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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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Aubergine woes

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Preserving, What do you do or planning to do.

Before the big harvest lets discuss what works and what ups up in disaster  
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Mealworms

Good Deal 
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Climbing Roses

Can you suggest a good one 
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Building Rockeries

Advice please  
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