Rose lady

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Bird feeders

Posted: 26/01/2014 at 16:34

Thank you both. Very helpful advice. I live in Rutland. There are definately blue/great/coal tits here. I live by the side of Rutland water, and by a bird watching area. I'm in a fairly modern house. The garden is now packed with fruit trees, bird friendly shrubs and climbers which I planted last year. We did spot the occasional mummy blue tit last year feeding her chick from one of our feeders, but now its become really quiet. We don't get very many squirrels although they would be a welcomed sight. I do use sunflower seeds NC, although I will try Nyjer seeds. You're right about quality bird feed though FB. Birds do like quality food. When i'm having to throw away feed beacuse the birds arn't coming in masses it does upset me. still the RSPB have said 'don't give up the will come'

Right then fat balls it is, and I will look up these bird feeders FB

Thank you!!!


Bird feeders

Posted: 26/01/2014 at 15:52

Shy and retiring Doves that is which are lovely but eat allthe feed!!! not to mention the pigeons

Bird feeders

Posted: 26/01/2014 at 15:51

I must have half douzen bird feeders suspended from branches in my garden. We have been here two years now, and all we have are two resident sparrow, a couple of very shy and retiring there which seam to gorge on the mixed seed feeders. I did have lots of starlings last summer.

I sit in vain hoping that one day there will be a family of blue tits and robins nesting in the bird boxes.

Can somebody please advise me on

1. Which bird feeders keep the seed/ feed dry because of all this rain my worry is it'll become contaminated. It always ends up soggy!!

2. Which is the best food to attract Blue/Coal/Great tits to my garden??

Thanks a million folks


Should my honeysuckle look like this

Posted: 10/09/2013 at 14:48

LOL cheers everyone...

Should my honeysuckle look like this

Posted: 10/09/2013 at 12:37

Hey Lavender Lady! Great to hear from you. and thank you.


Yep ive definately got a jasmine growing next to it. Anyway youre all right, definately time to move on, and get something else in there...great idea guys.

Daintiness Ive got very heavy clay soil, however weve worked really hard to improve in over the last two years, and like LL im on a mission to screen off my neighbours houses. ( too much brick!!) I may go for Pyracantha or another honeysuckle or both

Should my honeysuckle look like this

Posted: 10/09/2013 at 07:59

Thank you nutcutlet, and everyone. Will keep a close watch till spring, then its coming out!!!

To addict...Be great if it was a Damson though

Should my honeysuckle look like this

Posted: 09/09/2013 at 17:12

nutcutlet, its been 2 years since it not liking this at all. oh well you win some and lose some  and looked like a honeysuckle in the pot, although very woody.

Should my honeysuckle look like this

Posted: 09/09/2013 at 16:41

Blimey!!! now thats worrying!! Ive attched another picture which ive just taken so  you guys can be super sure. I am left gobsmacked given that this thing which lived in a pot all these years and was 100% honeysuckle could have become this monster!! what has happened to my beautiful plant since transfering it from pot to ground then. Its only been out of the pot 13 months.

Mattbeer i hope it is like your honeysuckle


Should my honeysuckle look like this

Posted: 09/09/2013 at 14:56

Should my honeysuckle look like this

Posted: 09/09/2013 at 12:18

 Hi Mattbee87.

I'm really baffled because if you look at the photo just right of the hanging bird feeders I already have a bay growing there.The mystery shrub which I assumed was my honeysuckle which grew for years in a pot is now growing into something quite different. If you look behind the bay, thats where this thing is growing, and seems to be growing taller by the day....

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