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Talkback: Feeding garden birds

Posted: 13/10/2014 at 08:43

I often put feed in a cage on the ground so that the smaller birds can get in but the bigger ones can't. It's an old wall basket and I had it up against a large square pot. You can buy the but you could rig something similar up if you don't want to do that. I put some out for the other birds too but it means all the little ones get a chance before  the food's eaten by the big birds! The blackbirds can get their heads through the gaps and take the bits at the edge. I also have a hanging bird table and I have a few twigs across the front and back which does the same job of keeping the bigger birds out, although the magpies have a good go at it. The resident robin loves it 


Posted: 13/10/2014 at 08:32

I've got Chris Evans on the radio and a cup of tea Dove. I watched some rubbish telly yesterday - albeit intermittently - but I've got a couple of Robert Redford films recorded which will get better attention today so I'll be fine 

We've got dry weather here which is a bit frustrating since I can't get out and get on, but on the plus side, I'm far too ill to do any h****work so....every cloud 


Posted: 13/10/2014 at 08:20

Morning all. Not at work today - was suddenly struck with a horrible tummy bug yesterday and spent the rest of the day running back and know where 

No idea where that came from. Feel a bit better but I'll have to content myself with sitting here and resting. Well, someone has to do it. 

The poppy pix are beautiful lily. They'll be dismantled after Remembrance Day as you said. You can buy them - can't remember the website name but if you just google Tower poppies or similar it'll come up. Not sure how many will be left - I bought one after it was discussed it on Jeremy Vine's show on R2 a while ago. There's a little video on the site showing them being made. There's one for every life lost and they should all be in place by 11th November. Incredibly moving.

Off for a little catch up as I've not really been around since yesterday morning...

Flowering currant hedge

Posted: 12/10/2014 at 11:25

And Norman made one too Yvie -  ' - currantly I'm thinking that '  

Good idea with the sign though!   

If you stuck a couple of canes or something in, you could tie in some longer branches to encourage them across.

Now why didn't I think of that.... 


Posted: 12/10/2014 at 11:24


Trip to Cambridge University Botanical Garden 11th October

Posted: 12/10/2014 at 11:14

Really lovely pix. I love the reflections too - water's stunning when it's clear and glassy like that.  I must admit the 'stepping stones' are my favourite, but I may have been tempted to just gently nudge nut on that one...

Why am I so special,to,the forum?

Posted: 12/10/2014 at 10:48

Well - it's my superior jokes Verd. They're much better than yours. Makes me indispensable.

and my modesty of course...


Posted: 12/10/2014 at 10:44

Yvie....senior moment... 

I have those too - even though I'm only 27. 

You could stick the violas on the seed swap thread 


Posted: 12/10/2014 at 10:33

Panda - we think KEF's been on the ouzo gravy already 

You're  a very good uncle Verd. I don't even like having to pick daughter up from work at night  -and that's usually just after nine! 

Bake off again

Posted: 12/10/2014 at 10:04

Ahh - but you're a man Alan. Us wimmin have been ogling Mr H for ages 

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