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Climbing Roses

Posted: 18/02/2013 at 22:36

Hello all

I need suggestions for a good climbing Rose, for a west facing stone wall (see picture below, the wall is around 6ft high but i will be getting a chain link fence above that)

I liked the one they used in the 1st episode of Gardeners world last year, a yellow one morning something.

So has anyone had good last year that they could recommend (i do like the idea of thornless ones as well) Idealy like a varity that blooms for most of the summer/autumn with good foilage and growth. Not too bothered by flower colour as long as theres lots of them

Many thanks

 

 

 

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what do you think is the best make of bird food you have bought?

Posted: 22/01/2013 at 20:51

I use the Chapelwood premium  Wild bird seed mix, the local garden centre to me puts in on offer in the spring so a 20kg for £10-11 (bogof) which a couple of bags does for the year. It has quite a good mix but you can top it up with sunflower hearts. The Blue/Great tits are loving this at the moment as well as the Dunnocks and the pigeons clear up whats left

The no mess stuff tends to clog up the feeders when it gets wet  so i glued (superglue) an old pot saucer to the bottom of the feeder, with some holes for drainage.

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 It stops most of the seeds being dropped on the ground, the pidgeons and doves do a circus trick to try and stay on it to feed but most of the time it doesn't last long, so they don't take as much and are quite happy to take up the spillage on the ground.

I get the tubs of 50 fat balls (again when its a 3-2 offer) my birds love them but in my Dads garden 6 miles away they won't touch them.

WILDLIFE PICTURES

Posted: 22/01/2013 at 20:36

Winter visiter

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 Fieldfare

http://www.rspb.org.uk/wildlife/birdguide/name/f/fieldfare/index.aspx

 

 

Feeding blackbirds

Posted: 20/01/2013 at 19:42

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 I feed mine with apples on skewers (as that stops the seaguls/foxes walking off witht them) the pidgeons and starlings aren't interested in them. At the mo i must be feeding about 6 Blackbirds.  I do put out some raisons and currents as well to boast them up a bit .

WILDLIFE PICTURES

Posted: 20/01/2013 at 19:23
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 1 of at least 6 Blackbirds i have in the garden at the mo

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 The flock of 6 Gold Finches, has gone down to this group of 3, seeing as they don't squabble like the others i wonder if this is a breeding pair with this years young

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 Blue Tit with the Dunncok in the background

 

Building Rockeries

Posted: 13/11/2012 at 23:38

And this was the view of the same bit of garden when i moved in.

Don't talk to me about Tree Ivy!!!

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Planting an Art-Deco Raised Border

Posted: 13/11/2012 at 23:33

Hi, great photos,

 

I'm looking at building some raised beds in the new year, and i'm wondering what sort of wood you used for yours? as it looks really good. I have toyed with the idea of railway sleepers but this is working out to be too expensive.

Many thanks

Steve

 

Building Rockeries

Posted: 13/11/2012 at 23:23

Hello gang,

Reached the next stage of reclaiming my garden (which hasnt been touched for 25+years)

I want to build 2 rockeries to make a border between my lawn and a woodland type seating area

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 The bricks mark out the area i want them to be, both about 3-4 feet long and a couple of feet wide as a base area.

i have some nice rocks (and will buy some more soon) and a nice amount of rubble to build up the height and core of them.

Has anyone got any tips on how to go about building it and what sort of Alpine plants people have enjoyed and have survived in their rockeries. That area of my garden get partial shade in the winter and pretty much full sun the rest of the year. I live in Worthing on the south coast with a south facing garden.

Thanks

 

WILDLIFE PICTURES

Posted: 25/10/2012 at 21:53

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 Top photo is from this week, when a mini flock of 6 Gold Finches came to visit.

Photo 2, is this a Thrush? or a molting female Blackbird?

And the others are from earlier in the year

Starlings

Posted: 25/10/2012 at 21:12

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 They can be pretty

But can be a problem. As others have said take away their favourite food for a bit and it will calm down.

But in no certain terms put out unwanted onion bhaji, as i woke up to a flock of 100 of them in the garden!

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