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Latest posts by Fairygirl

B******* Magpies

Posted: 03/12/2014 at 17:01

I loathe starlings. There - I've said it...

Nigel - you could try the 'cage' on the ground or around hanging feeders. I used a little homemade ground cage last year, made from an old wall basket which I sat on the ground with the open side against a large square plant container. I put food in there for the ground feeding birds - dunnocks, robins etc and the magpies couldn't get into it so it let the small birds get a chance. I'd just put a samall amount of food in the open for them.  We have an awful lot of magpies round here too. Blackbirds were rare in the garden too but I'm gradually getting them in too. 


Posted: 02/12/2014 at 18:33

DD - tricky situation. Hope it works out. You know what they say - you can choose your friends....

Diddly darn chilly here but much more pleasant than the murky damp stuff. Don't think it got above about 4 here today and had to scrape the car this morning, but the sun and blue skies always help.

Suppose I should go and find some dinner form somewhere 

Movie quotes

Posted: 02/12/2014 at 18:28

'Airplane' pdoc 

Yes lily - the lovely Lena Lamont 


Posted: 02/12/2014 at 07:59

I have one of those plug in heat pads Clari. I am mainly sitting where I work and nowhere near the inadequate heating arrangements. It only gets warmer when I'm about ready to go home. It's my hands that suffer most. I could try doing the star jumps before I sit down or when I make a cup of tea 

Not sure this is appropriate here, but you should all know!!!

Posted: 02/12/2014 at 07:55

fidget - I think they're obliged to give back that amount of credit. I was £150 in credit this year and next thing I knew it was in my bank account. If it's more than a monthly debit they have to return it. A small threat about going to the papers or local MP might see them change their tune. If your parents are that much in credit then the company has it's sums wrong  about how much power is being used too.


Posted: 02/12/2014 at 07:50

Morning all. Chilly here but not as cold as I expected - more of an air frost as the ground doesn't look sparkly. Work for me so no cuddling of hot water bottles -  although frankly that would help where I work...

Congrats to Edd and Mrs Edd 

Why don't you make a timber raised bed for your blueberries Edd? I made mine very cheaply. It'll give you something to do while MrsEdd is otherwise engaged and stop you getting under her feet...

Black Friday bargains

Posted: 01/12/2014 at 08:11

David - how lovely of you. I'm touched and slightly 

I used to look just like that..

Hope you have a lovely Christmas and New Year too 

starting from scratch!

Posted: 01/12/2014 at 08:08

As Pauline says - a selection of pix will help with suggestions and advice. You can then make some plans over winter to start in spring.

One thing I would say is - if the concrete wall is part of your neighbour's garage, you can't put anything on it without their permission. I have a similar situation here with part of the garage forming some of my boundary. I extended the fence which formed the other part so that it's about a foot in front of the wall. 

New Year gardening resolutions

Posted: 01/12/2014 at 08:02

No Dove...I'm knackered  

New Year gardening resolutions

Posted: 01/12/2014 at 07:57

Too soon Mark....too soon....

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