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Recommend a good bird food?

Posted: Today at 10:48

And don't forget to put out live food at nesting tine, I use live mini meal worms which our nesting blue tits devour..

Recommend a good bird food?

Posted: 24/11/2015 at 21:17

Eddy, Im afraid I'm neither a farmer or someone who works with lead. 'Lead farmer' is simply part of a quote from a film called Tropic Thunder. If you search 'I'm a lead farmer' on youtube you will see what I mean, I won't post a link as it contains foul language.

Recommend a good bird food?

Posted: 24/11/2015 at 21:02

Well their sunflower hearts are very clean. Other brands I've tried have lots of dust in the bag which you don't notice until you get near the bottom of the bag.

Recommend a good bird food?

Posted: 24/11/2015 at 20:41

Fairygirl, I didn't realise that, thanks.

jo47, no I haven't tried their peanuts. In fact Ive had little success with peanuts, they are usually left untouched.


Recommend a good bird food?

Posted: 24/11/2015 at 20:28

I use sunflower hearts which attract sparrows, robins, greenfinch, tits, goldfinch and tree creeper, with dunnocks cleaning up anything spilt on the patio. I buy them from eBay branded as Croston Corn Mill Ltd £24.95 for 20kg sack. These are the best I've found, others often have a powdery residue that clogs up the feeders. I used to buy RSPB sunflower hearts from a local RSPB bird sanctuary, but they are expensive.$_57.JPG


Removing mould on plant pots?

Posted: 18/11/2015 at 14:15

Thanks for the replies. Previously the white stuff (horticultural term) normally turns green, and looks unsightly. Ive gave them a really good scrub with Jeyes recently so hopefully it is now just efflorescence as suggested. The pots are raised off the ground already.

For those that don't sleep well, I've recently purchased a Devon Duvets wool mattress topper which has really helped me. Very comfy. But not cheap!!

Removing mould on plant pots?

Posted: 18/11/2015 at 02:10

Id like some help with getting rid of some mould on my terracotta plant pots please. Ive tried scrubbing it off, but it grows back, scrubbed it with Jeyes fluid, but it comes back etc. Should I try bleach? Is it mould or lichen?


Garden Pictures 2015

Posted: 29/10/2015 at 13:50

Your showing your age nutcutlet 


Garden Pictures 2015

Posted: 29/10/2015 at 00:52

nutcutlet, how lovely to have your own woodland 

Garden Pictures 2015

Posted: 28/10/2015 at 19:12
Thanks snow. I'm a big fan of Cuprinol paints, especially their Heritage range. Old English Green is a nice shade, certainly better than the standard Ground Force green.
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Removing mould on plant pots?

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Where are we ordering our summer bulbs from?

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Safe place for planting pot grown oak trees

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Seeds from tall Foxgloves

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3 yrs of Gardeners World recordings

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Unknown plant on GW?

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Which birds nest is this?

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Gardeners World 2014 BBC2

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Photos of your ponds please

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Seed Potato Suppliers

Where do you buy from? 
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I'd like a plant like this...

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Ornamental grass seed?

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Any good lawn mower forums?

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Buying Sweet Pea Monty Don seeds?

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Planting suggestions for new path?

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