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Bird feeding

Posted: 29/01/2016 at 08:01

Stagbeetle - I put the bigger porridge oats in a small blender for a short while, just to make them smaller, but I think some people put them out as they are. You can get some makes which are ground smaller too. I chop cheese into little pieces for them - they're quite happy to pick those up - even robin sized birds have no problem 

Problems Storing Wellies

Posted: 29/01/2016 at 07:57

I'd never leave wellies outside here - upside down or otherwise!

A porch is ideal if you have one, but mine just live next to the back door, until summer when they go in a cupboard.



Posted: 29/01/2016 at 07:53

Morning. Tile off the roof and smashed, but at least we have electricity. Too dark to see if there's any other damage. Bridges closed up north, landslides and  roads closed, and hellish wind and rain. The islands are getting royally humped. No trains, ferries off etc.  Supposed to get snow later tonight but hopefully it won't be too bad here. 

You'll be glad to get home and have some peace Hosta 

Off for a quick look before I go to work. Have a good day everyone - stay warm and safe 


Posted: 28/01/2016 at 20:15

Is Dove snoozing now Wonks?  

Glad you had a great day.

Dippers are on the winterwatch prog 

Stuck for a plant idea

Posted: 28/01/2016 at 19:47

I had this hellebore and it didn't survive. It might be worth checking how tough it is.

Hopefully it's just my conditions and climate here, and you won't have any problems 

I bought it from the nursery I normally go to. I think they do mail order so if you have a problem getting it let me know and I'll see if they have it in stock. They don't always have everything listed.

New garden - suggestions for design please

Posted: 28/01/2016 at 19:41
sandyv wrote (see)

The whole place has a very relaxing, magical feel to it.


You'll need some fairies then...

and somewhere for them to live.....

Seriously - you could consider a dividing 'screen' across the garden,  with an arch (or similar)  which lets you see part of the bit beyond. You could use shrubs or a fence with climbers. Make the arch slightly offset rather than central,  giving a glimpse of your door in the wall.

Garden Pictures 2016

Posted: 28/01/2016 at 19:31

Definitely take pix Lou 

You've worked so hard to get that lovely transformation BL  - I bet when you look at those pix you feel quite proud of your achievements. Deservedly so  

Camera Corner

Posted: 28/01/2016 at 19:27

There are areas where they thrive up here BL but not near me. That was taken in Blair Atholl , Glen Tilt at the start of a walk. I was just lucky. Glen Lyon is a really good place to see them - it's one of their strongholds and a beautiful area. I was there a couple of weeks ago in the snow. I've seen them there frequently. Nearly ran one over going home. 

He was quite patient, but I was a good thirty or forty feet away from him and he was that height up as well



Posted: 28/01/2016 at 18:50

Long tailed tits - I love them chicky  

Middling to hellish here - it's brewing up for the storm tonight . Amber warnings for most of Scotland.  More snow forecast for tomorrow night too. Ho hum  

Avatars must be a site prob right enough.

Haven't watched the Winterwatch thingy - I don't like the presenters  It's parts of Scotland though isn't it? Might just turn the sound off and have the picture ....

Help! How do I clean out my pond?

Posted: 28/01/2016 at 08:09

You've inherited a lovely pond BM 

I'd just watch for any foliage dropping in and make sure you remove it. Netting in autumn is the easiest way if there are overhanging or nearby deciduous trees/shrubs, but the water lilies will have quite a lot of foliage so you might have to just get in there in autumn and take the dead foliage out to reduce the amount of build up. If there are lots of marginal plants, just gather up all the dying foliage from them as you see it. It's inevitable you'll get a bit of foliage dropping into the depths though 

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