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Forum: General Gardening Wednesday 8th January 2014, 10:27
Replies: 4,830
Views: 333,314
Posted By jpscloud
Happy new year gardeners! Bill what a time...

Happy new year gardeners!

Bill what a time you're having - my aunt is in Ontario too and she is snowed in with 8' drifts. She lives in a seniors complex so the maintenance team are trying to...
Forum: Gardening for Wildlife & Conservation Thursday 22nd August 2013, 13:57
Replies: 370
Views: 50,589
Posted By jpscloud
Hope you're still enjoying the hummingbirds...

Hope you're still enjoying the hummingbirds lakercapt!

I have seen a speckled wood, at last! And a comma, the first of the season for me. We also have a lot of whites, mainly small white,...
Forum: Gardening for Wildlife & Conservation Wednesday 31st July 2013, 12:41
Replies: 370
Views: 50,589
Posted By jpscloud
Juvenile blue ****, long tailed ****, goldfinches...

Juvenile blue ****, long tailed ****, goldfinches and sparrows on the feeders.
Forum: General Gardening Monday 29th July 2013, 20:05
Replies: 264
Views: 42,514
Posted By jpscloud
Just took these:

Just took these:
Forum: General Gardening Monday 29th July 2013, 19:45
Replies: 4,830
Views: 333,314
Posted By jpscloud
Thundery showers and warm sunshine with a fresh...

Thundery showers and warm sunshine with a fresh breeze, all day. Very pleasant in the sun.
Forum: General Gardening Monday 29th July 2013, 19:42
Replies: 264
Views: 42,514
Posted By jpscloud
Thanks both. Still very feeble so haven't been...

Thanks both. Still very feeble so haven't been able to do much but the thundery showers brought the day lillies out, so will get a pic tomorrow. They look great this year.
Forum: General Gardening Friday 26th July 2013, 11:10
Replies: 264
Views: 42,514
Posted By jpscloud
A few pics, I've been very ill with bronchitis so...

A few pics, I've been very ill with bronchitis so haven't been able to do much. When I have tidied up the new hedge I'll get some pics of how that is going too. It hasn't grown as rapidly as I...
Forum: Gardening for Wildlife & Conservation Friday 26th July 2013, 10:54
Replies: 370
Views: 50,589
Posted By jpscloud
Quite a few blue tit and long tailed tit...

Quite a few blue tit and long tailed tit juveniles on the feeders this year.

Forgot to mention - the other evening I was out watching swifts then bats at dusk and a gorgeous dainty white plume...
Forum: Say Hello Sunday 21st July 2013, 10:40
Replies: 4
Views: 1,531
Posted By jpscloud
Hi Roesler, and welcome! You remind me of my...

Hi Roesler, and welcome! You remind me of my "Pip book" days when I tried growing everything from avocado to nutmeg! You're lucky to have the weather for some exotics where you are too, we have to...
Forum: General Gardening Sunday 21st July 2013, 10:38
Replies: 4,830
Views: 333,314
Posted By jpscloud
Wow that IS hot Bill! We have had what we call a...

Wow that IS hot Bill! We have had what we call a heatwave in Britain over the last couple of weeks, up to about 32C in my area. It's been lovely but I've had the flu or something very like it so...
Forum: Say Hello Thursday 27th June 2013, 19:28
Replies: 5
Views: 1,721
Posted By jpscloud
Hi Katboxer, welcome - I know just how you feel...

Hi Katboxer, welcome - I know just how you feel about the slugs, I have problems with them and snails too. Beer traps are effective as lakercapt says, but I've also used ordinary wheat bran to good...
Forum: Say Hello Thursday 27th June 2013, 19:17
Replies: 4
Views: 1,677
Posted By jpscloud
Hi johnbohan, welcome!

Hi johnbohan, welcome!
Forum: Say Hello Thursday 27th June 2013, 19:00
Replies: 5
Views: 1,501
Posted By jpscloud
Hi Keef, welcome! Look forward to hearing about...

Hi Keef, welcome! Look forward to hearing about your garden and seeing some pics if you can!
Forum: General Gardening Monday 27th May 2013, 22:56
Replies: 4,830
Views: 333,314
Posted By jpscloud
Nice morning but cold and rainy...

Nice morning but cold and rainy afternoon/evening. Forecast looks about the same this week, cold with rain on and off.
Forum: General Gardening Saturday 25th May 2013, 08:43
Replies: 4,830
Views: 333,314
Posted By jpscloud
Our weather has been more March than May although...

Our weather has been more March than May although it's a beautiful morning today. I think there was a frost overnight, as I found some fragile ice on the bird bath.

My new cherry had a few...
Forum: Gardening for Wildlife & Conservation Saturday 25th May 2013, 08:38
Replies: 370
Views: 50,589
Posted By jpscloud
I've just been treated to a great view of a...

I've just been treated to a great view of a greater spotted woodpecker on my peanut feeder - first time I've got a proper look at it though I have seen its tail disappearing over the hedge once or...
Forum: Gardening for Wildlife & Conservation Saturday 25th May 2013, 08:34
Replies: 370
Views: 50,589
Posted By jpscloud
Wow, very impressive animal Bill.

Wow, very impressive animal Bill.
Forum: Vegetable Growing Saturday 25th May 2013, 08:31
Replies: 363
Views: 57,094
Posted By jpscloud
Lovely stuff Bill, hope you get a bit of rain and...

Lovely stuff Bill, hope you get a bit of rain and relief from the heat. You have no idea how hard it is for me to say that this year, as we've had weather more suited to March than May - and it's...
Forum: Say Hello Saturday 25th May 2013, 08:27
Replies: 4
Views: 1,307
Posted By jpscloud
Hello from Cheshire, England Bob! I would love...

Hello from Cheshire, England Bob! I would love to hear more about your garden, and any pics would be a treat if you can - we are so blessed that we have the ability to peek into gardens all over the...
Forum: Gardening for Wildlife & Conservation Saturday 18th May 2013, 09:45
Replies: 370
Views: 50,589
Posted By jpscloud
That's amazing Bill, I'd be so delighted to see...

That's amazing Bill, I'd be so delighted to see them. I watched them when I stayed with my Aunt in Ontario and was just spellbound. They're so tiny!

I've seen the first swifts this week - just...
Forum: Gardening for Wildlife & Conservation Tuesday 7th May 2013, 07:41
Replies: 370
Views: 50,589
Posted By jpscloud
Great Dave - aren't they gorgeous birds? ...

Great Dave - aren't they gorgeous birds?

Comma butterfly, what I think was a small tortoiseshell, a peacock and what looked like a wood white (difficult to ID from across the garden). No sign of...
Forum: Gardening for Wildlife & Conservation Sunday 7th April 2013, 20:37
Replies: 370
Views: 50,589
Posted By jpscloud
Lovely pics Richard, I'm just catching up after a...

Lovely pics Richard, I'm just catching up after a long absence.

I've been doing some clearing up in the garden this week, just brushwood left over from the leylandii. Saw one very quick...
Forum: Lawns Sunday 7th April 2013, 20:20
Replies: 4
Views: 4,575
Posted By jpscloud
Wow that sounds like a lot of work, rework24. I...

Wow that sounds like a lot of work, rework24. I have a similar, though slightly lesser problem - the previous owner liked to drive his two caravans onto the garden, so he put down a lot of...
Forum: General Gardening Sunday 7th April 2013, 19:59
Replies: 4,830
Views: 333,314
Posted By jpscloud
Hasn't it been cold this last week Kits? I've...

Hasn't it been cold this last week Kits? I've done a fair bit of clearing up brushwood though, thanks to it being very dry.

I think we're due for some more unsettled/wet weather again from next...
Forum: Say Hello Sunday 7th April 2013, 19:53
Replies: 5
Views: 1,602
Posted By jpscloud
As a leylandii survivor, I can't resist weighing...

As a leylandii survivor, I can't resist weighing in here!

I second what Chilli says - if theyre already quite overgrown, trying to trim them is probably a lost cause. They won't regrow from...
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