grannys gone and done it

Discussion in 'Random Ramblings' started by granny hatchet, Mar 9, 2014.

Thread Status:
Not open for further replies.
  1. Yorkshire Coop

    Yorkshire Coop Moderator Staff Member

    19,458
    8,051
    631
    Aug 16, 2014
    Yorkshire, UK
    My Coop
    Thanks I will tell her. Oh I've never heard of cork wood. Will have to look it up and see if it can be grown here.

    The chickens are just eating machines especially Ginny the Amber. Anything and everything goes in her mouth. She really is a chicken dustbin!!
    I have a monkey puzzle tree a little further round in the garden that you can't see in the pic, now that is one thing they do stay away from as it's very sharp and prickly!! It's drawn blood on me quite a few times when I've been weeding.
     
  2. granny hatchet

    granny hatchet Tastes like chicken Premium Member

    90,383
    67,845
    1,486
    Sep 26, 2013
    madison Indiana
    I will have to look that one up !
     
  3. Yorkshire Coop

    Yorkshire Coop Moderator Staff Member

    19,458
    8,051
    631
    Aug 16, 2014
    Yorkshire, UK
    My Coop
    I really like the monkey puzzle. Really weird to look at and different. Mine is not as big as these but it gives you an idea ~

    [​IMG]
    [​IMG]

    I've had a quick look for cork wood but no pics came up just cork coasters :lau
    They are on the list of our horticulture society thingy me Bob website but no pics :rant
     
  4. granny hatchet

    granny hatchet Tastes like chicken Premium Member

    90,383
    67,845
    1,486
    Sep 26, 2013
    madison Indiana
    what an odd looking tree ! a bit scary too. I will look for them. might try old fashion hibiscus .
     
  5. granny hatchet

    granny hatchet Tastes like chicken Premium Member

    90,383
    67,845
    1,486
    Sep 26, 2013
    madison Indiana
  6. granny hatchet

    granny hatchet Tastes like chicken Premium Member

    90,383
    67,845
    1,486
    Sep 26, 2013
    madison Indiana
    1 person likes this.
  7. Yorkshire Coop

    Yorkshire Coop Moderator Staff Member

    19,458
    8,051
    631
    Aug 16, 2014
    Yorkshire, UK
    My Coop
    Oki doki, thanks granny :highfive:

    They are very pretty!! So will my birds leave hibiscus plants alone? Certainly something to think about for next year for some colours. I really like the flowers, long time since I seen nice flowers in my garden.

    Yes they are a bit scary and would make a good security fence against intruders! Imagine getting caught in a monkey puzzle it would be a bloodbath!!

    How you feeling today? Better I hope and do you gave your suger under control today? Don't want you MIA all of sudden again :th
     
  8. granny hatchet

    granny hatchet Tastes like chicken Premium Member

    90,383
    67,845
    1,486
    Sep 26, 2013
    madison Indiana
    I am fine. thank you for asking. [​IMG]
    the plant grows new each year so new growth will be close to them but, after the first year leave the old stalks up til the new has a chance to get too tall for the chickens then you can break the old off. its a pretty hard stalk and tall enough they wont reach them. the flowers can be , depending on what you get, as big as dinner plates . the older they get the bigger around til you have a bush. They are my favorite.
     
  9. Yorkshire Coop

    Yorkshire Coop Moderator Staff Member

    19,458
    8,051
    631
    Aug 16, 2014
    Yorkshire, UK
    My Coop
    They sound great!! If I can keep them away from the new growth that would be good. I'm out with them most of the time when they are in the garden, they are that daft they get lost in the shrubs!! Will have to do more ushering them away from the new stuff.

    Glad your ok today :hugs

    How are the new polish, any better?
     
    Last edited: Sep 23, 2015
  10. granny hatchet

    granny hatchet Tastes like chicken Premium Member

    90,383
    67,845
    1,486
    Sep 26, 2013
    madison Indiana
    take a tomato cage and wrap some chicken wire around it. that will work.
    I guess i better go feed mine. the new polish still dragging their tails. [​IMG]
     
Thread Status:
Not open for further replies.

BackYard Chickens is proudly sponsored by