Discussion in 'Farmland and Environmental protection' started by gone, Apr 17, 2017.
Yes, a few hundred metres after the quarry heading for The Swan
I heard a man once describe that ground " so poor even the snipe has to bring in his supper"
New feature discovered at newgrage.
They are still hanging around, there were seven standing but two took off as moved near the window, they were on the roof of the house at 5 am, It took me a while to figure out what the clatter was.
I have seen two Stoats in the past week . Has anybody else seen them recently ?
A good year for apple,not so good for pears ,nice plums and guess the fruit
Sorry managed to delete photo of plumbs .
We have a massive crop of cooking apples . Hardly an eating apple. Good crop of pears , but a lot have fallen from the tree. Plums poor , and no damsons , which usually have lots on them.
A Quince, or more over a false quince?
Changed my mind. Walnut.
Good man the crows are attacking them with gusto
Walnut , then ?
I didn’t think walnuts would grow in our climate ?
Yes walnut it is
Spotted a kingfisher today the first time in a couple of years .
A few flowers around a ruined house.
Had to move a headgehog out of the road,and a cat.
Were you afraid that the hedgehog might get caught by the cat ?
A fine lump of a digger.
Two prickly characters,both need to be handled with care
I'm not much an Ailurophile, but that is a fine feline.
Frogs have Spawned.
I must look where they spawned last year in the stream that normally dries up but didn't last year due to the prolonged wet spell through March into mid April.
This is a margin of a field that used to be infested with sterile Brome. We started mowing it about six years ago and it no longer spreads the Brome into the field. Wild flowers have worked their way into the margin . I do not know what the purple yoke is but there are bunches of primroses . I think I will try and leave it til harvest before mowing as I used to mow it a few times during the growing season.
Is it some sort of toadstool/fungus?
Looks like young common horsetail to me and it would be the right time of year.