Muvs Dashwood

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Daniel Haynes, help

Posted: 17/10/2012 at 08:50

I have to say that I find this forum cliquey and some of the posts can come across as almost rude. I just tend to read posts now and now hardly post anything myself.

Wildlife gardening...hopes for the future

Posted: 15/10/2012 at 12:11

Oooh look

Might need more wool lol


Wildlife gardening...hopes for the future

Posted: 14/10/2012 at 00:23

I have started guerilla gardening. I live on a cul-de-sac that has supported housing for vulnerable people attached and we have large swathes of grass outside tended [at our expense] by a gardening team. By the side of my house outside of my fence - I am the last of the terrace - I have 4 large evergreen oaks but its a huge area and I put all my logs out there and usually cover it with the leaves I get. I have also started to throw seeds on the bank that does get some sun - did some this morning - and am hoping to colonise it with wildflower seeds and some california poppies. I am even thinking of taking my guerilla gardening to some verges around here. Perhaps I should invest in a balaclava.

Talkback: Planting snake's head fritillaries

Posted: 13/10/2012 at 23:44

I saw some packets of fritillarie seeds at the GC this week. Would be cheaper if you wanted a lot but I don't know how successful they would be.

Front Garden

Posted: 08/10/2012 at 19:05

My local council have been using block planting of verbena bonariensis this year. Perhaps not for you but it looks glorious and it is alive with flying things.

Long-handled bulb planter

Posted: 08/10/2012 at 13:15

Would it be at all suspicious if we all wrote? I would like one though.

Long-handled bulb planter

Posted: 08/10/2012 at 12:56

Figrat you are right Sneeboer do one and it is almost £60. Ah how lovely to have the paypacket of the BBC!



Posted: 08/10/2012 at 12:52

With all these decorative 'bird cages' around -online and in shops - some are very attractive and if you are careful and choose one with the right size gaps you can put a fat ball or seed feeder inside and keep squirrels and other large feeders out and they look very lovely to boot. And of course the birds don't get the irony.

Wild Garlic

Posted: 01/10/2012 at 20:08

I took over this garden and it is over run with it. It seems to be a bit of a weed here.

Keeping Cats and Wildlife apart?

Posted: 30/09/2012 at 21:10

I think it was Chris Packham who said that feeding your cats - I have 2 - in the morning instead of at night would save a great many birds. We did this - my son used to feed them at night to make sure they were in - and I don't think they have caught any since we changed it. It makes sense as they are full and just want to sleep when the birds are most active. They have bells and are always in at night. Cats keep other cats away, if there were no domestic cats we would just have feral communities who aren't neutered, fed, wormed or have bells. We too have magpies who bully the smaller birds and the jays have been very chavvy lol. I think the only casualty this year was the youngest cat - only a kitten really - who in her pursuit of bees got stung on the cheek.

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