Posted: 14/04/2013 at 16:37
Hi again everyone, thankyou all for the friendly welcome . To dovefromabove, yes the two I have do flower, they are full of buds right now, but the when they flower, they dont last very long but look real pretty. I like them as they are green all year round.
Hi jatnikapyar, Im not sure what you mean by making sure the chicks have a place to run and live. Did you think I have chickens? Or have I misunderstood something more like haha, I did say I love helping birds and have nestboxes up on the house and in the garden.
Hi Dons1979, I think Im gonna enjoy being here as much as you seem to, I will be on here too in my spare time, I really want to learn as much as I can. Sounds like you have a great challenge on your hands, but sounds an enjoyable challenge? I love your idea of a tiny pond. I have always fancied putting a small pond in my garden too, must be a fab feeling having tadpoles in your own garden . It sounds like your off to a fantastic start, with all the nestboxes etc. I msut have around 10 nestboxes up, 3 are being used, I have a sparrow terrace too, but they have decided to build a nest on top of it rather than inside HAHA. Let us know how you get on with your challenge please.
thanks verdun for the welcome, your all so friendly. I just want you to know im not an expert on wildlife, im more experienced with the garden birds, and I am now learning about the nectar rich plants to help bees and butterflies. I did plant a buddleja last year and it was like a magnet to the butterflies and dragonflies too. You mentioned technical issues....I wonder if that is why I am having problems uploading a profile pic?
Lorna thanks for the info on your rowan tree. I am also hoping to plant some lovely bedding plants soon. I have some bulbs and seeds that I have sewn myself in my tiny greenhouse, that I am hoping to use in my garden. lovely idea for your dogs resting place
Dee3 thanks for your welcome too. I also have enjoyed reading other's posts here. Your not too far away from us then, being in Newport. I dont have any ideas on natural remedies for slugs and snails, but would love to know of any if anybody here knows any. I think some birds help to keep them down, like songthrush and blackbirds, mistlethrush. Do you have hedgehogs using your garden? they are also helpful. Hopefully a more experienced member will see this post and have some suggestions for us