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Latest posts by Rose lady

Problem- Coxs Pippin

Posted: 30/05/2014 at 17:09

Hi Dove.

Its about 6 ft. tall and 5 ft. wide. Planted in a bed with roses and lavender. The trunk has a meter diameter between it. I planted it two years ago. last year we had no problems, and managed to get enormous delicious apples. Mulched it early spring with horse manure...I have no idea what's happened.

Problem- Coxs Pippin

Posted: 30/05/2014 at 16:31

Hi All.


Does anyone know why this is happening tomy Coxs Pippin tree? Not sure is the picture has uploaded.


Some of the other leaves look like this...

 Can anyone advise me...provide these pictures have come through that is.


Thank you

Whats wrong with myCoxes Pippin tree

Posted: 23/05/2014 at 22:07

I wonder if anyone can advise me. I planted my apple tree a year ago. It produced lovely apples last year, and there is a pretty good crop this year too. However over the lastthree weeks I have noticed rusty brown patches on the lower tier of leaves. Having looked again today, the branchesseemto havethe same colouring. What could this be? I have looked everywhere for information, but sadly I can't find anything.

French beans

Posted: 22/05/2014 at 21:42

Hi Greg. We grow french climbing beans every year in large plastic tubs, supported by sh tree branches/bamboo sticks. We have always had a brilliant crop. We put ours outside last weekend, and they're doing really well. I think plasticplanters are under estimated.

Greedy Starlings

Posted: 22/05/2014 at 21:29

Hello all.

Is anyone else having problems with these greedy birds. They gobble up everything in sight. Last year I was complaining that we wern't getting any birds in the garden.This year we have so many birds including these gorgeous looking starlings, but they're leaving me bankrupt. I have two cage feeders (squirrel proof) hanging from a feeding pole station, but they still find a way to perch and eat all the bird seed. I have even sectioned their suet cake to one corner of the garden, but that goes in two days, after which they start on the other!! can anyone recommend a bird feeder which is 100%  'Starling proof ' I do love these birds and I do leave food for them too, but they're eating all the other birds food.

Bird feeders

Posted: 26/01/2014 at 17:40

Well I can't go wrong with all the fab ideas nutcutlet. heres hoping

Bird feeders

Posted: 26/01/2014 at 17:27

Thanks LL. 


I never thought about cutting the larger nutsand putting them in a tubular feeder...great idea. that way the nuts will stay drier than the mesh ones!!



Bird feeders

Posted: 26/01/2014 at 16:34

Thank you both. Very helpful advice. I live in Rutland. There are definately blue/great/coal tits here. I live by the side of Rutland water, and by a bird watching area. I'm in a fairly modern house. The garden is now packed with fruit trees, bird friendly shrubs and climbers which I planted last year. We did spot the occasional mummy blue tit last year feeding her chick from one of our feeders, but now its become really quiet. We don't get very many squirrels although they would be a welcomed sight. I do use sunflower seeds NC, although I will try Nyjer seeds. You're right about quality bird feed though FB. Birds do like quality food. When i'm having to throw away feed beacuse the birds arn't coming in masses it does upset me. still the RSPB have said 'don't give up the will come'

Right then fat balls it is, and I will look up these bird feeders FB

Thank you!!!


Bird feeders

Posted: 26/01/2014 at 15:52

Shy and retiring Doves that is which are lovely but eat allthe feed!!! not to mention the pigeons

Bird feeders

Posted: 26/01/2014 at 15:51

I must have half douzen bird feeders suspended from branches in my garden. We have been here two years now, and all we have are two resident sparrow, a couple of very shy and retiring there which seam to gorge on the mixed seed feeders. I did have lots of starlings last summer.

I sit in vain hoping that one day there will be a family of blue tits and robins nesting in the bird boxes.

Can somebody please advise me on

1. Which bird feeders keep the seed/ feed dry because of all this rain my worry is it'll become contaminated. It always ends up soggy!!

2. Which is the best food to attract Blue/Coal/Great tits to my garden??

Thanks a million folks


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Greedy Starlings

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