The Bird Lady


Latest posts by The Bird Lady

Long tailed tits are back!

Posted: 09/04/2016 at 11:02

I am so happy - we've had long tailed tits in the garden every year since we moved in during 2002, that is except for last year when we didn't see a single one.   

We were very concerned but we think a squirrel or other predator got into the nest and killed all the young from the previous year.  They only have one brood and it's generally huge, around 10 or so babies, so it's quite possible.

Anyway, they're back again this year and it's so lovely to see (and hear) them!

No Gardeners World and

Posted: 09/04/2016 at 10:54

I too get fed up with everything revolving around football - it drives me crazy!

Love watching GW, especially now there's a new dog on the block!  Nell and Nigel are great fun together and they obviously love Monty. 

It's great that Beechgrove is back, lovely to see the team again.

Portulaca - first timer

Posted: 09/04/2016 at 10:47

I've decided to go for Portulaca this year and I'm going to plant some in my window boxes and hanging baskets.  Do I pinch them out to induce bushiness or are they naturally bushy?  I have received some lovely little plugs which I've potted on so bring on the warmer weather please!

Clivia has a flower coming - what next?

Posted: 25/02/2016 at 08:42

It's only tiny at the moment so I'll move it somewhere less cold but not quite indoors for a while.

 

cheers!

Clivia has a flower coming - what next?

Posted: 24/02/2016 at 12:38

I have a Clivia that my husband rescued a few years ago from a back garden which was under snow at the time.  That year, it flowered like mad but since then I've had nothing. 

Last year I decided to leave it outside under the car port from October, it's still there now but this morning I noticed the beginnings of a bud!!  Yippee, but what now - shall I bring it indoors yet, or leave it outside for a while longer?  We are on the South coast so the worst we've had this Winter has been -2.  I don't want to ruin it by warming it up unnecessarily.

Anyone?  

Lantana grown as standard

Posted: 02/01/2016 at 17:18

Cheers!  Good luck with your fuchsia and I will report progress regarding the Lantana on here in due course. 

 

I'm growing it from seed so it will be a while yet!

Lantana grown as standard

Posted: 02/01/2016 at 10:34

We've grown Lantanas as bushes for a few years, having first come across them in Tenerife.  We also remember seeing a very large Lantana standard in a garden centre years ago and would love to try one ourselves.  Jim at Beechgrove has started one but I can't find the programme that it was on.

Has anyone grown a standard Lantana - I'd be grateful for any hints, advice etc.

Orchid

Posted: 13/04/2015 at 08:20

Prior to receiving this one, I had never had any interest in Orchids but I think I'm becoming hooked now!

Why are the leaves of my tulips mouldy?

Posted: 13/04/2015 at 08:10

Thanks very much for that. I'll wait and see what happens with the rest of them and then I'll dig them up. 

Is there a problem with the website today – it’s driving me nuts!

Posted: 13/04/2015 at 08:08

It's strange that, just after I created the thread complaining about the website, it suddenly perked up and today it's keeping up with me again, so at the moment, all seems well. 

 

@ Edd - I know what you mean.  I do touch type and I think that was even more frustrating because the letters took ages to appear!

Discussions started by The Bird Lady

What's wrong with my Camellia?

 
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Rowan - which is best?

 
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Long tailed tits are back!

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Portulaca - first timer

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Clivia has a flower coming - what next?

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Lantana grown as standard

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Is there a problem with the website today – it’s driving me nuts!

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Home made compost - why do I get seedlings?

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Why are the leaves of my tulips mouldy?

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Why are my seedlings yellowish

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What's wrong with my Hebe

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How do I contact the programme?

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What's this little cutie?

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Discount code

Thomson and Morgan 
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