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  • #465795
    diannedianne
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    I rememmber that nest, its the one who stoll all the lint out of the drier :laugh:

    #465796
    Judi BJudi B
    Keymaster

    dianne post=348118 wrote: I rememmber that nest, its the one who stoll all the lint out of the drier :laugh:

    No that was another nest the birds just love my jungle garden and it is getting harder to weed every day as the birds think it is heaven and build nests in the rose bushes… plus no cats and no dogs.

    #465797
    diannedianne
    Participant

    Judi B post=348122 wrote:

    I rememmber that nest, its the one who stoll all the lint out of the drier :laugh:

    No that was another nest the birds just love my jungle garden and it is getting harder to weed every day as the birds think it is heaven and build nests in the rose bushes… plus no cats and no dogs.

    ANOTHER NEST….. you really should put a lock on that drier 😉

    #465798
    Judi BJudi B
    Keymaster

    dianne post=348157 wrote:

    ANOTHER NEST….. you really should put a lock on that drier 😉

    I haven’t used my drier in years, most of what is in there is

    from the sheep that left wool in the barbed wire fences.

    I don’t hold much hope of the babies making it 🙁 as the nest is just

    hanging by a few bits of grass, the branch they decided to use was

    dead and the weight od the parent and babies has broke one of the

    branches… the photos are not taken from above I can look straight

    into the nest.

    Here is the nest today…

    #465799
    Judi BJudi B
    Keymaster

    I haven’t been able to do much in the garden as I have this rotten

    flu that is hanging on 4 weeks is too long to be sick, I can’t work

    in the garden as I’m dizzy so I’ve been sewing very, very slowly but

    getting some sleeves done for fruit protection I picked up the

    fabric for $1 a metre and it is 3 metres wide, I’ve done about

    8 so far this is on the plum, the apricot has flowers just now

    so will be covering the fruit on that soon.

    #465800
    BlueWrenBlueWren
    Member

    Judi, sounds as though those birds trust you.Is there any way that you can support that little nest? maybe with a strip of that fabric? I remember that last year Steve did some rescue work on a nest in his yard.Worth a try? But I’m sure you have thought of that already.

    Do hope you will be feeling better soon. :hug:

    #465801
    Judi BJudi B
    Keymaster

    I checked the nest this morning and there is only 1 baby 🙁 🙁 I

    have propped up the nest but I don’t think it will be good enough.

    #465802
    narellehnarelleh
    Member

    our neighbours (cane farmers) have willy wag tail nest each season on the big metal reinforcing things that cyclone rate the shed – they form diagonals between floor and opposite roof corner of wall sections – anyway – the first year the little mud nest flipped over when it dried out as mud tends to do on round objects as gravity sucks. So the neighbours welded a little cross bit onto the bar and repositioned the nest. The birds mended it and continued on – now each year the willies use this site for a nest – but unless we have the most long lived willies around the new generations must be doing it too!

    oh Judi it is said when we see this happen with birdies but maybe they are first time parents and they are learning – and nature does sometimes be cruel to make food for others and keep the species strong – all we can do is provide the best possible place for any breeds/species to do this – and enjoy it when it all goes well 🙂

    #465803
    Judi BJudi B
    Keymaster

    I managed to get into the garden today but only to do some watering

    the vegie garden was very thirsty as huge cracks are starting to

    form the watering was about all I could manage I had a chair with

    me….

    Why is it that the weeds keep growing no matter what the weather

    does and I haven’t been able to do any work in the garden for the

    past month this flu has really knocked me.

    They tell me Spring is here but I don’t think so we had -3.1° C

    yesterday and today -5°C :ohmy: and the stone fruit was just

    starting to form and most has been burnt 🙁 as I couldn’t work

    in the garden I made sleeves for protection from fruit fly well

    I wont be needing many now 🙁

    The mulberry has copped it again burnt the fruit again so I don’t

    expect to get many this year….. I’m starting to think I’m an

    idiot for trying to garden.

    #465804
    narellehnarelleh
    Member

    oh Judi :hug: the yrs will change for the crops 🙂

    Since Cyclone Yasi we have not had any bananas of our own – firstly we lost all the trees (we did have a glut immediately after cyclone from bunches mature enough from felled trees) but once they were old enough for them to bunch again – the birds have fleeced them before they are anywhere near mature enough to pick to bring indoors to harvest. There was no food for the birds till recently and now i think they just have a taste for them 👿

    Some yrs it rains too much (usually the yrs i seem to have more time) and nothnig grows well, this yr I did not have much time and have not been able to keep water up and so have no been able to harvest much at all 🙁

    I am now looking at things that produce long term more like the fruiting things – avocadoes, pawpaws, pineapple, herbs in tubs etc – things that will manage with little/no extra watering here cos I just cannot justify the expense of the dead short term ones for so little gain

    Each yr is different and i am sure that in another yr there will be something (maybe the triffids again 😉 ) which has thrived in your garden

    #465805
    Judi BJudi B
    Keymaster

    I know that things change 🙁 but we were so looking forward to

    yummy apricots.

    I finished watering the garden yesterday and have transplanted

    “triffids” they grow like weeds little water and no attention;

    transplanted the walking onions; found a stack of little parsley

    seedlings so moved them as well; got a bed ready for yacon and

    zucchini; pulled out the peas and put compost and chook poo in

    ready for tomatoes about 3 weeks time I should be able to plant

    them; I’ll also put the beans in then Borlotti, Purple King and

    Snake Beans; still have to get the bed ready for the carrots

    Deep Purple and All Seasons; I’ll be growing some watermelons too

    Mountain Sweet Yellow for a bit of a colour change but I’ll be

    putting in a pink flesh one as well Charleston Grey; and one

    I’ve never grown before melon Sakata’s Sweet.

    I did start some Rosellas a few weeks ago but they haven’t sprouted

    so I’m giving them another week then give up.

    Today I’m paying for being in the garden all day I’ve a headache

    and coughing and sore ears…..but this time of year all gardeners

    get itchy fingers and need to get down and dirty its called

    “Spring Fever” :laugh: :laugh:

    #465806
    Judi BJudi B
    Keymaster

    The baby is growing very fast wont be too long before it leaves

    the nest

    #465807
    BlueWrenBlueWren
    Member

    Great news Judi! So glad one has made it!

    #465808
    narellehnarelleh
    Member

    isn’t he just gorgeous!

    #465809
    Judi BJudi B
    Keymaster

    I think this might be the last photo of the baby bird

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