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Posted: 14/06/2015 at 17:14

I understand your predicement but it would be a shame to destroy their nest. They will leave at some point but I can't say when. Maybe when they have left you can relocate the box elsewhere so if they return to it they won't be bothering you?

Grass Edging on a Pond

Posted: 14/06/2015 at 17:11

I think Monty might have used rockwool when they rebuilt the pond (lake) at Berryfields a few years ago. I recall they had professionals in to make a clay liner?


Posted: 14/06/2015 at 14:39

Grass cutting do help my compost get really hot. You can store compost anywhere, maybe cover it to stop the rain washing it away?

Grass Edging on a Pond

Posted: 14/06/2015 at 14:36

I have no knowledge of rockwool. Alan Titchmarsh did once laygrass turf so that it overlapped the edge of the pond and went a couple of inches into the water.

Nesting boxes

Posted: 13/06/2015 at 09:06

Looks like the blackbird nest behind my garage has been abandoned/attacked? She was happy sitting on the nest leading upto my two week holiday. Upon my return home the other day the nest is empty, although there are no signs of broken egg. What a shame.


Nesting boxes

Posted: 13/06/2015 at 08:58

It was a small piece of expandable/collabsable trellis from B&Q that was quite cheap to buy from their outdoor garden section.

Tits and sparrows can easily get through the trellis, especially if there are live mealworms to be had. I put a sting of gardening wire across the gap higher up to stop larger birds getting through, but a starling did manage to squeeze through the other day. It took nearly all the worms in one sitting. But seeing as they are in decline and maybe feeding young, I let it be.

Nesting boxes

Posted: 13/06/2015 at 01:04

Your welcome, I like to also keep the wood pigeons off the table.

Nesting boxes

Posted: 12/06/2015 at 13:15

No need to put anything in the nest box, the birds will only remove it anyway. If you think its sited in an inappropriate place then now would be a good time to move it (if unoccupied) so birds come familiar with it in time for next year.

Nesting boxes

Posted: 12/06/2015 at 10:02

The best time of day to install a kettle nest box is at tea time.

Nesting boxes

Posted: 12/06/2015 at 00:18

One of the tit boxes that has been used in my garden is facing north, the other is facing east. South facing boxes can overheat if they are in the sun all day. Drill some small holes in the base to help with ventilation and to let deal with any water ingress.

I have fitted sparrow terrace nest boxes to the side of m house which are facing west, but are in shade from the house next door. That are new and haven't been used yet as far as I know.

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