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PostPosted: Fri Jul 26, 2013 3:22 pm    Post subject:  Reply with quote

Heyho wrote:
I seem to have a bumper crop of peppers this year (probably cos I planted a few more). Bought myself one of those food vacuum thingies that bags up food for the freezer in readiness.

Also got a load of chillies rearing their little heads.

Reckon I also might have 150 or so sweet corn cobs this year. Nothing nicer with a bit of butter on.

Infact this year is ace so far. peas are coming on nicely. So are the leeks and beetroot.

Climbing beans a bit short on flowering but theres time yet.

Only real disappointment is the t'old toms. very few trusses on them for some reason.

Already had 6 cucumbers off but the melons sadly are all male flowers.


Chillies, tomatoes and cucumbers doing well.
My melons are swelling up nicely too.
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PostPosted: Fri Jul 26, 2013 5:49 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Nowt to do wi me.
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PostPosted: Fri Jul 26, 2013 8:46 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Looks like a bumper crop of chillies this year.

Three varieties:

Tierra Del Fuego

Vesuvius

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PostPosted: Fri Jul 26, 2013 10:55 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

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Vesuvius

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i believe Brighton have signed them all
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PostPosted: Sat Aug 03, 2013 3:32 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Ace thread. Some of you might enjoy bits of this website. http://www.caughtbytheriver.net/
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PostPosted: Sat Aug 03, 2013 3:32 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Something I wrote for it a while back. Ignore the name. One of many, I fear. http://www.caughtbytheriver.net/2011/08/the-hawk/
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PostPosted: Sat Aug 03, 2013 7:21 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Cutsyke wrote:
Something I wrote for it a while back. Ignore the name. One of many, I fear. http://www.caughtbytheriver.net/2011/08/the-hawk/


Sir - you captured the era and the moment perfectly. I almost felt I was there.

If I'd been any more enthralled, I'd now be considering handing myself in to the authorities for breaking some protection of widelife law or somesuch
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PostPosted: Sun Aug 04, 2013 3:20 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

That was brilliant, a real evocotive piece.
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PostPosted: Sun Aug 04, 2013 8:05 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Found one of these shiny red things on my rhubarb.


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PostPosted: Mon Aug 05, 2013 9:28 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Lily Beetles, bit of a pest if you've got Lillies.
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PostPosted: Sat Aug 10, 2013 7:10 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Those red blighters are the devils own but what a thrilling read from Cuts and bang on about the presence a bird of prey has. We had a Tawny owl in the house once not long after we moved out here. Came down the Chimney one night causing a kerfuffle. We went down to investigate, couldn't see anything but I felt an eerie presence. I looked up and there it was on the light shade. I know exactly what Cuts means about who was in charge of the situation and it certainly was not me.

Very very occasionally we get a Sparrow hawk on the garden fence. Twice I've seen it from the kitchen window and been transfixed in its magnetism for a minute, maybe two. On both occasions I finally went for the camera, no more than five seconds but both times it had vanished by the time I got back to the window. It was as if it had clocked me clocking it, waited and then disappeared Into thin air. Utterly supernatural.
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PostPosted: Sat Aug 10, 2013 2:19 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Thanks for the kind words. There was a family round the corner from us had patio doors ( very rare in the 70s as I recall) came home one day to find a dead sparrow hawk in the back room and window broken. The belief was that the hawk was probably chasing something that turned quicker close to the house.

What did you do with the owl, open all the windows and leave?
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PostPosted: Sat Aug 10, 2013 2:30 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

The owl is still there. He's the one who installed the electric gates.
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PostPosted: Sat Aug 10, 2013 4:06 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I sometimes see sparrow hawks around here. Occasionally you will see them being 'mobbed' by other birds i.e. when they are stalking prey, other birds will flock together to drive them away - it can be quite an impressive aerial display.

On one occasion in the garden, a sparrow hawk dived into a beech hedge just a few feet away from me, and within seconds had emerged with a thrush chick, disembowelled it and flown away, leaving behind a few bloodied feathers on the lawn. The mother thrush appeared moments later, pitifully shrieking at her loss.

If I was a fancy French art film director, I'd use that imagery to represent what Thatcher did to the coal industry in particular and society in general.

But I'm not French.
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PostPosted: Sat Aug 10, 2013 5:01 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

We have a big flappy birdy thing that likes to pick off unsuspecting chipmunks from the stone wall.

I call him Boris, but I suspect there is probably a more technical latin name.
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PostPosted: Sat Aug 10, 2013 10:51 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

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I sometimes see sparrow hawks around here. Occasionally you will see them being 'mobbed' by other birds i.e. when they are stalking prey, other birds will flock together to drive them away - it can be quite an impressive aerial display.

On one occasion in the garden, a sparrow hawk dived into a beech hedge just a few feet away from me, and within seconds had emerged with a thrush chick, disembowelled it and flown away, leaving behind a few bloodied feathers on the lawn. The mother thrush appeared moments later, pitifully shrieking at her loss.

If I was a fancy French art film director, I'd use that imagery to represent what Thatcher did to the coal industry in particular and society in general.

But I'm not French.





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It was the middle of the night. We actually rang the RSPB asking for their advice. They advised that I catch it and let it out   . I said thanks a bundle and went to face it and its savage looking talons wrapped around the light fitting above me. After about two hours of gentle coaxing and manoeuvring I finally got it into a corner and with heavy duty Gardening gloves and a linen blanket gently covered it and lifted it to the front the door that was already open. It weighed absolutely nothing. I opened up and lifted the blanket. I swear i heard and saw nothing, it just vanished.

I did take a couple of polaroids but I was shaking so much I couldn't keep it still let alone frame the shot so they are not really worth finding copying and posting

About a week later we were on the settee watching Dalziel and Pascoe as it happens, god knows how I remember that but I got that same feeling again. I looked out of the window and there was a Tawny owl about four foot away perched on a lamp looking towards us. Was it the same one? could it possibly have been?. We'll never know but will always remember it as the same one come to say thanks.
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PostPosted: Sun Aug 11, 2013 1:00 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Bloody hell, I'd never have done that. It would have been windows open, turn on the lights and lock the door.

There used to be a red tailed kite in the park near us. I only ever saw it in autumn or winter when there was no coverage on the trees. Sometimes felt like it was watching us when I took the kids sledging.

This is one of my favourite places over here.

http://theraptortrust.org/

The guy who runs it must of had some money at some point, bought some land in the swamp, ace area, I cycle round there when I get the chance, then set up a rescue center.
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PostPosted: Sun Aug 11, 2013 3:37 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Plastic Man wrote:
I sometimes see sparrow hawks around here. Occasionally you will see them being 'mobbed' by other birds i.e. when they are stalking prey, other birds will flock together to drive them away - it can be quite an impressive aerial display.

On one occasion in the garden, a sparrow hawk dived into a beech hedge just a few feet away from me, and within seconds had emerged with a thrush chick, disembowelled it and flown away, leaving behind a few bloodied feathers on the lawn. The mother thrush appeared moments later, pitifully shrieking at her loss.

If I was a fancy French art film director, I'd use that imagery to represent what Thatcher did to the coal industry in particular and society in general.

But I'm not French.


But you are quite fancy.

We have quite a lot of Buzzards around these parts (amongst others) hear their calls a lot, trying to peer up into the sky to see them however is not easy. The buggers really do get some height in the thermals.
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Plastic Man wrote:
I sometimes see sparrow hawks around here. Occasionally you will see them being 'mobbed' by other birds i.e. when they are stalking prey, other birds will flock together to drive them away - it can be quite an impressive aerial display.

On one occasion in the garden, a sparrow hawk dived into a beech hedge just a few feet away from me, and within seconds had emerged with a thrush chick, disembowelled it and flown away, leaving behind a few bloodied feathers on the lawn. The mother thrush appeared moments later, pitifully shrieking at her loss.

If I was a fancy French art film director, I'd use that imagery to represent what Thatcher did to the coal industry in particular and society in general.

But I'm not French.


But you are quite fancy.

We have quite a lot of Buzzards around these parts (amongst others) hear their calls a lot, trying to peer up into the sky to see them however is not easy. The buggers really do get some height in the thermals.


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