Latest posts by FloBear

nesting blackbird

Posted: 01/05/2013 at 09:59

Fairygirl, that is fabulous! We used to have nesting starling round here and saw a lot of that going on. Sadly not a starling in sight for many years now.

OH was trying to take pics of Mr B feeding the youngsters yesterday. Bloomin' dog ran out and frightened the babes away! He got a nice pic or two of Mr B with a beakful of goodies.

And, a very quick peek has confirmed that Mrs B is back on the nest  

nesting blackbird

Posted: 30/04/2013 at 22:23

Aliesh, how lovely   It looks as if two of my babies have survived from the three I saw in the nest and they follow father around begging even though they are perfectly able to fend for themselves! Mother was sitting on a new clutch of eggs but this afternoon I noticed she was not on the nest; hoping she was just taking a quick break and hasn't abandoned them.

Garden Gallery 2013

Posted: 30/04/2013 at 09:35

Fairygirl, enjoy your challenge - I'm sure you will. I've just started planting out my potted specimens that I was assembling last year when I began to plan the 'new bit' after years of neglect.

Our own A to Z of our Gardening

Posted: 30/04/2013 at 09:32

Is it L now?

I'd like to kick off with lavender. I love them. Will be sending off for the GW offer when I get a minute so I can have lots around my new paving.

Benefits of artificial grass for a garden.

Posted: 29/04/2013 at 22:24

Reported to moderator. Not the first time this one has appeared.

Gardening as part of the National Curriculum

Posted: 29/04/2013 at 22:21

To add a little to that GG, I think it is really important that children (and adults) understand where their food comes from and how the seasons affect what is available and that it is not just 'there' on the supermarket shelves.

Gardening as part of the National Curriculum

Posted: 29/04/2013 at 18:26

I've always reckoned that the almost the entire National Curriculum (bless its strangulating little socks) could be taught through gardening/growing. However, like music, modern languages and several other subjects, to impose it would mean it may be taught inadequately by people who don't really know much about it and don't particularly want to. Then the children would be turned off for life  I'm talking Primary age here as that's my experience.


Our own A to Z of our Gardening

Posted: 28/04/2013 at 17:34

Matty2 - or may I call you Matty  ?? I had a similar problem with kniphofias when I moved to my present abode. Once I'd got rid, I vowed never again!

Kestrels and kingfishers though I've never had either in my garden.

Knee pads are an essential item for me


Fork Handles

Posted: 28/04/2013 at 12:58

Enjoy the new chats.

Fork Handles

Posted: 28/04/2013 at 12:23

The show is over, there are new shows now!


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