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Why are blackbirds digging the garden

Posted: 10/10/2015 at 19:31

I'd pay to have more blackbirds in the garden. They're not as forthcoming as I'd like, despite having plenty of suitable areas for them - especially a nice border to rummage in - with a bark mulch! At a previous garden, they used to make me laugh, hoiking the bark out to find all sorts of tasty morsels and snaffling the berries from the pyracantha near the front door 


Posted: 10/10/2015 at 19:24

Evening all - and all who've been and gone...

Been busy outside getting rid of lots of branches, digging out the dog rose, moving some plants and generally having a rummage. Salmon and carrots for tea now - yum.

That looks very cosy Frit  

Glad the thumb is a bit better RB. Very unpleasant 

Hope your foot is better Lesley - I meant to ask you earlier. Just as well you're not coming with me tomorrow 

Weather to be cloudy and maybe a shower or three, but it'll be fine. Should be good enough for some decent pix. Thanks for all the good wishes and sponsoring. 

You're  a damn fine bunch - but then, I knew that already  

Sad plant!

Posted: 10/10/2015 at 12:46



Posted: 10/10/2015 at 12:14

I now only have a ten minute commute to work Jo, so it's easier to resist 

'Fess up Hosta - you were partying hard at fidget's hen do and that's why you're Kerry Packered. I've seen the photographic evidence....

I really must get on and shove all the hacked bits of greenery from yesterday into the brown bin - or else it'll be dinner time and not a pot washed...

Is this really cruel?

Posted: 10/10/2015 at 12:08

Is that pig a friend of 'Dave's' Lesley? 


Verdun wrote (see)

Just a thought...wot a mess this forum would be in without serious mind-challenging threads like wot this is 


Quite so Verd 

What leafs should I use in a leaf mold pile?

Posted: 10/10/2015 at 11:11

No - they were wet going in and they stayed wet Jo.  Yours should too where you are - similar weather to me!

 I just poked holes in the bags and shoved them in a corner. They were usable after a year though not completely broken down. Surprisingly quick.


Posted: 10/10/2015 at 11:08

I'd  do the walk Jo  

Letting them melt Jo....

That's a hanging offence....

What leafs should I use in a leaf mold pile?

Posted: 10/10/2015 at 11:03

I had mainly sycamore at a previous house Jo. I used a wire container, then black bags because the trees got bigger - so more leaves! I found the ones in the bags rotted much more quickly. My wire box got plenty of rain, so it wasn't that they were too dry. I didn't shred them or do anything different to each load. More heat in the bagged ones I think. 


Posted: 10/10/2015 at 10:42

Didn't realise they were whiffy Tetley...

I seemed to have plenty in the garden this year, unlike many folk, so there must be somewhere that already suits them. Plenty of little places for tiny bugs and beetles  

Camera Corner

Posted: 10/10/2015 at 10:29

I like to live life on the edge David....

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