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by pollygog
Mon May 24, 2021 10:43 am
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Spring is nearly here!
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Re: Spring is nearly here!

Looks like you'll have a good crop of plums this year Colin. That's an impressive Magnolia; it would look nice in your back garden! Bodnant Gardens in the summer of 2010 is where I first came across Ian Sturrock who I got my first Denbigh plum tree from. I was talking to a gardner there and we got o...
by pollygog
Fri Apr 09, 2021 2:17 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Spring is nearly here!
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Re: Spring is nearly here!

Spot on with my prediction of plum trees flowering, these are the trees I planted to pollinate my Denbigh plum tree.
They're fully out today on the Victoria plum and on the other trees, worryingly few bees or hover flies about as yet though, this cold snap is the cause, see picture.
by pollygog
Mon Mar 22, 2021 10:43 am
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Spring is nearly here!
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Re: Spring is nearly here!

This is possibly the same Great Crested Newt I found on Saturday night. I took pic after I'd moved it to a safer place on rockery, I'd found it in a hollow in soil under a large pot in my greenhouse. It's a whopper, around six inches long and looks well fed! This was on the Sunday morning; it was hu...
by pollygog
Sat Mar 20, 2021 12:54 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Spring is nearly here!
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The time of the frogfest is nearly over and this year is another bonus year as we are overwhelmed again with frogspawn. The sad thing about that is last night I went out on a really mild night about ten when I heard croaking and discovered the toads have now turned up on cue but theres no room once ...
by pollygog
Fri Mar 05, 2021 3:19 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Spring is nearly here!
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With going out to check my filter twice a day this week I can appreciate the frog chorus first hand. They're at it croaking 24/7 and now we have not only frogspawn in two wildlife ponds but also in my by-passed veg filter and also in the Nexus again. My Koi pond is back to crystal clear but now minu...
by pollygog
Fri Feb 26, 2021 6:07 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Spring is nearly here!
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I had to grasp the nettle today and treat my pond with Oase blanket weed treatment, the trails of weed were blocking my filter too often so out it came. The Catch 22 situation over this last warm period was it made the algae bloom but, it was warm enough for treatment to work. Now it's flushing my f...
by pollygog
Thu Feb 11, 2021 4:43 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Spring is nearly here!
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The heavy frost over the last few nights has made walking down by the river Elwy a lot easier now the mud is frozen solid, The two Missel Thrushes on either side of the river singing their hearts out was pleasant to hear yesterday morning and I got another view of one this lunch time when we got bac...
by pollygog
Sun Feb 07, 2021 2:23 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Spring is nearly here!
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Any unusual birds spotted in last weekends RSPB bird count? We had two Bald Eagles fighting over the carcase of a dead Griffon Vulture when suddenly an enormous Eagle Owl swooped down and killed and carried one eagle off, the other Bald Eagle then flew off with the dead vulture, pursued by a small ...
by pollygog
Wed Jan 27, 2021 4:01 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Spring is nearly here!
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How's this for service! I ordered a repeat order of 30 kilo's of Bakery Grade sunflower kernels from Hopewells Feeds yesterday mid- morning and it arrived 10.30 this morning. Even better is it's still the lowest price on the internet at £30.95 including post and packaging. At £1.03p a kilo it's ter...
by pollygog
Sun Jan 24, 2021 12:59 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Spring is nearly here!
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Re: Spring is nearly here!

A 6.05am post Colin, that's very early for the cold winter months, were you just rolling home from a riotous night on the town? I like the pic, I think your photo sums up sheep in a nutshell. Sheep have got to be the toughest creatures around, they are out in all weathers including the torrential ra...