Carmel Baird

Anything Gardening

Trying to renew/re-design part of my garden can get difficult at the best of times but lately even more so.

img_0671-noted2I have a beautiful Leopard Tree in my back garden, lots of shade, lots of ‘pods’ dropped at certain times of the year but there is nothing more difficult than a Mynah bird building a nest then sitting on eggs so that their little baby birds will hatch and next year at this time of the year there will be more of them to stop my garden re-designing happening.

They are aggressive when near their nest.  This nest is tucked into a part of a branch of the Leopard tree, not in close to the trunk but on the outer branches.  So I have to walk so far from this area that they don’t feel the need to flutter, ‘click’ and warn me, attack me in other words.

Of course the area of the garden I’m re-designing is right under the Leopard tree, I’m putting paver paths to, through and around a garden.

I have been told these little Myna birds perform this nesting twice a year, we have already been through one of these events so hoping this will be the last for this season.  The incubation period is 17 to 18 days and fledgling period is 22 to 24 days.

I’m counting the days….


About My Site – I have had a lot of websites over the years that I have been online.  Mostly they have been sites on a topic, hobby, way to make money, an interest.  But…this site is about me and what takes my interest, something I’m curious about, sometimes politics.


Sometimes it will be like I’m sitting in my garden, having a tea or coffee and having a chat.

I used to have a nick-name during the time I had my florist shops – affectionately  – ‘Have-A-Chat’,  because I was always there to chat to people, listen to their stories, concerns, about their family you name it, and I listened.

If they wanted advice and I could give them some good advice, then I would give it.  I also learned a lot and became fond of many people and enriched my world and I thank each and everyone of them.

While building the other sites I learned a lot.  Most of them I had to research the topic and while doing that I became interested and so my knowledge increased.

Retiring from the work-a-day world I continued to research, learn, find that things I loved to do way back when, I still loved to do and I had time to do them.

So My Site is going to be, no topic in particular more – what I like, what I don’t like, anything gardening, chalk style painting, furniture, old furniture, redecorating, makeovers and lots more.

So if you want to follow along then bookmark My Site and come back whenever you like.


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