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BIG BIRD WATCH

Posted: 25/01/2015 at 15:35

Thank you ,  NGCARDS.  I've submitted my results through the link.   Mags

BIG BIRD WATCH

Posted: 25/01/2015 at 15:20

I did my count yesterday.  How do I submit my results?  I just keep getting a screen timing an hour for me to start now.  I just want to submit results.  OK, it must be obvious - but I can't find the link!  Can someone help me, please?  Mags

porridge oats

Posted: 24/01/2015 at 12:12

Dove - that's a great link about what to feed birds. Thanks.   Mags

porridge oats

Posted: 24/01/2015 at 12:04

Thanks, Dove.

I like the tip about freezing bananas.  Ta for that   Mags

porridge oats

Posted: 24/01/2015 at 10:31

Is it ok to put out dry porridge oats for the birds in my garden?  My neighbour says 'Yes' the birds love them.  I say 'No' as when the absorb moisture the birds will become dehydrated.  So ....... what should we do?   Feed or not feed with Porridge Oats. Thanks, Mags

Feeding Amarylis

Posted: 18/01/2015 at 15:47

thanks to you both. will feed them with baby bio now as that's what I've got. Mags

Feeding Amarylis

Posted: 18/01/2015 at 13:11

A gardening prog told listeners that we should be feeding Amarylis from when they start to produce a flower stem.  But they didn't say what with!  Should I use a general purpose feed, or would tomato feed be better.  And should this feed be full strength of 1/2 strength?    I have 2 Amarylis producing flower stems.  Thanks Mags

money tree / jade plant

Posted: 17/01/2015 at 18:58

Mine will go outside for summer into cold frame then, and bring it in for next winter. Thanks for all thoughts and lovely photos. Mags 

only leaves

Posted: 12/01/2015 at 13:01

Welshonion, I know they grow at different rates but on any I've had before, once they start growing leaves then they won't grow a flower! I feel I need to do something to force it!  And yes, I know that if there is no flower in there then nothing I do will help.  .  I'm going to repot it this afternoon just to see. I've also heard that storing them near apples will stop them flowering - may Morrisons where it came from had then too near apples and there is a flower in there somewhere!   Mags   PS my other 2 came from a garden centre.

only leaves

Posted: 12/01/2015 at 12:04

Hum........thanks Dove.

I will repot it into almost dry compost and put it in the cool garage.  I know from experience that it is now unlikely to flower if I do nothing, so it's worth trying.  Fingers Crossed!  Mags

Discussions started by staffsmags

chilli seed

can I use my own seeds? 
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Last Post: 09/02/2016 at 12:38

Is it a Robin?

No red breast 
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Last Post: 24/12/2015 at 20:41

Lilies in pot

keep or palnt out now? 
Replies: 9    Views: 673
Last Post: 28/11/2015 at 13:36

Spratts for tea

But what with them? 
Replies: 15    Views: 643
Last Post: 01/11/2015 at 18:29

odd coloured ladybirds

more black than red 
Replies: 2    Views: 381
Last Post: 28/09/2015 at 10:21

Kleine Silberspinne

Fountain Grass not 'flowering' 
Replies: 2    Views: 256
Last Post: 28/08/2015 at 14:49

Cornflowers for next year

Re-seeding? 
Replies: 3    Views: 387
Last Post: 16/08/2015 at 15:38

caterpillar id please

yellow and hairy 
Replies: 3    Views: 324
Last Post: 09/08/2015 at 17:37

Lily deteriated

How to replace it 
Replies: 4    Views: 406
Last Post: 04/07/2015 at 14:10

damaged rhubarb leaves

what eats rhubarb leaves? 
Replies: 3    Views: 404
Last Post: 28/06/2015 at 10:58

Straggly Geum

Is my geum supposed to be so straggly? 
Replies: 7    Views: 537
Last Post: 10/06/2015 at 21:28

'Dead' soil

to manure now or not? 
Replies: 2    Views: 355
Last Post: 22/05/2015 at 16:37

cleaning bird feeders

What sterilising product 
Replies: 7    Views: 535
Last Post: 14/04/2015 at 09:35

anyone used this brand?

Molloy's Multipurpose compost 
Replies: 5    Views: 535
Last Post: 21/03/2015 at 15:30

when to cut back Fountain Grass?

miscanthus kleine silberspinne  
Replies: 11    Views: 381
Last Post: 25/02/2015 at 18:56
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