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Swallows nest

Posted: 11/07/2015 at 11:23

And those little nestlings that hatch out of those tiny eggs will fly all the way back to southern Africa this autumn - isn't nature amazing?!!!!!!!!!!!!!


Posted: 11/07/2015 at 11:16
MrsGarden wrote (see)

oops sorry, didn't mean to sound Yorkshist - the gates are open to non Yorkshire folk too! 

That's very kind of you Mrs G   It's just a shame I'll be picnicking on the beach tomorrow   or I'd be there like a shot

WonkyWomble wrote (see)
........a new category...... New to gardening, most improved garden......made just for me  ....

You never have gone out of your way to conform LOL


Posted: 11/07/2015 at 09:49
Busy-Lizzie wrote (see)

Dove, I think you just made the announcement!!


Hmm, not as straightforward as you may think

Hosta, you'll have to wait - think she must be having a lie-in

Plant DNA

Posted: 11/07/2015 at 09:47

Well of course, mutations occur in all living things - having worked in the field of disability I saw the results every day.

Swallows nest

Posted: 11/07/2015 at 09:45

That used to happen at our local church some 35+ years ago - the vicar was a bit of a curmudgeon and kept a long stick in the porch with the intention of poking the nest down when they started building as the droppings made a mess on the old stone flagged floor - until the parishioners got to hear of it and 'vented their wrath' - I visited the church this week - the swallows are still nesting in the porch

Swallows nest

Posted: 11/07/2015 at 08:34

Hedgerow recommendations.

Posted: 11/07/2015 at 08:32

I'd go for holly every time - you can get non-prickly sorts, but I've never found the prickles to be a nuisance when trimming the hedgerows when I've had holly hedges - and think of all the free Christmas decorations    as well as the fact that as Hippophae says, it's superb for wildlife


Posted: 11/07/2015 at 08:08

By the way, just wanted to say I'M VERY PROUD OF WONKY

 I'll let her make the announcement, but I'm bursting with maternal pride

Fluffy white stuff on my crab apple and wilted leaves - help!

Posted: 11/07/2015 at 08:06

Woolly aphids - keep an eye open for flocks of long-tailed tits - they love it

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