Berghill


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Silly question of the day!

Posted: 21/10/2015 at 17:45

No silly question from me today, good gardening weather so spent the day shovelling sh....compost. Only about 5 tons of it!

 

Silly question of the day!

Posted: 21/10/2015 at 09:07

Was, and it will get worse, the weather is very anti-gardening today.

Mind I can sit here and watch a flock of non-colliding fieldfares strip the berries from a Rowan.

Silly question of the day!

Posted: 20/10/2015 at 20:54

Well I suppose we are right next to the European School of Navigation for Helicopter pilots (ex pupils certain Royal princes who never waved when they flew over) so the birds could be taking lessons from there.

On a similar theme. How come the sparrows can fly into our dense Hawthorn hedge at speed and not spike themselves on the vicious thorns?  If I thrust my hand in at that sort of speed I would have to spend hours digging the splinters out, but you never see an impaled bird.

Silly question of the day!

Posted: 20/10/2015 at 17:28

Well I stayed clean and went to the Doctors with cleanish hands. And the rooks are still flying back and forth over the garden and avoiding each other.

Silly question of the day!

Posted: 20/10/2015 at 14:13

Runnybeak, it is more dirty hands that I would get into trouble over. Taken three good soakings and a lot of scrubbing to get them clean enough to go to the Doctors this afternoon. Heaven forbid that he should see me with grubby paws!

Actually just seen two pigeons almost collide, certainly got close enough to each other to ruffle feathers and cause some screeching.

 

Silly question of the day!

Posted: 20/10/2015 at 12:18

So, here it is, just watching a huge flock of rooks (ploughing is going on) and I was wondering when tow of them are flying towards each other, how do they decide which one turns right and which one turns left to avoid a head on collision?

So, yes I am bored, cannot go out gardening as I have to stay clean  for the afternoon.

Plant indexing software

Posted: 19/10/2015 at 21:06

Or if you want to buy then look out for Ideas Genie (Google it).

Mystery plant

Posted: 16/10/2015 at 21:06

There are perennial Mesambs, Delosperma which have survived for a few years outside here.

Cyclamen from seed

Posted: 16/10/2015 at 21:03

When I can get hold of it I am going to try it in our Wooded area. C. purpurescens has survived and begun to self seed here.

We are in the very West Midlands.

Show me your rockeries!

Posted: 16/10/2015 at 20:56

 

slideshow here of how I created one of our 'rockeries' The rocks are all glacial erratics so not two are the same type.

http://s703.photobucket.com/user/Owdboggy/slideshow/New%20Paths

And how I built a Crevice style garden using concrete slabs.

http://s703.photobucket.com/user/Owdboggy/slideshow/The%20New%20Crevice%20Garden

 

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How very frustrating.......

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More work!

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