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by Clive.
Sat Jul 13, 2019 7:56 pm
Forum: General chatter
Topic: Mid Summer Bits and Bobs.
Replies: 48
Views: 1002

Re: Mid Summer Bits and Bobs.

Meanwhile on the drier side of the country we had that 6.5 inches in a week about a month ago and then the night before last an inch from a very localised thundertorm. Actually we were dry up until the week of the June deluge such that the maincrop potatoes had about come to a stop and wanted a drop...
by Clive.
Sun May 12, 2019 3:02 pm
Forum: General chatter
Topic: Spring proper, Bits and Bobs.
Replies: 121
Views: 4480

Re: Spring proper, Bits and Bobs.

Having a Radio, Radeo day today.. Listening to Radio Caroline North from Ross Revenge on 648Khz am...and have got the posts, wire and sticks (canes) up at the radeo pea row. :)

C.
by Clive.
Sun May 12, 2019 12:19 pm
Forum: General chatter
Topic: Spring proper, Bits and Bobs.
Replies: 121
Views: 4480

Re: Spring proper, Bits and Bobs.

and this morning can add the sound and sight of a Dakota and a Nanchang CJ6 :)....although did enjoy the Skylark once more at 7:20am...bright blue sky so couldn't see it today.

C.
by Clive.
Sat May 11, 2019 8:28 pm
Forum: General chatter
Topic: Spring proper, Bits and Bobs.
Replies: 121
Views: 4480

Re: Spring proper, Bits and Bobs.

Most mornings now I step out the back door at home to be greeted by the sound of a Skylark, a sound absent for some years. This morning against the grey sky I spotted the lark, flittering up and down then rapidly descending. Our house was named Larkrise by mum and dad when they had it built in the 1...
by Clive.
Wed Apr 17, 2019 8:35 pm
Forum: General chatter
Topic: Early Spring Bits and Bobs.
Replies: 207
Views: 11034

Re: Early Spring Bits and Bobs.

Spotted the first swallow at my works location yesterday morning. I was wandering across the old woodyard thinking, wonder when they'll be here, looked up and the first was sat there right above me taking some rest on the electric wires. :) I had thought I had heard one chittering about last Thurs b...
by Clive.
Sun Jan 13, 2019 8:13 pm
Forum: Birds, Animals and Livestock
Topic: Wild parakeets
Replies: 5
Views: 739

Re: Wild parakeets

Let's see if I can remember how to post a photo...... :wink:

This was 4th October 2011, at my work location.

We see..and hear them...from time to time.

Clive.

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by Clive.
Sun Jan 06, 2019 1:25 pm
Forum: General chatter
Topic: Early signs of spring?
Replies: 17
Views: 1235

Re: Early signs of spring?

I should add that a new weed, to around here, Bristly Oxtongue is doing very well for itself having blown through/over the fence :(

C.
by Clive.
Sun Jan 06, 2019 12:22 pm
Forum: General chatter
Topic: Early signs of spring?
Replies: 17
Views: 1235

Re: Early signs of spring?

That's interesting because over here in the East our Snowdrops, I think, are very slightly behind some years. Only by a few days, comparing some photos of previous years, and nothing that a little Winter sun wouldn't correct. That Winter sunshine being noticeably absent of recent, the forecast inclu...
by Clive.
Mon Dec 31, 2018 7:43 pm
Forum: General chatter
Topic: Early Winter Bits and Bobs.
Replies: 159
Views: 9639

Re: Early Winter Bits and Bobs.

It was the old S&J Neverbend No.1 grafting spade for the true dug section, SKJO flat tined fork for the potato area both for lifting out the remnants and for the final forking over...much annual meadow grass and buddleia that have seeded about.! ...and a relatively recent J. Bentley border fork ...
by Clive.
Mon Dec 31, 2018 7:26 pm
Forum: General chatter
Topic: Early Winter Bits and Bobs.
Replies: 159
Views: 9639

Re: Early Winter Bits and Bobs.

Hello Old H', The mention of progressing some digging almost brought me out of hiding.! ...but with your prompt I felt I should re appear. As you may note I watch and keep up with the news from the sidelines ever more these days. I have progressed some digging at home here too and have got a little ...
by Clive.
Sun Sep 16, 2018 12:46 pm
Forum: General chatter
Topic: Top 50 posters
Replies: 21
Views: 1773

Re: Top 50 posters

....although should add that I've just tucked into some of my Radeo peas served with bought ready prepped co-op new potatoes to accompany Boston Sausage... I note co-op are not yet stocking radeo peas :) :)

C.
by Clive.
Sun Sep 16, 2018 12:43 pm
Forum: General chatter
Topic: Top 50 posters
Replies: 21
Views: 1773

Re: Top 50 posters

Surprised to see my name :) .....reckon I'll be slipping down the ratings...as I don't appear here much these days. Day job keeps me busy to say the least and back garden at home is rapidly slipping :(


C.
by Clive.
Sat Jun 02, 2018 8:45 pm
Forum: General chatter
Topic: Glorious Spring Bits and Bobs.
Replies: 228
Views: 29415

Re: Glorious Spring Bits and Bobs.

32mm here...garden rather swilled.....

Clive.
by Clive.
Sun Apr 22, 2018 11:08 am
Forum: General chatter
Topic: Glorious Spring Bits and Bobs.
Replies: 228
Views: 29415

Re: Glorious Spring Bits and Bobs.

Caught up some more of the front garden yesterday, bit of rain overnight but thankfully just a freshening shower. :) The Early Onward Peas are coming through. Mum has been shelling the Radeo Pea seed that we collected last year but never got sorted and bagged....I'll see if I can get them sown this ...
by Clive.
Sun Apr 22, 2018 10:58 am
Forum: General chatter
Topic: Steam hauled trains
Replies: 3
Views: 1464

Re: Steam hauled trains

Two locomotives that were once deemed almost mission impossible to rebuild in early preservation days. The B1 had a worn out patched firebox and the Jubilee had had wheels cut through after problems in the scrapyard. As the heritage railway world skill and technology developed both became viable reb...

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