LeadFarmer


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The birds are eating all my bird food!

Posted: 29/07/2016 at 13:45

Having seen the male Bullfinch hanging around my garden over recent weeks, i was thrilled today to see that he is now allowing Mrs Bullfinch to accompany him...


 

Mildew on my scabious

Posted: 28/07/2016 at 20:22

When I grew scabious plants from seed they all got covered in a powdery mildew whilst they were small plants. They nearly all died. I covered the leaves and stems in bicarbonate of soda powder mixed with water, which got rid of it within days.

Last edited: 28 July 2016 20:22:36

Privet hedges

Posted: 26/07/2016 at 17:17

If its your privet hedge then you can do what you want with it. Personally I would be very upset if my neighbours removed the privet hedge on our boundary and replaced it with a fence, as a hedge looks much nicer and is good for wildlife. I also wouldn't be happy with being able to see into each others gardens but if your intentions are to get a fence in fast then theres no other way. But like I say, if its your hedge then you can do as you choose. But its natural for your neighbours to be annoyed if the hedge has been there for so long.


What area do you live in as I need some more privet hedge to fill some gaps?

Bee or wasp?

Posted: 26/07/2016 at 17:11

I have wasps nest in my house wall cavity most years, they get in through an air brick. I just leave them be, and they leave me be.

The birds are eating all my bird food!

Posted: 26/07/2016 at 17:07

A more recent photo of my new Apollo feeder..


Pond

Posted: 22/07/2016 at 18:24

Just go the full hog and get a crocodile.

Daily wildlife moments

Posted: 18/07/2016 at 00:18
 


aym280 says:

LeadFarmer: Are those sunflower seeds? I'd love to copy the idea! What a glorious photo! I have never ever seen a greenfinch in my garden...  



Last edited: 18 July 2016 00:18:17


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 Yes, they are sunflower hearts, which are sunflower seeds with the husks removed so no mess on the floor.

Last edited: 18 July 2016 00:20:03

Daily wildlife moments

Posted: 18/07/2016 at 00:16
aym280 says:

LeadFarmer: Are those sunflower seeds? I'd love to copy the idea! What a glorious photo! I have never ever seen a greenfinch in my garden...  


Last edited: 18 July 2016 00:18:17

Garden Rescue - TV Programme

Posted: 17/07/2016 at 19:28
Lou12 says:

Hated the grass hurdle seats all I could think of was how the hell are they going to mow them?


Still it's gardening so I'm watching it.


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 And the way they piled all that soil against the boundary fence!!! Surely the fence will now rot in a couple of years? Could have done with a lick of paint as well.

Daily wildlife moments

Posted: 15/07/2016 at 17:40

Recently started getting a Bullfinch in my garden, here he is on my feeder with some Greenfinches..


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