Ish Springwatch 2011

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Re: Ish Springwatch 2011

Post: #224684 boboff
Fri Feb 25, 2011 9:59 am

http://newsletter.lidl.co.uk/c/mv

From 3rd March, Lidls spring gardening stuff. Fruit trees 2 for £10, fruit bushes 4 for £5.
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Post: #224740 Zech
Fri Feb 25, 2011 9:35 pm

boboff wrote:http://newsletter.lidl.co.uk/c/mv

From 3rd March, Lidls spring gardening stuff. Fruit trees 2 for £10, fruit bushes 4 for £5.


Thanks for that - I've been watching out for it.
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Re: Ish Springwatch 2011

Post: #224825 Jacqui S
Sun Feb 27, 2011 8:49 am

Frogspawn!! :icon_smile:
Seems very early to me but there were 4 big clumps laid in our pond yesterday.

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Re: Ish Springwatch 2011

Post: #224840 red
Sun Feb 27, 2011 2:43 pm

first frogspawn here yesterday too

primroses out

hawthorn and elder in bud
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Re: Ish Springwatch 2011

Post: #224847 spider8
Sun Feb 27, 2011 4:38 pm

Primroses out and looking sweet, buds on bushes and some sun at long last :iconbiggrin: .
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Re: Ish Springwatch 2011

Post: #224863 Zech
Sun Feb 27, 2011 10:57 pm

We saw our first daffodil out yesterday!
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The ones in our garden are nowhere near out yet, though - maybe it's the altitude.
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Re: Ish Springwatch 2011

Post: #224919 stevetc
Mon Feb 28, 2011 9:07 pm

Hmmm my daffs are still only just emerging, some of then have maybe done an inch . . . But then, i planted them late, the dogs dug them up and replanted according to canine aesthetic, and some had to contend with me unearthing them to check on their progress . . . The tulips are thriving tho . . . Dogs don't seem to like the taste of the bulbs . . .

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Re: Ish Springwatch 2011

Post: #225412 Millymollymandy
Mon Mar 07, 2011 7:41 am

I'm back home after 2 weeks away and it's looking very spring like here with daffies, forsythia and japonica all flowering. My couple of flowers on the mimosa (badly frosted two years in a row) are out. We are on a par with southern England although my mother was complaining about how late everything is whilst here it is extremely early! :flower:

I have had ladybirds in my garden all winter - every time I try to tidy up in the flower beds I find them in amongst the leaves and things. I've never seen them before in winter but I am really pleased they have stayed here cos I might have some help with the broad bean aphids this year. :thumbright:
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Re: Ish Springwatch 2011

Post: #226175 Millymollymandy
Tue Mar 15, 2011 7:22 am

First chiffchaff singing yesterday! :cheers:
boboff wrote:Oh and just for MMM, :hugish: (thanks)


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Re: Ish Springwatch 2011

Post: #226186 pelmetman
Tue Mar 15, 2011 9:26 am

It was truely a spring day here yesterday. Sun out and warm.

This week loads of frogspawn appeared. Everything in the garden is coming alive. We too have loads of ladybirds and have noticed quite a few bees around.

Hope you enjoyed your holiday MMM, noticed how you went to Weymouth, makes me very homesick.

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Re: Ish Springwatch 2011

Post: #226254 Millymollymandy
Wed Mar 16, 2011 7:45 am

Yeah had a great time although by about day 4 I wanted to go home!!! We have a different lifestyle when we are in England - loads of shopping and eating out and enjoying all those consumerist things that we don't do (or don't have) here very much - so it is very much crammed into a short space of time. I am sure those who have not visited us here in France must think we are complete junk eating shopaholics but it's not true, honest! :lol:

Have you been here, just outside Weymouth going east? We stumbled upon it looking for a place to eat - it's right by the coast on all the coastal footpaths and the food was lovely. It must be buzzing in the summer by the amount of tables outside and was beautiful and the scampi & chips ab fab! :mrgreen:

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(Sorry to go COMPLETELY off topic!)
boboff wrote:Oh and just for MMM, :hugish: (thanks)


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Re: Ish Springwatch 2011

Post: #226270 pelmetman
Wed Mar 16, 2011 10:56 am

Haven't been there for years but yes we used to go there quite regularly and like you say packed in the summer so would have been more an off season visit for us.

I know what you mean about spending more in a place like Weymouth when we go there we probably do more eating out and going to the pub than we do all year here. Still won't put us off going back there when we retire properly though as I am a Weymouth girl through and through.

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Re: Ish Springwatch 2011

Post: #226274 Millymollymandy
Wed Mar 16, 2011 12:06 pm

And the bird watching is great! :wink:
boboff wrote:Oh and just for MMM, :hugish: (thanks)


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Re: Ish Springwatch 2011

Post: #227052 Millymollymandy
Fri Mar 25, 2011 8:13 am

Lots of ladybirds on my Euphorbias - well they are everywhere actually! :thumbright:

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boboff wrote:Oh and just for MMM, :hugish: (thanks)


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