Life in the Slow Lane: ZOOM IN, ZOOM OUT

Thursday 24 April 2014


It's that time of year when I spend a lot of time in the garden...dead-heading, tying plants to posts , moving plants etc..

As I was  out there, I suddenly noticed that the little green bullets which were the start of the cherries only a week or ten days ago, had suddenly begun to ripen...I had to act fast!...last year the birds beat me to it and all I ended up with was a tree full of cherry stones, even though I had tied long strips of plastic to the branches.

This year's solution is tin foil!


The foils me of when I am having my hair coloured!


What I'm trying to protect!

To see more ZIZOs, pop over HERE, where HELENA will be more than happy to have you visit!

I am off to celebrate dad's eightieth birthday this weekend, so Boo is being left with one of my friends who is coming to dog-sit...I am trying to keep my case hidden until the last minute, as she's already upset that Kirsty and Imane left yesterday!

I do hope you all have a lovely weekend.

Thanks for dropping by!
Take care of you
Alison xx 


  1. wow cherries already - hope your foil strips work. Enjoy the birthday celebrations

  2. We've still only got blossom!! You could also try netting them if the foil doesn't work.

  3. Have a great time with your Dad! Happy 80th to him!

  4. Ooh, I love cherries! (Bet I said that last year too lol)

    Enjoy celebrating with your Dad

  5. hope your foil works...will it atrract birds like blue-jays who like shiny things??? I would love to taste cherries fresh from the tree.

  6. Good luck with saving your cherries - will they be eaten whole or made into pie. I vote pie - and if you weren't across the ocean - you'd have to figure out a way to deter me from eating all your cherry pie. It's my fave.

  7. Poor little Boo! Good luck with your cherries! Yum!

  8. Hope it works! Do your neighbours think you are crazy?! Enjoy your visit home.

  9. Ah, it's not easy to outsmart the birds, but your foil sounds like a great idea! Lovely photos.

  10. When I first saw your picture it also reminded me of getting my hair done! heheheee!

  11. Hope that the foils foil the birds ... Happy Birthday to your dad.

  12. Great photos, I hope you manage to keep the birds away x

  13. I'll be curious to see if the foil works, and your comment about using them on your hair made me laugh! I'm so glad to finally having a chance to come by and catch up.
    I've missed you!

  14. Great pictures and I'm so glad you said what the foil was for. :) Enjoy your time back home.


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