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Butternut Squash

Posted: 12/11/2013 at 19:56

Jamie Olivers new book has a recipe for Rotolo. You bake the thing whole in the oven while you're doing something else, scrape out the flesh , and use pasta sheets and a tomato sauce.


Camera Corner

Posted: 12/11/2013 at 19:45

I dont get close to snakes either. My friend in Australia taught me that you stomp along in the bush, that way they slither away and you don't risk standing on one.

Kef, H would be safe with that croc--- its concrete. Its in the kiddies playpark in Kings Park in Perth.

unusual bird nest

Posted: 12/11/2013 at 18:31

OH was really impressed when a sparrowhawk swooped past him, just missing his ear.

Compost again

Posted: 12/11/2013 at 18:29

It will slow down in winter anyway. I use  neat urine. It costs nothing and works just as well.

unusual bird nest

Posted: 12/11/2013 at 17:54

We have a tit gang that all turn up together. Blue tits, coal tits, great tits and long tailed tits, all seem to fly around as a group. Unlike the greenfinches , who argue with any other bird in the vicinity of the feeders, and are being picked off one by one, by the sparrowhawk,

unusual bird nest

Posted: 12/11/2013 at 14:39

We do get a lot of long tailed tits, and  that is the only nest of that type we have found in the garden. They usually spend a lot of time on the feeders.

 Thanks everyone.

unusual bird nest

Posted: 12/11/2013 at 14:02

The photo was taken 4th May 2008. There were no eggs or chicks in the nest.

unusual bird nest

Posted: 12/11/2013 at 14:01

Does anyone know what type of bird would inhabit this nest. It was in the middle of an Ozothamnus rosmarinifolius. The plant was in a bad way and when we removed it this was in the middle. The nest appears to be made of lichens, but the inside was completely stuffed with feathers.


New Hedge Decisions

Posted: 12/11/2013 at 13:21

Carol13. The hedges might grow at different rates, but they get one cut a year to bring them in line with big hedge trimmers. The beech(ish) hedge gets done early August. The hawthorn(ish) hedge gets done some time on a sunny day between now and end of February. If you want a hedge that looks neatly manicured all year round, you could use privet, but it will need several cuts during summer to keep it tidy.

lady bird poppy

Posted: 12/11/2013 at 11:35

They will be dying down by now. They are an annual, so that is it for this plant. Did you save seeds to scatter around for next year?

Discussions started by fidgetbones

A walk at Attenborough by the River Trent.

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squash crown prince

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Talkback: Grass snakes

Snakes in the kitchen? NOOOOOOOO!!!!! 
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Fascinated by Fasciation

Photos of fasciated flowers/stems/seed pods. 
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This year is the first time I have seen ladybirds mating. Then I found another lot the same day.I recorded them as well. Well, I would soone... 
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ladybirds mating?

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Bug identification please.

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Identification needed

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Felley Priory Bluebells.

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bluebells at Felley priory.

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