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Sparrowhawk dilemma

Posted: 16/06/2012 at 15:10
Gary Hobson wrote (see)

I want tits, finches and robins in my garden. I don't want sparrowhawks, pigeons, magpies and jays. I reserve the right to evict anyone from my garden at my discretion.

You do inded have that right. But I dont think you should prevent any bird from entering your garden. But then who am I to talk, as I 'evict' grey squirrels from my garden whenever I see one.

Sparrowhawk dilemma

Posted: 16/06/2012 at 14:12

Just enjoy watching the sparrowhawk doing its thing. It no doubt has young chicks to feed so why interupt it. Its just natures feeding pyramid and should be celebrated.

feeding wild birds

Posted: 16/06/2012 at 14:08

Re- attaching pizza tray.

If you buy a proper tray for your feeder then they come with a threaded thumbscrew to attach them to the underneath of your feeder. I guess Kate has used one of these? I removed my trays as the small drainage holes soon become bunged up with seed husks/bird droppings etc and mould quickly forms, unless you constantly clean them. I did drill larger holes in some of them, but they still go mouldy.

Heres a few photos of mine, different brands of feeders come with differest thumb screws..




Posted: 16/06/2012 at 11:07
Gary Hobson wrote (see)
This is a goldfinch nest, in a climbing rose...


Thats fantastic, im a bit jealous.


Posted: 16/06/2012 at 11:05
Gary Hobson wrote (see)

Snap... yesterday I took this snap of a bee on my Bloody Cranesbill,  


No need to swear Gary, this is a family forum

Need a new garden

Posted: 16/06/2012 at 10:46

Caron, if you post a photo of your garden as it is now (mess and all) then we could perhpas give some ideas of how to clear it and how it could possibly end up looking.

Need a new garden

Posted: 15/06/2012 at 23:07

You coud strim all the weeds to the ground, spray with weedkiller and cover your garden with weed membrane for a few weeks. Then, start planning/sketching ideas of how you want the garden to look. After a few weeks uncover a section at a time and dig it over.

Gardeners World Live

Posted: 15/06/2012 at 23:02

Im sure you will enjoy it tattianna, dont let me influence your thoughts. It is a day out at the end of the day.

Watch for ticket touts near the entrance, I was approached by one claiming to be an exhibitor, before security moved him on. He was selling tickets for £15, no idea if they were genuine or not? If its dry, do the outside bit first, while you can.

Gardeners World Live

Posted: 15/06/2012 at 19:49

I felt that it was poor value for the £24 entrance fee. I saw lots of families there with children, I hate to think what they would have paid?

Gardeners World Live

Posted: 15/06/2012 at 19:47

pavery026, im glad its not just me that feels this way. I'd be interested in finding out the total attendance figures for 2012. Although perhaps the bad weather will receive any blame for low attendance figures?

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