Star's gardening thread

Discussion in 'Lifestyle & Culture' started by Star, Aug 19, 2009.

  1. Eddie

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    My point is that not all sand is effective. Some types can even have the opposite effect on your soul by clumping together and RETAINING water.
     
  2. lolly

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    Well I obviously managed it right about 15 years ago, then.
     
  3. Eddie

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    Well forget I said anything then. :Oi:
     
  4. Star

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    Yes I think it's really clay like. It's just so hard to dig up even to get the weeds out. I did a section a few weeks ago and the weeds are back in force. I'm slowly topping up with compost as I empty pots from flowers.
     
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    I've bought myself one of those bulb planters. Let's see if it works!
     
  6. Mats

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    I want to get some cute bulbs for the balcony so that I will hopefully get a lovely spring surprise
     
  7. Star

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    Does anyone have a bird feeder? I want to get some for the garden, need to find somewhere with cheap seeds though. Usually I just put out my old bread for the birds on a bird table but it's mainly the pigeons that get that!
     
  8. lolly

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    We've just got a couple hanging from the tree, and use the suet balls and blocks (usually from Wilko, but most places sell the balls at least now) to fill them.
     
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    And then I don't know whether to get a bird feeding station with a little water bath, or just a couple of those hanging things to put up in the trees. My neighbour has one and gets lovely parakets recently
     
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    I know it'll vary, but how often do you have to refill?
     
  11. lolly

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    The hanging ones are so cheap - I'd try those at first at least. We seem to get a few different types of tits and robins with those.
     
  12. lolly

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    I imagine they get through perhaps two balls a week. I tend to just fill it up with six, whereas he puts out two at a time.
     
  13. Star

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    That's what I thought :D Wilko have cheap ones although they're out of stock online at the moment. I get robins coming up to my bird table, but they're usually chased away.
     

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