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Latest posts by Dovefromabove

Can you help save my orange tree?

Posted: 15/01/2015 at 11:00

If I bought a tree which came complete with 30 scale insects I would take it back and demand a refund


Posted: 15/01/2015 at 10:00

Lily - don't tempt me!  It's a Fast Day!!!


Posted: 15/01/2015 at 09:18

KEF, she'd look like this   and I'd look like this



Posted: 15/01/2015 at 09:14

My experience of Scotland is a bit limited nightgarden  - it is acknowledged that the week we chose to spend Midsummer's Day on the Hebrides had some particularly grim moments   but some magical ones as well


Daily Bird Sightings 2015

Posted: 15/01/2015 at 09:11

Think you're doing brilliantly Johannele - and thanks for joining in with this -  I saw some of your Whooper swans the other day, they're spending the winter over here in Norfolk and Cambridgeshire

Can anyone identify this weed?

Posted: 15/01/2015 at 09:03

Mine too


Posted: 15/01/2015 at 07:48

Glad you've come through without damage Verdun - hope the rest of the West Country's the same

I understand that Galanthus Mighty Atom comes from Benhall in Suffolk - I too come from that area - it should come home to me

Daily Bird Sightings 2015

Posted: 15/01/2015 at 06:41

Fishy   My only one was on Skye on one of those rare sunny midsummer days that year when the rain wasn't horizontal - we saw so many birds that day - the weather had been bad and the raptors had chicks to feed so they were busy hunting - we saw too many buzzards to count and 5 sightings of golden eagles - although some of them may well have been the same bird - 5 different eagles in that area smacks of overcrowding! 

Another day we went over to the Outer Hebrides and saw a Corncrake!!!


Posted: 15/01/2015 at 06:20

Good morning all  

Wet and windy here too - I was woken in the night by crashing and saw that several recycling bins put out for collection early this morning were flat on their backs  - the lid on ours looked as if it was staying shut so I went back to bed - I've looked out there this morning and can't see too much mess - hope it's still the same when light dawns. 

If that's the worst the weather does to us we can cope with it.  Hope everyone else is ok .... ((hugs))

Re the Japanese garden - loved it, but I couldn't have it as my only garden - I need flowers as well

Daily Bird Sightings 2015

Posted: 14/01/2015 at 20:40

Partial albinism in blackbirds is not that uncommon, in the grand scheme of things - but sometimes it does result in wrong identifications - I've heard of a blackbird with a lot of white feathers being mistaken for a ring ouzel.

A sparrow with white in its wing feathers is often a female chaffinch  

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