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2017 in my Bristol Garden.

Posted: 04/02/2017 at 11:31

Lovely but cold day here. OH out getting up the last of the leaves from my neighbour's Magnolia tree. It is such a nuisance being enormous and shading my greenhouse. Not going to fall out over it though. We are good friends and life is too short to make a fuss. The tree does look beautiful when in flower but I do wish it wasn't so HUGE. 

What is your weather like? (2)

Posted: 02/02/2017 at 16:29

Lovely Joyce, I am so jealous as it is gloomy and horrid here. As I posted on another site the weather matches my mood as I am so worried about my brother-in-law who is undergoing an operation this afternoon. Your lovely photos of your garden Joyce cheered me up.

2017 in my Bristol Garden.

Posted: 02/02/2017 at 15:38

Joyce, I have just spotted  your photos which you have posted. Your garden is beautiful even in it's winter colours, the bones are there. I bet it is lovely to look out on. I have just had some worrying news from my sister at the local hospital about her husband and the pictures are just what I need at present to concentrate the mind on. Thank you for posting.

Bird feeders

Posted: 01/02/2017 at 16:43

Sheps, you certainly have a good cleaning routine. I'm afraid the seeds which escape to the ground get eaten up by the pigeons and blackbirds. I do move the feeding station  from time to time.

Bird feeders

Posted: 30/01/2017 at 14:38

Thank you madpenguin I will explore all possibilities. We have repuditley rats in the area so it is important for me to find a reliable feeder which will not collapse!

Thanow everyone for your input.

Bird feeders

Posted: 30/01/2017 at 12:03

Thank you Patsy for your reply. I will certainly check Wilko's out. They do sometimes have some good things   In their store. I once bought a bird box there very cheaply.

I do soak my feeders and use a baby bottle cleaner to remove those stubborn bits but it is a chore!

Bird feeders

Posted: 30/01/2017 at 11:57

Thanks for your reply Peanuts. Unfortunately I bought a feeder just like the one advertised from the RSPB at the Tatton garden show but I find the top difficult to line up and have had it drop onto the ground more than once. I have, however managed to put it together for the bird watch and it hasn't fallen yet! The easiest one to clean is the one I bought from Aldi but it is a bit flimsy and only has a small rod for the birds to settle, only really suitable for bluetits.

Bird feeders

Posted: 30/01/2017 at 09:40

I cleaned out my bird feeders to refill for the bird watch hour I had comitted to do. What a job it was. Why can't someone invent a feeder that is easy to pull apart and put together again after cleaning?

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Posted: 29/01/2017 at 16:42

Happy Days Frank, your Sunday sounds good. I and my OH have just had a swim at our local leisure centre and it was good to get off the sofa. Weather too awful for a walk and I am longing to get in the garden.No mint yet in my pot in the greenhouse so no mint sauce with our lamb tonight. Hope tomorrow brings brighter skies.

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Posted: 28/01/2017 at 11:48

Dull and damp. Bird watch done but visibility so very poor so I couldn't record all the birds that visited my garden because it was impossible to identify them, perhaps I should have chosen another day.

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