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Posted: 16/01/2015 at 06:31

Okay, re blackbirds...this article

is a great explanation for any who were wondering...

I was both right and wrong

Scandinavian blackbirds come here for the winter, but on the whole, our UK blackbirds do just fine all year round. so KEF...keep doing what you're doing. they love it!


Posted: 16/01/2015 at 06:25

I am Dove

Flynn's an early riser

Have a lovely christening Panda

and re the Blackbirds, I am pretty sure of my knowledge as I seem to recall Mr Packam delivering this info on spring watch one time. I used a very poor version of the metaphor that he used, although the blackbird chick that can be identified as stumpy, maybe they don't migrate when young or perhaps...just perhaps they know where they've got it good

TBH, scientists and bods of all general instruction tell us what they've learnt and we accept it but really, isn't there always room for exceptions to the rule? Humans don't all travel to the same holiday destination at the same time every year, we don't all wear the same clothes or do the same things. Obviously birds are a species of fewer needs but there must be the odd occasions when nature doesn't call? 


Posted: 15/01/2015 at 15:56

I saw my first blackbird sighting in the garden today, I wonder if it's our regular or the ones that migrate here over winter from further north. I read once that blackbirds and robins do a sort of mini musical gardens when they migrate, each bird choosing a slightly warmer clime to their own, so our UK birds fly to France whilst we get the Norwegian ones so to speak, and then swap back in Spring. So my regular Mr and Mrs Blackbird become Mr and Mrs Ssvartfugl for the winter

My Bristol Garden in 2015

Posted: 15/01/2015 at 08:41

Stay safe on your adventures Marion!

Eucalyptus Tree - should it stay or go?

Posted: 15/01/2015 at 08:17

I've got both types growing in my garden, E.pauciflora is close to the house and slower growing and more spreading than the E.Gunnii. I planted that one in the bottom garden and have been training it into a suitable shape for pollarding. I would just coppice but I bought it especially for height in that location...and fast growth. Boy can it grow, about six foot last year.

It's getting its first pollard in febuary


Posted: 15/01/2015 at 05:53

OOh yes fidget, the Japanese garden is my dream garden only it comes out of my head, gets tangled up in my heritage and lands in my own garden looking a little bit different

Also loved the grotto as well, I'd have one of those as well if I could


Posted: 15/01/2015 at 05:39

Blowing a gale here with horizontal rain...morning all


Posted: 14/01/2015 at 16:33

Get digging KEF! You'll regret a missed opportunity



Posted: 14/01/2015 at 13:48

Oh seed packets I wanted or anything bare root but they did have Clematis Nun's Gift, Brunette and Margaret Hunt

whoop whoop


Posted: 14/01/2015 at 10:17

Blue sky here too now and I'm off to a GC on the other side of town to see if I can find seeds/bare roots of interest

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