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by Placido
Fri Dec 06, 2019 9:46 am
Forum: Gardening
Topic: WHAT'S GROWING IN YOUR GARDEN ??
Replies: 299
Views: 134252

Re: WHAT'S GROWING IN YOUR GARDEN ??

:( Bad luck to have to scrap hazel and ash. I know, I know, but it's still a shame. Sometimes it has to be don though.
by Placido
Fri Dec 06, 2019 9:43 am
Forum: Gardening
Topic: I SAW IT ON THE GRAPEVINE
Replies: 27
Views: 6817

Re: I SAW IT ON THE GRAPEVINE

Very understandable, not ditching a problem plant, 'cos of, well, 'reasons' :nod:. Sad when it happens.

PS.: Will put the HB distillery on Hold 'til the plums are back on stream.
by Placido
Thu Dec 05, 2019 9:05 am
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 ?
by Placido
Wed Dec 04, 2019 6:11 pm
Forum: Birds
Topic: BIRD FEEDING
Replies: 330
Views: 128620

Re: BIRD FEEDING

I think I've solved this share-all problem. Went out this morning and bought 3 suet cakes - broke one into little pieces and put some of them in the feeder cage. Everyone happy, including blackbirds (who thought Crimbo has come early !), so I put out some more, and so on. Made sure there were none l...
by Placido
Wed Dec 04, 2019 9:35 am
Forum: Birds
Topic: BIRD FEEDING
Replies: 330
Views: 128620

Re: BIRD FEEDING

Mekkle tent pegs ! :eek: ! :eek: ! :eek:
Brilliant, Willpar. Now I've got some of those, somewhere ..... (rummage, rummage).
by Placido
Wed Dec 04, 2019 9:33 am
Forum: Pond Life
Topic: POND LINER
Replies: 46
Views: 2864

Re: POND LINER

Aaahh, I take your point about the wooden broom handle - wood will cause fewer reverberations than a metal spade. That's clever :yes:. Frankly, beyond wiring up a waterproof heating element and stringing it to the nearest streetlamp, not sure whether there is a guaranteed solution to winter hard wat...
by Placido
Wed Dec 04, 2019 9:27 am
Forum: Birds
Topic: BIRD FEEDING
Replies: 330
Views: 128620

Re: BIRD FEEDING

Well, you have mentioned my original purpose, Jacksparrow: felt sorry for the blackies who were missing out on a suet cake hanging up in the silver birch and is very popular (even the sparrows can perch on a twig and feed). Hence the fatty pud on the ground. Beyond nailing the feeder cage down I can...
by Placido
Tue Dec 03, 2019 9:43 am
Forum: Pond Life
Topic: POND LINER
Replies: 46
Views: 2864

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 Placido
Tue Dec 03, 2019 9:39 am
Forum: Birds
Topic: BIRD FEEDING
Replies: 330
Views: 128620

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 Placido
Mon Dec 02, 2019 9:19 pm
Forum: Birds
Topic: WHAT I SAW TODAY.....
Replies: 1344
Views: 383097

Re: WHAT I SAW TODAY.....

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And here's a dad helping with the building :D.
The NZ commentators weren't too thrilled by these pix - I sort of gathered that speugs are a pest there.

PS.: Sorry about the Siamese from up the road - I can't get rid of the photo :shrug: