Latest posts by fidgetbones

Unusual bird behaviour

Posted: 02/09/2014 at 13:28

I suppose everyone has magpies that dip  stale bread in water to soften it?

Unusual bird behaviour

Posted: 02/09/2014 at 13:27

I have a large squirrel buster feeder, filled with sunflower hearts , on a hanging basket bracket by the back door. Nuthatches land on the bricks and then jump onto the feeder. Bluetits learned how to do it, and now a robin does the same. Finches go straight on to the feeder. Robins are generally thought of as ground feeders, but mine have learnt how to perch on feeders.


Posted: 02/09/2014 at 07:15

I saw two badgers yesterday, both dead at the side of the A6.

And a live hedgehog on my lawn last night.  


Posted: 02/09/2014 at 07:12

OH jabs rescheduled for week after next

His diving medical is scheduled for this Thursday. Mad panic last night looking for his medical records. I can self certify because I am generally healthy.

Ooh, kef,  I remember white water rafting on the Tully river in Queensland. I fell out on top of a duckbilled platypus. Now there's an odd creature.

I must remember to order some more bird food today. They're eating tons at the moment. Cue sparrowhawk to bring the population down again.

Have a good day everyone.

Viburnum in flower

Posted: 02/09/2014 at 07:03

My viburnum bodnantense dawn is flowering now, along with an oriental poppy and primula  viallii. I think the cold then warm again has convinced some plants that it's spring.


Posted: 02/09/2014 at 06:44

Good morning chicky.

I'm up early because OH has gone to Leeds,with an early start. I can't doze off because I have to get up at 7 to go off into the Derbyshire peaks for work. Off to the cliff face again. Well I can see the quarry face from the back door anyway. We caught up with last week by 5 yesterday, so today should be a doddle. So long as the computers don't go down again,dad does as he's told,and the flickering fluorescent tube gets fixed.

Unhappy with new fence - doesn't match old

Posted: 02/09/2014 at 06:24

Does the guttering of the neighbours garage drain on to your land? Is there a drain there or is it a soakaway? The way the fence has been put in implies the next door neighbours garage is right up to the boundary with the gutter hanging over.

Homegrown Wedding Flowers

Posted: 01/09/2014 at 21:24

Don't forget that you will need lots of vases.

You can get some nice  vintage vases off of Ebay, and also by browsing the charity shops. I picked up a 6 inch cut crystal vase last week for £1.50.



Posted: 01/09/2014 at 07:39

September already. Where did summer go?

With all the hoo ha last week, OH forgot nurse appointment to get holiday jabs. A bit of creeping is going to be necessary to reschedule. I have two days at work, got to catch up on last week still. Have a good day everyone.


Apple tree advice please!

Posted: 01/09/2014 at 07:33

My thoughts were a bacterial canker below the graft line. Burn it and get a new tree.

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