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Gold finches

Posted: 02/07/2013 at 14:45

Jim sparrows are apparently in decline but I have quite good numbers visiting at this little house I've been in only a few months, and at my last house which was quite rural we had a load which nested in the willow trees by the pond and were very entertaining having their baths in the pond edges and squabbling with all the other birds. Goldfinches and Bullfinches seem thin on the ground up here - a couple of each at last house. I expect they would have got more plentiful if I'd been there longer as we were feeding all the time and they were coming in more and more. I've noticed a big decline in greenfinches in the last 15 years or so which is a shame.


Posted: 02/07/2013 at 14:36

Hi all. Calamine's always good just for soothing Tina but sounds like plenty of people have the answer with Anthisan- never used it - but I haven't been stung since I was a small child and I'm probably just lucky as I've  never had reactions. Could it have been a wasp? Bees sting if they get trapped but it sounds more like a wasp/hornet. Damn sore anyway.

BL- I mentioned blackest recently as he hadn't been on the forum for a while. He was quiet for a while before that and then came back on but has disappeared again. I was a little worried the first time as he talked about chest pains at one point when he was doing a lot of building and construction stuff. Perhaps he's just busy - or gone fishing! 

I just read Andy's post from this morning. I may have to translate his comment re my wet clothing, but then again- for the sake of everyone here - maybe not!!! 

Still chucking it down here. Grass is looking quite good though!


Posted: 02/07/2013 at 08:19

Mr Dove- turn off the sprinkler NOW!!! 

Off to work now. Bye all.


Gold finches

Posted: 02/07/2013 at 08:18

Janet I tryto feed all year round too and I just put a bit less in the feeders. It's amazing how many birds visit. The other day the sparrows were there- Mum/Dad feeding the baby! I even had magpies doing the same- one hanging off the feeder and then picking up the fallen pieces to feed it's chick- which was huge of course! Something very amusing about them even though they can be a real nuisance. I always use the sunflower hearts so that there's no messy husks and the better quality stuff means no  barley to bulk it up- more cost effective  in the long run.

Talkback: Plant envy

Posted: 02/07/2013 at 07:59

Heucheras split quite easily cedric. Just do the same as for any perennial and cut through the root ball into as many pieces as will be viable. I'd wait for now though as presumably it will be flowering soon. Do it after they finish and pot up them up to let them grow on a bit ready to plant out again in spring, or, if the conditions are suitable and they're strong plants just get them into their new places 


Posted: 02/07/2013 at 07:53

Bye Dove!

I'll give Mr Dove a shout soon 

Not fun shovelling in the rain KEF. Got soaked on Sunday digging those b****y holes and had to change everything....I'm not mentioning undies...but yes, those too 

Tina- the fish will be fine- they go into shock for a while when there's a trauma. Here's a little smiley for you and them  Mine are telling me what  they are so maybe it's only happening to some. Who knows.

Morning everyone else. Wet here as forecast 

Good Evening FORKERS

Posted: 01/07/2013 at 23:00

Absolutely GG. I should have done the same but because of my circumstances ( I knew my Mum would be distressed if we were late getting back to her) I didn't involve the police and I wished I had. Eldest daughter had whiplash and her Dad took her to A&E the following day for me as I was back and forth between school, parent's house and visiting Dad in hospital, while the clown that caused it just carried on as normal 

Fidget- you go girl!

Punkdoc- always worth mentioning good cake! Betty's is quite famous isn't it?


Posted: 01/07/2013 at 22:44

I love it especially as lettuce tends to have so little flavour! Must admit though, it's gone a bit rampant now and some of it is starting to flower so I've decided to start a new lot and just plant this out in a border for the insects!


Posted: 01/07/2013 at 22:33

Can't be angry with you for long Verdi!

But you're a very naughty boy...

Good Evening FORKERS

Posted: 01/07/2013 at 22:28

You get stuck into them fidget. Contact the police yourself in case ins co doesn't. Apparently you're meant to call the police when there's an accident even if no one's 'hurt' as in- needing an ambulance. I didn't know that when someone ran into me when I was waiting to turn right. The usual- he was in a hurry and thought he could get through the gap between me and a parked car and just shubted me. I gave him dog's abuse - it was a final straw for me after a load of stress with Dad in hospital and trying to look after Mum. Daughter took the brunt of it as it was at her side and other daughter had bruises round her middle from her seatbelt. He couldn't have cared less - company car- whereas I had endless phone calls and hassle as- like you- my car was mine. I was furious and upset and I wish I had insisted on dialling 999 but didn't know.

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