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Talkback: Winter flowers and bumblebees

Posted: 04/01/2014 at 17:44

Rosemary, I grew chimonanthus from seed, years ago, still waiting for a flower. Is it always out right in the middle of winter or is this early?

I have nothing looking like swelling flower buds, I wonder if it will ever flower.

Bird feeders

Posted: 04/01/2014 at 17:34

Where do they get the saturated fat from naturally Dove?

Apart from the raptors and carrion eaters

Bird feeders

Posted: 04/01/2014 at 17:25

Oils don't set  hard unless it's very cold. But maybe that doesn't matter. they don't have to be suspended in a container with holes.

I don't know lard from suet either, they don't sound like food for any of the birds on my feeders.

I can tell olive oil from pnut oil though

Please help!

Posted: 04/01/2014 at 17:05

Scots pines aren't as bad as yew. They tend to drop their bottom branches in time and don't have such a heavy leaf cover.

Honesty grows under my pines. Euphorbia robbiae grew under the yew for a while but there's nothing to speak of now. Try those and the ones Dove suggested and see how you get on.

If you can raise the canopy, ie chop off the bottom branches, your chances are greater but you still have dry and rooty to deal with so don't waste time and money on standard sun-loving perennials.

help with garlic

Posted: 04/01/2014 at 16:23

I don't grow garlic either but if they look Ok and haven't gone soft you could replant them in a pot with drainage holes and see what happens. Here we haven't had a severe enough frost to freeze them yet, have you?

I'm sure someone who does grow garlic will turn up soon

Bird feeders

Posted: 04/01/2014 at 15:36

Thank you Dove.

Mind Your Own Business

Posted: 04/01/2014 at 15:35

 Nice one Dove.

Most of us just put in the link Edd. 

Japanese Knotweed

Posted: 04/01/2014 at 15:31

Hi Carol, yes, take some photos. It's hard to believe that anyone is using and potentially releasing this stuff but we all know just how stupid humans can be. I've done some pretty dim things in my ignorance over the years

Bird feeders

Posted: 04/01/2014 at 15:27

Mine get the odd crust of bread if there's some left but the maggies and jays whip it away quickly and I think they can cope. There's no salt involved. I don't like salty bread and I make my own. In a breadmaker, the idle way.



Talkback: Winter flowers and bumblebees

Posted: 04/01/2014 at 14:00

Nice timing higgy

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