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Talkback: Garden birds in the snow

Posted: 29/01/2013 at 14:02

just witnessed our two foxes having a relationship in the back garden,they were rather connected for awhile and total unaware  of being observed as i was meant to be looking for bird life,they then relaxed and the female so sweetly slid on her side across to the male ,who now ignored her,she  kept this playfulness up for some time,then they fell asleep on the the lawn in the rain,then disappeared,I then  went on to spot to bedraggled pigeons who looked worse for wear.

squirrel shot for coming to the table.

Posted: 28/01/2013 at 12:39

I believe and I will stand corrected if wrong,that you are not allowed to shoot near a footpath or road ,it has to be 150 feet away,something like that.I remember coming into conflict with a shooting party near a path I was walking with the dog and a bullet whistling passed my ear!

fieldfare behaviour

Posted: 28/01/2013 at 12:29

funny but there was lone feidfare here flying forlorn with out its mates.

Feeding Birds / Protecting your plants

Posted: 28/01/2013 at 12:27

I have seen for fruit or veg a good cadge that surrounds the plot of land ,nothing can get in bird or animal wise ,expensive but good for a small plot,birds dont bother me with the fruit ,even the current bushes as there always seems enough and they pick off the caterpillers and slugs.

Rockery plants

Posted: 28/01/2013 at 12:19

its so hard when you have clay soil as drainage for the rockery plants is essential,I have tried but have had not much success,I did have snow on the mountain but that has gone,but the thrift is doing OK as long as I leave it alone.

Snow has gone and a lovely sunny winters day

Posted: 28/01/2013 at 12:15

yes I got one of those,got to get the width of the paper right and how thick,but it works ,and a kinda of therapy in doing it,good for sweet peas.

Snow has gone and a lovely sunny winters day

Posted: 28/01/2013 at 12:03

I am glad the snow has gone but the floods have started,still lets hope spring is round the corner and no one says anything about needing water because of a drought! going out to what the damage is!

Safe species for a tall hedge in high density housing estate?

Posted: 28/01/2013 at 11:31

if dense housing you will need a hedge you can keep trimmed easily and not come into conflict with other neighbours.A Hawthorn Hedge can be good if kept trimmed at a reasonable height ,any hedge will become a problem if not looked after ,but you need to consider containable varieties,privet can be smart and right but not if it gets out of control,look for small leaf shrubs .

feeding houseplants

Posted: 28/01/2013 at 11:24

Make sure you water in winter once a month and feed when and if spring starts about once a month,they like even in winter to be misted,and cut of any dead off spring and leaves.

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.

Discussions started by flowering rose

Talkback: Harvesting apples

I have grown apple trees from sticks stuck in the ground ,hoping to see apples next year and what kind.They are a couple of feet now .Love... 
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Last Post: 17/10/2014 at 20:11

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: 28/12/2014 at 21:28

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 
Replies: 6    Views: 498
Last Post: 17/08/2013 at 22:48
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