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Feeding meal worms to my nesting blue tits

Posted: 08/06/2013 at 11:45

lovely pictures.. i feed the birds all year round.. have thought about mealworms.. but not really got anywhere to put them.. as all feeders are in the big apple tree.. and i have rooks and magpies that come round and pinch anything that is on a flat base.

i feed minethe choice of suet pellets (the most fav of all) sunflower hearts as well as shelled ones.. wild bird seed, nigera seeds and peanuts.. and finch seed.. and throw out halved apples for the blackbirds and thrushs..

not got room for much more..

blueboots.. my mum used to do this at her old house.. leave them inside the conservatory and he used to come in.. and when bigger bring the young ones in too. they are such lovely friendly birds.

i have a female blackbird that comes over when i am filling up the feeders and sits and waits for me to sprinkle some down for her.. she getting rather tame.. so gorgeous.

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Posted: 08/06/2013 at 11:38

a ha.. its a good excuse i think then.   note to self to practice harder..

Summer has arrived

Posted: 08/06/2013 at 11:36

all talking about roses.. i have never been a lover of roses.. but i think as i have got older my choice of plants has changed i have this year for the first time done fuschias.. i will add pic of them later.. all taken from cuttings i have taken as walking past gardens or been given by a friend who has them..

and i have also started roses.. we have two very very old ones in our garden.. pink flowers one very old fashioned rose full tight with petals and flowers continuously if i dead head it and one that has one lot of pink flowers and more open singular petal flower and only flowers the once..

they have started to get old and tired.. and one is in totally wrong place.. so last year i took three cuttings from each of them as i read on here.. and i lost 1 on one and 2 on other.. so now i can grow them on and plant out in new borders.. and dig othes up without worrying if they die in the move..

i will get some pictures of them and hopefully someone on here can identify the plants for me.. as i have no idea what they are called.

and maybe give me some ides for roses i can have that stay as bush form rather than climbers..

Summer has arrived

Posted: 08/06/2013 at 11:29

i love cleamtis.. but thye just do not like where i live... on top of the cliff with strong salt and sandy winds continuously.. i had many of them at my old house and brought some over with me when i moved.. 3 died and the rest i gave to my mum to save them going the same way..

she has her whole fence covered in them absolutely glorious site.. and they all flower at different times and look like they are moving down the fence.. if ya get me.. as they go.

Summer has arrived

Posted: 08/06/2013 at 11:26

thanks everyone.. the sunshine really has made adifference this last week. everything is popping up and starting to shine.

@fidget bones.. yes is is really bright and rathe large flowers and stands 5ft tall everytime it comes up.. has super long lines at the back of the head also.. when i split them would you like one..


Posted: 08/06/2013 at 11:23

morning everyone.. sunny and hot today after yesterdays thunder and rain.. cool breeze out there so perfect for gardening.. will out there later starting to de-turf the lawn around the old path we are breaking up for a new one.. that rain yesterdy has soften it up nicely.

hope everyone has a good day.

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Posted: 08/06/2013 at 11:21

opps..  cant seem to do the quote system very well..

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Posted: 08/06/2013 at 11:20
artjak wrote (see)

GardeningF That plant is lovely

it really is the best looking wegelia i have seen.. i will take more cuttings the year.. so if anyone would like one...put yr orders in and i wil take as many for you all as i can.



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Posted: 08/06/2013 at 11:18

wintersong.. its not funny.. he is not happy at all with the plants growing now.. especailly as we want to plant out second lot peas to keep the crops coming..

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Posted: 08/06/2013 at 11:17

berghill. super piccies.. love the geum on pic 13 and i think 17.. the native wild geum.. gorgeous plants. and your garden is beautiful..

love the cat do the "cat walk" in the piccies such a poser

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