Search found 9326 matches

by Mo
12 Jun 2021, 07:50
Forum: Grow your Own Diaries
Topic: How does your garden grow?
Replies: 225
Views: 74033

Re: How does your garden grow?

There's a magpie stealing my gooseberries
by Mo
01 Jun 2021, 21:19
Forum: Grow your Own Diaries
Topic: How does your garden grow?
Replies: 225
Views: 74033

Re: How does your garden grow?

Spreckly wrote: 26 May 2021, 18:50 I have small violet plants growing all over, they are lovely. One is growing in a crack near the wash house drain.
My daughter has violets coming up between her paving slabs.
by Mo
01 Jun 2021, 21:17
Forum: Grow your Own Diaries
Topic: How does your garden grow?
Replies: 225
Views: 74033

Re: How does your garden grow?

Like LL I have triffids. There is a tall hypericum that grow to meet the hydrangea on the other side of the path between front and back door. But it has glorious gold flowers over quite a long period (so I wait far too long before cutting it). It's in completely the wrong place, like the weigela nea...
by Mo
30 May 2021, 07:01
Forum: Other Wildlife
Topic: What's that noise?
Replies: 2
Views: 272

What's that noise?

I went out for a walk yesterday with daughter & her partner. Near the top of a hill we sat on the short sheep cropped grass to admire the view & get our breath back. What was the noise? A horse being ridden? Some sort of machinery? It came, stopped, started again. Not always from quite the same dire...
by Mo
28 May 2021, 22:26
Forum: Garden Wildlife
Topic: Swallows
Replies: 11
Views: 463

Re: Swallows

We used to have house martins nest under our eaves, but not for many years
by Mo
27 May 2021, 16:09
Forum: Grow your Own Diaries
Topic: How does your garden grow?
Replies: 225
Views: 74033

Re: How does your garden grow?

My bluebells (the Spanish sort) and daffs also self seed in the orchard.
by Mo
27 May 2021, 09:43
Forum: Grow your Own Diaries
Topic: How does your garden grow?
Replies: 225
Views: 74033

Re: How does your garden grow?

Neither, they popped up by themselves. Jim used to mow round them so that they could seed. Loads of cow-parsley at the moment, and some cuckoo flower (ladies smock), hedge garlic and a clump of primrose. The primrose clump has got bigger and more varied since I first noticed it, must be a garden hyb...
by Mo
26 May 2021, 07:26
Forum: Grow your Own Diaries
Topic: Karen's 2015 garden diary
Replies: 140
Views: 66290

Re: Karen's 2015 garden diary

Managed to save some red gooseberry fruitlets as Dory was eating them all }hairout{ - I've fenced the bushes off. I Caught my grandson picking at mine. Daughter said she didn't know her bush ever had fruit till she saw him scrunching them. He's welcome to the baby redcurrants as there are usually m...
by Mo
24 May 2021, 13:57
Forum: Garden Wildlife
Topic: Swallows
Replies: 11
Views: 463

Re: Swallows

My daughter came this morning to get my tall step ladder to rescue a swallow. When she went to let the horses out it was hanging from the nest by one wing. Hardly moving - breathing but not attempting to get free. By the time we'd got back into the field it had gone, she said its mate had flown into...
by Mo
24 May 2021, 13:52
Forum: Grow your Own Diaries
Topic: How does your garden grow?
Replies: 225
Views: 74033

Re: How does your garden grow?

Some organisation has declared No Mow May. Nothing wrong with daisies. Conservationists also applaud dandelions, which are welcome in my grass (I used to keep bees so I liked them for early nectar) - but they seed like mad and the roots go deep. I have them coming up between cracks in a path and the...
by Mo
22 May 2021, 22:08
Forum: Books, TV and the Media
Topic: Eurovision - love it or loath it?
Replies: 3
Views: 154

Re: Eurovision - love it or loath it?

ignore it
think I saw part of it once
by Mo
18 May 2021, 12:01
Forum: Fitness and Health
Topic: Will you be hugging?
Replies: 7
Views: 334

Re: Will you be hugging?

They say that those in hospital with it have not been vaccinated (and I think most were eligible), so let's hope that shows that the vaccine protects against it.
But while not everyone is vaccinated it will spread.
by Mo
17 May 2021, 19:11
Forum: Fitness and Health
Topic: Will you be hugging?
Replies: 7
Views: 334

Re: Will you be hugging?

At last we are getting advice that sensible people can follow. Up to now it has been a mix of 'you mustn't' and 'it is illegal to' which has confused people and because they see the illegalities some have not kept them. As I live alone I have been in a bubble with my daughter since it was allowed, b...
by Mo
16 May 2021, 12:53
Forum: Fitness and Health
Topic: How many of you have had your second jab?
Replies: 13
Views: 934

Re: How many of you have had your second jab?

I believe that the part that has mutated is not the part the vaccine acts against, so they are hopeful.