Latest posts by Dovefromabove

Water problem

Posted: 05/05/2017 at 09:35

Hi   Do you not have a mains water tap on the same level as your plants?

Starlings not migrating

Posted: 05/05/2017 at 08:50

Starlings will do anything for those suet blocks - I find that hanging one or two of them up in the garden in a separate place from the usual feeders keeps them occupied, also scattering suet pellets widely in the garden.  At this time of year the starlings in our gardens are family groups gathering food for nestlings.  

 Blackbirds are mainly ground feeders and although they'll use feeders in the winter, at this time of year they'll be scuffling around in the undergrowth looking for worms and grubs for their young, rather than hanging around bird feeders as they need different food at this time of year.   

Most of the tits are also gathering caterpillars and aphids from the oak trees, hedgerows and shrubs as those are what their youngsters need, rather than the seeds we provide in feeders.  

Most of the birds visiting our feeders at the moment are goldfinches who seem to take sunflower hearts all the year round.  

Hello Forkers - May Edition

Posted: 05/05/2017 at 08:31

Bird feeders filled, birdbath filled, all the pots and containers given a good soaking and the seedlings watered and turned around. Temp not too low last night 8.9C 
Another  needed .......

Hosta ... did you see that I've bought another hosta ...? 

Hello Forkers - May Edition

Posted: 05/05/2017 at 07:23

Morning Clari and Joyce 

Clari ... Rugs?  Lampshades?   Sounds a bit civilised!!!  

Resignation?   More info needed ... 

Resurrected Twelve

Posted: 05/05/2017 at 07:06

Morning all ... Sunshine here ... Anyone got the kettle on ?

What could I grow here ?

Posted: 05/05/2017 at 06:51

I've seen a Cistus work very well in a similar spot, making a mound of colour in the summer. 

Hello Forkers - May Edition

Posted: 05/05/2017 at 06:44

Good morning all  G'day Pat 

Its a lovely sunny morning. We've been sitting in bed watching a pair of bluetits hoovering up caterpillars from a young oak tree 

Listening to a report from a Medcin sans Frontier centre near Mosul ... Thinking of Nigel and Moira ... 

Hello Forkers - May Edition

Posted: 04/05/2017 at 21:45

Night night all ... Sleep tight ... Sweet dreams 

Hello Forkers - May Edition

Posted: 04/05/2017 at 19:46

Thanks Fairy ... bookmarked 

OH has unloaded 3 bags of compost and 3 bags of manure from the car boot for me as well as going down the street and voting ... I've washed up and tidied away ... now flollopped again 

Have a lovely restful evening everyone 

Hello Forkers - May Edition

Posted: 04/05/2017 at 18:39

Flollopped on the sofa with a glass of something   both of us stuffed with homemade chicken, ham and leek pie.  

I've heard from Wonky that she's had a lovely day pricking out and potting on in the lovely warm greenhouse, and having tractor driving practice ... that bit wasn't in the greenhouse 

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