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Bird food

Posted: 13/10/2013 at 20:54

Buy yourself a seed feeder with a tray fixed to the underneath. When I used one of these I went from refilling the feeder every 2 days to only needing to fill it every 4 days, as any spilt seed remained in the tray. 

But then comes the next problem. The trays usually have drainage holes, which can become blocked with seed or bird droppings. Spilt seen in the tray then goes mouldy. Catch 22 really.

I dont tend to use the trays now, instead I feed sunflower hearts which I find are less messy. Dunnocks and wood pigeons clear up any spilt seed before it hits the ground!

Finish the pond now or in the spring?

Posted: 25/09/2013 at 13:29
dannyson wrote (see)

That seemed to work - so another.....

http://i337.photobucket.com/albums/n397/dannyson53/IMG_0072.jpg




  All looks a little bare and new - because it is just 3 weeks old - but at least the waters cleared now...

That looks brilliant. Don't suppose you have any sketches/plans of your pond showing the position of its different levels etc do you? Or did you just dig it as you went along?

Empty Sunflower Seeds?

Posted: 18/09/2013 at 22:14

Yes there were bees on them. Ill have a look at another flower an see what that's like. 

so .. spring bulb planting time

Posted: 18/09/2013 at 12:42

Where is everyone ordering their bulbs from this year?

Garden Gallery 2013

Posted: 18/09/2013 at 11:45

In a few days im hoping these Victoria plumbs will be ripe enough to pick...

http://i232.photobucket.com/albums/ee192/thebear843/Garden/file_zpsffa3d612.jpg

 

http://i232.photobucket.com/albums/ee192/thebear843/Garden/file_zps763c3a16.jpg

 

Empty Sunflower Seeds?

Posted: 18/09/2013 at 11:41

I cut a head off one of my Mongolian Sunflowers to collect its seeds. But most of them were just empty husks. Have a tried too early or am I just unlucky?

http://i232.photobucket.com/albums/ee192/thebear843/Garden/file_zps76e1a8d3.jpg

 

 

ideas-for-an-old-path

Posted: 28/08/2013 at 12:31

Try and keep any new path below the level of the lawm, to make mowing easier. 

Garden Gallery 2013

Posted: 26/08/2013 at 00:19

Mongolian Sunflowers are at their tallest now...

http://i1009.photobucket.com/albums/af218/thebear8432/Garden/Sunflower_zps3dbd3ea8.jpg

 

 

How to make an archway

Posted: 06/08/2013 at 22:58

Looks like laurel, holly & privet?

Sunflower Seeds Coming True?

Posted: 05/08/2013 at 23:24

Thanks. I guess to be sure I will end up saving some, and buying another packet next year. Then I will be stuck with hundreds of them!!

 

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