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lakaelo

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Yes, between us we have put a lot of time into it. We now need to get some colour as everything is just green with a fee flowers.
i think there are some good spots for some hydrangeas. but look at the hybrid version because they are flourish the hole year in different colours. best brand is called "endless summer" here, guess you will have a equivalent model in UK.
Hortensie Endless Summer
 

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Because of the amount of winter weather we had the baby birds were very late appearing in the garden. This female sparrowhawk is quite small so we are guessing it is a juvenile.

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i think there are some good spots for some hydrangeas. but look at the hybrid version because they are flourish the hole year in different colours. best brand is called "endless summer" here, guess you will have a equivalent model in UK.
Hortensie Endless Summer
Will look into that for next year. Certainly sounds like a possibility.
 

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Mentioned hydrangeas to my wife. I guess she doesn’t like them as her face was similar to that seen when we discovered our old dog had been given chicken by the kennels and it was now projectile pooping around the house. :eek:
 

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Our neighbours have trimmed their hedge a bit. We now get more light but have lost a little bit of the privacy it gave us. You can see how tall it was above. We have got back our view of the Forth Valley though.

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Lol this pic is so proving that stereotype about old people is true: They all like sitting on a bench and feeding birds. :D :tbag:
 

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The ‘baby’ jackdaw was from the other day. Obviously hasn’t been growing any head feathers and was being shunned by the rest of the family. Not seen it around since. Does look like something out of Jurassic Park.

The sparrowhawk was first sitting on the fence and then tried to get a bird but missed and then was on the bush. I got within about 1.2 m of it and was taking photos and video and some slo-mo when it took off. Wasn’t worried at all by me being near it. Photos and video taken with my iPhone SE but will try and get some with a “proper” camera.


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Hopefully getting close to the end of the grass cutting season. We have been moving the bird feeders around and that seems to be helping the grass with natural fertiliser (bird guano). Seems to have helped with the moss and there are less weeds in the grass too.2458A551-AB31-4F6C-975D-4A80DB755B79.jpeg
 

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We have had quite a bit of rain recently. Your suggestion of cutting regularly and leaving the clippings has also helped too. It is far from perfect but is looking a lot better. Wifey thinks if it is longer than stubble it is too long but as she cannot use the mower that is TS. :)
 

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Are you wearing woolen stockings on your legs Glen :eek:
So is that upper thigh meat in shot in the bottom right corner :confused::eek::eek:
 

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LOL

No that is ankle flesh. The phone was about 2” and it is a sports sock - not one for going sockless even if it seems to be the fashion in these parts. :)
 

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Today’s view would be of a very green garden (if I could be bothered getting up and taking a picture). The grass at the place we stayed in in France was a rather dry bown colour. In comparison our garden is a verdent oasis compared to an almost desert like terrain.