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Where are all the birds ?

Posted: 06/12/2012 at 13:47

Blackbirds love apples. I cut some into quarters for entertainment (hopping around with them on their beaks,) some I chop up. Remember though blackbirds are ground feeders so apple needs to be on ground. Wood pigeons will leave apple alone.

on their way to garden near you!

Posted: 06/12/2012 at 13:31

Blackbirds have returned to my garden this week as well. I am going to attempt to put out a feeder I saw on another thread for them covering seeds with  up-turned wire hanging basket to stop the wood pigeons. We have also seen a little wren, but as she was feeding in a different place I will put out some for her. Does anyone know if they will eat mealworms?

Fork Handles

Posted: 06/12/2012 at 13:26

Just read on another thread that it only 12weeks till March. Isn't that a good feeling??

Unheated/uninsulated greenhouse

Posted: 06/12/2012 at 13:17

Thanks. Think I will move the nictiana into garage but very limited space for anything else.

Growing Sweet Peas

Posted: 06/12/2012 at 13:13

Thanks fro the advice - mine are in a cold greenhouse - and it made me thik about my other plants with those temps.

What's the weather like in your area?

Posted: 06/12/2012 at 13:12

Very cold - Brrrrrr! and dry. Now it's clouding over and the hills seem to be misting - maybe worse to come

Thank you so much

Posted: 06/12/2012 at 13:09

What a lovely thought - 12 weeks till March

Fork Handles

Posted: 06/12/2012 at 13:06

Becks just make sure you emphasise how long you have BOTH been unwell.

Just been to see next door neighbour - from now on will be known as L - she has bought part of OH pressie for me as far to obvious if I have OH with me. She is  very kind person.

Sorry I just can't comment about chickens, only eating them excites me

Big box came today - inside were 2 small garlics for planting - rest was packaging. Which leads me to a gardening question. When would it now be safe to plant them as I know they need frosting?

Fork Handles

Posted: 06/12/2012 at 12:22

Hello All

Late as been allowed to go to supermarket with OH 

Choco - Snowflake

Becks - Bracelet and choco


Inka very plesed to hear your good news. Now fingers crossed for  good outcome from her hospital stay

Geoff if you get to Harrogate make a holiday of it.and then you can visit York as well. In September we stayed in York went to the Harrogate Autumn Show, Castle Howard (dogs allowed) We also spent a lot of time in Leeds - grand daughters arrival. And of course Bridlington and Scarborough are only a short drive as well.

Unheated/uninsulated greenhouse

Posted: 05/12/2012 at 22:30

I have various plants in greenhouse, lavender, penstemons, nicotiana, canterbury bells, that are quite happy, though not very mature (hence being in greenhouse) With the severe frosts forecast how can I protect the plants further. Limited funds.

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Beautiful flower but .... 
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I understand it is a fried egg plant but what precisely is it? 
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Plant ID please

Hope some one can help! 
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