Steve Worthing

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Climbing Roses

Posted: 21/02/2013 at 10:51

Thanks for all the advice guys, now to do some thinking


Thanks Busy-Lizzie its been a hard graft, so far i must of removed 2 tons of stuff, mostly Tree Ivy which they trained up the wall Heres the view from before

 Tree Ivy nearly 10ft deep with massive branches and deep roots

Building Rockeries

Posted: 18/02/2013 at 23:12


A little update , so went for the big rock garden raised bed, just have to get the soil to fill it. Not going to put Alpines in it anymore but make it a flower bed instead with asssorted lobelia and bulbs in the spring. The wood chipped area has around 300 bulbs in there, just got to finish it off and add a bench and all sorted for lazy summer afternoons


Posted: 18/02/2013 at 22:51

Finally got a photo of this little guy, although  he wasn't too happy about it and tweated at me for a minute, so funny


A new visitor, a female? Blackcap. Also had some Long Tailed tits but haven't been quick enough on the draw yet!




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







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.

 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.


Posted: 22/01/2013 at 20:36

Winter visiter




Feeding blackbirds

Posted: 20/01/2013 at 19:42

 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 .


Posted: 20/01/2013 at 19:23

 1 of at least 6 Blackbirds i have in the garden at the mo

 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

 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!!!


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



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