Latest posts by LeadFarmer

Summer house discussion

Posted: 01/01/2016 at 13:08

This was already in my garden when we moved in..



I wanted to move it back 6ft so it was up against the rear boundary as the space behind was bing wasted. So I dismantled it and built a new hardstanding, and reassembled it, and reflected the roof with underfoot and mineral felt. I just need to put guttering on it now to collect water. I didn't like its original red cedar colour so I painted it Cuprinol Old English Green ..


Ive laid some lino on the floor and put in a spare settee and armchair. I keep all my old Gardeners World magazines in there and when the wifes not looking I disappear for an hour. Or two !!


Garden visits in New Forest?

Posted: 24/12/2015 at 16:46

Thanks folks, I'll do some reading up on the suggestions so far.

Garden visits in New Forest?

Posted: 22/12/2015 at 16:13

Anyone know of any gardens worth visiting in/around the New Forest? Im off there on holiday next summer.

Garden Pictures 2015

Posted: 20/12/2015 at 15:01

looks really nice Fairygirl 

Alliums Bulbs

Posted: 18/12/2015 at 18:42

I planted up a few pots with alium bulbs a few weeks ago, this is one of them today..



And the crocus are poking through as well..


Garden Pictures 2015

Posted: 18/12/2015 at 17:17

Went out to inspect some of my plant pots containing next years summer flowering bulbs.

Aliums already in growth...



And crocus poking through the surface...


Recommend a good bird food?

Posted: 03/12/2015 at 00:41

About this time of year I make batches of bird cake from melted lard, soaked sultanas, porridge oats, bird seed, bread crumbs. I pour the mixture into plastic takeaway food tubs and place in the freezer.

I put it out on the bird table and on the floor underneath, where on freezing cold winter days this bird cake gets attacked by all kinds of different birds.

Recommend a good bird food?

Posted: 02/12/2015 at 20:39

I have two main feeders hung under my bird table on the patio, positioned in full view from where I sit on the sofa so I can watch them feed.

One feeder is dedicated to sunflower hearts, and the other is a Tornado feeder that allows me to put 3 different types of feed into...




Recommend a good bird food?

Posted: 27/11/2015 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.

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