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Which birds nest is this?

Posted: 01/07/2014 at 19:57

I found myself under pressure to reduce the height of my laurel hedge, but I held off  due to the nesting season. It did desperately need lopping though, it must have been 25ft tall.

Which birds nest is this?

Posted: 01/07/2014 at 12:25

Thanks for the replies. Im keeping the nest and my 7yr old son will be taking it to his schools 'Show & Tell' session.

Which birds nest is this?

Posted: 30/06/2014 at 23:50

Ive kept the nest, complete with the forked branch it was built in, though I'm not sure what to do with it. It does have lots of droppings on the outside which must be unique to just a few birds?

Which birds nest is this?

Posted: 30/06/2014 at 23:26

I was pruning the large laurel hedge in my garden today, when I came across this small nest. It was about 15ft off the ground and is quite small. Anyone know which bird made it please? Im thinking Goldfinch?


 

 


 

 

horsetail weed

Posted: 21/06/2014 at 20:11

It has a waxy surface, meaning weed killers don't always work, Try breaking the stem and then applying weed killer so it gets into the plant.

Greenhouse advice

Posted: 14/06/2014 at 22:51

Might be a bit late, but there are deals to be had at Gardeners World Live show at Birmingham NEC. I purchased mine there from The Greenhouse People, it was a new model usually retailing at £1,500 but they were selling them at the show for £1,000.

Hercules Blenheim 10ft x 8ft

http://www.greenhousepeople.co.uk/greenhouse/203/hercules-blenheim-8x10-green/

http://i232.photobucket.com/albums/ee192/thebear843/004.jpg

 
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Photos of your ponds please

Posted: 07/05/2014 at 14:11

Mussels? Are you sure you've not put salt water into your pond?

Wildlife pond advice

Posted: 31/03/2014 at 20:00

FR, does the pond overflow in heavy rain or do you close the taps off on the water butts?

design tool used by joe swift

Posted: 27/03/2014 at 00:21

ArtStudio

any thoughts for long thin stretch next to driveway?

Posted: 23/03/2014 at 08:17

What direction does the area face, north/south etc?

That could be a lovely long border. Maybe a narrow paved path up against the hedge to help with cutting it and sweeping up the cuttings, and then turn the rest to soil, dig over and fill with plants, taller ones to the rear and smaller ones to the front.  The path will be hidden from view by the plants in front. Google image 'long borders' and you will see what I mean.

Something like this..

http://static.guim.co.uk/sys-images/Guardian/Pix/pictures/2009/6/18/1245333089125/border.jpg

 

 

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