17

Talkback: Fruit trees in spring

I agree ,fruit trees bring a lot of joy to a garden. The blossom is beautiful and looks confetti and the seeing the fruit on trees looks mar... 
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Last Post: 23/05/2014 at 03:25

next season

those basement bargains 
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Last Post: 06/04/2014 at 22:12

parks and commons

a haven for everyone 
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Last Post: 05/12/2013 at 20:47

The demise of the front garden.

have we fall out of love with the front garden? 
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Last Post: 10/01/2014 at 11:45

getting those plants in before the storm

wallflowers,persian carpet. 
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Last Post: 29/10/2013 at 21:43

the best buy

a bay tree 
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Last Post: 16/09/2013 at 17:31

Talkback: How to tackle house plant flies

sounds good advice about watering less and covering with gravel.I had noticed it was better when I did this so good to confirm. 
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Last Post: 18/01/2014 at 11:39

perparing for next year

from planting to choosing the bulbs 
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Last Post: 06/09/2013 at 22:23

roundabouts and flowering baskets

the council have done a good job 
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Last Post: 31/08/2013 at 23:11

danger-for-the-sparrows

sparrow hawk 
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Last Post: 17/08/2013 at 22:48

Where you see us growing -beware.....

bog grass 
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Last Post: 24/07/2013 at 13:33
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