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Offline Bluechip

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Re: Gardening
« Reply #630 on: January 01, 2022, 02:53:57 PM »
 :whoohoo:  :whoohoo:  :whoohoo:

Spring is sprungling ... maybe.

Snowdrops, well, one and a bit snowdrops anyway, flowering.   :ThumbsUp:

 

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Re: Gardening
« Reply #631 on: January 01, 2022, 03:09:53 PM »
:whoohoo:  :whoohoo:  :whoohoo:

Spring is sprungling ... maybe.

Snowdrops, well, one and a bit snowdrops anyway, flowering.   :ThumbsUp:

 

Dave

That works for me Dave. If I looked closely in my garden here, I'm sure I'd see daffodills starting to come up.

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« Reply #632 on: January 01, 2022, 03:38:57 PM »
Well done  :)     

The only plant I can counter you with is a primrose. I have a few Daffs that are progressing well but no where near flowering  :disappointed:

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Re: Gardening
« Reply #633 on: January 02, 2022, 11:45:13 AM »
I havn't noticed the daffodil heads poking through the grass yet but I did plant a Hawthorn tree just before Christmas.

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Re: Gardening
« Reply #634 on: January 22, 2022, 06:04:45 PM »
One of the pitfalls of gardening is finding injured birds  :( this little fella had flown into a window so I had to recover it before a cat  :hammerbash: became interested.

It was a bit cold so I made the mistake of warming it up in my hands. Did it want to go  :ShakeHead: I tried enticing it to step off with a load of peanuts and sunflower hearts. I had a new friend, to underline the fact it pooped on me, twice :facepalm: I attempted to put it safely in a box to warm up so I could do something and  :disappointed: it didn't like that, sitting in my warm hands was preferred. A blue tit sitting on your hand means you cannot do anything  :-\

Two attempts to get it to recover in the bush resulted in me caving in when I saw it shivering and bringing it back in  :Doh: the third time I managed to get it to sit in the bush and it finally re-joined the flock  :whoohoo:

Did I mention how LOUD the flock of blue/great tits are  ::)



And as for the pheasants, I have not even thought about planting anything out and they are there already waiting :rant:

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Re: Gardening
« Reply #635 on: January 22, 2022, 06:25:33 PM »
Youíre just a softie at heart, Jo.

Iím comparing up your weather to ours here in Raleigh, NC.  Two inches of snow; a rather rare event.
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« Reply #636 on: January 22, 2022, 08:15:27 PM »
A cross-stitch done from that picture of the bird-in-hand would be fantastic.  :)
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Re: Gardening
« Reply #637 on: January 23, 2022, 08:40:21 AM »
lovely picture of this little tit, and an happy ending !

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« Reply #638 on: January 23, 2022, 09:56:48 AM »
A couple more pictures of my little friend. The second is me trying to get it to hold on to the twig and it gave me an indication of what it thought of that  ::)

I think it survived as one of the Blue Tits that visit in the flock is remarkably braver than the others  :)

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Re: Gardening
« Reply #639 on: January 23, 2022, 12:50:59 PM »
Glad to hear that the wee thing recovered and was able to rejoin the gang!

No gardening or even thoughts of gardening with a couple of feet of snow and -30c temps lately. Warmer today ... around the -16c mark.
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Re: Gardening
« Reply #640 on: March 30, 2022, 11:36:05 PM »
well some of my little free time has been taken up here lately,, rest of the mesh should go up sat. morning and then plants and seeds in the new raised beds..
what the @#&% over

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« Reply #641 on: March 31, 2022, 07:16:57 AM »
Nice beds  :) and I like the look of that fence.  I could do with something like that fence to keep the deer and the pigeons off my veggie patch.

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Re: Gardening
« Reply #642 on: March 31, 2022, 02:53:11 PM »
that's 8ft deer fence, we are expanding the yard fence so enough was ordered to replace the garden fence,, the original garden fence was 4x4s post and netting, it was the original first line of defense.. in the summer here the difference between inside the fence compared to outside is like jungle vs desert.. before the fence 6-18 deer in the the yard was the normal..
what the @#&% over

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Re: Gardening
« Reply #643 on: March 31, 2022, 03:23:36 PM »
Needs a sign on the fence:

Sorry DEER, the salad bar is closed!

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Re: Gardening
« Reply #644 on: March 31, 2022, 08:37:38 PM »
Last week I had to wear a sun hat with neck protection whilst gardening, today a heavy coat and thermal bobble hat. I am in Cornwall, UK.