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Baby birds

Posted: 20/06/2015 at 22:12

Hi ! A blackbird has taken up permanent residence in my choicia bush. He even has his own toilet . An area where the leaves have died on the branch, which is completely white.   Last year, I disturbed his nest, fortunately with no ill effects . I need to trim the bush as its become overgrown.  When is the best time, so as not endanger any nestlings and scare his Mrs. 

Camera Corner

Posted: 30/04/2014 at 20:00

Thanks David

, I have five azaleas , I think they're having a sleep in, along with  my choisya.I don't blame them , still a bit cold and dull here. I will have a go at posting my pics, following your instructions.(watch this space )  Joan



Plant food

Posted: 29/04/2014 at 23:00


I have an outside tomato plant, does it need pinching out the same as greenhouse  toms? 

Camera Corner

Posted: 29/04/2014 at 22:52

My Azaleas are about to pop, I have a good camera but how do I transfer my pics onto this forum please. Most of my pictures are on Photobucket,


Poetry corner (such an original title)

Posted: 18/09/2013 at 22:53

I got some statistics on line about the angel of the north and wrote a little rhyme based on them


Four double decker busses would not exceed his hight.

He's one of Englands icons, a most impressive sight.

Can jumbo jets outspan him, this angel of renown

He doesn't wear a halo, and his skin is reddish brown

He's loved by all who know him, no one can guess his worth

 He is our special angel

The angel of the north

Poetry corner (such an original title)

Posted: 18/09/2013 at 22:35


The poem was by Walter De La Mare, yes I do remember my teachers. I love poetry even had ago myself, but mine are more rymes than poems..


Poetry corner (such an original title)

Posted: 17/09/2013 at 20:23

I edited this poem but couldnt insert it on here, doing something wrong obviously


oops it worked

Poetry corner (such an original title)

Posted: 17/09/2013 at 20:06

Slowly silently now the moon, walks the night in her silver shoon

This way and that she peers and sees, silver fruit upon silver trees

One by one the casements catch, her beams beneath the silvery thatch

Crouched in his kennel like a log, with paws of silver sleeps the dog

From their shadowy cotes the white breasts peep of doves in a silver feathered sleep

A harvest mouse goes scampering by, with silver claw and silver eye

And moveless fish in the water gleam of silver reeds in a silver stream

I was tought this at school many (MOONS) ago






azalea's - When does everyone feed

Posted: 16/06/2013 at 15:28

I use a liquid acid feed before and after flowering,  my azalea's have been amazing this year but they are now starting to die off.


any idea what it is

Posted: 12/05/2013 at 16:41

When Tom and I were first married(-many years ago-)





When Tom and I were first married we used to visit Farndale in Yorkshire which was covered in daffodills.

People used to walk away with armfuls. which eventually almost  destroyed the area. It then became illegall to pick them.







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