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Latest posts by Welshonion

best kind of bird feeder?

Posted: 04/05/2013 at 23:13

Blue tits need a feeder at this time of year, filled with crushed peanuts, otherwise they may take whole nuts back to their nestlings, which will kill them.

Robins and blackbirds prefer to feed off the ground. Mealworms for robins.  Raisins, apples for blackbirds.  Wrens mainly eat insects.

If the food is getting wet you might like to look at the feeders from CJWildfoods. 

Indoor seedlings not getting enough light

Posted: 03/05/2013 at 16:01

Morning Glory especially need pretty high temperatures before they go out, otherwise they sulk.

Blocking a wall

Posted: 02/05/2013 at 18:15

Sorry, you mentioned a cost of 3000 dollars so I thought you were abroad.

Have you thought of painting the wall as a first step to making it less obstrusive?

I'm not sure your screen idea sounds suitable.  A self-clinging plant seems the way to go.

I want to hide the houses at the end of the garden

Posted: 02/05/2013 at 18:10

Not quite right.  You can plant shrubs and trees which have a much greater potential to grow tall.  It's only the height of fences and walls which are limited.

Birds trying to nest in my potting shed

Posted: 02/05/2013 at 18:04

We had a nest in the milking parlour right by the door.  When I opened the door to let each lot of cows in I was just inches from the nest.  They never turned a feather!

Let them nest where the will, if you can.

best way to get rid of rats

Posted: 02/05/2013 at 09:38

Oh my goodness, do you really think taking a mouse 200 feet away will get rid of a mouse.  It will be back in the time it takes to run home.  

Please don't complain of vermin unless you are asking about a humane way to kill it.  Otherwise it's pointless!

Birds trying to nest in my potting shed

Posted: 02/05/2013 at 09:33

They are swallows.

How opinions vary!!  I welcome them back to my shed every year.  They are in there twittering as I write.

Ali, if everybody had your attitude, where would they nest?  Open the door if you can, cover the lawn mower and enjoy their presence!

ground frost warning

Posted: 01/05/2013 at 18:09

At this time of year there will only be a frost when there is no wind.  You can therefore just put a sheet of newspaper over shoots.  Make sure you cover your potato shoots with soil.

Blocking a wall

Posted: 01/05/2013 at 18:04

Are you in USA?  I think you have different shrubs there, otherwise I would suggest an ornamental ivy or climbing hydranga

Blocking a wall

Posted: 01/05/2013 at 01:37

You could put up posts in front of the wall and attach a trellis.

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