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Lavender Lady

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Posted: 24/01/2013 at 12:46

Wow, amazing picutures Sam,

is it ok to feed birds ordinary suet rather the prepared bird suet you can buy

Posted: 23/01/2013 at 09:34

I have noticed that it is much cheaper to buy the tesco branded suet rather than buy the prepared suet in the pet shops.  Is this ok to give the birds ?  I feed them dried fruit, oats but always buy the prepared suet.  I seem to be getting through so much of the stuff it is costing me a fortune.



Posted: 21/01/2013 at 21:06

 All I can say is don't give up hope, you may find that one day you will look up into your tree and it could surprise you.  I had completely forgotten about it. 

ps  thanks for the kisses - I shall be singing 'don't sit under the apple tree with anyone else but me'  LOL  

Carol Klein's Glebe Cottage

Posted: 21/01/2013 at 09:57

thank you nutcutlet, that is a shame maybe she does it every other year. 

Feeding blackbirds

Posted: 21/01/2013 at 09:44

Great photos Steve, what a good idea I will try that.  I too put out dried fruit and oats, they just love them.  I  have a tame blackbird, he watches as I go out into the garden and he flies down and sits on my bird table whilst I am putting the food onto it so that he can get first pickings I suppose, before the deluge of starlings and pigeons. 

Carol Klein's Glebe Cottage

Posted: 21/01/2013 at 09:37

I have also been looking to see if Carol has started another nursery but to no avail.  I often visit that area of Devon as I have family nearby and would love to visit there.  I was watching the re runs of Carol Kleins Cottage garden series and saw that she had an open day at her garden, do you know if she still has it. 



Posted: 20/01/2013 at 20:38

Four years ago we decided to try and get some mistletoe to grow in our apple tree.  Had a sprig that I had bought for xmas and so we rubbed the seeds along the bark and waited and waited.... and waited.  It wasn't until last weekend whilst out in the garden I happened to look up and spotted two small mistletoe leaves.  I was so pleased - it must take a long time to germinate I suppose.  Anyway will leave it and let it grow and see what happens. 

I normally have a bench underneath the apple tree in the summer - may have to move it now cos am gonna have to have kisses everytime I sit there LOL .

Has anyone got any snow yet?

Posted: 13/01/2013 at 15:00

Yes I agree with you nutcutlet, won't mind at all if it decides to bypass us.

Has anyone got any snow yet?

Posted: 13/01/2013 at 14:58

We are in Suffolk and as yet no snow, but it is bitterly cold.  Just wondering if anyone has got any yet ?

what do you think is the best make of bird food you have bought?

Posted: 13/01/2013 at 14:56

I have been trying all different types of bird food and I must say that it does vary in price.  Some is so expensive.  What have you found to be the best and most economical.  I seem to be spending a fortune of mealworms at the moment but I do love to watch the frenzy it causes when I put them out. 

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