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Posted: 01/09/2013 at 18:02

Beautiful garden, well done KT. 

Bay berries

Posted: 01/09/2013 at 17:55

Hi everyone, I need your help again please.

Have attached a couple of photos here. This is the Laurel? tree that forms the barrier around our property. Its now covered in the berries below. Edible? Poisenous? 

 

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The tree. Laurel?

 

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These are the berries. Sorry if the pic is a little blurry, they're really high up and I couldn't hold this phone still with my arms outstretched in the air! Hope you can see them well enough.

Thank you, Heather

Get it off your chest

Posted: 30/08/2013 at 13:47

Oh no Emma that's terrible. The reporting bit by the neighbour I mean, not the nodding off in the garden (how could you??!!!). Some people unfortunately seem to have nothing better to do than become holier than thou, just feel sorry for her, she must live a very boring and sad life to be so interested in watching you sleeping!

I think next time you should make sure you nod off with a wine bottle in your hand and really give her something to get her teeth into

Get it off your chest

Posted: 30/08/2013 at 13:19

Hi Diddy. As someone who now lives in a property with a garden for the first time in oh best part of 20 years I think, I have to say that there is so much pleasure, as you say, in watching things grow and spending time outdoors enjoying the garden (have also consumed 1 or 2 glasses of wine outside!). I even found myself sitting outside in the early morning during winter when it was frosty and -3, just because I could! and when the sky is blue when its cold like that I think there is nothing finer. I'll be enjoying the garden again to all its full potential come next spring (to our absolute delight and amazement, come this spring, the bank at the back of the house sprung into life, where previously we'd thought it was just a barren expanse of land) and we didn't have to plant a thing there! Happy days

YOUNG STARLING ?

Posted: 30/08/2013 at 13:02

gardeningfantic that's awesome. If only we had starlings. Just about everything else, but never a starling, sigh

YOUNG STARLING ?

Posted: 29/08/2013 at 13:49

What a fantastic picture Lyndab and what a beautiful bird. I haven't seen a Starling since I really can't remember when, juvenile or otherwise so this is a fantastic reminder of what I've been missing

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Posted: 29/08/2013 at 13:44

I would have run off screaming like a girl leaving the shed door unlocked and in fear of my life lol God I have got to get a backbone

badgers

Posted: 29/08/2013 at 13:41

Its a crazy double edged sword isn't it!

I've also seen badgers dead on the roadside and it breaks my heart but I have to say none at all local to where I live, in the main I see them on the edges of the fastest roads into the towns, as you say a badger isn't going to be able to move out of the way of a vehicle bearing down on them at 50 mph plus. tthe poor things.

I guess all we can do is give it our best shot at attracting/deterring/living with and trying to protect our gardens and our wildlife. Its not easy!

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Posted: 27/08/2013 at 19:24

Ladies I hear you lol Mr Bloke perfectly capable of doing anything that benefits him. I arrive home from work today to find he's picked the plums from the tree outside and proudly presenting them to me, presumably cos he wants plum pudding, (he didn't get it!) but if I need something, or want some help, he's far too busy with his Ebay! Good on you Smokin Donkey!

badgers

Posted: 27/08/2013 at 17:09

Hi Welshonion, the food does deter them in the main although it isn't always successful. Unfortunately there is nothing to be done re borders or fences around our property, there aren't any at all. We do have privacy from the road on two sides as we're hemmed in by very old and very tall trees but the road runs around us (its a very quiet road used only by the people who live on it and there aren't that many but as the road goes around it dips down, its gets to 40 foot by the time you get to the front door of the house and by the time you get to the back its nearer 100, and on top of that at the back of our garden is a bank, with the near on 100 foot drop to the ground, which hems the road in with woodland etc so its free reign for any animals wanting to wander there. They come straight up the bank and straight into the garden through all of the trees! 

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