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Garden Pictures 2015

Posted: 20/12/2015 at 15:01

looks really nice Fairygirl 

Alliums Bulbs

Posted: 18/12/2015 at 18:42

I planted up a few pots with alium bulbs a few weeks ago, this is one of them today..

http://i232.photobucket.com/albums/ee192/thebear843/Garden/IMG_8577_zpsblzkpqb7.jpg

 

And the crocus are poking through as well..

http://i232.photobucket.com/albums/ee192/thebear843/Garden/IMG_8578_zpsimyzefhv.jpg

Garden Pictures 2015

Posted: 18/12/2015 at 17:17

Went out to inspect some of my plant pots containing next years summer flowering bulbs.

Aliums already in growth...

http://i232.photobucket.com/albums/ee192/thebear843/Garden/IMG_8577_zpsblzkpqb7.jpg

 

And crocus poking through the surface...

http://i232.photobucket.com/albums/ee192/thebear843/Garden/IMG_8578_zpsimyzefhv.jpg

Recommend a good bird food?

Posted: 03/12/2015 at 00:41

About this time of year I make batches of bird cake from melted lard, soaked sultanas, porridge oats, bird seed, bread crumbs. I pour the mixture into plastic takeaway food tubs and place in the freezer.

I put it out on the bird table and on the floor underneath, where on freezing cold winter days this bird cake gets attacked by all kinds of different birds.

Recommend a good bird food?

Posted: 02/12/2015 at 20:39

I have two main feeders hung under my bird table on the patio, positioned in full view from where I sit on the sofa so I can watch them feed.

One feeder is dedicated to sunflower hearts, and the other is a Tornado feeder that allows me to put 3 different types of feed into...

http://i232.photobucket.com/albums/ee192/thebear843/Garden/_DSC0962_zps6agrzlb6.jpg

 
http://i232.photobucket.com/albums/ee192/thebear843/Garden/TyphoonFeeder.jpg

 

Recommend a good bird food?

Posted: 27/11/2015 at 10:48

And don't forget to put out live food at nesting tine, I use live mini meal worms which our nesting blue tits devour..

http://i232.photobucket.com/albums/ee192/thebear843/Garden/_DSC0859_zpsgvfpr1xk.jpg

http://i232.photobucket.com/albums/ee192/thebear843/Garden/_DSC0870_zps5j5fct2u.jpg

 
http://i232.photobucket.com/albums/ee192/thebear843/Garden/_DSC0798_zpsu8fwki4s.jpg

Recommend a good bird food?

Posted: 24/11/2015 at 21:17

Eddy, Im afraid I'm neither a farmer or someone who works with lead. 'Lead farmer' is simply part of a quote from a film called Tropic Thunder. If you search 'I'm a lead farmer' on youtube you will see what I mean, I won't post a link as it contains foul language.

Recommend a good bird food?

Posted: 24/11/2015 at 21:02

Well their sunflower hearts are very clean. Other brands I've tried have lots of dust in the bag which you don't notice until you get near the bottom of the bag.

Recommend a good bird food?

Posted: 24/11/2015 at 20:41

Fairygirl, I didn't realise that, thanks.

jo47, no I haven't tried their peanuts. In fact Ive had little success with peanuts, they are usually left untouched.

 

Recommend a good bird food?

Posted: 24/11/2015 at 20:28

I use sunflower hearts which attract sparrows, robins, greenfinch, tits, goldfinch and tree creeper, with dunnocks cleaning up anything spilt on the patio. I buy them from eBay branded as Croston Corn Mill Ltd £24.95 for 20kg sack. These are the best I've found, others often have a powdery residue that clogs up the feeders. I used to buy RSPB sunflower hearts from a local RSPB bird sanctuary, but they are expensive.

http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/230913605734?_trksid=p2060353.m1438.l2649&ssPageName=STRK%3AMEBIDX%3AIT

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