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Why don't my birds love me any more....?

Posted: 20/12/2012 at 21:32

I have had a bird feeder hanging in my garden for some time now and it has always been very well used by a variety of little birds, who in turn sprinkle enough to keep the ground feeding birds happy too.

About a month ago I notice that it was grubby so took it down and gave it a good wash and then refilled.

Since then the birds just aren't using it anymore. I see them in the garden but they arent going anywhere near the feeder.

I'm baffled! 

Phormium protection

Posted: 20/12/2012 at 21:27

Thanks all. Think I'll err on the side of caution and wrap them snuggly.

Phormium protection

Posted: 09/12/2012 at 12:00

Hi all,

Can you advise how to protect my phormiums over the winter and now the frosts are upon us. I have done some internet research but the advice seems contradictory. Some sites say they are ok over the winter and other sites regail terrible stories of frost damaged plants never to recover.

Would be grateful as always for your expert advice 

Blasted squirrels!

Posted: 16/11/2012 at 12:38

I've used paprika to get rid of a rat in the compost before....squirrels aren't that removed from rats imo.

Hmmm think I'll give this a try!

Thanks all - I'll keep you posted 

Blasted squirrels!

Posted: 16/11/2012 at 10:39

Hmmmm they do hide their acorns in the same flower bed, so your theory holds. They probably stumbled upon them whilst looking for their stash.

As for a dog, much as I love them, I think I'll get some mesh 

Blasted squirrels!

Posted: 16/11/2012 at 09:56

How do I stop them eating my bulbs.....quickly!

Planted the bulbs with my children the other day and the suirrels have been digging them up and tucking in. The children will be traumatised, they've already had a very disappointing year with their sunflowers and all the rain 

Any super quick ideas? I'm worried by the time I head out to buy some mesh, they'll have eaten them all!

Honeysuckle mildew problem

Posted: 03/10/2012 at 16:34

Think I may have found the problem of the unhappy plant - just went out side to take a look and rake up some leaves.....

Discovered that the bark I had put round the base of the plant is absolutely rotten and full of mildew too!! 

I have cleared it all away so the plant might stand a fighting chance with any luck.

Honeysuckle mildew problem

Posted: 03/10/2012 at 16:15

Thanks for this I will definitely see if we can overcome the pesky mildew next year.


Sad to hear that my plant is feeling unhappy though..... 

Honeysuckle mildew problem

Posted: 03/10/2012 at 14:23

Hi all,

I bought a honeysuckle at Hampton Court this year and planted in an open area with good air circulation against a wooden fence. Although it has put out some climbers and has flowered well and now has red berries, I have been battling mildew from the start.

Unfortunately the mildew is winning, so I wondered if there are any last ditch things I can try or do I admit defeat. Pretty much all I have read is that you need to get rid of a plant if mildew has taken hold.

Keeping my fingers well and truly crossed........

My Thompson & Morgan seedlings

Posted: 28/08/2012 at 11:22

Thanks Hollie-Hock. I was thinking about a little mini greenhouse as I'm sure I'll make use of it again.

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