Posted: 23/08/2013 at 08:46
Blue skies here today, and no work until Tuesday.
The garden centre group have half price seeds now. I might have a poddle over. They had an implement for removing hard roots, rather than breaking forks. Having extracted one teasel to make space for some more echinaceas (slug food), I am going to need it for the others. I will leave the rest until spring so the goldfinches can have the seeds.
I filled up all the bird feeders this morning. The little birds seem to have had two broods this year. Lots of babies all learning where to come for a good feed.
Blue tits, great tits, long tailed tits,coal tits, green finches, bull finches, chaffinches, goldfinches. Nuthatch, blackbirds, robins, Great spotted woodpecker. But very few sparrows, which is all my mum gets. She says she doesn't get the exotics like I do. We thought it was the food mix, but even with the same food as me, she is still majoring on sparrows and starlings, with the odd bluetit.
I don't have any pets, but I spend a fortune on animal and bird food.