Latest posts by Dovefromabove

Strictly is back!

Posted: 19/12/2017 at 12:10

I understood that Debbie started panto rehearsals before Stirctly finished ... Giovanni mentioned it several times.  

Vine Weevil frustration

Posted: 19/12/2017 at 10:41

Sorry ... it has to be said ... whenever I see the title of this thread I get the image of a Vine Weevil banging its head against a brick wall ..........

............. I'l get my coat 

Bird seed feeders

Posted: 19/12/2017 at 10:36
Sheps says:

Redwing, you asked for proof of what I said because you didn't believe it, so there you go.

For whatever reason the RSPB cull birds, the Royal Society for the Protection of Birds still cull birds.

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 I have absolutely no problem with this ... we humans feed birds, either intentionally or with our  huge landfill sites full of waste which  upsets the natural balance, increasing the numbers of some species which then prey upon other species.   We humans also overfish the seas in many areas which results in the starvation of many other species as they cannot feed their young. It's therefore important that we try to protect the threatened species from predation.

  We also release species into the wild which do not fit naturally into our ecosystem and have to be managed.  This is the same for birds and mammals as it is for plants like Himalayan Balsam, Giant Hogweed and Rhodondendron.

As long as the culling and control is done in a measured way and humanely then I have absolutely no problem with it ... in fact, I applaud it.

We are not living in the Garden of Eden ........ we bu$$ered that up a long time ago and there's no going back.  

Last edited: 19 December 2017 10:38:20

Hello Forkers in December

Posted: 19/12/2017 at 08:53

Fingers crossed LIlyP 

Hello Forkers in December

Posted: 19/12/2017 at 07:51

BBC weather spoke about stormy weather after Christmas but gave the impression (to me at least) that they're not certain about anything yet. 

Hello Forkers in December

Posted: 19/12/2017 at 07:18

Good morning all 

Pretty sure Fairy's just resting her wrists plus usually being very busy at work at this time of year (Olympia horse show etc) .

Still frosty here this morning. 

Are you able to identify this plant?

Posted: 18/12/2017 at 21:28

And privet hedges which are left alone a bit to do their own thing have beautifully scented creamy flowers in the early summer much loved by bees and other pollinators ... their scent always reminds me of holidays in Brittany. 

Hello Forkers in December

Posted: 18/12/2017 at 18:30

Oh dear Obelixx ... hope Rasta recovers quickly.  Coypu are nasty bu$$ers ... we used to have a lot in East Anglia but a long term concerted effort has eradicated almost all of them.  

We've had a lovely day ... out for lots of conversation and a pre-birthday lunch with OH then he cooked a lovely curry for our supper   His birthday proper is tomorrow. 

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