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Round Robin

Posted: 23/06/2014 at 17:01

Lesley the only sad part is we have an area of bushes, trees and scrub next to garden and they seem to prefer taking shelter over there rather than in the garden, the main thing is they are fine...

 Philippa it's a privilege that the birds choose to nest in your garden, it feels like there's a respect and understanding between you and the bird, as they and you go about your daily business aware of each other but at same time giving each other there space, i might be talking nonsense and an old romantic but that's how it feels..

Round Robin

Posted: 23/06/2014 at 16:20

Sorry Yarrow the day after the pictures were taken the Robins fledged, one of them gave us a right laugh as it tried to balance on the trellis (unsuccessfully)...

Aye Philippa we have our shed back, and now we have our clutter area back, we actually moved the pots with the nest in it inadvertently, when we seen the nest with eggs in, we replaced it as close to the spot we thought it came from and left the area alone, the nest was really low down easy for cats or foxes to get at but all went well..

Clarington they are very cute and not at all skittish, they come very close give you that look and you feel compelled to feed them, i'm pretty sure they are using psychology on us stupid humans 

Round Robin

Posted: 22/06/2014 at 12:44

Cheers Welshonion 

Can i remove the nest from my shed now then? I left it there in-case they wanted to use it again...

HONEYSUCKLE won't flower :-(

Posted: 22/06/2014 at 12:39

I have a fair few HS in my garden a few in large planters, i water them twice a week in growing season and one of the watering's i include a liquid rose feed basically i treat it in the same way as my Clematis, i always have an abundance of flowers, my main problem is how fast and big they grow, will need to give them all a good hair cut come March/April.. 

Round Robin

Posted: 22/06/2014 at 12:24

Hi peeps, 

Back at end of April beginning of May i had Robins nesting in my shed and successfully fledging, now i have another nest of Robins in some plant pots about to fledge, i know these are territorial birds and the two nest sites are only 30 feet apart, the question is can it be the same pair raising another brood? you are talking around 50 days between fledging's,




and if so why didn't they use the same nest?


Posted: 20/06/2014 at 22:16

I reckon iv'e got about 60p's worth in old money still left in my head or do they accept plastic now days 


Posted: 20/06/2014 at 13:27

Oh forgot to mention brought back a few plants, as you do , one in particular i find interesting is Sambucus Nigra Black Tower (Eiffel 1) has anyone grew this, i have read up on it but you cant beat first had experience...


Posted: 20/06/2014 at 13:21

Afternoon you beautiful people, hope all is well with everyone, been up in Beechgrove country for 5 days, visited a few gardens up there unfortunately no visitors at Beechgrove, though it turns out OH's mother is on first name terms with Jim McColl the presenter and his wife, watch this space..

Cant believe how much my garden has overgrown in the five days iv'e been away, off out to hack it back into shape,have a lovely day ya-all...

Percy Thrower quote

Posted: 20/06/2014 at 12:45

Obviously i have heard of Percy Thrower, hence the username, he was the first shall we say tv gardener that i had seen, but alas i was more a blue-peter fan than a gardening fan in those days, i am in my forties now, but if my childhood memory serves me right he did garden on blue-peter at some stage didn't he? i seem to recall a sunken garden and being impressed as a kid...

Replacing conifers

Posted: 11/06/2014 at 23:47

Even if the cut back looks bad you can always grow climbers etc etc up and over to create a more aesthetic looking hedge using the trunks and dead wood..

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