Latest posts by Fairygirl

Who's visiting your bird feeders?

Posted: 13/01/2017 at 18:26

They're certainly resident here Sheps. I've probably just never been in the right area to see them. 

Quite similar to the Meadow Pipits which are all over the hills. They're really common up there. 

Who's visiting your bird feeders?

Posted: 13/01/2017 at 18:15

Hi Sheps - I've missed your bird knowledge!  

Don't think we get those up here, but perhaps in certain areas. I'll have to investigate.  Very pretty  

Hello Forkers January 2017 Edition

Posted: 13/01/2017 at 18:13

Do you have a pear tree for the partridge BL ? 

Crab and pheasant too T'bird ....

Never had partridge. There's plenty of 'em up at Glenshee. Think they're fairly safe just now with the weather though  

Never too late for lunch fidget 

Camera Talk - part 2

Posted: 13/01/2017 at 18:09

Ooh - I didn't...but I do now! 

I love mine Joyce. It's always a little beacon even in the dark. I think it might be my favourite plant in this garden   

Who's visiting your bird feeders?

Posted: 13/01/2017 at 18:07

Brilliant pix B'cupdays.  Stroppy little gits aren't they!  

We never really see Goldfinches here unfortunately. Even at my last house which was fairly rural, they were rare. It would be nice to have them. 

What are the ones the cat's eyeing up ? I can't quite decide from the pic. Not something I see up here. 

Is it a Warbler of some kind? Pretty 

Germinating seeds on wet paper towels

Posted: 13/01/2017 at 18:00

I suppose it will largely depend on what you're sowing too.

I don't grow many tender or tricky things. Hardy stuff mainly.

Do you separate the seedling from the paper Welshonion, or do you simply plant them with the paper attached - ie split/tear the paper ? I can see that being easier than trying to remove the little seedling. 

Camera Talk - part 2

Posted: 13/01/2017 at 17:56


Snowdrop /squirrel food ?

Posted: 13/01/2017 at 17:46

I wonder if it's fine once they're established and perhaps a bit deeper than they want to dig down, whereas nice, new plantings will be near the surface and slightly less 'firm'  until they get their roots in properly....

I suppose those planted in the green would mean they would be firmer in the ground too, and also going in (usually) at a time of year when there's plenty of other food around. 

Just my thoughts on it. 


Maybe we should do a Beechgrove style trial  

Camera Talk - part 2

Posted: 13/01/2017 at 17:41

Determined little sods aren't they?  

What do you have under the cheese layer? Is the whole pot full of bird food? 

And  if so, is it layered - like a delicious bird lasagne?  

Camera Talk - part 2

Posted: 13/01/2017 at 17:01

You need a 'Fairy Cage' , Joyce  

'How the **** do I get in here? $*#*..... Grrrr.....'

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