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by Jacksparrow
Thu Dec 05, 2019 8:51 pm
Forum: Gardening
Topic: WHAT'S GROWING IN YOUR GARDEN ??
Replies: 299
Views: 134258

Re: WHAT'S GROWING IN YOUR GARDEN ??

I was given the garden a bit of a tidy up today and noticed I had a small crop of self seeded saplings. The main ones being hazel,ash and elder plus quite a few brambles. These have all been removed and not without a little trouble for some send down deep roots even when there is relatively little a...
by Jacksparrow
Thu Dec 05, 2019 8:45 pm
Forum: Gardening
Topic: I SAW IT ON THE GRAPEVINE
Replies: 27
Views: 6817

Re: I SAW IT ON THE GRAPEVINE

Tucked up for the winter. Roll on next spring !! By the by: how went the plum crop, Jacksparrow ? Best described as moderate. Better than last year but nowhere near the cropping level of a few years ago. Because of my reluctance to introduce any kind of insecticides I am losing more of the crop to ...
by Jacksparrow
Wed Dec 04, 2019 9:29 pm
Forum: Gardening
Topic: I SAW IT ON THE GRAPEVINE
Replies: 27
Views: 6817

Re: I SAW IT ON THE GRAPEVINE

Today was the day the vine was settled down for the winter. Most of this year's growth was pruned back and it will now be dormant until late April or early May.
by Jacksparrow
Tue Dec 03, 2019 9:15 pm
Forum: Pond Life
Topic: POND LINER
Replies: 46
Views: 2866

Re: POND LINER

They say that a floating ball on the surface of a pond 'helps' in the eternal dilemma of frozen water :shrug:. Or maybe a kekkle of boiling water judiciously poured into a quiet corner ? I used to bash the surface with the business end of a spade (never had any pond wildlife to consider) but on a v...
by Jacksparrow
Tue Dec 03, 2019 9:08 pm
Forum: Birds
Topic: BIRD FEEDING
Replies: 330
Views: 128626

Re: BIRD FEEDING

Optimism and feel-good factor very much misplaced, I'm afraid :( :weep:. This morning the feeder cage was out of position and no sign of the remains of the fatty pudding - I assume a fox but can't really blame a hungry animal if you put food in front of it and say, "That's not for you" :shrug:. For...
by Jacksparrow
Mon Dec 02, 2019 8:43 pm
Forum: Pond Life
Topic: POND LINER
Replies: 46
Views: 2866

Re: POND LINER

I had to break the ice on the new pond for the first time this winter. I don't think it has any residents but you can't be too careful. :shake:
by Jacksparrow
Mon Dec 02, 2019 8:37 pm
Forum: Birds
Topic: BIRD FEEDING
Replies: 330
Views: 128626

Re: BIRD FEEDING

Made a small fatty pud t'other day - just the usual, lard, cheese, seeds etc - and it had gone within 2 hours. It was inside the feeder cage to thwart the magpies and occasional wood pigeon. Made another yesterday, larger because of the success of the first - it's out there now with breakfast and t...
by Jacksparrow
Mon Dec 02, 2019 8:34 pm
Forum: Birds
Topic: WHAT I SAW TODAY.....
Replies: 1344
Views: 383111

Re: WHAT I SAW TODAY.....

N.Z. 2nd Test 028.JPG Have waited 'til the fourth day of the 2nd Test in New Zealand to snap a pic of the indigenous wildlife and it turns out to be a sparrer :faint:!! Thing is though, yesterday was the First Day of Summer in N.Z. and this is (obviously :rolleyes:) a half-fledged wee speug. Not sp...
by Jacksparrow
Sun Dec 01, 2019 8:42 pm
Forum: Gardening
Topic: WHAT'S GROWING IN YOUR GARDEN ??
Replies: 299
Views: 134258

Re: WHAT'S GROWING IN YOUR GARDEN ??

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One photo showing the total growth and the other showing where it has attached itself to the tree
by Jacksparrow
Sun Dec 01, 2019 8:39 pm
Forum: Hedgehogs
Topic: Your Garden Hedgehogs
Replies: 1169
Views: 375627

Re: Your Garden Hedgehogs

A cold night last night but it still visited. Left a little thankyou on the patio :nod: