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Bird Identification

Posted: 21/10/2013 at 20:54

Think it means you're very lucky indeed Gardenmaiden.    I've only ever seen Red Kites when visiting the Welsh rellies, but I know they're spreading across the country and have been seen in East Anglia so maybe one day ....

We live near oak woodland, and do get the occasional visit to our garden by Sparrowhawks who will sometimes take an unwary blackbird, but more often than not they'll take a collared dove  or a fat woodpigeon - plucking and tucking into them on the lawn.

However, earlier in the year we had several visits from a pair of Peregrines who were nesting and rearing a brood of 4 chicks on the nearby cathedral spire  We no longer have a row of fat woodpigeons habitually sitting on our roof ridge.




Posted: 21/10/2013 at 20:41

Woottens are superb - I was fortunate enough to live very close by for quite a few years 


Posted: 21/10/2013 at 19:10

Yesterday's left-overs turned into pea and ham soup with herby dumplings here this evening.  Shall see if OH has got some Adnam's bitter tucked away anywhere, otherwise it's Adam's Ale. 


Posted: 21/10/2013 at 07:32

Good morning Verdun and PottyG 

It seems warm here too Verdun - it'll soon be bonfire night and no need for woolly hats and mittens yet!

Travel safely 

Weed (perhaps)?

Posted: 21/10/2013 at 07:00

I agree with SwissSue - aquilegia - as she says they do self seed a bit but gorgeous plants - I visited the collection at 

earlier this year.   Wonderful. 

Aquilegias cross-pollinate with each other and produce all sorts of different flowers - I've found some beauties that have popped up in my garden, all done without any interference by me.

You might have been confused into thinking they're weeds as they're perennial so they don't produce flowers until their second year. 


Posted: 21/10/2013 at 06:50

Morning Chicky   

Is it?  And here's me living in Nelson's Own County - we should run a flag up the mast 

Tea in bed!!!  There's decadence for you 


Posted: 21/10/2013 at 06:27

Raspberries also need plenty of water.   You can grow them successfully in pots, but giving them enough water is essential.


Posted: 21/10/2013 at 06:23

Oh - right - I hadn't read what Brumbull had put on his Morning Forkers posting this morning - well that makes it very clear doesn't it?  That's his thread and he really doesn't want me to post on it.

This thread may bear my name, but I started it on everyone's behalf because I was asked to do so by Verdun and others - it is not my thread it is everyones and as I've always said it's open to all.  

It's for you to decide what you want to do about it ....


Posted: 21/10/2013 at 06:16

Good morning all 

Bit of a puzzlement this morning - what am I best to do?  Now that Brumbull's resurrected the Morning Forkers shall I post on there and let this thread die a death?  I only started it because I was asked to.


Wolf peach tomato

Posted: 20/10/2013 at 21:08

Good luck - come back and let us know how they turn out 

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