Latest posts by fidgetbones

Sunflower with buds growing on stem

Posted: 05/01/2017 at 21:59

Isn't it time you were in bed?

What country are you in?

Hello Forkers January 2017 Edition

Posted: 05/01/2017 at 20:36

No way is Vick coming into my bed. I've just changed the sheets.

Isn't Simnel cake from Easter?  Is it early or last years?

 Local supermarket has Easter Eggs in.....

Hello Forkers January 2017 Edition

Posted: 05/01/2017 at 18:25

The virus that is doing the rounds is an adenovirus so the flu jab will have no effect.  lots of sucky sweets  /expectorants/ inhalations, keep warm and plenty of liquids.

If you start wheezing with it, doc can give stuff for bronchitis .

My mum had it before xmas, my sister went bonkers with dettol wipes before 18 of us assembled for boxing day and it seems to have done the trick. Mum sounded like she was tuning bagpipes.

No snowdrops here yet. Ashwood had some prize examples in the alpine house. Anything up to £25 a throw for a small pot with one or two bulbs in. I settle for thousands of the common stuff.

The woodpecker flashed his red bum at me today. I currently have half coconuts stuffed with fat instead of the fat blocks. He struggled to grip, so I may go back to the blocks.

I seem to have acquired half a stone in weight.  I bought a couple of crown prince squashes in Lidl, so veg soup is going to be on the menu soon. A bit of ginger root zizzes it up a bit. Only a small amount needed. smaller than a thumb end.

 Have a good evening folks.

Wildlife gardening

Posted: 05/01/2017 at 18:09

I would try a feeder with sunflower hearts only. Once you get birds eating that, introduce a fat block or two. Niger seeds for goldfinches are wonderful, but goldfinches only seem to appear at well populated feeding stations, so I would leave those for a bit.

 The quality of the food is a big factor. I have very fussy birds.  I threw some old bread out, and they just turned their beaks up at it.

Hello Forkers January 2017 Edition

Posted: 04/01/2017 at 22:04

Is that a gremlin or a green man I spy?

Hello Forkers January 2017 Edition

Posted: 04/01/2017 at 19:53

The patio robin is currently turning his beak up at dried mealworms. He was totally spoiled in the summer when I bought some live ones. He's not getting any more until he has a new family to feed.

 Its already freezing hard here. The gritters were out late afternoon.  I'm staying put in front of a fire.

New Midsomer murders tonight. They're killing Sikes off

Why don't the birds visit my feeder?

Posted: 03/01/2017 at 17:34

If you've not opened the second, I would take it back.

Why don't the birds visit my feeder?

Posted: 03/01/2017 at 12:51

That pack looks to be full of wheat or other large cereal that only wood pigeons seem to eat. All of my small birds just chuck it out, it can then attract pigeons and rats. If you want something simple, most of the birds I get will eat sunflower hearts and there is no mess.

Hello Forkers January 2017 Edition

Posted: 03/01/2017 at 09:46

I do pick up glass bottles and the odd glass lying about.  I seem to have a few Carling pint  glasses that I think come from the pub up the road. They wander down to the bus stop with them and leave them there.

I picked some glass beer bottles up from the grass verge near south beach in Fremantle last time I was there. I walked all of about five yards and binned them. Someone commented that it was good of me. I commented that I hate to see rubbish, that glass bottles on grass where children run about barefoot is absolutely the worst, the grass cutter comes along and breaks them. The kids run about barefoot after coming off the beach. Next thing its a hospital job.  Why don't people put their picnic rubbish in a bin or take it home and bin it?

We have had a hard frost here and the house is freezing. The new boiler doesn't seem to have fired up this morning. It is flashing error codes.  Hubby has done same as you do with a computer. Switch it all off and then on again. It seems to have sorted it. If it plays up again, my brother will have to come and sort it. He is so busy with boilers at the moment. The old sort used to need hardly any fixing. A service every year or so and they were fine.  New ones are much more temperamental.

Hello Forkers January 2017 Edition

Posted: 03/01/2017 at 09:33

I figure if all the excess dying conifers come out, it will let in a lot more light. the eucalypt and a couple of mature beech will give some structure.  The boundary on that side will increase by about 5 m .  I have no idea why you would plant a row of conifers so far in to the garden. It's so not a boundary hedge and as a room divider they are way out of control.

I can grow some plants on to go in, but there is a lot of clearing to do first. There is no point putting in plants that will suffer from lack of light,

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