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Td immunisations...

Posted: 15/09/2014 at 19:39


Td immunisations...

Posted: 15/09/2014 at 19:25

GG, reminds me of my Welsh pony, Cupid, a most unsuitable name.  We parted company on many occasions but that was partly because my balance has never been particularly good and he was wonderfully enthusiastic.  He always stopped in his tracks and gently munched any titbits he could find while keeping a careful eye on me while I picked myself up.  We travelled all over Wiltshire together and into Dorset where we finally settled.  He lived to the ripe old age of 30 years in a paddock next to a track through the farm where he could see all the comings and goings and have a chat with anyone who cared to listen.  I miss him still

Blue fingers definetly not Green

Posted: 15/09/2014 at 19:13

I was a dairymaid! from the 1950s to the 1990s, with a little while off to have my offspring in the middle of that.  When I finished not a lot had changed from the 1950s and there were no facilities for either male or female employees.  Being a dairy maid it did entail me living on the farms but that didn't always mean I was anywhere near my house as sometimes the milking parlours were a long way from home.  Even worse was when I changed from a static post to relief milking.  I'm not sure whether anything has changed on that front even now. ' Didn't know any better' just about sums it all up.  

Lawn damage

Posted: 14/09/2014 at 22:33

Or if you're urban gardening they might be jackdaws.

What holly to plant for berries

Posted: 12/09/2014 at 17:50

You will have to be quick, the blackbirds will have the lot if there's a really cold spell early December.  There's a massive tree in a closeby hedge, millions of berries every year and the blackbirds arrive en-masse on a chilly day.  You can hear them from some distance and there's nothing left by evening.  As far as I'm concerned better a few more birds surviving than my Christmas decorations.

Random question but why....

Posted: 11/09/2014 at 21:02

I've just got in from watching bats fly in and out of the trees above the River Frome.  Loads of them.  I'm so tempted to get a bat box so I can hear them but I know I'd be out there for hours instead of getting on with a myriad things I need to do. Some time ago I stood on the river bank with a neighbour who had a bat box and it was entrancing                                                          

'Mile a minute' growing as you watch...

Posted: 11/09/2014 at 20:57

I have a neighbour who only has energy for making a fuss.  She flies into a tantrum if you say anything at all, screams and shouts and, indeed has threatened to 'dop me one' before now. I had pointed out that as she couldn't even be bothered to tie up her rubbish bags, it was all along the pavement.  Mind you, she would have been very surprised if she had tried to carry out her threat.  I'm old enough to be her grandmother but I doubt she could knock the skin off a rice pudding whilst I most certainly could.

Robin Bathing

Posted: 10/09/2014 at 12:28

Somewhere I have a photograph of a damselfly egg laying on a plant stem standing out of the pond.  I don't have a pond unfortunately but I spend time at a large pond in a friend's garden which has a large variety of dragon and damselflies visiting.  I have lots of photographs of Frampton fauna. I 've attached


one of my favourites

What is this Sedum?

Posted: 03/09/2014 at 22:56

Got that though I don't know it's name.  Bright yellow flowers, grows and replicates exceedingly enthusiastically.  Easy to keep under control though

Soil type?

Posted: 29/08/2014 at 08:38

Where do you live?  Do you have access to a geology map? If not, I do.   I don't think you're on Chalk for instance (being well acquainted with that).  Possibly a sandy substrate looking at the photo.  Whatever you're on you have a depth of soil to be envied

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