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Posted: 05/05/2013 at 11:17

KEF- I know lots of people don't like magpies but I have a sneaking admiration for them! They're so clever that I can almost forgive them for their egg and chick stealing activities.

Chicky-re teenagers- I find a baseball bat and locking them in the shed for a day or two focusses their minds...

And before you call Soc Services...I am kidding!

Garden Gallery 2013

Posted: 05/05/2013 at 11:08

Art the figs look great! I love tulips and will get some for pots this winter. Couldn't have them at that house cos of rabbits. Your seedlings are doing well and you're wise to take your time. I've got mine out overnight now but I've done it over several weeks as they were in the kitchen and with the cold weather it would have been disastrous to stick them out too quickly! Re your 50p oregano-isn't it great when you get a bargain and nurse it back to health 

And yes it was a lovely place and hard work-but it came at  too high a price I'm afraid (and I don't mean financially). That's life. My new plot offers a different challenge and that's what I try to focus on -hard though it is. sometimes. 

best kind of bird feeder?

Posted: 05/05/2013 at 10:06

I've just used a really chunky suet feeder which looked like a candle-not sure where I got it sadly, may have been garden centre- but it had mealworms in it and all the birds loved it!

My feeders are similar to yours Aliesh but metal, as the squirrels just destroy the plastic ones. I used to make suet feeders too- melt suet with some bird food and other bits and pieces and refill the coconut shells or put a string/wire in a container, pour the mix in , and lift out when cooled and set. For those  with young  children- they love doing it 


Posted: 05/05/2013 at 09:57


My last post said orey instead of they..sorry! It's stress ..

Happy gardening all 


Posted: 05/05/2013 at 09:51


I know what you mean about keeping something even if it's not the most attractive. I'm lucky that the pot is nice. Dad used it for acid to strip instruments in his business. (He repaired brass and woodwind for many musicians up here for over 30 years) I will take photos!

Andy I'm sure it gives people a fright when orey see two of you until they realise !

Verd..Thinking of you 


Posted: 05/05/2013 at 08:27

Yes Andy got wheelbarrow so it'll make life easier when I'm moving compost etc. Working tomorrow though so I'll get some stuff done today and then when I get home tomorrow. Older daughter might lend a hand 

GG make then an offer on the g'house-you never know, they might be glad for you to just take it!

best kind of bird feeder?

Posted: 05/05/2013 at 07:44

Jess it might be a good idea just to put a smaller amount of nuts out and fill more often. I just use fairly standard feeders, the metal ones to stop squirrels destroying them, but as welshonion says blackbirds and robins and many others feed from the ground so you can do that but with a different mix instead of whole nuts-they're are many available according to the birds you get. I use ones for all the small birds-finches, robins, tits etc and mealworms as well, but avoid the cheaper makes as they have a lot of barley which just attracts pigeons. You could also think about getting a bird table too if you have room 


Posted: 05/05/2013 at 07:17

Morning all. Missed all the chat yesterday as I was busy in the morning then my sis arrived. Ate too much banana cake  Was good though- will have to make another.

Hope birthday celebrations went well nut- belated happy returns to hubby!

My sis brought the large enamelled pot that was my Dad's which I'm going to make into a little pond feature so I'll need to get that cleaned up. Might start on my fence as weather a bit more promising


Posted: 04/05/2013 at 09:10

ANG- glad you got your prob sorted. What annoys me is when it's their mistake and you have to fight to get it sorted. I've just managed a £50 credit from Barclays because of that, but it wasn't easy. Sorted another one on Thursday and have still to fight a third. I've told them they're getting a bill for my time like that man did recently. If you want a rant -take a look at GG's MOB thread! It's great  

Right I'm off to get some potting done. Enjoy your day all 


Posted: 04/05/2013 at 08:27

Archie- Yes keep calm!

GG- hope you don't get what we had yesterday-even the ducks were wearing waders..

If you watch this week's Beechgrove-when he visits the garden in Rosneath-that's what it was like!  


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