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Can You Identify this Bird?

Posted: 29/08/2015 at 12:09

As this thread is about IDing Red Kites, I'll add this here

Doors and windows open to the garden just now, I heard an unusal bird call, high in the sky - initially I thought perhaps a flock of migrating waders, but...... looking up ...... way up very very high ........... six raptors circling and calling to each other ........ watched and watched ........... listened and listened ............. and then when they'd gone I rushed in and downloaded some calls and listened ........... Yes!  Six Red Kites circling high above us

Climbing Roses Advice

Posted: 29/08/2015 at 11:29

This will be helpful - have a look at the video


Posted: 29/08/2015 at 09:22

Anyone here want to advise Gorguruga on his/her bambooo on the Bushy Honeysuckle thread??????


Posted: 29/08/2015 at 08:50

Fg, the very same 'bear of a man' is married to OH's newest colleague (lovely lass) and a year onwards the 'bear of a man' is now very happy to load compost into my car, although he does have 'a dodgy back'


Posted: 29/08/2015 at 08:14

Pansy - I found a nice strong-looking bear of a man at the GC and asked if he could help me with some compost - he assumed a pained expression, clutched his back and explained that he didn't want to do his back in again.

It's just as well that I'm a fit and strong pensioner isn't it?

Honeysuckle - Grow It Thick And Bushy on Wires Only??

Posted: 29/08/2015 at 08:11

Good morning

Are you keeping your bamboo in pots?  Think I would

Climbers up good productive fruit trees are not a good idea - fruit trees need plenty of air flow through the branches to avoid contracting various bugs and bacteria/fungal conditions.

However, if the tree is past it's way and not wanted for it's fruit it can be an attractive way of helping it see out it's final years and provide good habitat for birds and insects.


Posted: 29/08/2015 at 08:07

Hosta - just tell your OH that if he wants a family he can take his pick from on here - looks like a queue is forming


Posted: 29/08/2015 at 08:02

Are we talking about MPC or loam-based


Posted: 29/08/2015 at 07:39


Verdun, it's you we come to for advice - we couldn't presume to advise.........

However, I think that if you asked yourself for advice, it would be to get whichever you can get the best deal on

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