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Why don't the birds visit my feeder?

Posted: 15/01/2017 at 23:49

We find  the most popular food is Wilkos suet...but the pink sort. Its the first thing to go and isnt too expensive either bag or box.

How to keep Christmas Gift plants alive

Posted: 30/12/2016 at 22:50

Thanks everyone for the advice and encouragement  :) Sorry not to have replied earlier but Ive been away for a couple of days.

Both plants have grown and the Roses are coming into full bloom...excellent :)

How to keep Christmas Gift plants alive

Posted: 27/12/2016 at 23:32

OK Guernsey Donkey2 I'll move them to a cooler place ..probably the hall. They will be cooler but not cold and have light but no sunshine. Have you left your Rose outside for the winter? Its a lovely colour.

How to keep Christmas Gift plants alive

Posted: 27/12/2016 at 23:11

Edd, is it ok to keep them inside for a while longer? They are so pretty that Id like to enjoy them if possible or is that not a good idea?

How to keep Christmas Gift plants alive

Posted: 27/12/2016 at 22:42

Joyce21 and Posy, Thankyou both very much for your advice which I will follow :)

Hello Forkers December

Posted: 27/12/2016 at 15:58

Dovefromabove....plan ahead :)  My husband has already used some though to wrap up my birthday presents :(

Hello Forkers December

Posted: 27/12/2016 at 15:48

I've begun Christmas 2017....bought some wrapping paper and tags from Wilkos in the sale.  :)

How to keep Christmas Gift plants alive

Posted: 27/12/2016 at 15:39

Greetings :)

I don't have houseplants usually but two arrived for Christmas. 
One is a Cyclamen and the other is a minature Rose. Types are unknown sorry.

I would like to keep them going for as long as possible but what is best to do with them? I havent had much luck with Cyclamen in the past but could possibly have over watered them (?)

The last minature Rose I had dropped its leaves. I took it out of the pot and discovered it was three small plants rather than just a single one.I planted them in the garden in late Spring and one did very well...later died.

At the moment they are in the sitting room which is warm but not hot ...22c ish...and they have daylight but no sunshine

What did you learn from your garden this year?

Posted: 10/09/2016 at 09:07

I've learnt that I know about 1% of what I 'NEED' to know and also that I am the kiss of death to vegetables ( except tomatoes)

For the third year running I tried cucumbers in the greenhouse. One plant promptly died so replaced it and that one died too. The other one grew two cucumbers in total with many little ones growing to an inch or so then shrivelling up.

Tried potatoes in bags...not a great success because the bags had to stand in a passageway and we couldnt get past when the leaves were at their peak.

Likewise Runner beans...one meal for two and the risk of strangulation when passing!

BUT...it was fun and thats the main thing :)

Need a solution please

Posted: 30/08/2016 at 21:54

Thankyou both for the links.

Planting  a smaller rose might be a possibility.

I'll re read the RHS pruning instructions a few times before touching anything! :}  

We do have a good stepladder, it's just that the top struts go all the way to the wall so actually getting 'in' is a problem :)

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