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  Topic: ... the sky is baby blue, and the just-unfurling leaves ...
buzzy

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PostForum: Grow Your Own   Posted: Fri Mar 27, 20 12:36 pm   Subject: ... the sky is baby blue, and the just-unfurling leaves ...
Cassandra, I agree with you about using "u" instead of 'you'. If you need anyone to help at the barricades, let me know!

I almost came to blows with my mother-in-law about the subject.

Henry
  Topic: Wildlife
buzzy

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PostForum: Conservation and Environment   Posted: Sat Mar 21, 20 10:49 am   Subject: Wildlife
They do that too. Wildlife seems to delight in being difficult for humans. I suppose it gives them some quiet amusement.

Not so quiet, necessarily, if the manic laughter from the Green Woodpecker i ...
  Topic: Wildlife
buzzy

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PostForum: Conservation and Environment   Posted: Thu Mar 19, 20 10:35 am   Subject: Wildlife
Above post was referring to a drumming woodpecker!

Henry
  Topic: Wildlife
buzzy

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PostForum: Conservation and Environment   Posted: Thu Mar 19, 20 10:34 am   Subject: Wildlife
Sad about the squirrels Gz. Hope they manage to re-introduce reds once it has passed. I hear woodpeckers quite frequently, but can't usually tell where they are coming from exactly.

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  Topic: ... the sky is baby blue, and the just-unfurling leaves ...
buzzy

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PostForum: Grow Your Own   Posted: Tue Mar 10, 20 11:44 am   Subject: ... the sky is baby blue, and the just-unfurling leaves ...
Sadly reports of the toilet paper buying are coming in here too. I haven't been to look, as we have enough for a few weeks yet, and by the time I need some, I hope those that hoard will have run out o ...
  Topic: Growing in mud.
buzzy

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PostForum: Conservation and Environment   Posted: Sun Mar 01, 20 1:24 pm   Subject: Growing in mud.
There will certainly be a much higher chance of getting caterpillars on your nettles if they are growing in more open, sunlit situations. I've certainly never seen caterpillars on the dense stands of ...
  Topic: Growing in mud.
buzzy

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PostForum: Conservation and Environment   Posted: Sat Feb 29, 20 2:23 pm   Subject: Growing in mud.
Only good for butterflies if they get plenty of sun!

Henry
  Topic: Growing in mud.
buzzy

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PostForum: Conservation and Environment   Posted: Fri Feb 28, 20 11:08 am   Subject: Growing in mud.
You might not get a good crop of anything for a year or two, but the early stages might be good for a variety of invertebrates. Mining bees and such come to mind.

But most of the clay heaps in my g ...
  Topic: Wildlife
buzzy

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PostForum: Conservation and Environment   Posted: Sat Feb 22, 20 11:19 am   Subject: Wildlife
I used to watch the gulls worm charming on my way to and from work through The Meadows in Edinburgh. Many years ago!

Henry
  Topic: Wildlife
buzzy

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PostForum: Conservation and Environment   Posted: Fri Feb 21, 20 12:29 pm   Subject: Wildlife
The worms may have been close to the surface anyway because of the dampness and the sparrow trampling might have been enough to alarm the flood-monitor-worm to say "Uh uh!. More rain. Head for the ski ...
  Topic: Wildlife
buzzy

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PostForum: Conservation and Environment   Posted: Fri Jan 24, 20 1:47 pm   Subject: Wildlife
How do you tell the difference between the boy and girls DPack?
boys have blue eyes; girls have pink eyes
  Topic: ... the sky is baby blue, and the just-unfurling leaves ...
buzzy

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PostForum: Grow Your Own   Posted: Mon Jan 13, 20 11:47 am   Subject: ... the sky is baby blue, and the just-unfurling leaves ...
Peats were carried home from the moss in creels, as I understand, but when did creels begin? Stringy stuff would not work with peats, I think.

Henry
  Topic: ... the sky is baby blue, and the just-unfurling leaves ...
buzzy

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PostForum: Grow Your Own   Posted: Mon Jan 13, 20 12:17 am   Subject: ... the sky is baby blue, and the just-unfurling leaves ...
thinking outside the woodshed for a mo, how did folk bundle logs and kindling in smallish amounts in the past?

withies for certain, so i spose twine is a modern version.

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  Topic: Wildlife
buzzy

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PostForum: Conservation and Environment   Posted: Sat Jan 11, 20 11:55 am   Subject: Wildlife
It occurs to me that possibly there are a lot more 'odd' birds around than we think, and it's only by careful observation from people like dpack that they get spotted (should have said 'noticed' I thi ...
  Topic: Wildlife
buzzy

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PostForum: Conservation and Environment   Posted: Wed Nov 20, 19 10:36 pm   Subject: Wildlife
Today a juvenile female Great Spotted Woodpecker decided to sample the joys of sunflower hearts. Up until now I've only seen GSWs on the peanut feeders!

Henry
 
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