LeadFarmer


Latest posts by LeadFarmer

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..


Gardener's World about to start now!

Posted: 14/07/2016 at 01:06

Better to reschedule it for a sporting event than to not air it at all.

The birds are eating all my bird food!

Posted: 03/07/2016 at 11:39

Ive just added a new and much larger feeder to my garden. Its a 7 port Apollo feeder from CJ Wildlife and comes apart easily for cleaning, no tools needed. Its also got ventilation holes which they claim reduce internal condensation? It has a metal top, bottom and feeding ports so should be safe from squirrels.


http://www.birdfood.co.uk/ctrl/node:122;product_group:312;/apollo_seed_feeders#.V3jqdrQ4_rc


Here it is in my garden


 

Last edited: 03 July 2016 11:40:02

pruning honeysuckle

Posted: 03/07/2016 at 11:31

Try pruning back half of it this year, and see if it produces new growth next year, then prune the other half back next year after flowering.

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Lawn plastic mesh reinforcement

 
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GW magazine subscription

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Time for a new garden design?

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Gardeners World returns 4th March 2016

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