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mrsflowerpot

Garden Designer - Pro Gardener GTAG'S AMBASSADOR, RHS qualified. Horti Crazy💚 https://www.ebay.co.uk/usr/mrsflowerpotbulbs?_trksid=p2047675.l2559

Betula utilis 'Jacquemontii'

  • Season Icon Early AutumnEarly Autumn 2018
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mrsflowerpot

Morning all, I’m not working today for a change as I’m injured 🤕, so I’ve had a little time to watch the birdies in the garden. A whopping 32 Goldfinches were feeding in the garden this morning!! You can see their tiny silhouettes on the top of the trees in the photo. 💗💗💗 #goldfinch #goldfinches #sickday #birdwatching #wildlife #birds

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sieveheadsarah

Wow, that's a lot of Goldfinch, the most I counted in my garden was 18, aren't they pretty little birds 😀 hope your injuries not too bad 🤔

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juliesgarden

Wow how lucky are you 😍

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mrsflowerpot

They are fabulous little birds aren’t they @sieveheadsarah 🐥🐥 I had a cortisone injection yesterday evening into my right shoulder joint due a injury that is getting worse. I am in agony but hopefully it will sort it out long term 🙏🏼🙏🏼🙏🏼, otherwise surgery here I come!

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sieveheadsarah

Ooh, I hope the injection works for you 👍🏼👍🏼

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katgreen

Hope you see improvement soon, in the meantime, enjoy the birds 😊

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  • Season Icon Early AutumnEarly Autumn 2018
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mrsflowerpot

It’s that time of year again! 🍃🍃🍃 Finished work at 5ish then decided to prune the Birch when I got home! I must not have done enough gardening this week!!! 😂😂😂 #gardenerslife #birch #pruning #pruningbirch

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Mikekally

Oh wow! Am thinking of planting a couple of these, how often do you prune them like this? Is it to keep them from turning into monsters? 😁

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TeresaH

That's some serious pruning 😉

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mrsflowerpot

Hi Kim @Mikekally I give it a mega prune like this every 2-3 years as I only have a small garden it would get huge. It’s fairly easy to do. They are fantastic trees and give good seasons of interest. You have to prune at this time of year (not in winter) as they can bleed a lot of sap and it can cause the tree to be stunted of even die off.

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Mikekally

Thanks @mrsflowerpot we're needing to block the security lights from the house behind. landscapers are recommending two of these but am worried they'd be too tall to manage

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plants

Job worth doing 👍🌿🌿🌿

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mrsflowerpot

Morning lovely garden folk! It’s a bit of a more murky misty start to the day over here in South Yorkshire. What’s it like weatherwise where you are?? #weatherreport #mistystart #summer #shed #betula #silverbirch #mrsflowerpotsgarden #summerscorcher #summer2018

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Emma915Jones

Hot in Swansea xx

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rbetts25

Very foggy on the north east coast. I love that silver birch, it stands out so well!

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SikoMa

Mornin/goodnight. Super fab day here. High 71°F and sunny. Lows tonight in the low 40s😉😎

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embob

Lovely garden! Lots of haar in Edinburgh. Hoping it will burn off later ☁ 🌞

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mrsflowerpot

I wonder if the mist has drifted over from your neck of the woods then @rbetts25 I must admit it’s a welcome sight after the soaring temps and no rain ☔️

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mrsflowerpot

Goodnight Dar 💚 @SikoMa

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mrsflowerpot

Maybe it will burn away and be scorchio again here this afternoon @Emma915Jones 🔥🔥🔥

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mrsflowerpot

Thank you @embob 😊, hoping it’s a bit cooler here today 28c is not great working conditions with no shade when your a gardener!! 😅😅🔥

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swright570

Such a very pretty piece of paradise

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norm

Very misty here in West Yorkshire

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pelly

Morning Beck, no mist but it’s quite dull. Yesterday started like this and it ended up being a gorgeous day 💥💥

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mrsflowerpot

Looking lovely in the winter sunshine! 💙❄️💙❄️💙 #mrsflowerpotsgarden #mygarden #winter #wintersunshine #bluesky #snow #betula #birch #shed

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richard.spicer.7906

Beautiful Becks 😍

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Mandsboo

Ahhh it’s gorgeous in the snow too 😍

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mrsflowerpot

Thanks guys @richard.spicer.7906 @Mandsboo 😊

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jadojado29

Looks Fantastic Beck @mrsflowerpot especially with the Snow 😍😘

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mrsflowerpot

Afternoon tea visitors today! Four lovely Long Tailed Tits, the first ones I’ve had this winter!! ❄️👏🏻👏🏻🐧👏🏻❄️ #happygardener #birdwatching #longtailedtits #birds #birdfeeder #wildlife #happynewyear2018 #happynewyear #ifyoufeedthemtheywillcome #happyplace

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mrsflowerpot

Lots and lots of birdies today! ❄️🐦❄️ 🐧❄️🐤❄️ #birds #birdies #wildlife #birdfeeder #birdbanquet #birdbuffet #love

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Lottie__O

Wow! Id love to have that many wild birds at once. I really enjoy watching them

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mrsflowerpot

My secret to success is only feeding them shelled sunflower seeds and the occasional fat ball. I’ve had up to 28/29 Goldfinches in the garden at once this winter. (nearly every day). I feel so blessed, I’ll send some your way Lottie 👍🏻🐧🐤👍🏻 @Lottie__O #birdfeeding-tip #birdfeedadvice

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Lottie__O

Oh Wow!! I do get some small birds but also a lot of magpies, black birds and pigeons even though I use seed to attract small birds

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mrsflowerpot

Yes we get a lot of wood pigeons and blackbirds and the odd magpie too, that’s why i swapped to the straight husked sunflower seeds cos the little birds don’t tend to throw it everywhere which attracts less of the big birds. @Lottie__O 👍🏻👍🏻

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awomanonabike

I do the same Beck and am also getting families of long-tailed tits, which I live and rarely see the rest of the year. PS Have you been out with your pan scrubber on the trunks?!

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Lottie__O

@mrsflowerpot will have to try that

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mrsflowerpot

No pan scrubber Jacqueline 😂@awomanonabike at this time of year the old bark just peels off in the wind 👍🏻👍🏻❄️

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Denise16

Glorious sight 😀 is the red one on the right also a chaffinch? Amazing colour😍

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mrsflowerpot

He’s a beautiful male Bullfinch @Denise16 his lady friend is bottom left on the feeder in more of a buff pinkish Brown 😍😍😍

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Denise16

Ahhh wonderful 😍

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awomanonabike

Well it looks lovely 😊

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mrsflowerpot

This morning there were a lot of birdies in the garden!! At one count there were 28 Goldfinches, 3 blue tits, 3 Greenfinch, 1 great tit 1 blackbird and a fat garden turkey (aka wood pigeon) no partridge in a pear tree though!Do they know something we don’t?? Me thinks we’ve got some snow heading our way over the next week! #birdwatch #gardenbirds #earlywarning #wildlife #birds

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Denise16

Wowser! I’ve had 1 starling and 2 robins so send some my way😀 Great capture of the suns rays☀️

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valjones-hughes

Wow, you must do the bird watch in the New Year if this is a regular thing!

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mrsflowerpot

😂😂😂 Whenever I do the big garden birdwatch val, all my regular birds seem to disappear. I think it’s because everyone feeds them for that particular week!! @valjones-hughes

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valjones-hughes

Isn’t that just typical Beck! Just have to enjoy them when they are there 🐥

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mrsflowerpot

#pantsphotoalert but just had Mr and Mrs Bullfinch in the garden for dinner 👍🏻👍🏻👍🏻 they are very jumpy hence the below parr photo. (Forgive me I was excited!!) #birds #wildlife #bullfinch #nature

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debs69

Well spotted 👀

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hayleyaj

@mrsflowerpot wonderful! Have finally managed to get the #goldfinches so how do we attract #bullfinches?

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mrsflowerpot

Hi Hayley @hayleyaj I swear by shelled sunflower seeds as through trial and error have found that they attract the most birds and have the less mess. I buy a big 12.5kg bag and it lasts a good 3 months so it's well worth the investment. I also use red peanuts in a cage and have managed to attract a family of great spotted woodpeckers. If you can site the bird feeds either in or near a tree too. Don't go too tidy with the gardening as well cos they love a bit of chaos!!🐧🐦🐥 #advice #tips #birds

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hayleyaj

@mrsflowerpot thanks, our sunflower seeds are in the wrong place then! We will move!

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mrsflowerpot

It's all trail and error @hayleyaj but that recipe seems to work for me. 'They' always suggest to put out Niger seeds for bullfinches but I tried it and ended up with thistles all over the garden so I gave that idea up as a learning experience 😩

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mikethegardener

Evening Rebecca. Hope alls well with you😊😊

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titchyfra

Birds are so hard to photo @mrsflowerpot thanks for the advice which I'll try when this lot of bird food runs out!

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