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on their way to garden near you!

Posted: 30/12/2012 at 19:40

mym um has had red caps on her feeders in a pretty built up housing estate in bristol(north common).

along with black birds, starlings, tits, chaffinches, robins squirrels and pigeons.

i live in bristol too in a garden that has no tree's bushes shrubs and such like, just pebbles and 2 small patio's. we only moved in this year but am hoping to get more done and attract some birds. there are plenty around i think its just a case of attracting them to the garden. any advice fellow bird lovers?


Posted: 03/06/2012 at 22:15

i am so jealous, i have 2 small patios and the rest is all horrible stones with a patch or bark covered mud soon to be covered by a shed and run for the bunnies.

i have plenty of pots and things but im guessig because i have no bushed trees or shrubs for the birds to take cover in if they feel insuafe they avoid the food i put out all together.

ive seen one magpie attemtping to steal marbles from a hideous garden ornament the previous owners left and 2 pidgeons fighting to the point where one of them had to be caught and killed as it was flapping around and bleeding all over my garden!!

i dont want a tree but am hoping once the bunnies move from there current plac eto there new spot i can put a bench, trellis over it and pots either side with some sort of tree climber shrub in it and a few feeders on the wall.

the in laws have gorgeous wildlife in their garden including all sorts of birds squirrels and pond life and a few mice that the dog attempts to catch! an hoping to  get things going so that i can feed the birds over the winter and watch from my kitchen window.

last year my mum had a blackbird nest in next doors 'jungle' of a garden and we could see it really close and hear the babies. was lovely to watch and we now put feeders out attached to the jungle that encrouches on our garden to encourage them even more.

Autumn sown sweet peas

Posted: 03/06/2012 at 21:55

last year i planted from seed and had what id call a bush of sweet peas in a lovely sunny spot and kept the seeds for this year.

i gave my grandam some plants that id grown from seed the same time as i planted mine out and hers failed miserably. her friend told her to soak the seeds in a small bit of water for a day or so then plant them out. personally ive never done this, only planted them in a pot/plugs then left them in the green house and plantes out when ready. i cheated this year and bougt plugs from b&q As we didnt move in till the start of feb and by the time we got settled i didnt have time to do it from seed.

i cannot wait for my first pick to pop on the kitchen table

Green Houses

Posted: 03/06/2012 at 21:48

that is a very impressive cold frame. as i said were sorting the garden at the mo so im hoping i can have a moveable/collapsable coldframe to pop over the top of new seedlings and remove it when they get big and move it over new ones when they are sprouting. weve bought a shed but its to house the bunnies, but im sure ill be aloud a shelf or two and can hang my tools up in there.

two things i bought that i use in the garden every time im out there are one of those big rubber tub that i put al my weeds and scraps and what nots in to save me walking to the compost bin every time and a wicker basket that carries my small spade and fork, string gloves big scissors small canes to support plants and a few other goodies. i carry it around every where and it saves me alot of time. i also fill the rubber bucket with all the plants/stones/compost i need then make one trip round the front garden with all i need.

planted my runner beans out today and early carrotts, need to sort my beets as they are getting very large, hoping the rain goes so we can damp proof the garage wall and fill the ole back up with compost to make my raised veg bed.

have also got a lovely herb pot with thyme rosemary parsely chives oregano all growing madly but smelling lovely too and attracting bees.

my sweet peas are just flowering so hopefully in a few days i can do a first pick.

Green Houses

Posted: 02/06/2012 at 22:52


for xmas my mum bougt me small put me up green house with a plastic cover and its the best! keeps the snails and slugs out but really brings seedlings along when it warms up in there.

i have so much in there including beets, parsnips, carrotts spring onions and tomato plants. i want a cold frame but funds are restricted and weve just bought our house so the garden is all stones and patio that we are half way through sorting/digging up and trying to prep for grass seed.

hopefully by next year the garden wil be sorted and i can have a veg bed and a cold frame or maybe even a small green house

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