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  • That's twice this week on different walking forest tracks we have come across a single egg in the middle of the track.
    I think geese? Not sure where they are nesting , plenty around here. I'm assuming a fox has helped itself? Surely wouldn't lay an egg on the track.
    Northern England.

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    • Afternoon all, late on parade today. Had the best nights sleep I’ve had in years, in fact I had an extra long lie too...do you think it was the Baileys night cap that did it? Wish I’d known sooner.
      Thinking about haircuts, as Peteyd has said I wonder how many people will head back to the hairdresser/barber after this?
      Excitement today is grocery delivery!! Woo hoo!!
      Its cold and showery here but hope you have a great day no matter the weather!! x
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      • Not much achieved so far. OH decided to sort the woodburner as the new parts arrived, so I've been clearing up
        Having a quick hot chocolate then get going.
        Winds got up quite a bit.
        Northern England.

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        • Plans all changed this morning. I was supposed to be accompanying an elderly relative to a hospital appointment quite early but then I got a phone call at 7am to say that the relative wasn't going. To be honest I had really not been looking forward to it so I sneaked back to bed for a couple of hours and actually slept😴. It's looking like rain here at the moment. I think I'll have another little planting frenzy this afternoon. It cheers me up to see little green shoots appearing.

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          • Been killing time sitting in the lotty shed for an hour waiting for the local comprehensive kids to clear on their way home, then while making our way back realised the schools are closed for the Easter break 😕
            Location ... Nottingham

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            • A day pottering today. but last night I had my birthday pressie ( from last year) turn up ... I treated myself to 3 Delphiniums from Blackmore and Langdon and they arrived yesterday about 8" high in 2 ltr pots really nice plants A pink one, A deep blue one and a white one. really looking forward to them flowering.
              ntg
              Never be afraid to try something new.
              Remember that a lone amateur built the Ark.
              A large group of professionals built the Titanic
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              • Originally posted by nick the grief View Post
                A day pottering today. but last night I had my birthday pressie ( from last year) turn up ... I treated myself to 3 Delphiniums from Blackmore and Langdon and they arrived yesterday about 8" high in 2 ltr pots really nice plants A pink one, A deep blue one and a white one. really looking forward to them flowering.
                I like, and really fancy the deep blue one with a white eye. It will probably be a named variety. The problem is I live on a windy site where all my daffodils have been blown to bits and don't know whether Delphiniums would survive?
                My Majesty made for him a garden anew in order
                to present to him vegetables and all beautiful flowers.- Offerings of Thutmose III to Amon-Ra (1500 BCE)

                Diversify & prosper


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                • May they bring you lots of pleasure, nick the grief. My dad used to buy delphiniums from them. Always made him feel special when they arrived. Thanks for reminding me of that.
                  Location: north-east Spain, where the sun is too hot, the rain too torrential, the hail too big, the wind too windy and the snow too deep. Last frost: usually mid-April, sometimes first week in May. First frost: mid-October.

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                  • I have been sowing lettuce and radishes in the greenhouse this afternoon.
                    It was a very cold all day but now the temp showing 11degs and this is after six in the evening.
                    Got the laundry dried in record time and the grocery shopping done.
                    I feel I achieved something from the day.
                    Have a good evening all.

                    And when your back stops aching,
                    And your hands begin to harden.
                    You will find yourself a partner,
                    In the glory of the garden.

                    Rudyard Kipling.sigpic

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                    • Evening all

                      Did the weekly shopping earlier.Came back and made chilli & Cauliflower rice.Ate the lot because I hate waste and OH doesn't like chilli. Sat bloated for about an hour then put the shopping away,washed the dishes and cleaned the kitchen bench top. Ready for bed soon.
                      My Majesty made for him a garden anew in order
                      to present to him vegetables and all beautiful flowers.- Offerings of Thutmose III to Amon-Ra (1500 BCE)

                      Diversify & prosper


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                      • Evening
                        I've also spent time in my GH today Bramble potting on brassicas it was rather nice and warm in there, it beats sowing those parsnip seeds in the cold garden.

                        Apart from that some, shopping, baking, cooking and reading.
                        Enjoy your evening.
                        Location....East Midlands.

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                        • Originally posted by Snadger View Post

                          I like, and really fancy the deep blue one with a white eye. It will probably be a named variety. The problem is I live on a windy site where all my daffodils have been blown to bits and don't know whether Delphiniums would survive?
                          I knew someone would ask for names Clifford Pink is the pink on ( no 5h!t sherlock !) Buttermilk is the white one and the deep blue one is Nimrod
                          Blackmore & Langdon are a long established nursery which specialises in begonias and delphiniums. Includes details of mail order service with delivery overseas.
                          ntg
                          Never be afraid to try something new.
                          Remember that a lone amateur built the Ark.
                          A large group of professionals built the Titanic
                          ==================================================

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                          • Originally posted by Snoop Puss View Post
                            May they bring you lots of pleasure, nick the grief. My dad used to buy delphiniums from them. Always made him feel special when they arrived. Thanks for reminding me of that.
                            I've always fancied some and tried a couple of times to grow them from seed but no success so I thought sod it . I'm not sure if I'll plant them or grow them on in pots and then next year either take crown buds or cuttings.

                            Snadger - there are some dwarfer ones about 3ft 6" or so
                            ntg
                            Never be afraid to try something new.
                            Remember that a lone amateur built the Ark.
                            A large group of professionals built the Titanic
                            ==================================================

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                            • Originally posted by Containergardener View Post
                              That's twice this week on different walking forest tracks we have come across a single egg in the middle of the track.
                              I think geese? Not sure where they are nesting , plenty around here. I'm assuming a fox has helped itself? Surely wouldn't lay an egg on the track.
                              Wild birds do drop eggs all over the place at this time of year, some just don't make it to the nest, find Blackbird and House Sparrows eggs in our garden most years,sometimes broken, sometimes whole, never found a Goose egg though, imagine if one of those fell out whilst flying over at height........look out below....................
                              If I'm not on here, I'm probably fishing.
                              Gardening in the NE of Scotland

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                              • Originally posted by burnie View Post

                                Wild birds do drop eggs all over the place at this time of year, some just don't make it to the nest, find Blackbird and House Sparrows eggs in our garden most years,sometimes broken, sometimes whole, never found a Goose egg though, imagine if one of those fell out whilst flying over at height........look out below....................
                                Quite !! Messy !!
                                They were still whole though.
                                Northern England.

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