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Nesting boxes

Posted: 16/05/2015 at 21:28

Our nest boxes are in use again this year. The tit box on my garden shed is occupied and the parents are back and forth feeding young (click on photos to enlarge)..

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An open fronted nest box on the back of my garage is occupied by a blackbird sitting on eggs. She abandoned this last year, fingers crossed for this brood..

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Ive started putting live mini mealworms out for them and Ive put a guard around the bird table to stop the pigeons pinching them all...

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New nestbox

Posted: 15/05/2015 at 19:10

Very nice, but it doesn't look very secure just hung from a hook, it really need screwing down so it can't move.

Weed killing before turfing

Posted: 28/04/2015 at 22:20

When I last laid a new turf lawn I used weed killer on the weeds and waited a few days for it to have effect before lifting the turf. I then raked it level and left it bare soil for a few days to see if any weeds re-emerged, and treated accordingly with weed killer again. This allowed me to also see if any pooling formed when it rained, and I could fill any low areas with soil, before finally laying new turf.

Pea Shingle Patio and path

Posted: 20/04/2015 at 20:04

Smooth pebbles can end up getting kicked around everywhere when you walk on them, you could be forever picking them up and throwing them back onto the patio. Rough sided pebbles lock together and stay in place.

Garden Design Software

Posted: 09/04/2015 at 20:31

I used smallblueprinter.com to plan my garden...

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Small Wildlife pond

Posted: 08/04/2015 at 21:47

I thought Jesus had a beard?

http://www.pondsafety.com/new-portfolio-pics/port%20folio%20d.jpg

 

 

Wooden planters, diy or worth the cost

Posted: 31/03/2015 at 00:53

I made this planter from floorboards...

http://i232.photobucket.com/albums/ee192/thebear843/Garden/IMG_2575_zps7mrxbtnp.jpg

 

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Pallets

Posted: 31/03/2015 at 00:49

Heres my compost bin that I made from pallets..

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garden ivory

Posted: 31/03/2015 at 00:44

Personally I would consider keeping it as its great for wildlife, I'm lead to believe that moths love it? But if you really must get rid of it then cut it at its base and leave the ivy a couple of months or more to naturally die. It will then be easier to pull away from any wall/tree that its growing against. 

Ivy gets a bad name as people think it damages walls, but often the reality is that it only does damage when people yank it off the wall whilst its still alive.

I wished I never seen it

Posted: 30/03/2015 at 21:19
I suffered severe withdrawal symptoms after finishing The Wire, I felt like I'd lost a limb. A friend prescribed the Sopranos boxset which did the trick, but I then developed Soprano withdrawal symptoms. This was cured by watching Breaking Bad, but when Id finished that I didn't feel the need to live anymore.

Good box sets should come with a government health warning!

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Photos of your ponds please

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

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Any good lawn mower forums?

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Editing posts?

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