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travertine statue

I recently bought a travertine statue for the garden. (How) Should I cover it in winter? Eilo, Celbridge, Co Kildare Posted: 17/01/2011


Travertine is a form of limestone deposited by warm water springs. It is porous and relativley soft but durable enough to be left outdoors. Because it is porous it will tend to stain easily and this might be looked on as a good or bad thing.


Bird house

Hello Gerry, I got a present of a bird house last Christmas 12 months. Some time afterwards I attached it to the side of a tree in the back garden. While the birds including robins which are friendly come into the garden to feed no birds have used the bird house. It is about six feet above the ground, well sheltered from the cold winds and not facing the direct sun. It is intended for robins but none have used it. Dick, Carlow, Co Carlow Posted: 06/04/2010



Some of these bird houses are really just ornaments but some can be used by birds too. Try moving it to a different position as there may be some reason that the birds do not find it attractive.



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