The Bird Lady


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Tasty Green Cucmbers

Posted: 28/05/2017 at 11:23

Growing cucumbers for the first time this year - the only one I could get was Tasty Green.  It is quite a healthy looking specimen but I'm now not sure whether it's the right type for a greenhouse.  I've nowhere for it to go outside so it's the greenhouse or nothing - any assistance would be appreciated.

What's wrong with my Camellia?

Posted: 14/04/2017 at 16:53

Thanks for your reply,  It was repotted into a larger pot last year, so it has plenty of space.  Summer was fairly wet last year plus I always keep all my Camellias well watered and well looked after, hence my surprise at the way it's turned out.  It's had Ericaceous feed but I'll treat it to a seaweed feed, thanks for that. 

What's wrong with my Camellia?

Posted: 14/04/2017 at 16:14


My Camellia is ill!  It's been fed, watered, had no frost and has produced hundreds of buds.  A lot of them have flowered but there again, an awful lot have fallen off, the leaves are discoloured and the plant just looks very sad indeed.  It was repotted last year.


Any ideas?

Rowan - which is best?

Posted: 29/01/2017 at 10:22

BobtheGardener - Thanks for the link, very interesting. 


Marlorena - Thank you very much for that - do the birds eat the berries?

Rowan - which is best?

Posted: 28/01/2017 at 09:32

I'm beginning to think I need something else - Rowan's can grow quite large and I just want something  that it quite compact.  More research needed!

Rowan - which is best?

Posted: 27/01/2017 at 09:57

We're on chalk down here. 


Thanks for your response.

Rowan - which is best?

Posted: 27/01/2017 at 09:11

I want to replace an old dead Cherry Tree stump with a Rowan so that the birds can have the berries.  I don't want an enormous great tree, is there a more compact version?  Red berries are preferable.  We are on the South coast.

Penstemon pruning

Posted: 25/01/2017 at 09:27

Excellent - another job for Spring - thanks everyone!

Penstemon pruning

Posted: 22/01/2017 at 09:54

I have an established Penstemon which flowers very well every year, but it's starting to get a bit woody and congested at the base.  I trim off all dead flower spikes etc regularly but I wondered whether I could cut it right down?  

Clivia has a flower coming - what next?

Posted: 23/04/2016 at 09:36

Yippee!  I have a beautiful Clivia in full bloom at last.  I bought it into the house a couple of weeks ago and it put on a bit of height, then started opening up.  At least I know what to de next year now! 

Discussions started by The Bird Lady

Cymbidium - what now?

 
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Tasty Green Cucmbers

 
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What's wrong with my Camellia?

 
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Rowan - which is best?

 
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Penstemon pruning

 
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Long tailed tits are back!

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Clivia has a flower coming - what next?

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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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