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Starlings

Posted: 29/11/2012 at 11:35

I've had Starlings every late autumn and winter for the past few years. They love the suet pellets I put out for them and nibble at the fat balls in the feeders too. I love to see them and hear them chattering and whistling. Happily I have a feeder that I use for sunflower hearts in a different part of the garden and it's visited by Chaffinch and Blue Tig. I also have a Robin who arrives while it's still dark around 6am and he/she eats the mealy worms and I think the suet pellets off the table.

Dhalias still flowering late November

Posted: 24/11/2012 at 11:34

Most of mine are lifted now but I've got one which, like yours is still blooming and I've left it. We've had a bad frost overnight but as it has'nt blackened the leaves I'm going to leave things as they are for another while. As you say, the colour especially at this time of year is very welcome.

Gardeners' World hibernating

Posted: 19/11/2012 at 20:39

There are quite a few old GW programmes on Youtube. Just type in Geoff Hamilton + gardening or Alan Titchmarsh. Good luck.

raspberries and rhubarb

Posted: 13/11/2012 at 22:42

Dovefromabove thanks for that info about forcing and heritage.The 1st way of forcing is most likely where I got the idea about lifting it. I forced mine the 2nd way last year and just used an old bucket.

 

 

cyclamen

Posted: 13/11/2012 at 21:00

They look so delicate but of course they are'nt at all. They're obviously very happy there.

raspberries and rhubarb

Posted: 08/11/2012 at 12:00

Thanks Sotongeoff, I forced it last year as you say, in the ground and got some lovely early stalks. I'm not going to force it this year as I've read it needs a rest and a feed in between forcing years.

I'm wanting to relocate the Rhubarb and wondered when would be the best time to move it. I'd thought that if I was digging it up (I might split it too) I could leave a bit uncovered to get frosted as I've read this is a good idea.

My cuttings!

Posted: 02/11/2012 at 07:47

Looking good as always Pam. I've used perlite for cuttings this year too with great results.

raspberries and rhubarb

Posted: 02/11/2012 at 07:03

It's good you asked this question Sammy5. I have an allotment where I grow Autumn Bliss Raspberries and Rhubarb. Since I first planted them a few years ago they've shared a bed but this year the Raspberries cut out most of the light from the Rhubarb. I've been wondering when the best time to move it would be.

Also on the subject of Rhubarb. I've I'm sure I read that it's a good idea to dig up Rhubarb and let the frost get to the crown. Has anyone else read this and why would you do it?

Bone meal or Fish bone and blood??

Posted: 02/11/2012 at 07:00

I use chicken pellets and BFB. I did'nt realise Growmore was caustic Verdun.

Plants for scent.

Posted: 30/10/2012 at 13:36

Phlox have a lovely scent and are perennial. The white one gives the most scent in my garden. Also Brompton Stock, I grow these from seed and the scent is wonderful. Night Phlox are another one that have the most delicious scent in the evenings and are much tidier than night scented stock which I also grow. Hope this helps.

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