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Moonlit Hare

Latest posts by Moonlit Hare

We've found the nest thief

Posted: 02/05/2012 at 14:24

We've notice over the last 3 or so weeks 4 eggs (unbroken) and 2 chick (only a day old or so) on the ground and 3 different points around the garden.

All the eggs and Chicks are from Blackbird nest, the much beloved and myself muted a few possible reasons as to why they might be found on the floor, we assumed at first it was other blackbirds trying to muscle in on that part of the garden, they can be quite territorial, working on the theory that squirrels / magpies and anything else we could think of would take them for food so why would they just be left on the grass. Ok maybe once if they where disturbed, but on 6 different occasions, and they're just the ones we know about.

Last night we caught next doors cat in the laurel up at Bobs nest (Bob is the blackbird at the back of the house to the left of the lawn!) It would seem the cat is just playing with the eggs / chicks and then just leaving them once they get bored.

We've tried to discourage cats in our garden by hissing at them and the odd squirt from the hose pipe if we are using it when they are sauntering by, but we're out at work all day and so I suppose it not  that effective.

We've just moved in so we could do with a way of discouraging all the cats without alienating the neighbours since we found them using the new bed as a litter tray

Any suggestions? ( the cheaper the better!)

what are these?

Posted: 02/05/2012 at 13:35

I'm happy to be proved wrong but I'm with Muddyfork, we've a shed load that pop up every year at my Grannys!

Advice from the odlies :)

Posted: 02/05/2012 at 13:22

You're very much apperciated Marion as are all of the people on here who share their knowledge, young and old, it's good there's such a cross section of people who are willing to help each other out. I know that some of the questions I've had answered over the last week or so people just knew straight away what I was looking for and I'm guessing there where a few who where just as befuddled as I was!

Square Foot Gardening

Posted: 02/05/2012 at 08:28
Thank you for this, I'll be bobbing back to this one. I've just got a new garden .... Sorry house! and there's limited space but I'm quite keen to grow some veggies.

Lost lilac

Posted: 02/05/2012 at 08:21
Are there any shoots that have come up from it ... Or where you looking for something a bit more instant than that? I love lilac it reminds me of sitting in the tree in our front garden as a little girl reading. I've just liberated a few seedlings from my auntys garden which can from that original tree.

Advice from the odlies :)

Posted: 02/05/2012 at 08:11
Hear hear! I tap into my mum aunty and the much beloveds dad. I truly believe between the 3 of them there's nothing that can't be answered... But I suspect I've not asked any of the too tricky yet! Thew hee!

Talkback: How to grow garlic

Posted: 30/04/2012 at 22:51
I think they need a frost to split into cloves but I might have made that up! I seem to remember something from a long time ago

Do you consider gardening to be like art?

Posted: 30/04/2012 at 22:33
I think anything which makes me smile when I've created the overall look of it because its beautiful is art, but there is a craft which is learnt and handed down from generation to generation in order to allow the art to form.

Gardening book

Posted: 30/04/2012 at 22:24
I picked up readers digest 1001 hints and tips for the garden a couple of months back from a charity shop for 2 pounds. It's got just enough info not to boggle you and let you look on the internet if you do need to know more. Top book for beginners but if your fingers are well and truly green it might be a little simplistic.

Flat Worms

Posted: 30/04/2012 at 22:13
Thanks sotongeoff... I'm a little concerned there where loads in the patch I was digging but it was under what was lawn, so there's the undisturbed ground!

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