Tuesday, 20 August 2013

Spot the Difference

 
Coming back from cleaning out the henhouse in our new improved and slightly smaller Chicken World yesterday with some eggs clutched in my hand I called into the Veggie Patch to see what else there was for tea and this is what I picked .....
 
 
.... for the first photo I forgot to add the entire crop of one of our bushes, did YOU spot the difference in the two photos?
 
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... yes that's right, on the top photo I had missed off the Blueberry crop. 
 
The birds had beaten me to it, whereas the day before there had been a bowlful, yesterday there were four left for me.  The other bush is just starting to turn blue, I'll be watching them like a hawk ....
 
 
... or maybe that should be like a hungry blueberry snaffling cheeky little bird :-)
 
Sue xx
 
(Bird picture from Google Images)

14 comments:

  1. Hey sue, you have two more blueberries in your crop than mine lol.
    Mine all got eaten one day last week.

    Love your courgettes! I just don't ever seem to have any luck with growing them. Each year I just get one or two if I'm lucky. But I'll try again next year.

    Have a great day lovely lady. Rw

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    1. I always go a bit mad with Courgettes plants forgetting just how prolific they are. This year I have about five Yellow ones and only one Green one, luckily the chickens are quite partial to them and are helping out with the eating of them :-)

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  2. Does make a difference protecting them though. Every year, my crop, plus gooseberries etc were devoured in a single day or night. Now I have a fruit cage, an expensive but very worthwhile investment and will more than pay for itself in a few short years.

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    1. Keep an eye on the roof Dc, the blackbirds pecked a hole in ours!

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    2. Thanks for that although ours is a flimsy wobbling kind of roof and they tend to not land on it but we shall keep a watch out!

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  3. Lol!! I lost most of my blackcurrant crop to the birds this year despite keeping a very close eye on it

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  4. I cover my low fruit with a frame cobbled together from canes and flexible blue tubing with net curtains pinned over. Not pretty but cheap and they work.

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    1. The most effective things are never the prettiest are they, as long as it works that's the main thing ... and I bet you have had more Blueberries than me :-)

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  5. The critters always get to the grapes before we do.
    Jane x

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    1. Well at least they don't go hungry, and I bet you love sharing :-)

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  6. Oh no! Blueberries are my favourite...I'd be watching them too!

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  7. I almost missed the blueberries - well so did you it seems! What a disappointment. I am very jealous about the courgettes though; everyone seems to have had a really good crop this year. I grew some a couple of years ago but although there were lots of flowers, many of them dropped off/died off before the courgettes actually appeared. Just waiting for the blackberries to ripen here - it is strange, in Kings Lynn they were really ripe, but here (on south coast now) they are not really ready.

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  8. Funny how the birds eat the blueberries and not the courgettes isn't it? We had some young blackbirds eating ours last week, but we left them to it - there were plenty left for us. Your harvest looks lovely - and those beautiful eggs, lucky you!

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  9. Hello Sue, I lurk around reading but don't often comment however you touched a nerve with the birds eating blueberries as I also have a prolific blueberry bush and the past couple of years I've been happy to share it with a family of blackbirds. They got the ones at the back near the wall and I got the ones on the sides and front - this was a fair share in my opinion, however, this year a family of pigeons have moved onto the phone wire near us and they are driving me mad! They have all but stripped the bush and I'm spending my life running out chasing them just now! I did get one big bowlful before they spotted them but after that I've had very few. I think next year I too will have to rig up some kind of protection. I enjoy your blog, thank you for sharing. x

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