Latest posts by Fairygirl

feeding the birds

Posted: 13/08/2016 at 21:39

I never used to feed during summer nut, mainly because I felt birds should be finding food naturally, but we often have such bad weather, particularly at premium times for small birds , that I decided this year to keep one hanging feeder going. It has been used regularly, mainly by the sparrows, robins and tits when they have little uns. Watching the young robin visiting is very rewarding, as mum and dad often looked very bedraggled. I'd like to think I've assisted them in raising their fine, strapping youngster 

I feel it's a helping hand for them all, rather than being their only food source, so I think I'll continue to do it. 


Posted: 13/08/2016 at 21:30

Great match - thought Rafa was going to edge it after that game to draw level again. Shame for anyone  to lose. Should be a good final. Not sure I can watch even if I get home in time! 

I see KJT is still looking good for a medal in the Heptathlon. If only there was a way for me to figure out the numbers Dove?....  


Posted: 13/08/2016 at 21:05

Oh 'eck Daisy - you're right! 


Posted: 13/08/2016 at 20:24

Is this a new Carry On film? Carry on Rollocking....  


Posted: 13/08/2016 at 19:26

No need for that language Dove...  

Sent you a PM re the C.McNeish progs Hosta. Enjoy your soak 

Daily wildlife moments

Posted: 13/08/2016 at 19:23

Did you snip him with your scissors Sheps..did ya? 

Lovely pix - and cute froggy story philippa   

My young robin paid a visit today  - haven't seen him for a while. He has a nice pale orangey tummy now. He gave me a little tweety call when he arrived at the feeder  

The bees are still enjoying the fading alliums

Bottoms up!

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Posted: 13/08/2016 at 19:07

Gershwin Gala thingy on BBC2  @7.30  - part of the Proms - for anyone who's interested. Can't beat a bit of George and Ira.

An American in Paris though....heaven on a stick ... 


Posted: 13/08/2016 at 19:01

I could head further afield then...what's a girl to do...  

Sorted my down pipe..ooh err missus...and sealed it. Another job done  

New border starting to look ready for plants. Might not need too many once I get all the ones in pots planted. Dove's talk of her Canna has persuaded me I need one for it though. It'll take a while as I 'canna' make up my mind which one....that was a Verdun stylee joke  

How do I manage frogs in my garden?

Posted: 13/08/2016 at 18:53


you know - what's green and turns red at the touch of a button?

a frog in a liquidiser...

You'd need to dress up as a little frogherder too Ceres  

Sorry LLizard - we're descending into nonsense now. It's been a long week   


Posted: 13/08/2016 at 18:10

Oohh errr Lesley...

I'll set the doo dah to record BBC4 - ta   ...or maybe all channels 

I wonder if the lad I met up at Glenshee a few weeks ago is watching. We were discussing a hill in Glen Etive and I'd mentioned that the only thing I could remember about the hill was the stunning clouds of dragonflies en route. He said he didn't recall much either, because he'd gone early, stormed up it and rushed home  in time to watch Andy win Wimbledon the first time! 

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