Posted: 08/05/2012 at 19:10
Thanks for the picture Terri. I will go out and check mine for berries now. They do look like typical honeysuckle succulent berries but I'm sure I've never had any on mine. So mine could be Lonicer purpusii maybe. Don't know.
Incidentally as you all like birds on this thread, we were visited at the weekend by a male pied flycatcher for the very first time in the 8 years that we've lived here. He may have taken up residence in a a spare box as I've seen him go in a few times. (Incidentally we live about 6 miles from Lake Vyrnwy which gets them every year. Looks as though one has ventured over the hill!)
I have nesting bluetits in one box and I fastened some very spiky stems of Rubus cockburnianus on top and that has stopped the female kitten in her tracks.