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Bell Pepper Issue

Posted: Yesterday at 20:59

Wowsers! That's a lot of peppers.

Bell Pepper Issue

Posted: Yesterday at 18:49

The peppers are meant to be bigger in the second year.  I don't see the point of throwing a decent plant out of you do have the room.  We've got that many house plants that two more won't make much difference!


Bell Pepper Issue

Posted: 28/08/2014 at 19:33

Here is a good link giving instructions on how to overwinter them. 

Bell Pepper Issue

Posted: 28/08/2014 at 19:17

I read that you can actually keep pepper and chilli plants in the house/green house with fleece over winter and they will survive, they are not an annual.  So I'll be getting keeping mine that I did from seed this year and see of they live.

Feed birds

Posted: 26/08/2014 at 21:30

I thought that might be a problem Yviestevie but I can't feed them at the gravel end of the garden anymore as I keep chickens down there and I don't want them sharing bird germs!

Feed birds

Posted: 26/08/2014 at 18:14

I try to buy the bird food in bulk online as it works out much cheaper.  I had decided to stop feeding the birds when we moved here because it was so expensive but people kept buying me bird food and feeders! 

Feed birds

Posted: 26/08/2014 at 17:00

When the weather is really good I normally see less birds 'nosing around' but today the robin, blackbird and sparrows were all lurking around so I scattered some seed and mealworms around the lawn.  I'm waiting on nut supplies and a new caged seed feeder. 

Feed birds

Posted: 26/08/2014 at 16:38

I've tried to plant the garden in a way that provides lots of food, berrying shrubs (eg guelder rose, dog rose) and sunflowers but the shrubs aren't producing yet. There was already a mature elder, hazel and hawthorn so I usually just put out fat balls, seed and peanuts between Autumn and Spring when it's warmed up enough for there to be insects about.  I don't think I could afford to do it all Summer to as we have at least 20 sparrows darting in and out of the hedges. 

Feed birds

Posted: 26/08/2014 at 13:43

I used to feed all year too but found over the summer months a lot of food was getting left in the feeders and getting spoiled by rain. 

Feed birds

Posted: 26/08/2014 at 12:42

Our weather has suddenly turned cold and wet in the last fortnight and the starlings have already started stripping the Rowans.  Should I start putting out supplementary food for the birds, it seems early?

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Feed birds

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Viburnum Opulus being nibbled

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mulch query

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I tried clingfilm on the outside of the window but the blue tit just pulled it off! 
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Breeding Frogs

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Removing privet hedge

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Must have natives?

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Bird Identification

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