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Posted: 09/08/2016 at 07:46

Morning Joyce 

Thanks for the reminder about spring bulbs ........ need something to naturalise under the Amelanchier - ... thinking of going for these unless anyone has any better suggestions? 

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Posted: 09/08/2016 at 07:29

Good morning Clari   

You've got a day off???  Wow!!!    

Take care of that back! 

Butterfly and Dragonfly IDs

Posted: 09/08/2016 at 07:12

Why?   They're totally harmless and fascinating to watch.  We get lots of them in our garden as we live surrounded by  the Norfolk Broads. 


Posted: 09/08/2016 at 07:05

Good morning all  G'day Pat 

Not as cold as I expected last night ... 10.6C in the back garden and rising now - the sky is wall to wall blue - not a cloud in sight and the low sun is highlighting the fact that the sitting room windows need cleaning inside   I'm not allowed to do the dining room one as it involves stretching across the sideboard ... I did it three days before Wonky's wedding and ended up with a sort of slipped disc and was on high strength painkillers.  Ever since then OH cleans that window ... just one of the benefits of having a younger OH 

Last edited: 09 August 2016 07:07:37

Plants identity

Posted: 08/08/2016 at 23:59

Brugmansia used to be called Datura ... Or the other way around 


Posted: 08/08/2016 at 20:35

Good to hear you're both home safe and sound Hosta 


Posted: 08/08/2016 at 19:59

Have you sent a PM to Nora?


Posted: 08/08/2016 at 19:27

As you say Redwing 'looks like a Sussex' ... one of my favourite breeds ... but I've seen hens that look like a pure Sussex, mated with a Sussex cockerel, produce a mulitfarious variety of coloured chicks 


Posted: 08/08/2016 at 19:22

Too young to tell. 

Some chicken breeds you can sex at that age (or even younger) because the colouring of some breeds is 'sex-linked) and the males have different colourings to females.

However, without knowing the breed (and purity) of your chook you won't be able to tell until it's older and develops distinctive male sickle shaped tail feathers, male wattles and comb etc.

You can find more help here 

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Posted: 08/08/2016 at 18:56

Yes Topbird, really glad that wind has dropped   

The whole back garden has had a good soaking from the seep hose and the sprinkler - lots of plants were looking floppy.  Also the grape vine, pear tree and the clematis and buddleja in the front garden have all had a large watering can full of water each.  Expect an un-forecast heavy downpour very soon 

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