Tuesday, 16 June 2015

Dressing the scarecrow for summer

Our original scarecrow had a lime green top but it had faded over the winter and the pigeons were just ignoring it. So I dug out some of the old office clothes and gave it a new look including a skirt that flaps in the wind!
If I remember rightly the jumper was £2.50 in a charity shop and I had at least 3 years wear and the skit was £5 and I had about 4 summers occasional wear.

The carriers are very noisy if there is a wind, and I have just found a new wheeze. I was taking apart an old french blind which had thin plastic wires sewn in. I pushed these in the ground and used a cable tie to attach a plastic carrier; they bend and wave about as well as rattle.  Not quite as noisy as the constant bang of the bird scarer thing two fields over!

The pigeons/pheasants have just destroyed an entire row of cauliflowers!

4 comments:

  1. I knew there had to be advantages to town gardening. I have to take action against bugs but Mother Nature doesn't consume nearly as much of my produce here as she did when she had the help of pheasants and rabbits. She is one hungry lady

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  2. What a fashionable scarecrow you have. Lol! Hope she earns her keep.

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  3. What a fashionable scarecrow you have. Lol! Hope she earns her keep.

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  4. I have heard that putting old cd's on strings helps deter unwanted birds etc. because they really shine in the sun. Worth a try.

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