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Latest posts by The Bird Lady

Green soup in my barrel pond

Posted: 29/06/2013 at 13:01

Thanks both - interesting about the watercress, I'll give it a go but it looks as though I'll have to start again.

We live and learn!! 

Green soup in my barrel pond

Posted: 29/06/2013 at 09:33

I have a problem with my barrel pond, the water has recently turned very green.  We set this up last year during the late Summer 2012 and left it unplanted until the end of May this year when I put a water lily in.  The lily is still alive and is throwing up new leaves but the water has gone this horrible green - I haven't got oxygenating plants yet so I'll get some today but is there anything else I sould be doing?

water feature

Posted: 28/06/2013 at 09:16

I have a problem with my barrel pond, the water has recently turned very green.  We set this up last year during the late Summer 2012 and left it unplanted until the end of May this year when I put a water lily in.  The lily is still alive and is throwing up new leaves but the water has gone this horrible green - I haven't got oxygenating plants yet so I'll get some today but is there anything else I sould be doing?

Whats moving our bird seed feeder?

Posted: 21/06/2013 at 17:31

They're surprisingly clever - you can see they're actually trying to solve puzzles!

What is it?

Posted: 10/06/2013 at 15:41

Some are calling it Mexican Petunia - I think it's lovely whatever it's called.

Feeding meal worms to my nesting blue tits

Posted: 09/06/2013 at 09:49

Oh - the joys of watching wildlife!!!

What is it?

Posted: 08/06/2013 at 18:45

A Mexican Bluebell!!!  Wow.  I'll do more research and see if I can grow it in the UK.

Thank you.

Gardener's World TV show

Posted: 08/06/2013 at 12:04

I really enjoy the format of the show now and I absolutely adore Nigel (Monty's dog).  He is sooo gorgeous and a real cool dude, he should be listed in the credits. 

I remember when he was ill (Nigel, not Monty) and so many viewers had asked where he was, Monty had to do regular updates.  Somehow it makes the programme less stuffy.

Feeding meal worms to my nesting blue tits

Posted: 08/06/2013 at 12:00

I too feed mealworms and whenever I go outside the sparrows fly really close in case I've got something for them.  The only trouble is that the starlings found them and of course, they take great beakfulls at a time so it soon diminishes the supply.

Whats moving our bird seed feeder?

Posted: 08/06/2013 at 11:57

I've just purchased a wildlife camera so that I can see what's happening at night. 

I know we get badgers, foxes and even a cock pheasant once (beautiful colouring) but what happens when I'm asleep?  Perhaps I'm better off not knowing! 

Discussions started by The Bird Lady

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Thomson and Morgan 
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Orchid

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Compost bin

Front opening compost bin 
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What is this glossy leaved evergreen?

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Hakonechloa - poisonus to dogs?

 
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Cacti in flower

 
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Trachycarpus Fortunei

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Green soup in my barrel pond

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What is it?

Mallorca plant 
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Bumblebee nest in my compost bin

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Albizia not flowering

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My Castor Oil plant is dying

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