Latest posts by Kezza

Starlings not migrating

Posted: 10/12/2012 at 11:27

ha ha ha ha ha haaaaaaaaaaa

maybe Lunarz can see if hers will have a scottish twang to their accent next, then we'll know that it's the same flock going up and down the country - seeing which of us will give in first

Starlings not migrating

Posted: 10/12/2012 at 11:20

that did cross my mind as it happens !


wouldn't put it past her, seeing as the numbers encountered were remarkably similar  tee hee !

Starlings not migrating

Posted: 10/12/2012 at 11:12

ha ha ha ha ha Dovefromabove, that made me larf !


wouldn't mind but when I went in the garden first thing in the morning, there was 1 !!!!


they are such good look-outs

Starlings not migrating

Posted: 10/12/2012 at 10:48

Oh No !!!!


I used to have around 23 starlings, and on Saturday I counted 67 !!!!!!!!!!!!! aaarrrgh !

Starlings not migrating

Posted: 06/12/2012 at 13:13

Hi Lunarz


Oh I do sympathise with you, I live in NE Scotland (Moray) and have had starlings throughout this year.  I too thought they migrated and was wondering the same, when are they going to beggar off, but to no avail thus far.  They too savage all the food I put out for the little birds, but I do find that they totally ignore seed and peanuts.  I too put out suet pellets and dried mealworms and it's these latter 2 that get savaged - oh and the fat balls.  Just this last week I've had a family of long tail tits in the garden which are a delight to see, but distressing for me also as they head for the fat balls, so I have to watch for the starlings so the poor little LTT's get a look in.  I also put out a fat cake in a cage, and every so often the whole thing 'just disappears'.  I too like you enjoy encouraging the wildlife into the garden, and love the array of birds I get, I know we must feed and support all kinds of birds, but do feel the same sometimes re:  the starlings.  Though luckily I don't get 60 odd, the most I've counted is about 23, all lining up on the electricity line over the garden.  Luckily I live in the countryside, so don't get quite so bombarded with the plop, though the dome feeders on the feeding station is smothered some days.

We can just cross our fingers and hope they do move south a little, as my jet propelling the window open and swearing through the gap on a regular basis must be quite comical to anyone that could hear me

Bush/Tree Identification

Posted: 29/10/2012 at 08:37

Hi kernowgirl2

Mine drops all its leaves in the winter, so I always fret that it'll not go through the freezing Scottish winters, snow, frost, but it has always bounced back.  I just tidy up the dead looking bits in the spring and away it goes again - leaves, bunches of those lovely flowers and finally the big fat berries

Blueberry bushes

Posted: 26/10/2012 at 11:17

Darn it

I've just planted out my blueberry bushes, I have 3 different types.  The one I've had in a pot for a few years - I've just thrown away the label as it's perished with time, but it has gone through NE Scotland winters no probs (I could root around in the bottom of my wheelie bin for the label, but that just wouldn't be very pleasant).  Just wish I could remember the name  I've recently taken up the GW Mag offer and got the Patriot variety, so hope that does well outside too.  I've submerged all 3 in plastic tubs in the ground, filled with Ericaceous soil

Bush/Tree Identification

Posted: 26/10/2012 at 11:05


I agree leycesteria .  I brought one from my old house to the present one when I moved in the middle of last winter.  It was a foot high when I first had it, and has now shot up to nearly 6 foot !  It went through a very cold scottish winter, wrapped in nothing but an old shower curtain and the absolute minimum of soil in the corner of the garden !!!  I planted it out in the spring, and this year it's growing really well, abundent with flowers, which have now gone over to plump black berries. 

Has anyone received their November 2012 issue yet?

Posted: 25/10/2012 at 14:21

mine arrived yesterday, but not unwrapped it yet

pets and why they are called what they are called

Posted: 25/10/2012 at 14:18

Now you're all gonna think I'm quite mad  I have 2 German Shepherds.  Their given names, by me, are Robbie and Blue.  But Robbie answers to :  Robbie, Rob, Bobby, Bob, Pop, Fatty Bum, Big Bum Bobby, Big Boy, Young Man, and of course Good Boy !  Blue has never been called Blue for more than one day, he answers to Monkey (coz he was a cheeky lil monkey when a pup), Little Man (coz he was my little man), Snuggie and Snug (a slant on snuggles (our word for cuddles)), and his latest name is Nug which seems to have stuck, he also answers to Stinker !

I take full responsibility for their multi-personality disorders

Discussions started by Kezza

Monty's advice on Strawberries ........

Replies: 3    Views: 1834
Last Post: 13/08/2012 at 12:51

grass clippings at base of established azalea

Replies: 8    Views: 2041
Last Post: 09/06/2012 at 11:24
2 threads returned