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Latest posts by Mrs G

Bell Pepper Issue

Posted: 29/08/2014 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?

Poorly Chicken

Posted: 24/08/2014 at 21:08

Give them all some Poultry Spice as a pick me up until you can get it properly checked out by a vet.  It's just a herbal pick me up that helps at times of stress e.g. moult, moving house, illness etc.  Sounds like something has affected blood flow to that area like low oxygen levels in the blood, are there any other symptoms like sneezing or wheezing?

Discussions started by Mrs G

Moving clematis

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Last Post: 18/10/2014 at 19:23

Feed birds

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Last Post: 26/08/2014 at 21:30

Viburnum Opulus being nibbled

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Last Post: 20/05/2014 at 17:59

Gardening and Chickens

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Last Post: 12/04/2014 at 17:03

European Spindle

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Last Post: 06/04/2014 at 19:02


How to increase flowers/coverage 
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Last Post: 19/04/2014 at 22:54

mulch query

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Last Post: 10/03/2014 at 19:05

Talkback: Dunnocks

I tried clingfilm on the outside of the window but the blue tit just pulled it off! 
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Last Post: 23/03/2014 at 17:50

Breeding Frogs

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Last Post: 21/02/2014 at 19:25

Mulching with privet

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Last Post: 22/01/2014 at 14:14

Ray of Hope

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Last Post: 07/01/2014 at 21:02

Flooded Harden

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Last Post: 07/01/2014 at 13:11

Front Gardens & Evergreens

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Last Post: 11/01/2014 at 08:11

Removing privet hedge

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Last Post: 14/12/2013 at 11:01

Must have natives?

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Last Post: 29/10/2013 at 11:37
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