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Strange sitings at the bird feeding station

By Heather 10 years ago

We had some free bird food samples in the Wiggly Wigglers office and I trotted off home with a small fat and seed filled container, which I duly hung on the rose arch (which stands about 8 feet high). I sat back to await the arrival of the normal garden birds, but this was what I got…





The sooner Christmas arrives the better… I maintain that they are more like Pterodactyls than turkeys!

Pterodactyls and tatties

By Heather 10 years ago


My veg plot, which was going so well earlier in the year, is now in tatters. My potatoes have blight and my turkeys (which look and behave like pterodactyls) broke into the veg patch and ate all the tops off my carrots, trampled over the tomatoes and pecked holes in my marrows (ouch!). I have a feeling that, at this rate, pterodactyl may be on the menu before the festive season!

However, having said that, we had some fabulous salad leaves, the sweetest peas and, because I was late sowing, we are looking forward to our first picking of runner beans very soon. I have had a peep in the book “How to store your garden produce” for tips on how to store what the turkeys haven’t destroyed. Luckily they don’t seem to like parsnip tops!