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by Spreckly
10 Jun 2021, 09:10
Forum: Garden Wildlife
Topic: Swallows
Replies: 11
Views: 199

Re: Swallows

My house martins are backwards and forwards as I type this. No sound of babies, but there must be some hatched, the parents are flying in and out of the nest none stop.
by Spreckly
10 Jun 2021, 09:08
Forum: Grow your Own Diaries
Topic: How does your garden grow?
Replies: 222
Views: 69789

Re: How does your garden grow?

Just because I put shorts on this morning, the sun has not appeared, but I managed to water up before eight o'clock. Yesterday I sowed grass seed on an old empty flower bed, which simply refuses to let any seed germinate. I have put more compost into it, applied lawn sand provided by the gardener wh...
by Spreckly
10 Jun 2021, 09:04
Forum: Handicrafts and other Hobbies
Topic: Ilona's handmade makes. New thread
Replies: 148
Views: 63572

Re: Ilona's handmade makes. New thread

I love your colours Ilona. I have many pieces of cross stitch, patchwork, etc around the house, but as I said in your photography thread, I am unable to photo and download.
by Spreckly
10 Jun 2021, 09:02
Forum: Handicrafts and other Hobbies
Topic: New Photography Thread.
Replies: 16
Views: 107

Re: New Photography Thread.

Beautiful photos ladies. I have Ted's camera, but not a clue how to use it, let alone download the pictures, and my phone is basic.
by Spreckly
06 Jun 2021, 09:41
Forum: Handicrafts and other Hobbies
Topic: any new hobbies?
Replies: 13
Views: 104

Re: any new hobbies?

Ilona, well done! I have Ted's camera, which I haven't a clue how to use. He used to download pictures onto the internet. It is sitting on the shelf and I so wish I could find out how to use it properly. I seem to remember that there are pages and pages of instructions on the internet.
by Spreckly
04 Jun 2021, 22:28
Forum: Handicrafts and other Hobbies
Topic: any new hobbies?
Replies: 13
Views: 104

Re: any new hobbies?

I haven't really found any new hobby. I would love to garden more, but am physically unable so to do. Knitting is now out, after knitting since a child, and sewing is the same, the latter due to eyesight, and the inability to use a needle threader, or hold material for any length of time. I zoom and...
by Spreckly
31 May 2021, 17:11
Forum: Other Wildlife
Topic: What's that noise?
Replies: 2
Views: 154

Re: What's that noise?

Good grief Mo! We have sheep in the surrounding field, never heard that before!
by Spreckly
28 May 2021, 16:15
Forum: Garden Wildlife
Topic: Swallows
Replies: 11
Views: 199

Re: Swallows

I don't think I have seen any swallows, but I have house martins nesting above the study window. They don't come every year, but this year they are swooping down. yike* Yesterday I found bits of moss over the back door mat. When I looked up, I found some bird was building a nest above my door. I man...
by Spreckly
26 May 2021, 18:50
Forum: Grow your Own Diaries
Topic: How does your garden grow?
Replies: 222
Views: 69789

Re: How does your garden grow?

Mo, did you sow a packet of wild flower seeds in your orchard, or did you buy separate plants? My front lawn has a very different type of grass to the one at the back, and I have vetches, daisies and bugle which come up after a couple of weeks. It is really attractive. I have small violet plants gro...
by Spreckly
24 May 2021, 13:30
Forum: Grow your Own Diaries
Topic: How does your garden grow?
Replies: 222
Views: 69789

Re: How does your garden grow?

You have been busy Mo! This morning I have planted a wild flower mix, marigolds, love in a mist, all seeds, and transferred a forget-me-not into the veg patch, which has long grass shooting up in the strawberry bed. I am just leaving it, as I can't easily weed. I've also planted hyacinth bulbs from ...
by Spreckly
18 May 2021, 09:27
Forum: Fitness and Health
Topic: Will you be hugging?
Replies: 7
Views: 181

Re: Will you be hugging?

As a family we have always hugged. Since covid, one of my sons crosses his arms over his chest in a hug. But I confess to having been hugged five times in the past few days, mainly as a result of the bad news I received. We were careful, I wore a mask. The Indian variant is a huge blow, just when re...
by Spreckly
16 May 2021, 16:36
Forum: Garden Wildlife
Topic: Swallows
Replies: 11
Views: 199

Re: Swallows

Not seen any as yet. Chilly here still, not far from the North Sea!
by Spreckly
11 May 2021, 11:19
Forum: Grow your Own Diaries
Topic: How does your garden grow?
Replies: 222
Views: 69789

Re: How does your garden grow?

Re brambles, that is a good idea Mo. I bit the bullet yesterday and planted them out, plus several seedlings. Not sown my wild flower seeds yet. A squirrel, one of a family who live in the big trees nearby, has deposited several nut shells, which I cannot recognise in the veggie plot, so I have cove...
by Spreckly
07 May 2021, 11:04
Forum: Food and Drink
Topic: Made Amritsari Chole for dinner
Replies: 1
Views: 145

Re: Made Amritsari Chole for dinner

I shouldn't be watching this just before lunch Michael. It looks delicious.
by Spreckly
29 Apr 2021, 16:43
Forum: Just for Pets
Topic: Lucas
Replies: 127
Views: 50951

Re: Lucas

I hope you have found the rat/s LL. Bad enough when you know there is a mouse around. I always know if I have a mouse in the airing cupboard, as I have a humane trap in there, and the stink is unbelievable for such a tiny creature. Years ago when we lived next door to a working farm, with the fold y...