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Posted: 16/04/2013 at 10:35

Supernanauna.. they grown like fury in my garden.. always pulling them up.. they do prefer free draining soil i find not wet..

if you want some i could send some in the green to ya.. message me.

Your experiences with Astrantia

Posted: 16/04/2013 at 10:30

hi can anyon tell me how i can save the web links to my scrapbook on here.. so i dont lose it.

Your experiences with Astrantia

Posted: 16/04/2013 at 10:24

hi everyone.. i  have tried many times to grow from seed.. each time trying different times etc.. with no success.

well this time i have manged it.. i harvested the seeds from my plants and then dried them out for little while..then sowed them.. i left them for 6 weeks in green house over autumn and then outside during the winter.. then back in the greenhouse end of feb.. and i now have 10 small plants and more coming through.. they come through at varying times.. so dont throw away... and every 4 weeks i go round and rough up the compost and add thin layer of fresh..

i have a white one.. dont know the name and a unknown colour as seeds were form plant in garden i visited and couldnt remember when i got home..

i am naughty but i always take a handful of paper bags with me when i go round gardens for seed heads.


Posted: 27/03/2013 at 10:19

brumbull interesting tip with the jeyes there.. i have had them in my primulas this year.. so wonder if i can dip them in the solution or not..

will look this up

Chris Beardshaw to join Beechgrove Garden

Posted: 27/03/2013 at 10:13

well i for one am very excited that beechgrove is ocmeing to standard never been able to watch it before.. so now i have 2 sessions a week of gardneing..


cant wait


Posted: 24/01/2013 at 14:57

So. sweet.. i love the wild birds and feed them constantly.. they are so beautiful.

squirrel shot for coming to the table.

Posted: 24/01/2013 at 14:55

@busy-lizzie.. my mum fed them in her old garden.. put out whole hazelnuts for them in a basket in the tree or up high near a run they can use.. and they will come..

they are very shy and very beautify when they do get seen..

squirrel shot for coming to the table.

Posted: 24/01/2013 at 14:52

here on the isle of wight.. we only have red squirells.. if a grey is seen we have to report it and it is hunted and destroyed.. th ey are not native and are classed as vermin i believe.

what do you think is the best make of bird food you have bought?

Posted: 24/01/2013 at 14:50

thou i must say when i go and buy up i spend about £40 each time.. as the suet are 10kg for 11.49 a box so always get 2 of those and the sunflower seeds i can weigh out loose.. so that comes in about £15. for half and medium rubbish bin size.

and hte wild bird seed is.. cnat remember not bought some for a while.


what do you think is the best make of bird food you have bought?

Posted: 24/01/2013 at 14:48

i use sunflower hearts and suet pellet food (which all birds eat in my garden) even the blackbird gets on the feeder for them.

i also have wild bird seed and by mine from our local scats shop as it doesnt have the corn and bits in the birds dont like.. bit more expensive but less wastage.

also have niger seeds out and finch seed.

dont have peanuts out as they getting to wet and mouldy inthis weather and the blue tites etc love the suet pellets especially the ones with insects and nuts in.


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