LeadFarmer


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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.

http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/230913605734?_trksid=p2060353.m1438.l2649&ssPageName=STRK%3AMEBIDX%3AIT

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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?

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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.

Garden Pictures 2015

Posted: 28/10/2015 at 12:44

Fairygirl, sorry I missed your first question, I changed the clematis in the planter from Nelly Moser to another Dr Ruppell. I reckon they prefer to be in the ground instead of a planter, but I'll give it another chance next year with extra manure etc.

Garden Pictures 2015

Posted: 25/10/2015 at 17:13

Thats a good idea Fairygirl, thanks. I will also replace some of the compost next spring, and regularly add feed etc.

Garden Pictures 2015

Posted: 25/10/2015 at 09:18
Lily Pilly, thanks but those photos are a couple of years old. This summer, due to health problems I didn't achieve the same results having neglected the garden a little. But it I'm back on track and looking forward to getting the garden in shape next year.

Garden Pictures 2015

Posted: 24/10/2015 at 22:30

Busy-Lizzie, I remember you saying you'd purchased one. Your looks very nice. I reckon mine was 3 yrs old when I took my photo so hopefully yours will be even better next summer. I cut mine down each spring and apply clematis feed.

 

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Removing mould on plant pots?

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