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The birds eating at the bird table like to drop seeds and fat onto the gravel below. Grease balls are the main culprits. Lots of grass is coming up among the gravel; I don't want to use weed killer because of the dog, so has anyone any ideas as to how to stop this grass? I have a bad back and find the weeding difficult.

I've thought of maybe something like a tray fastened somehow under the table? Lost my husband recently, so it's up to me now to sort it out!


  • DovefromaboveDovefromabove Central Norfolk UKPosts: 82,271

    Hi Snowy image

    Sorry to hear about your sad loss. image

    You can buy No Mess bird food which will not sprout.  Don't use the fat balls - I find there's much less waste from the suet cakes and blocks - the birds seem to prefer the ones with mealworms in them

    Hope that helps image

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  • snowy43snowy43 Posts: 118

    Thank you both for your replies. Will buy the blocks,  and look for a weeding tool, which will be very useful.

  • snowy43snowy43 Posts: 118

    Thanks Tetley, I do talk to myself, so can blame Molly! Have got a hoe, so now have lots of ideas to move forward.

  • snowy43snowy43 Posts: 118

    That's a great motto. Thanksimage

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