...is worth a bird in the bush.

Discussion in 'CycleChat Cafe' started by Fnaar, 18 May 2010.

  1. Fnaar

    Fnaar Smutmaster General

    Location:
    Thumberland
    My bush needs a trim. :biggrin: Well, the hedges in my garden, really. Didn't get round to doing them early in the season, what with the cold/wet and all that, but now they're a bit unruly, but there's a serious amount of nesting activity going on, and I wouldn't want to disturb the little blighters... can anyone tell me when it might be safe (for the birds' sake) to get the hedge trimmers out? :smile:
     
  2. rich p

    rich p ridiculous old lush

    Location:
    Brighton
    After they've fledged!
    Also after the shrubs have flowered in general.
     
  3. accountantpete

    accountantpete Legendary Member

    Our Blackbirds are on their second lot know - they can sometimes go for a third if they are not too nackered so it will be July in order to be safe.

    If you have some hand-shears then a gentle trim of the green new growth now would be fine as it doesn't disturb them greatly (try not to expose any nest to the sun).
     
  4. Norm

    Norm Guest

    In general, I wouldn't be doing too much cutting at this time of year anyway. Leave them to go native for a few months. :biggrin:
     
  5. OP
    OP
    Fnaar

    Fnaar Smutmaster General

    Location:
    Thumberland
    Thanks folks... gentle hand-trimming it is then. :biggrin:
     
  6. threebikesmcginty

    threebikesmcginty Corn Fed Hick...

    Location:
    ...on the slake
    If it's a petrol hedge trimmer, Sunday morning nice and early is a good time :biggrin:
     
  7. snakehips

    snakehips Well-Known Member

    .... or when the neighbours are having a barbie and sending clouds of smoke and the smell of incinerated animal flesh over in your direction.

    Snake

    My Library
     
  8. ChrisKH

    ChrisKH Veteran

    Location:
    Essex
    A man after my own heart. I'm up at six and the neighbours who were partying until 3.00 a.m. have got to get up some time. :sad:
     
  9. threebikesmcginty

    threebikesmcginty Corn Fed Hick...

    Location:
    ...on the slake
    I always find that intensive Flymo strimmer use against their fence when they're in the garden entertaining is excellent payback too :tongue:
     
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