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Talkback: Growing herbs

Posted: 28/11/2011 at 18:41
Anonymus: Thank you. My mistake, I meant second names rather than surnames. Bradley: The solution is quite simply to plant the herbs a little further apart or in separate pots. Byrnesunit: It is a pity that such comments are usually anonymous: it makes it difficult for me to properly express my gratitude. Lesres: Mint is the worst offender. If you watch this video ( Monty will show you how.

Talkback: Homes for wildlife

Posted: 28/11/2011 at 18:41
on our allotment site i have a neighbour whose birdhouse is a bumblebee house, they colonised it on their own. bumble bees are very particular where they want to nest, for example they don't like full sun or they'd bake in their nest, their exit should befacing east, keep entrance clear etc...this birdhouse isn;t ticking any of there criteria and yet it's bug box is fuill of solitary bees and ladybugs, the butterfly house is only a shelter for rainy days and then i'm not there to see it being used ;-)

Talkback: Growing leeks

Posted: 28/11/2011 at 18:41
I have had agood crop of leeks.Grown under enviromesh.U nfortunately some of them have developed rust. Any ideas?

Talkback: Bedding plants

Posted: 28/11/2011 at 18:41
i love the lupin it is in flower from may till late oct all i have to do is dead head what a plant

Talkback: Garden birds and Feed the Birds Day

Posted: 28/11/2011 at 18:41
I have been feeding birds in my garden for quite a few years and I must say this year I have got so many birds I don't know what to do with them, I think I must have yours. They are great and blue tits also occasionally coal tits, robins, 3 at the moment, chaffinch and as I now feed niger seeds I am getting goldfinches, they are at various stages of growth.Sparrow and dunnocks in abundance, they love fat balls. I stopped feeding seed as you said they sort out what they want and drop the rest, so now its peanuts, black sunflower seeds,fat balls and niger seed, and any good scraps, pidgeon and moorehen pick up anything remaining on the floor. As you can see I have such a busy life watching my birds.

Talkback: Holiday wildlife

Posted: 28/11/2011 at 18:41
Sounds wonderful, its a lovely part of the country.

Talkback: The field maple

Posted: 28/11/2011 at 18:41
If you are anywhere near a native hedge look out for the spindle trees. They are just opening their pink fruits to reveal their orange berries - how Fauvist is that?

Talkback: Frogs, ponds and winterkill

Posted: 28/11/2011 at 18:41
i have a big pond that holds up to 4 big adult male goldfish. Mysteriosly they disappear over night. I used to have 4 now have 3. I brought another one and the same thing happened. I don't have a gate for the side alley of the house so it may be cats and i not sure if its a heron. Please post what you think could be the answer

Talkback: Growing asparagus

Posted: 28/11/2011 at 18:41
I planted asparagus for the first time last year and all six plants are doing well. The instructions were to pick no more than two spears from each plant next year so I am looking forward to that. I agree with Angie W the delicate fronds look so good with sturdy summer flowers - and a little piece behind a pink makes a perfect buttonhole. I believe now is the time to give the bed a mulch of well-rotted manure. I had asparagus in a restaurant the other day and, being out of season it was tough so, like all veg. better to eat it in season, in April, May.

Talkback: Memorial rose

Posted: 28/11/2011 at 18:41
Like the idea with this rose. I have bought the Remembrance Rose on two occasions and certainly they were delighted at this.

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