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ID please

Posted: 20/08/2016 at 09:50

What do you think this is?

Getting on for six feet tall.  

Last edited: 20 August 2016 09:51:22


Posted: 20/08/2016 at 09:32

Every morning BBC 2 has shown the previous night's events - just watching Usain Bolt win ... again 

Last edited: 20 August 2016 09:33:50

GD Designs Reviews

Posted: 20/08/2016 at 09:18

Doing a quick google search reveals that ydsfjgjgh spent the night making similar posts on forums across the web - bless - nothing better to do eh?   

Spam reported 

Aliens have landed

Posted: 20/08/2016 at 09:14

Well, I certainly am - the link I posted is about ladybirds  

Another instance of non-native animals becoming naturalised is that of rabbits who were brought here to be farmed by the Romano-British and changed the lowland landscape of Great Britain for ever.

We tried to wipe them out by encouraging the spread of the awful myxomatosis disease - at one stage over 95% of the UK population of rabbits had been wiped out - but the rabbit has developed an immunity and the number of rabbits has returned to approximately that previously recorded.  

There is no point in trying to eradicate the Harlequin ladybird from the UK.  


Posted: 20/08/2016 at 08:55

Chicky - I was woken by the moon around 4.30 this morning!!! 


Posted: 20/08/2016 at 08:50

Hmmm - just seen NDN's cat pouncing on a frog on our Shady Bank  - fortunately the frog was quicker than the cat and leapt across the bank into the pond ... phew!   We like cats, but sometimes ... 

Think Wonky and her Lovely Hub will find their area a bit lively today - Norwich City FC (the Canaries) are playing Ipswich Town FC (the Tractor Boys) at Ipswich - the football ground is just a few streets away from Wonky's home.  It's a local derby which in the past has given rise to a few problems, but more recently things have been fine ... hope all is good humoured today   Come on The Tractor Boys!!!   (I know I live here in Norfolk now, but I lived in Suffolk for nearly 40 years and have been an Ipswich fan since my teens following first Sir Alf Ramsey and then Sir Bobby Roibson - I worked overlooking the stadium, used to bump into the players on a Saturday night out in Ipswich, and used to watch from the North Stand at Portman Road in the days when you stood on the terraces!!! 

Last edited: 20 August 2016 08:53:55

Sow Hardy Annuals

Posted: 20/08/2016 at 08:29
He was talking about sowing herbaceous perennials now to give them a head start next spring - and yes, he was sowing them in pots.  
If they're hardy perennials they'll be fine outside in a sheltered corner - or maybe in a cold frame or under a cloche  - just watch for slugs - use copper tape around the pots. 


Last edited: 20 August 2016 08:30:40

Aliens have landed

Posted: 20/08/2016 at 08:17

History repeats itself - yet again we encourage immigrants here to do jobs that the native population won't do, then we take against them 

"...The harlequin, a larger and more voracious species than native British ladybirds, spread to the UK after being imported from East Asia to Europe for commercial pest control of crops...." 


Posted: 20/08/2016 at 07:49

G'day Pat   


Posted: 20/08/2016 at 06:44

Good morning all Have a good walk Fairy 

We've got blue sky, bright sunshine and a light breeze. Not quite what I was expecting. .... When's this gale coming then? I've got all my hatches battened down 

Last edited: 20 August 2016 06:45:18

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