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Blackbird nest not in a good place - what do I do?

Posted: Today at 09:07

EVERY YEAR GREAT TITS BUILD A NEST IN A CAMERA NESTBOX THAT WE HAVE.


EVERY YEAR WE WATCH THEM BUILD THE NEST, LAY THE EGGS, HATCH THE EGGS AND THEN FAIL, SPECTACULARLY, TO WORK OUT HOW TO PUT FOOD INTO THEIR CHICKS' MOUTHS.


WE STAND AND SCREAM AT THE CAMERA "THE OTHER END, YOU BL***Y NITWIT!" BUT IT DOES NO GOOD. THEY NEVER RAISE MORE THAN ONE CHICK. OFTEN NONE AT ALL.


BIRD BRAINED.

Just need to vent...

Posted: Today at 01:19

I JUST TURN IT OFF.


ACTUALLY I STOPPED LISTENING TO THE NEWS ON RADIO AND TV A LONG TIME AGO. I BUY A PAPER AND SKIM READ IT FIRST THEN GO BACK TO THE BITS THAT AREN'T TOO DEPRESSING.


IT HELPS TO BE A BIT DEAF, TOO.

Last Frost

Posted: Yesterday at 20:17
fidgetbones says:

my banana is still fleeced in a frost free greenhouse. i aim to take the fleece off this week. It wil then be mollycoddled inside until early June. I reckon that tender stuff needs some protection until the last week in May here on the Notts/Derbys border.


See original post

 SEE WHAT FIDGET WROTE..


DO YOU LIVE IN A CITY CENTRE? 


UNLESS YOU DO, THE WEBSITE IS WAY OFF, AS HAS BEEN SAID.

Last edited: 23 March 2017 20:19:51

Why have the bluetits attacked the wire of my nest cam?

Posted: Yesterday at 18:54


I TAKE IT THAT THE PHOTO IS ON ITS SIDE?


I THINK THEY HAVE BEEN ROOSTING ON IT OVERNIGHT. I THINK THE GREY ACCRETION IS POO. I THINK THE CONNECTION GAVE WAY UNDER PRESSURE FROM A COMBINATION OF MOVEMENT DURING SLEEP AND THEIR WEIGHT.

Apple tree choice?

Posted: Yesterday at 18:42


HOW ABOUT DIRLETON RED? RED FLOWERS, RED FRUIT, RED FLESH INSIDE THE FRUIT,RED BUDS, RED LEAVES AND EVEN RED TIMBER.


I BOUGHT ONE LAST YEAR AND THIS SPRING IT IS GOING TO BE COVERED IN FLOWERS. ONLY THREE YEARS OLD.


HERE IS A DESCRIPTION OF IT FROM THE NURSERY WHICH SUPPLIED IT, BERNWODE NURSERY,


DIRLETON RED A stunning ornamental tree, as well as a very palatable apple for culinary use. It was introduced to us by Bill Anderson, a construction engineer for oil and process industries, who had long admired the mature tree over his neighbour’s fence and treated himself to the apples in salads and drinks. The tree is in Dirleton, a village in East Lothian, Scotland, where the Firth of Forth, from Edinburgh, opens into the North Sea. Open to the north east winds, the tree is clearly very hardy. It is one of those curious trees that has copper tinted young foliage, dark coloured bark, especially on young stems, and red staining inside the wood. The apples are deep red. Like Bundy’s Ringwood Red (above) it probably has some ancestry from Malus Niedzwetzkyana, an all-over red tinted crab, with which it has much in common, but the fruit is larger and without the astringent bitterness of the crab. The blossom is quite stunning. It flowers readily from almost all one year old buds, as well as mature spurs, with petals of the richest deep carmine pink. The apples are translucent deep red over deep pink, usually flattened round, but occasionally conical. The flesh is crisp and juicy, with a little sweetness but quite tart – it is also stained, from the skin to the core, with deep pink. Spur bearing. Thanks to Bill Anderson for sending apples and scionwood. *


BUT IF YOU ARE GOING TO GO TO THE EXPENSE OF BUYING A DECENT, INTERESTING TREE THEN THE LEAST YOU CAN DO IS TAKE CARE THAT IT SURVIVES, 

Last edited: 23 March 2017 18:43:41

Looking for Wisdom

Posted: Yesterday at 17:08

CHELSEA PHYSIC GARDEN HAS A FANTASTIC COLLECTION TO PINCH IDEAS FROM.


HERE ARE A FEW FROM THEIR LIST



Herbal Medicine of Northern Europe
Angelica archangelica, Asplenium scolopendrium, Colchicum autumnale, Convallaria majalis, Digitalis purpurea, Galium odoratum, Gentiana lutea, Helleborus niger, Humulus lupulus ‘Aureus’, Hyoscyamus niger, Linum usitatissimum, Lysimachia vulgaris, Lythrum salicaria, Prunella vulgaris, Sempervivum tectorum, Succisa pratensis, Viburnum opulus, Viola odorata 


Resurrected Nine

Posted: Yesterday at 08:53

HAVE A SKINK ON ME, MU.

-Encephalartos and Cycas Seeds and seedings vailable for the following species.

Posted: Yesterday at 08:47

I HAVE JUST RECEIVED A PRIVATE MESSAGE INVITING ME TO EMAIL THIS PERSON.


VERY COY.


AS I AM NOT TOTALLY CONVINCED THAT THIS IS NOT A BUSINESS I AM REPORTING IT TO THE MODERATORS FOR THEM TO INVESTIGATE.

-Encephalartos and Cycas Seeds and seedings vailable for the following species.

Posted: Yesterday at 07:38

HEAVEN FORFEND. 


I LIKE CYCADS VERY MUCH.

Last Frost

Posted: Yesterday at 07:38

I JUST TRIED THE LINK. I WOULD DEFINITELY TAKE ITS ADVICE WITH A PINCH OF SALT. IT SAID THE LAST WEEK IN APRIL FOR US. GLOBAL WARMING ISN'T GOING THAT FAST.

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