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Heather Michaels

Latest posts by Heather Michaels

Autumn colour

Posted: 11/09/2013 at 14:45

Beautiful Marion, I love them when they're in their full red coats. I'd love to have one in my garden but unfortunately there is nowhere sheltered enough from the worst of the wind etc so I think it's a waste of time. Envious of anyone that grows these in their garden.

What's the star in your garden right now

Posted: 11/09/2013 at 14:34

It is definitely a sparrowhawk. Looks like the female as it seems browner in colour and larger but it could just be the pic. Males are smaller and bluer in colour. I get quite a few in my garden, they are breaktakingly beautiful but quicker than a speeding bullet, they're a blur when they're coming in for a take. If they sit still long enough you can appreciate just how beautiful they are. A female sparrowhawk took off from the ground in my garden the other day and flew off very slowly just above my head (if they're not attacking they're very graceful birds) but that was a little scary I have to say, you realise just how long and large their talons are!

Get it off your chest

Posted: 11/09/2013 at 14:13

And it worked Diddy thank you. You just earned yourself a gold star!

Get it off your chest

Posted: 11/09/2013 at 14:08

Hi Diddy, I'm gonna try that for the future.

Give me some time and I'm sure I can add a contribution for belly laughs, I'm the most accident prone, kipper footed and kack handed person who ever walked with a habit of just opening my mouth and speaking the first thing that enters my head and I'm totally scatterbrained along with all of that so my errors, catastrophe's and faux pas are numerous lol I just need to remember what the best of them are. Sigh, what happens to the memory cells once you pass 40?! I'm sure I used to have some lol x

Get it off your chest

Posted: 11/09/2013 at 13:15

Well altering the settings didn't work

Get it off your chest

Posted: 11/09/2013 at 13:11

Phew I finally made it to the end of all the comments on this thread! Like a lot of you I always have to start at the top and scroll my way through pages and pages of stuff to get to the end. In this case though I'm glad I did, just think of all the giggles and full on belly laughs I would have missed if I hadn't gone all the way through. Some of the funniest stories I've read in a long time so thank you all for those


Posted: 11/09/2013 at 12:24

I'd forgotten about it too David, thank you

calling all gardeners

Posted: 11/09/2013 at 12:23

Can't help I'm afraid CJB, I have a large garden with oodles of space and I'm a novice gardener but good luck with your tech project and I'm sure you'll get some really useful responses to your question

Seeds- your opinions and advice

Posted: 10/09/2013 at 14:38

Hi Amy,

Can't help with the organisation and filing of seed packets I'm afraid, I inherited a garden with a certain amount of established plants so I haven't had to plant from seed yet, I clicked on here as I was curious as to how people do store and organise their seeds but I wanted to say I'm sorry for your loss, you must be missing your mum terribly.

Gardening will certainly help to fill your days and give you something to channel your energy into. And its addictive. And some people are naturally good at it, if your mum was you probably will be too so you'll reap the rewards in no time. Hope you manage to get it all figured out and under way very soon. Love Heather

Lasagne bulb planting

Posted: 09/09/2013 at 15:39

I'm so "green" at some of this. I didn't realise you could literally layer plants up on top of one another. And I find I'm so unbelievably impressed by this (I know, I know I should get out more  ). What a super duper space saving idea that is. I'm gonna have to try that with one or two of my pots next year. *Still learning*

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Identification please 
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Am I a baddie? 
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Trouble loading pictures

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Was doing great, now I'm not sure if its ailing 
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Is this trying to die?

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What are these infiltrators?

I need an ID on these please 
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Can anyone help ID this little beauty please

Another ID required please 
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Identification required please

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Bees, Wasps and Hornets

What a HUGE topic! 
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