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Robin watch

Posted: 12/10/2013 at 19:59

True, the average lifespan for a robin is 1.1 years, with only 1 in 4 surviving to their first birthday (there is a very high mortality rate), but for those who do they can life longer (maybe 5 or 6 years).

Went to a National Trust property over the summer and they were ringing wild birds, the oldest recorded Robin that they had, on the estate, I think was 9 years old.

So you might have a special robin star gaze lily 

Pot Tidying

Posted: 10/10/2013 at 14:58

Yep, I keep my pots tidy too. All gets a bit untidy during spring and summer, but then organise myself in autumn to get ready for spring.

Cowboy Bums.... (Lithops)

Posted: 09/10/2013 at 15:59

You learn so much more here than just gardening 

No licking the lithops to find out dannyson.

Bougainvillea

Posted: 09/10/2013 at 14:29

Does anyone know how best to over winter a bougainvillea?

I don't have a conservatory, but wondering if it will be okay to winter up in the garage? The garage has a little window, so it would get some light. And the garage doesn't freeze, but it might drop below the 10*C (that bougainvilleas like to stay above). I just know if I leave it outside or in the greenhouse it will die, gets very cold here in the North East of England.

And I just don't think the central heating would do it any good either, any advice?

Thanks for reading, Tina

Something which looks nice in November

Posted: 09/10/2013 at 14:02

I had a look at another website for what looks good in November, quite a selection

http://www.crocus.co.uk/plants/_/vid.87/numitems.100/

I'm sure whatever you choose will look great.

Cowboy Bums.... (Lithops)

Posted: 09/10/2013 at 12:24

He he he...just had to google mescalin, to find out what it was.

Which tool to break soil the best

Posted: 09/10/2013 at 12:10

I think I'd only get something like the tools you have suggested if I had a large area to work.

I know this time of year is a good time to dig the ground over and let the frost break up the clay, I'm sure adding some organic matter will help.

What about clay breaker http://www.greenfingers.com/superstore/product.asp?dept_id=33&pf_id=LT1227D&co=fr&gclid=CMvH3vjNiboCFU_MtAodiyYAyQ

Sorry not much help.

Robin watch

Posted: 07/10/2013 at 16:20

Phew, glad the robin hasn't been caught by the local cat. Like everyone else has said, they like mealworms and are ground feeders.

Saw one once at a garden centre, happily flying amoung the busy garden shoppers and darting in and out of the garden centre shed. 

And they love hanging around for worms after you've dug your land over.

Something which looks nice in November

Posted: 07/10/2013 at 13:20

Hello Catherine

An acer sounds nice, something in a pot, so if you ever do move home, you could take it with you.

Does it have to be a plant? What about a nice bird table or bird bath?

Lawn - is something terrible about to happen?

Posted: 07/10/2013 at 12:01

What is your main concern?

Is it the clay base will be poor drainage to a future lawn or the old top soil and grass will ruin the lawn?

Sorry no answers, just thinking out loud.

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