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Garden Diary - What's Going On In Yours?


NaturesHaven e2
3 261 5 England
30 Oct 2011 9:37PM
Cleaned the chicken coups out, new bedding put down for the girls, the muck put on the compost heap..........now even bigger heap.

The girls (chickens) have asked for a new hen house for Christmas..........so pen to paper to design and build them a new abode..........they are so demanding Grin

Plenty of birds today in the garden, the Starlings raiding the shed for the suet.......the doves fighting with the Wood Pigeons.............not a pretty sight......

The french marigolds are now finished.....the first frost last week killed em off...............marvellous flowers, they have been in bloom for many months, planted wall flowers, pansies, crocus and the tulips in tubs.

Had to put the pond fish on a diet...........the ruddy rudd are getting to big..........going to move them to a new pond before spring.........going to have a busy winter............of course I'll be the one digging whilst hublet directs the traffic WinkWink

I think that's all for now.............busy but enjoyable day............there's a funny smell around me..........O I know it's the chicken poo.......

TTFN GrinGrin

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SlowSong e2
6 4.8k 29 England
30 Oct 2011 10:13PM
You're all so busy! All I've done today is mow the lawn, hopefully for the last time this year. It was quite tricky as the worms had churned up so much earth I've now got smears of goo all over the surface but they'll soon wear in. Saw one butterfly and about 30 starlings. What noisy birds they are.
Smile
brian1208 e2
11 10.6k 12 United Kingdom
30 Oct 2011 11:13PM

Quote:All I've done today is mow the lawn, hopefully for the last time this year

we got rid of that chore when I designed our gardens of our new-build house - 2 ton of shingle out the front and about 5 ton out the back (over permeable weed-stop membrane). All our plants grow through the shingle and in addition to not needing mowing it doesn't need much watering either! Grin
KarenFB e2
8 4.4k 163 England
31 Oct 2011 8:01AM
The Long Tailed Tits are back! Smile I have three on one of the feeders as I type! Grin Oh, and a nuthatch, several blue, great and coat tits, a robin and I've turfed Percy (the pheasant) off the front door step...................again!
brian1208 e2
11 10.6k 12 United Kingdom
31 Oct 2011 8:46AM
Lucky you Karen, a nice range of birds to watch.
Invite Percy in for Dinner! Grin
SlowSong e2
6 4.8k 29 England
31 Oct 2011 9:05AM

Quote:The Long Tailed Tits are back! Smile I have three on one of the feeders as I type! Grin
Ooooh, I am so envious. They're my favourite of all the tits. I've only ever had them in my garden once, and that was a very fleeting visit to a feeder. I never saw them again. Obviously my food was deemed substandard. Sad
Aw, poor Percy. Smile
cattyal e2
9 6.4k 6 England
31 Oct 2011 9:08AM
I often get a fairly large flock of the Long Tailed Tits in the tree on the front of the house so I can watch them from my computer. Never any point in trying to grab any pics though Smile

As for feeding birds - I've pretty much given up with any hanging feeders as they ignore them. They like seed spread on the bird-table although of course the mice like what gets dropped too (and they like my house which can get a bit annoying)......
brian1208 e2
11 10.6k 12 United Kingdom
31 Oct 2011 9:21AM
We used to get them more frequently until a neighbour got a disease in his big Oak tree where they used to gather and had to have it taken down. Now they are a bit of a rarity Sad
StrayCat e2
10 15.5k 2 Canada
4 Nov 2011 8:31PM
Snowed all morning, and a temperature of -7C. Here are the Hungarian Partridge;

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KarenFB e2
8 4.4k 163 England
4 Nov 2011 9:27PM
What a gorgeous shot!
SlowSong e2
6 4.8k 29 England
4 Nov 2011 9:51PM
Beautiful shot StrayCat. Aren't they pretty!
Nothing much happening in my garden at the moment. We've just had a deluge and thunderstorm - just as I put the bird food down so all the fat pellets will go soggy and the seed'll go soft. Typical. Never mind, we needed some rain.
StrayCat e2
10 15.5k 2 Canada
4 Nov 2011 10:45PM
Did you notice the convenient medium grey breast feathers?Grin
Sus e2
10 3.2k 9 England
5 Nov 2011 12:51AM
So now I know what that weird red spider was that ran out at me when I was moving paving stones the other day - a woodlouse spider. I'm an arachnophobe, big time, but I can tolerate 'garden' ones and this one was very strange. I empathise a lot with your first post SlowSong. I've been putting out premium cat foot for the slugs who have been growing big n fat all summer (cat food outside so dog can't eat it, but then slugs get it, best fed slugs in the street! Poor cat can't win). But still hedgehogs are rare unfortunately.
SlowSong e2
6 4.8k 29 England
5 Nov 2011 8:48AM

Quote:Did you notice the convenient medium grey breast feathers?Grin
GrinGrinGrin Must get a partridge.

And as for that spider Sus, I can't go near the recycling bin now without watching my feet!!! Grin
StrayCat e2
10 15.5k 2 Canada
5 Nov 2011 10:00PM
Black Squirrel this afternoon;

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