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by Hen-Gen
Thu Oct 01, 2020 1:24 pm
Forum: The Dustbath
Topic: Coronavirus
Replies: 588
Views: 16102

Re: Coronavirus

I have one every year as I'm asthmatic. This year though, my GP's surgery are struggling to get any vaccine. So much for vaccinating everyone- they can't do anyone... Sorry to hear that, IM. It doesn't seem to be a problem in Scotland. GP surgeries are not responsible for it this year, the flu jab ...
by Hen-Gen
Thu Oct 01, 2020 9:53 am
Forum: The Dustbath
Topic: nature notes
Replies: 367
Views: 28938

Re: nature notes

It is possible to create a wildflower meadow without removing the sod though it might take a few years to become fully established. It also means you shouldn’t cut the grass so can be a bit unsightly at first. It is done by broadcasting the seed of yellow rattle which parasitic on grass and severely...
by Hen-Gen
Mon Sep 28, 2020 7:20 pm
Forum: The Dustbath
Topic: nature notes
Replies: 367
Views: 28938

Re: nature notes

Too true bym. And LadyA a patchwork of different mini habitats is better than a huge area all the same, unless you’re trying to conserve orangutans of course. If everyone with a bit of land did it the wildlife of the British Isles would be in a much better position. Lawns might give a source of worm...
by Hen-Gen
Mon Sep 28, 2020 9:10 am
Forum: The Dustbath
Topic: Island living
Replies: 41
Views: 902

Re: Island living

Thanks Marigold. I’ve pre ordered it from Amazon. Sounds like he ‘gets it’.
by Hen-Gen
Mon Sep 28, 2020 8:58 am
Forum: The Dustbath
Topic: nature notes
Replies: 367
Views: 28938

Re: nature notes

No opinions on what you should do with the poly tunnel but I love the sound of your field. Sounds like a wildlife paradise. Is it a closed canopy or do you have lots of woodland flower too?
by Hen-Gen
Sun Sep 27, 2020 10:11 am
Forum: The Dustbath
Topic: nature notes
Replies: 367
Views: 28938

Re: nature notes

It was written by Robert MacFarlane, Marigold. Of the eight poems I’ve displayed two are by him, two by Norman MacKaig, one by Ted Hughes and two that I can’t attribute. I had them printed on all weather, aluminium signs by Vistaprint. A poetry wall? Inspired by everything from sculpture parks to Ba...
by Hen-Gen
Sun Sep 27, 2020 8:57 am
Forum: The Dustbath
Topic: Island living
Replies: 41
Views: 902

Re: Island living

Believe me the darkness of winter is not a problem. It’s the three weeks of light ie no night in mid summer which is a struggle here. Really messes with your circadian rhythms. Brings out some really strange aspects of human behaviour!
by Hen-Gen
Sat Sep 26, 2020 10:30 am
Forum: The Dustbath
Topic: nature notes
Replies: 367
Views: 28938

Re: nature notes

:-)12 Pretentious, I know, but down my drive is a long fence on which I have created a poetry wall. None are my feeble efforts. Here is one called Wren. ***** When wren whirrs from stone to furze the world around her slows for wren is quick, so quick she blurs the air through which she flows, yes- R...
by Hen-Gen
Fri Sep 25, 2020 8:21 pm
Forum: The Dustbath
Topic: nature notes
Replies: 367
Views: 28938

Re: nature notes

We’ve recently talked about our contempt for twitchers but commonplace birds can be breathtaking. Big flocks of starlings at roosting time, gannets diving for fish, a shag perched on a rock in bad weather - all can transfix you.
by Hen-Gen
Fri Sep 25, 2020 11:06 am
Forum: The Dustbath
Topic: Coronavirus
Replies: 588
Views: 16102

Re: Coronavirus

I panic bought yesterday - two boxes of Crunchy Nut Cornflakes. Can’t live without those.

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