LeadFarmer


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Serious bird feeder question!

Posted: 26/07/2015 at 19:23

I attached a seed tray to the underneath of the feeder to save on waste, but the wood pigeons and squirrels found they could sit on it and empty the feeder, scattering food onto the ground.

I tried using cages over my feeders but found the wood pigeons would cling to the cage and empty the feeder, scattering everything onto the ground, the squirrels couldn't get at the feeder but ate the food on the ground. A no win situation.

Nowadays Ive replace the seed tray and cages with an air rifle. Problem solved.

Seeds from tall Foxgloves

Posted: 16/07/2015 at 23:10

Thats suits me nutcutlet, thanks. I only want purple or white.

Seeds from tall Foxgloves

Posted: 16/07/2015 at 16:57
Thanks. I have both purple and white foxgloves. Am I right in thinking they should be safe for producing further purple or white plants? Is it just the non native colours that may not stay true?

Squirrels

Posted: 16/07/2015 at 12:57

Assuming they are grey squirrels then I would consider 'disposing' of them, not to everyones taste but they are vermin.

If they are red squirrels then enjoy them and be grateful.

Seeds from tall Foxgloves

Posted: 16/07/2015 at 12:52

Anyone know if seeds collected from taller foxgloves have a better chance of growing into taller foxgloves themselves?

Some of my foxgloves are almost 6ft tall, others are only 3ft. Should I concentrate on collecting seeds from just the taller plants?

Bring out your planters!

Posted: 13/07/2015 at 14:56

I made this planter out of a fence post and a few floor boards...

http://i232.photobucket.com/albums/ee192/thebear843/Garden/P1020382_zps797dxfr6.jpg

doves taking over

Posted: 02/07/2015 at 00:06

Im plagued by Woodpigeons in my garden. They mess all over my patio furniture and bbq. If I put the squirrel guard on the bird feeders the wood pigeons cling onto it and empty the feeders (mostly over the floor). If I take the guard off the squirrels empty the feeders.

Think I'm going to buy a Golden Eagle and tie it to my bird feeder.

Boundary marker

Posted: 01/07/2015 at 01:08

How about a low but open fence?

http://www.tonbridgefencing.co.uk/images/wooden_fencing/knee_rail_02.jpg

 

New compost corner full of ants and eggs

Posted: 26/06/2015 at 17:20

I also get ants and eggs in my compost. I ignore them, and continue to turn the compost when needed, as if they weren't there.

honeysuckle problem

Posted: 20/06/2015 at 00:17

I used a water and bicarbonate of soda solution to great effect on an aphid infected plant.

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