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Old 25th Feb 2019, 16:45
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Such Swift wit WM. After Brexit we will see many an Arctic Terned back at our borders?

The Herring Gulls here are already picking their nesting sites and the usual pair are back on our roof. This is after some squabbling with an interloper trying to oust the regulars. Interloper then tried the roof of our bay window but I think I've put it off by shooing it away. The gulls are a bit of a nuisance but I have to admire their airmanship.
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Old 25th Feb 2019, 17:15
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The flight path of the Arctic tern is why it is on my coat of arms.


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Old 25th Feb 2019, 20:50
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Parabellum, re planting, it depends on where you live and what you're planting. I live in a mild part of the UK but I'm only planting hardy well-grown plants now - the veg seedlings and more tender plants will stay in the unheated greenhouse until the end of next month. This unseasonal warmth is tricksy Mother Nature blessing us with sunshine and warmth one day, while keeping frosts and gales up her sleeve for another.
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Old 25th Feb 2019, 22:21
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This part of Derbyshire is very 'microclimate-y'. Here in Kilburn we can have +5 degrees C while Belper, 5 miles away, has several degrees of frost. In fact, come to think of it, I drove from a sunny Derby up towards Ashbourne a fortnight ago into mist, fog, and frost on the hedgerows at 2:30 p.m.
So maybe a bit early to trust the weather yet... me dahlias won't go out until mid March.
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Old 25th Feb 2019, 22:50
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This time last year:-
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Old 26th Feb 2019, 07:48
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Thanks RBG, was beginning to wonder! We will enjoy the sun whilst it lasts and prepare for the worst!
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Old 26th Feb 2019, 09:44
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I find that rather hard to Swallow.
Such Swift wit ...
I must be heron things ... bird puns no less! You're all mallard-justed of course.
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Old 26th Feb 2019, 09:55
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Originally Posted by BlueDiamond View Post
I must be heron things ... bird puns no less! You're all mallard-justed of course.
Daft as a Coot, no less.
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Old 26th Feb 2019, 13:43
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Daft as a Coot, no less.
He said which raised owls of laughter. Is there no end to this lark?
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Old 26th Feb 2019, 15:07
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Morning Jim. Lovely sunrise this morning. Pruning, lawn-mowing and planting beckon today. To be followed by sitting with a hot mug of tea and gazing at the results.
Saved by the mower. Start cord broke when I unpacked the machine. Got it ready for new cord, gave an experimental tug to rotate the engine and a mouse ran off.
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Old 26th Feb 2019, 20:47
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Why do young chaps persist in wearing suits with trousers that show their ankles and gaudy socks?
To my clearly old fashioned eyes, not fashionable, just very silly-looking...
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Old 26th Feb 2019, 20:48
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Don't be bittern and twisted - have a titter at life.

PS. Tartare - agree entirely, looks as if they've washed their trousers on a hot cycle. And don't get me started on those awful jeans with great gaping holes at the knees.
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Old 26th Feb 2019, 21:38
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Originally Posted by jimtherev View Post
This part of Derbyshire is very 'microclimate-y'. Here in Kilburn we can have +5 degrees C while Belper, 5 miles away, has several degrees of frost. In fact, come to think of it, I drove from a sunny Derby up towards Ashbourne a fortnight ago into mist, fog, and frost on the hedgerows at 2:30 p.m.
So maybe a bit early to trust the weather yet... me dahlias won't go out until mid March.
I lived in Hayfield until I joined the RAF in 1959 when I was 16. Trips to Buxton were always accompanied by the mantra "wear summat really warm" because Buxton was the highest town in England and was always chilly! In 1975 a cricket match in June had to be stopped because of a snow-storm.
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Old 26th Feb 2019, 22:09
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Buxton was the highest town in England
And who is now?

Checked my wallet. Thought it might be a Buxton.

Nope: C.H. Brown & Son.
Oxford.
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Old 27th Feb 2019, 11:16
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hmmm.. have got an ad on the screen - The 2017 Jaguar F-Type. Learn more...
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Old 27th Feb 2019, 12:01
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Alston shares the title of the 'highest market town in England', at about 1,000 feet (300 m) above sea level, with Buxton, Derbyshire.
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Old 1st Mar 2019, 03:14
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"Rabbits, rabbits, rabbits" for the first of the month.
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Old 1st Mar 2019, 06:49
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Not only Rabbits; Happy St David's Day to our Welsh comrades.
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Old 1st Mar 2019, 13:33
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I have caught a cold. Not impressed.
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Old 1st Mar 2019, 19:31
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I have caught a cold. Not impressed.
Ah but at least it's only a mere cold and not something really serious like Man Flu
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