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Seed and plant swap 2015

Posted: 22/01/2015 at 09:37

I've still got the following.

Poppies, red ones and pink fluffy ones mixed

Cornflower all saved last year, Pink, White, Blue and maybe some Purple

Godetia

HOllyhock

Lavatera

Aquilegia some saved but also a pk of Danish Dwarf

Verbena Bonariensis

I also have the following veg. Carrots, Cabbage, Leeks, Courgette, Cauliflower as well as some Pumpkin and Swiss Chard.

Seed and plant swap 2015

Posted: 22/01/2015 at 09:27

Victoria could I possibly have some of the French Marigold, Larkspur and Sweet Rocket please. If so I'll pm you my address and thank you so much. I'll post a list of mine this morning.

Would you pay more for a pint of Milk ?

Posted: 21/01/2015 at 21:02

Surely we can talk here about any topic. There are plenty of individual threads about plants.

birds in my garden

Posted: 21/01/2015 at 17:13

I've seen them around where my Daughter lives as well. Lovely birds.

birds in my garden

Posted: 21/01/2015 at 10:48

I have several Goldfinch which have been coming for years, I attract and keep them by giving them Sunflower hearts instead of seeds. They love them. Also have the usual Blue Tits and Great Tits and Chaffinch and Robin.

At the ground feeders I have a beautiful brown speckled Thrush who comes every winter for the past few year, just on it's own and really is'nt too shy now at all. Also have the Blackbirds, one male and another ?female or a young male. They eat suet pellets which I put out daily as well as mealyworms and eat from a fat block that I replace when I need to.

The bird table has fat balls in the cages and mealyworms daily. The Starlings eat here as well as on the ground or at the hanging fat block feeder.

Bee Friendly Garden 2015 - Ready, Set, Go!

Posted: 21/01/2015 at 10:36

Teasel is brilliant for both birds and bees. I grow Comfrey at the allotment and it's always full of bees. Single Dahlia are loved by bees as are Cosmos. Hope this helps, I do my best to have a variety of plants every year for all the pollinators and leave the Buddlea uncut over winter as the birds perch on it daily while waiting their turn at the sunflower heart feeder.

Potatoes

Posted: 21/01/2015 at 10:26

I agree, I buy mine in January and set them into egg boxes to chit. It's often middle or end of March before I plant.

Another little thing I do is rub off chits if there are more than about 3. I've heard that this is plenty for 1 seed potato to cope with and will produce a good crop. I'm happy enough with my crops.

I always grow Charlotte and this year will have Swift as well as they're very quick and I've had them before.

Would you pay more for a pint of Milk ?

Posted: 21/01/2015 at 10:01

The milk I buy is from local suppliers. I'd be happy to pay more if I thought it would go to the farmer but I doubt it would. I do buy free range eggs and have found that depending where you buy them, they're not that much more expensive than battery laid eggs.

Seed Swap/Give Away

Posted: 21/01/2015 at 09:54

Thanks everyone.

Janurary Plants; Which are the easiest?

Posted: 21/01/2015 at 08:20

I've been sorting out seeds. A few weeks ago I planted 3 bare root Roses into pots and one into the ground. At that stage we'd hardly had any frost at all and the soil was easy enough to work.

My Daughter has recently bought me a few shrubs./ trees in pots and I'll plant them out when I get them so long as we don't have frost, most likely February.

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