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Birds nesting

Posted: 31/12/2014 at 19:25

And they have been 'at it' round this way too and on the roof tops and in broad daylight!!


Bossy Birds!

Posted: 19/12/2014 at 20:45

Starlings think they own my bird feeders - gangs of them swooping down, land, quick peck of food then start fighting amongst themselves flying up in the air squawking and flapping while more gangs swoop in while this is going on.  When it quietens down the little birds fly in and clear up the mess.   

feeling smug

Posted: 19/12/2014 at 20:27

What a lovely feeling of achievement with your own vegetables in store and waiting to be eaten.  Even with a few disasters there are always things to look forward to in gardening.  Best wishes to you too Barbara and all Forum Friends.


Posted: 19/12/2014 at 15:30

Pop round and have a word with your neighbour as she has been so successful with hers.

Wild Flower Identification Needed.

Posted: 18/12/2014 at 17:41

Thanks - isn't nature wonderful with all the diverse shapes and sizes - wonderful.

Wild Flower Identification Needed.

Posted: 17/12/2014 at 19:12

It might be burdock as looking at Google images no two are alike and apparently there are several types of burdock and it would fit in more with where it is growing.

Thanks for all your input folks.  I will know what it is once this winter is over and summer arrives.  I wanted to know what it was as someone I was walking with, where we spotted it, was inspired to do a painting of them with the frost effects. 

Wild Flower Identification Needed.

Posted: 17/12/2014 at 13:31

Fabio 2 - Cone flower seems to be the closest as I have Googled "dried seedhead" images and there are a couple that look similar which are labelled as cone flower. However, looking in my wild flower book there is no mention of cone flowers in the wild?  These seed heads were sighted in a mixed woodland where there are no near houses.  It is also shaded in summer with tree cover and ferns and sedges after the bluebells have done their thing.  I think cone flower like a sunny spot which makes the mystery deepen.  

Wild Flower Identification Needed.

Posted: 16/12/2014 at 19:14

Just tapped it and no seeds coming out.  It feels very stiff to touch.  It almost seems that the seeds may be the parachute type like dandelions and blew away months ago. I may have to wait till the summer and walk along that track to identify them.  It will probably turn out to be a most insignificant flower!! 

Wild Flower Identification Needed.

Posted: 16/12/2014 at 18:43

I'll go and tap them to see if there are any seeds.  Back later.


Wild Flower Identification Needed.

Posted: 16/12/2014 at 17:59

Has anyone any idea what flower this seed head has come from.  On todays walk there were rows of these seed heads.  They were about 2 feet tall and in a wooded trackside where lots of bluebells grow.   They looked so pretty in the frost.


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Wild Flower Identification Needed.

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