Bungee Bird Feeder

Some husbands buy their wife flowers, or jewellery, fine wine or chocolates. But my lovely hubby brings home the Bungee Bird Feeder. He clearly knows that this is far more appreciated that all those other items (except the wine). I’ve just hung him up, now I need to watch the birds come and feast.

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8 Responses to Bungee Bird Feeder

  1. Mark says:

    what on earth is a bungee birdfeeder?

  2. Mark says:

    thts ace i want one …… dint see the link at first we went to pound shop and bought couple of feeders and few bags of seed bargain and happy birds and a happy robin 🙂

  3. Northeast Old Newbie says:

    Hi Clare,
    Another year begun, following a not so good winter. Still nice to be back I suppose.
    I am hoping you can help us(if you recall I wrote last year that there are 3 of us sharing a small plot. 2 retired, and not in the best condition, and my son young and strong although to busy to help much.)
    Last year was our first season and we didnt do well as every beastie on the planet attacked our veg day and night, plus our small plot is solid clay and flooded numerous times last year. We were constantly innundated with slugs of every size. We lost our potatoes to wire worm. Our cabbage to caterpiller, our carrots were tiny, other stuff was little more than a joke apart from some lovely lettuce.
    Well, as the season finished we covered 90% of the plot with Manure to 10inch deep and left to overwinter, ready to rotovate in come this spring. We dug a small section over added loads of bought compost to help break up the clay, and to prepare a spring cabbage bed. We added lime and tested the ph until it was correct and in went the plants. We covered in a net and fed with growmore. We also planted alongside quite a few Japanese over-winter onions of which there is no sign, and now the cabbages have dropped to the floor and something is attacking the leaves(insect/grub/slugs as holes are small but plentiful) turning the leaves yellow
    We looked again in despair today and really dont know what to do for the best. My friend suggested we build raised beds over last years manure and fill with soil to start again to get over the clay problem plus poor soil. Neither of us is in condition to really do that, but when push comes to shove, two old Northerners will give it a go if that’s what is needed.

    Any suggestions or words of encouragement to keep us going for 2013?

    • Yes, and new season is here. Hopefully the summer won’t be a complete wash out again. As soon as I saw the word “Clay” I automatically thought of “Raised beds”. To be honest, it’s most probably the only answer, and the one that will require the least amount of digging. Make them at least 1 foot high (this will be deep enough for carrots, parsnips and potatoes), as long as you like, but only a maximum of 4 feet wide. Construct the box first, then line the bottom with flattened cardboard boxes, then fill each bed with a mixture of 1 third manure and 2 thirds top soil (you don’t have to be exact). Fill each bed completely to the top as the contents will settle with time. If you know a builder or if a building is being taken down near you, see what wood they have. The wood needs to be no less than 1 inch deep. It needs to be fairly thick as it’s going to have lots of soil pushing against it.
      I hope this helps.
      Claire

  4. Jac says:

    ‘I’ve just hung him up, now I need to watch the birds come and feast’ I hope you dont mean your husband. lol

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