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Posted: 02/06/2015 at 05:53

Good morning all   Wintersong!  Are you still awake?

Hope everyone and their gardens are surviving this wind ... we've got a large 'seaside windmill' on the top of our runner bean teepee   it's whizzing around like crazy!

Bird ID

Posted: 01/06/2015 at 21:56

Wonky's right.  Definitely an adult starling Baza, in breeding plumage.  Have a look at this link

The youngsters are just a plain dull brown.

Bramley Apple Tree

Posted: 01/06/2015 at 21:26

Hang a bird feeder in the tree to attract blue tits and great tits etc - they'll get the aphids and any other bugs and critters in the tree for you


Posted: 01/06/2015 at 21:16

He'd have probably had to do her breakfast - she's not as mobile as she was - nowadays she goes to feed the family ponies and donkeys and visit the bees on her mobility scooter - but she'd have told him where everything was and supervised and chatted to him about her chickens and the family in Tasmania while he cooked it

Just checked - he's 20mins away at the most - and he'd have been on The Gower proper


Posted: 01/06/2015 at 21:09
fidgetbones wrote (see)

OH  is staying tonight and coming back tomorrow night. He's somewhere on the gower peninsula. ...

One of my most favourite places in the world! He could pop in and say Hi to my slightly bonkers and absolutely wonderful Aunty B - she'll make him very welcome

id needed please

Posted: 01/06/2015 at 21:05

Hi Garden Geek

Can you post a photo please?  Click on the green tree icon on the toolbar above where you type your post, and follow the instructions.

Magpies attacking blackbird and nest

Posted: 01/06/2015 at 20:03

This morning we watched a pair of magpies mobbing and harrying a Herring Gull - presumably the gull had attacked the magpies nest after eggs or nestlings, giving them a taste of their own medicine.

"Great fleas have little fleas upon their backs to bite 'em,

And little fleas have lesser fleas, and so ad infinitum.

And the great fleas themselves, in turn, have greater fleas to go on,

While these again have greater still, and greater still, and so on."                                                                                   

                                                                                     Augustus de Morgan

flying critters

Posted: 01/06/2015 at 19:57

Just be gentle, you don't have to get every last one off, leave a few for the ladybirds and bluetits when they come along

Blooming calendar

Posted: 01/06/2015 at 19:46

Wonky - lots of hardy geraniums will flower for a long time through the summer and into autumn, and then many of them have foliage which turns an amazing glowing red in the autumn.  There may be some for sale when we visit East Ruston on Friday


What to do with laburnum?

Posted: 01/06/2015 at 19:43

If you do take it down, it's worthwhile knowing that laburnum timber is highly prized by wood turners -  it makes beautiful bowls

If you can find a local woodturner who would like the wood you might be able to get a beautiful bowl made for you in payment - laburnum bowls fetch a high price

Discussions started by Dovefromabove

Visit to Bressingham Gardens

Monday 27th July 
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Foxglove 'Illumination Pink'

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ID please

Can't remember  
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Flower ID please

Spring flower in Northern Brittany  
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Sisyrinchium striatum

Aunt May 
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The reason I'm not weeding

And it's not laziness ...  
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Markings on hosta leaves

What can I do about this pest? 
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Shock!!! Horror!!!

Whatever next??? 
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Congratulations to you both ... 
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ID please - is this Toothwort?

Can anyone confirm 
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I was going to mow the lawn but ......................

Excuses, excuses, excuses .......... 
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Hail storms in East Anglia tomorrow/Friday!?!?!?

Weather warning! 
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Last Post: 11/06/2015 at 19:34

Good intentions ...

Things I really must get around to doing ... one day ... 
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Last Post: 14/06/2015 at 09:09

Frost tonight!!!???

Check your local forecast ... 
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Clematis cuttings

Where shall I put them? 
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