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John mcleod


Latest posts by John mcleod

B******* Magpies

Posted: 09/02/2013 at 09:31
I live in a suburban area in a new build estate. I started to feed the birds with fat balls and a seed feeder. All I was attracting was magpies. Which eat all of the fat balls quickly and destroyed the seed feeders by either pecking all the plastic off of them so the seed falls out or knocking the feeder to the ground. I have now stopped pitting out fat balls and bought a stainless steel feeder and I no longer seem to attract the magpies to my garden. Although I do not seem to be attracting a great range of garden birds ..mosty wagtails and chaffinches and a very bossy robin. I am sure once my garden becomes more established and more shelter for the birds I will encourage more birds.

Wildlife friendly pond

Posted: 24/01/2013 at 22:42
I created a wildlife pond last autumn. I am looking for some advice on he best oxygenators for a small pond and perhaps where I could buy them. Thanks

My effort

Posted: 04/11/2012 at 22:03
I love the planting around the pond it is very nice and interesting. What is the low growing green grass like plant you have round the pond??

Train Station Gardens

Posted: 25/10/2012 at 22:20
What a wonderful station garden! I live outside Glasgow. And all the train stations I pass through everyday are so drab and could be easily made to look so much better with plants.

what flower iare these?

Posted: 22/10/2012 at 22:50
These are beautiful! And I am usually not a fan of dahlias. Does anyone know if bees like these as I am trying to attract bees into my garden.

The perfect garden pond

Posted: 18/10/2012 at 23:13
Looks really good!! it puts my tiny pond I put in this year to shame

Cover side of shed

Posted: 16/10/2012 at 23:25
I am not sure of its name but it's a climber that clings to walls/fences and the leaves turn bright red in the autumn, I would actually like to grow one on the wall of my house...is it ok to grow in a pot? Thanks

Laurel hedge

Posted: 08/10/2012 at 08:00
Thanks guys. What sort of feed would you recommend. I am totally baffled by the choices!

Over winter non hardy fuschia

Posted: 05/10/2012 at 14:29
I thought my house may be too warm for them as I do not have a cool place in the house. I do have a windowless shed, could I store them there over winter?

Over winter non hardy fuschia

Posted: 04/10/2012 at 22:03
I am wondering if it is possible for me to overwinter my non hardy fuschias outside during winter...I do not have a greenhouse nor garage . Would it be enough for me to pot them up and place them in a sheltered place such as behind a shed ? Btw I live in Glasgow.

Discussions started by John mcleod

Heating/Insulating Greenhouse

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Last Post: 09/01/2015 at 23:18

Clematis Query

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Last Post: 10/09/2014 at 15:53

Improving soil

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Last Post: 19/07/2014 at 15:34

Tree Help

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Last Post: 17/07/2014 at 23:14

Honeysuckle Problem

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Last Post: 07/07/2014 at 15:43

Painting of fence

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Last Post: 16/04/2014 at 19:31

Morning Glory

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Last Post: 10/04/2014 at 19:04

Greenhouse base

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Last Post: 16/02/2014 at 09:05

Wood based cat litter

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Last Post: 01/03/2014 at 12:31

Greenhouse help

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Last Post: 13/02/2015 at 18:14

Mulch or top soil ??

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Last Post: 03/09/2013 at 22:28

Problems with sweet peas

 
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Cosmos problems!

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Last Post: 06/04/2013 at 09:11

Water plants for a wildlife pond

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Last Post: 24/05/2013 at 23:23

Over winter non hardy fuschia

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