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Britain's National Bird

Posted: 16/03/2015 at 19:13

"But they are not on the list so Hen Harrier next best."

TGB, your choice of 'peregrine falcon' is appropriate & just fine.

I started this thread specifically to give the opportunity for us gardeners to have our say.....absolutely nothing to do with the national survey. 

Britain's National Bird

Posted: 16/03/2015 at 18:24
blairs wrote (see)

Everyone loves Robins...

 

You haven't met some of the robin barstewarts around here! 

Britain's National Bird

Posted: 16/03/2015 at 13:45

According to today's news, I understand that a poll is to take place to decide our national bird. I thought it would be fun if we gardeners held our own straw poll here to nominate our own choice.

I nominate the blackbird, if only for its beautiful song.

Camera Corner

Posted: 15/03/2015 at 19:50
little-ann wrote (see)

 Nice mug David

 

I beg your parsnips! Only the very finest bone China cup, if you please.

Growing Sweet Peas 2014/2015

Posted: 15/03/2015 at 19:44

Good luck with them, Sunflower Lady....although you could have sown the seed directly where they are to flower now.

I note that Monty Don sowed his seeds indoors last Friday.....so I guess that's  the official way. 

Camera Corner

Posted: 15/03/2015 at 11:21

http://i27.photobucket.com/albums/c186/DavidKnapper/087bc9c6-a51d-46b3-bff4-a02a3bb700be_zpsf3ot25mt.jpg

 

Cup wiv a flower.

Camera Corner

Posted: 14/03/2015 at 20:50

http://i27.photobucket.com/albums/c186/DavidKnapper/018_zps2ujzblob.jpg

 

"Anyone else got snowdrops 11 inch tall?"

Yep! 6 feet.

Camera Corner

Posted: 13/03/2015 at 16:56

Looks chilly your way, Ann.

Garden Pictures 2015

Posted: 13/03/2015 at 16:03

http://s4.gardenersworld.com/uploads/images/original/69814.jpg?width=233&height=350&mode=max

 My camellia 'Water lily' stands about 8ft tall and is absolutely covered with buds from top to bottom, so in a few days it should be a picture.

Cucumber planting advice

Posted: 13/03/2015 at 12:23

Yes, 18 inches to 2ft apart would be about right...although for the life of me (unless you are a commercial grower) I can't understand why any want more than one plant, given the amount of fruits they produce.

It is important to make a mound of soil to plant them on, as they are very prone to stem rot in the early days of planting out. This is to avoid accumulations of water around the stem, which gets extremely cold during the night.

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