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green finches and help with plants


By sheil15


Hello again I think I did something wrong when I wrote a blog the other day I cant find it anywhere,so here goes I will try again. I usually have a lot of greenfinches in my garden along with lots of other types but I have seen goldfinches but no greenfinches I was told that they have a disease has anybody seen many or in deed any because I havent. Well I have just finished pruning my Wisteria a big job but when its in flower in May-June its well worth the acheing arms and back. Also can anybody give some ideas for plants in deep shade under trees its quite boggy soil I thought of Ferns but its a small garden so I cant have anything to big if you could help I would be gratefull.

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Hi Sheil I think you're right about the disease going round with the finches. I haven't seen many greenfinches in my garden this year, normally I have loads. I think there are some ferns which would remain small, what about Hellibores or Epimedium. Try googling plants under shade. Also you could underplant with spring & summer bulbs, some lilies like woodland/shade. I think Martagon (turks cap)lilies like the shade.
P.S have you seen the sister site called Ispyabird also run by the same chaps.

15 Jan, 2011


Hi sheila, you might also like to try Trilliums of course, one or two of the smaller growing Hostas, and bulbs like Ertyhroniums might work well.

15 Jan, 2011


If you can't find your blog try clicking on the little square that sais 'blogs'
It's got a pic of a pen nib on it.
Then you'll see all the blogs you have written.

It is there and lots of people have welcomed you to the site. I hope you can find it :o)

15 Jan, 2011


I have both visist my garden did hear of any desease though thanks for letting me know.

15 Jan, 2011


Hi, welcome to GOY hope you find your blog

15 Jan, 2011


woop woop it worked mum keep playing and it will get easier, skimmia japonica Rubella is meant to love damp and shade but not sure how big they get. also Dicentra loves being in moist soil continuously, fritilliary, lilley of the valley these all love damp shade so might do well there. could try and see how they go. Hope this helps mum will keep looking.

15 Jan, 2011


Have a look at Ispyabird, the sister site to Growsonyou as there is much information about this disease affecting birds. All very sad for them. : o (

15 Jan, 2011

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