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Flower identification

Posted: 31/12/2014 at 15:21

I'll give them the best I can Lyn

I have seen them growing in other gardens in the area

getting ready for the great Garden Bird Watch

Posted: 31/12/2014 at 14:52

Thanks night garden, it was when I saw my dead fieldfare lying with wings outstretched that I realised it was a red wing. But the Cotoneaster lacteus is full of one or the other or both and I can't tell which

NYD flower count 2015

Posted: 31/12/2014 at 14:28

For recording the number of different plants in flower in the garden on New Year's Day.

Flowering weeds are OK because they're all flowers.

I'm expecting great numbers from Verdun

New Year's Day 2014 Flower Count

Posted: 31/12/2014 at 14:07

I think a new one as well

Shall I start it today so it's ready for the first one?

New Year Gardening Resolutions

Posted: 31/12/2014 at 14:02

I promise that instead of wandering round saying 'I'll have to trim/weed/cut that', I'll do the job immediately


I'll PM you Lyn

getting ready for the great Garden Bird Watch

Posted: 31/12/2014 at 13:58

Thanks pansyface, I wonder how many I'd need, my windows are huge,

It's even worse when there's snow on the ground

Yesterday it was a chaffinch as well as the redwing. Today there was a great crash before we were up, barely light. Whatever it was may have survived, I haven't found a body

Flower identification

Posted: 31/12/2014 at 13:50

That would be great Lyn, yes please. What do they like? I have had them in the past but they dwindled away.

I need to give them something better. I know my soil and garden better now so should be able to accommodate them with anything except permanent bog or acidity


Yes, I like a bit of pedantry Berghill, especially that one, far easier to spell

getting ready for the great Garden Bird Watch

Posted: 31/12/2014 at 13:47

I tried to sign up. was asked for my password. No idea (as usual) so requested another and couldn't make it go. I'll have another try before the day.

Some of my usual winter visitors are absent, reed buntings for one.

Some of my fieldfares are redwings. I discovered that when one made a suicide bid into the window. How can I tell which is which when I have to give numbers of each?

and what is it? the light and shadow? that causes birds to keep hitting the windows at this time of year. They don't do it throughout the rest of the year

Flower identification

Posted: 31/12/2014 at 13:41

A good one for the New Year's Day flower count Mark.

I haven't got any of those


Posted: 30/12/2014 at 23:56

New Years Day flower count Lyn. How many different plants have you got in flower on 1st January.

Very variable results here. lowest was none, all frosted off or under snow.

highest was 40+

I expect something in between this year.

Wildflowers count.

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