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Poetry D Jour by Beryl McMullen coming December, 2010


Notice: The forum is being looked after by Garden Gerald, Nick and Townie.

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 on: February 15, 2018, 01:45:42 PM 
Started by GardenGerald - Last post by townie
Hello Gerald Have you got any Banana plants? I had one once never grew very big but I kept getting shoots of it I must have had at least 6 but then I think it died, so I gave up.   

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 on: February 15, 2018, 01:20:09 PM 
Started by GardenGerald - Last post by GardenGerald
Watch this space for the best plants at the right price. All ministry inspected.
GG

 23 
 on: February 15, 2018, 12:01:12 PM 
Started by Twm Sion - Last post by GardenGerald
Hello  Hello  Hello

 24 
 on: February 07, 2018, 11:20:27 PM 
Started by Twm Sion - Last post by Twm Sion
The Wrens are an interesting bunch, I see them in the day around by my sheds and the barn. I have to sit quiet though, then you see them. I have heard a bird this last few weeks, got quite a nice song. Not been able to identify it. It's always high in a tree. Anyway, I've spotted him this last few days. It's a tree creeper. I'm not sure if it's god long tied variety. Will try and catch a god glimpse of it soon. Slowly the countryside is waking up.

Twm Sion

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 on: February 07, 2018, 11:08:50 PM 
Started by Kandor - Last post by Twm Sion
Twm not only did we use the dustbin we also used the lamp post for wickets this would have been late 50s still not many cars around. Mind you I did live in a grove so if you had a car there you were rich. Glad to hear that you have found a mate from 55 years ago hope you have good times reminiscing and you can do it in the pub legally now  Smiley

That's right, the Robin Hood Pub. We were too young back in the day, but by there was were we threw sticks up into the conker trees to collect the conkers for the season. Not many kids play conkers these days!

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 on: February 07, 2018, 11:05:55 PM 
Started by Kandor - Last post by Twm Sion
I was a useless climber of trees, even worse getting down. One things that sticks out in my mind was in the spring probably 1965 I was walking along the Redditch Rd. I saw a Blackbird fly out of a hedge. I looked in a saw a baby chick. No feathers. I took the baby with the intention of rearing it. When I got in, mom went absolutely mad at me. But too late, chick was at home. We put it in the airing cupboard to keep it warm. By morning, it was dead. Mom said that I had killed this little bird ( she was right) I felt so ashamed and cruel that I never did anything like that again. I still think back to what I did.

 27 
 on: February 07, 2018, 10:44:09 PM 
Started by Kandor - Last post by townie
Twm not only did we use the dustbin we also used the lamp post for wickets this would have been late 50s still not many cars around. Mind you I did live in a grove so if you had a car there you were rich. Glad to hear that you have found a mate from 55 years ago hope you have good times reminiscing and you can do it in the pub legally now  Smiley

 28 
 on: February 07, 2018, 10:35:16 PM 
Started by Kandor - Last post by townie
Gerald never took chicks just the eggs. I had quite a few in the collection wrapped in cotton wool and a box. Love to know what happened to them.

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 on: February 07, 2018, 10:23:42 PM 
Started by Kandor - Last post by GardenGerald
Hello Townie
I will put my hand up, also used to take chicks to try and rear in the house. They never lasted more than a couple of days.
Another lecture to leave the birds alone, got the same lecture to take care with the birds about 10 years later.
Gerald.

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 on: February 07, 2018, 10:17:54 PM 
Started by Kandor - Last post by townie
Didn't any of you saints ever go bird nesting? I used to love it climbing up 30ft trees If you looked at what you had climbed now, you would think twice. The difficult part was coming back down trying to keep the egg in tact. Then with your little pin make the holes and blow hoping that it wasn't haggled and you had not wasted all that time and effort. Don't forget this was before bird nesting was illegal.   

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