Sunday, 11 August 2013

The Flower Pot has been renamed the Wheelbarrow.........................................

                     Last weekend after a trip to the garden centre I called Mandys car a "Flower Pot"


Well we did it again yesterday... another trip to get a few more bargains to fill a few gaps.
Mandy said we were using her car more like a "wheelbarrow"

 The "wheelbarrow" description is probably more apt than flower pot... 
...plastic bags at least kept the back seat clean.

 A few of our purchases... most are still in their pots as we try to get the balance right.

Blue Tit
Another purchase was this all metal peanut feeder...  another attempt to keep the squirrels at bay.

Coal Tit
I know they will find a way to destroy it... but hopefully it will last longer than it's predecessors.

34 comments:

holdingmoments said...

The garden is looking good Andrew.
The metal peanut feeders are good. It slows them down a lot; but they still squeeze the nuts through the holes.

Sandra said...

what the wheelbarrow brings home the birds will love and so do I

TexWisGirl said...

good luck with the varmints!

eileeninmd said...

Those nasty squirrels! Pretty flowers and I love the cute birds. Great shots!

The Herald said...

That wheelbarrow looks just the job Andrew! Your garden is going to look stunning with all those colourful plants.

It'll be interesting to see how that feeder fares?...[;o)

Heather Wilde said...

Whilst you were at the garden centre I spotted a squirrel buying a tin opener at Morrisons, but I am sure you have nothing to worry about! ;)

grammie g said...

Hi Andrew... Looks like you two are having a fun time, and the garden gets the benefit, as well as the birds butterfly and you !!
Do hope you bought a butterfly bush plant, they love it!!

Love Heather Wilde's comment!!
Grace

Chris Rohrer said...

Your garden is looking much nicer than mine right now:) Nicely done.

Margaret Adamson said...

Hi Andrew What a novel wheelbarrow. Your garden is looking beautiful.

Brian King said...

Who needs a pick-up truck, right? LOL! Your garden is beautiful! Nice bird shots!

Gunilla Bäck said...

The tits are cute. Your garden is looking good. I love all the different colours.

Michelle said...

It all looks so beautiful, Andrew. Bravo on your efforts!

Sinbad and I on the Loose said...

Oh the money we spend in our attempts to outwit squirrels.

Stephanie said...

Really nice looking wheelbarrow and love the bird shots!

David Oliver said...

Looks like you hit the jackpot at the garden center. Beautiful shot of the bird

Cezar and Léia said...

An adorable selection of images!
Léia

Amazing wonders in my life said...

Beautiful

sylvia kirkwood said...

Oh, I do love your bird shots! How beautiful they are!! And that's a terrific looking wheelbarrow!! I look forward to seeing your garden with the new plants! Have a great week, Andrew, thanks for sharing the fun and the beauty!

Bob Bushell said...

I thought those flower were for Mandy!!!!!!!!!!

Gary Phillips said...

Great bird shots!! Boom & Gary of the Vermilon River, Canada.

Pantherka said...

The garden is beautiful Andrew.
Greetings.

Kim Hkiss said...

I a very beautiful and modern wheelborrow hehe. Your post remind me to set my eyes to flower bargains and sales ^_^ Thanks for sharing!

Kim,USA

Cynthia said...

That looks like a very sturdy bird feeder! Hope it stymies the squirrels. Love the flower in the backseat.

Poetic Shutterbug said...

Beautiful shots and the birds are just fantastic!!!

Frank said...

Best of luck with the new feeder Andrew.

The garden looks great .. very colourful.

HansHB said...

Nice, both the birds and the SAAB!

Carole M. said...

good luck with the new bird feeder; it looks great and the flowers will bring a long-term joy; lovely purchases

Faye said...

Good company, Andrew! I also use the back of my car for a "garden shed". Think you're going to have a beauty when all these plants are settled in the garden. And you're very nice--am I supposed to shell the peanuts for the blue jays? :-) If they were as cute as your blues today, perhaps I would!

Carletta said...

I have to say those shots of the flowers in the car could be print ads for sure. I love them!
Oh yeah, cute bird shots too. :)

Betty Luckhurst said...

I hope your gorgeous birds get a few feeds before the squirrels get there!

mick said...

Beautiful flowers and a very nice "container" for them. The birds look to be enjoying the nuts.

Karen said...

Sweet little bird! I bought a metal feeder too. Didn't keep the squirels away. I have had great luck with a pole systemthat hangs 4feeders and has a baffle on the pole. The critters cannot get to the feeders!

Stewart M said...

Nice to see these garden birds again - I could call them by name, but the spam filter may get upset!!

Also like the sparrow post from last week, which I think I missed.

Cheers and thanks for linking to WBW.

Stewart M - Melbourne

bailey-road.com said...

Beautiful flowers. That feeder should give the squirrels a bit of a challenge.