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Sparrows on a Hot Tin (Conservatory ) Roof

Posted: 19/06/2014 at 20:19

Forester - they really are thick aren't they? They nest every year in a large conifer near the door of the building I work in and I had to rescue a young one which had fallen out the nest recently. Wasn't likely to last long-  I could only tuck it up against the fence at the foot of the tree. Magpies or crows got it I think.

I had a sparrow family visiting recently. Dad on the ground  strutting about, Mum on the shed roof , and the two youngsters hopping along the fence chattering away. I'd just sat down for a break and I would have gone to get the camera but I'd probably have disturbed them if I had.


Posted: 19/06/2014 at 20:07

We tried those too rebecca....they laughed in our faces and brought their friends and families....

We used to have big metal feed bins where I worked (stables) and even with heavy lids on them, when you opened them up on a winter's morning there could be 3 or 4 big hairy rats scoffing. The owners of the neighbouring house - they also had horses - were very sloppy regarding hygiene so it took a while to get rid of them and keep them away. Terriers helped. 

Pixie and Dixie - I loved them. Mr Jinks was the cat.

Not as good as Top Cat though. 


Posted: 19/06/2014 at 19:42

Evening all. I think some of you need a cold shower....

Scorchio again here today. Been very busy outside after a very busy day at work, but having something to eat and will then put my feet up although there's i***ing to do. 

rosemummy- traps for mice - and plenty of 'em. Don't make the  mistake most people do - thinking there will only be one....there won't  We had loads of them at last house, but it's only to be expected with an old house in a rural  location. They had a run between the old exterior wall and the extension, which came out in the electric meter cupboard... 

Hi chrissie. Hope you enjoy the forum 


Posted: 18/06/2014 at 19:57

Have a good time fidge 

Same here KEF. Too hot for me to do anything in the sun trap back garden apart from a little watering. Was going to cut the grass but will leave it till tomorrow after work.

Divided my chives

Posted: 18/06/2014 at 19:36

They're very straightforward and it gives them a new lease of life. Bees love the flowers too.


Posted: 18/06/2014 at 12:50

I do too -  when I remember. Which reminds me - I haven't done my white one...

I promise I'll do it later. Could do with a convertible today - scorchio here  


Posted: 18/06/2014 at 12:44

tut tut 

Good evergreen hedge plant?

Posted: 18/06/2014 at 07:34

Laurel would be my first thought but Lonicera is quite quick growing and makes a nice hedge too. 


Posted: 18/06/2014 at 07:26

Morning all.

Very sad chicky - especially so young. Endless deaths on the Loch Lomond road with bikes. Hope chicklet is alright. Youngest fairy had just started school when one of the other Primary 1 teachers died from a heart attack in the classroom. You can't plan for these things but fortunately it's rare.

Work for me today so a quick look round before I go. Hope everyone has a good, and safe,  day. 

Lost garden tools

Posted: 17/06/2014 at 21:34

Was it deliberate Berghill?.....

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