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Posted: 12/11/2012 at 10:38

I had a lot of sparrows who feed in my front garden and for twenty years they came and fed and brought their young but now they come to the back garden to feed.They have declined in numbers and this I think is because people have re-roofed(or loft extensions) their properties and they have to find other places to nest.


Posted: 12/11/2012 at 10:33

not gets wasted round here,the pigeons or hate to say it R...or m...will eat any droppings of seed that's why you have to be careful but you cant really prevent it all sorts of devices tried .I found some of the seed growing into corn or what ever which is interesting if not annoying when I have to pull it up.

Water butts

Posted: 10/11/2012 at 14:05

I got my water butts from a farmer who was selling blue empty barrels and we adapted them and painted them green and fixed taps.Also found one in  a skip and also on a beach ( difficult to transport back to car so that was left),otherwise you pay the earth for the same thing.

pond construction

Posted: 10/11/2012 at 14:00

looks good ,hope you plant some marginals and a little bog garden to go with that.lovely garden.

I give up!

Posted: 10/11/2012 at 13:56

Don't give up.It was a bad year all round for some of us and the weather had a lot to do with it.Some years will be bad and others good ,so hopefully next year will be good.

The last programme in the series

Posted: 10/11/2012 at 13:48

lovely to see Nigel and of course Monty.I liked Carol s look at plants on the seashore and I have to re-wind the player as I fell asleep after that.I was not bored ,just tired.sorry Monty.

out and about in the Quantock hills

Posted: 10/11/2012 at 13:44

They have red deer here too but I am not sure about the wild boar,I think they are mainly noticeable in the forest of Dean.It sounds  lovely where you live,and I think we can learn a lot from nature around us.


Posted: 08/11/2012 at 17:32

Ihave a Hawthorn as a tree and it looks great in winter and great in spring.My neighbour has a hedge of hawthorn and it looks stunning when its clipped well and the seasons show the berries or the flowers.

out and about in the Quantock hills

Posted: 08/11/2012 at 17:27

This is where I come to walk our dogs (I also have ridden here),on the Quantock hills in somerset.We come here in every season and weather.There is so much to learn from nature how plants need to grow.I was told that there are up to sixty different types of heather that grow on the moors.Here the heather(ling) grows in abundance and looks stunning when its out as does the yellow gorse with its coconut scent.There are Holly trees,oak,Hawthorn growing here on top as well as in the wooded valleys.Ravens savenge here and Buzzards hover above its  a place for inspiration .It tells me how heather will grow and why it wont in my garden,and how with out any help looks wonderful,nature gets it right and yes I know man gives a little helping hand,but look about you when out and about for garden design that will be better than any in a book.

aspiring gardener!!!

Posted: 08/11/2012 at 15:14

Which way does your garden slope? mine slopes down wards and getting the right balence of height of things is diffcult ,yet my neighbour across the way slopes upwards and no trouble.need a picture.

Discussions started by flowering rose

summer flowering ?

daffs are blooming in amongst the cosmos and sweetpeas 
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spring bulbs in summer

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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


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

Norfolk a haven of wildlife

Barn owls on the fens 
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Last Post: 24/06/2013 at 22:28
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