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Birds at last!

Discussion in 'NEW Gardeners !' started by John Dalrymple, Sep 9, 2018.

  1. John Dalrymple

    John Dalrymple Apprentice Gardener

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    Last year the garden was a large 18m square patch of grass with a bird feeder stuck in it. We had 0 birds to report on the Garden Birdwatch thing. We've now had it planted up with shrubs/trees, we asked for stuff to encourage wildlife. There's Dogwood, Buddleia, Hazel, Elder, Laurel + flowers pollinators like. Now we have flocks of birds at the feeders, a lot of bees/butterflies and, best of all really, fungi in the soil & grass. And it all looks great. Wouldn't win Chelsea, but who cares.

    Now to learn how to look after all this stuff - pruning, feeding etc. Happy days ...


    (A big thanks to the advice we got from here re wind damaged shrubs, all well now).

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    • Tetters

      Tetters Naughty Gardener

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      Well done John. You have made a cracking job of that, and it`s a bit hard to believe that you are a beginner. I for one think it looks well professional. Lovely :wub2:
       
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        Looks lovely, well done, the wildlife will be so grateful.
         
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        • John Dalrymple

          John Dalrymple Apprentice Gardener

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          Cheers all, but I can't take credit for the whole garden, the hard landscaping, bed preparation and structural planting was done professionally. I'm 70 and it'd have been a big ask to sort a new build heavy clay plot myself! We did all the herbaceous and annual planting, arches etc.
           
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            Love the garden John, it's great to have a nice garden, it makes it much much nicer when what we do benefits nature in all it's forms.
             
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