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Tavascarow



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Location: South Cornwall
PostPosted: Sat Dec 19, 15 10:26 am    Post subject: December 18 2015  Reply with quote    

Last weekend I camped on the cliffs above Cape Cornwall & took plenty of layers to keep warm through the night, including a thermal bag liner to fit inside my three season bag.
I didn't need it or the layers. It was colder last April than this December.
Ended up sleeping comfortably in my long johns.

Not that that has anything to do with livestock & pets
Yesterday whilst giving my elder hound a once over for thorns & burrs I pulled a tick!!
I can remember a time when things like ticks & fleas didn't show their ugly blood sucking selves till after the spring equinox & not after the Autumn one.
I predict 2016 will be pestilent.
We need a cold snap.

gregotyn



Joined: 24 Jun 2010
Posts: 1365
Location: Llanfyllin area
PostPosted: Sat Dec 19, 15 10:54 am    Post subject: Reply with quote    

Nought like a good hard frost to kill many of the gardener's pests and diseases.

Rob R



Joined: 28 Oct 2004
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Location: York
PostPosted: Sat Dec 19, 15 11:46 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote    

I blame global worming.

Hairyloon



Joined: 20 Nov 2008
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Location: Today I are mostly being in Yorkshire.
PostPosted: Sun Dec 20, 15 12:54 am    Post subject: Re: December 18 2015 Reply with quote    

Tavascarow wrote:
Last weekend I camped on the cliffs above Cape Cornwall & took plenty of layers to keep warm...

At first glance I thought you'd said lawyers and was put in mind of Lady Whiteadder...

dpack



Joined: 02 Jul 2005
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PostPosted: Sun Dec 20, 15 12:50 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote    

Rob R wrote:
I blame global worming.



sean
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Location: North Devon
PostPosted: Sun Dec 20, 15 1:41 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote    

The rosemary bush in our garden is flowering.

chickenlady



Joined: 18 Aug 2013
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Location: Dorset
PostPosted: Sun Dec 20, 15 4:05 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote    

I thought you meant you were snuggling up in a sleeping back full of hens

Tavascarow



Joined: 06 Aug 2006
Posts: 8399
Location: South Cornwall
PostPosted: Sun Dec 20, 15 4:34 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote    

chickenlady wrote:
I thought you meant you were snuggling up in a sleeping back full of hens
The fox cured me of my poultry obsession but the sleeping bag is full of goose down.
Rob R wrote:
I blame global worming.
Cheeky Git.

Behemoth



Joined: 01 Dec 2004
Posts: 18977
Location: Leeds
PostPosted: Sun Dec 20, 15 5:58 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote    

Went to the Newcastle v Aston villa game on Saturday evening. St James park in mid December is usually somewhat chilly. Watching the match in shirt sleeves at 7pm, the week before Christmas felt very odd. Torrential rain as well which started at kick off and finished at the end of the game, so we didn't get soaked on the way back to the car.

Hairyloon



Joined: 20 Nov 2008
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Location: Today I are mostly being in Yorkshire.
PostPosted: Sun Dec 20, 15 8:42 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote    

A friend of mind reports that blue tits are nesting in her garden...

Treacodactyl
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PostPosted: Sat Jan 02, 16 6:54 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote    

Removed a tick from our Lab on the 28th, not sure if it's last seasons or the new season. I picked my first daff flower on the 31st!

dpack



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PostPosted: Tue Jan 05, 16 4:55 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote    

freshly hatched bluebottle drying itself on the window sill outside ,jan 5

LynneA



Joined: 25 Oct 2006
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Location: London N21
PostPosted: Wed Jan 06, 16 12:25 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote    

Hairyloon wrote:
A friend of mind reports that blue tits are nesting in her garden...


I'm sure I heard some nestlings when I walked up to the bus stop this morning. We had a Great Spotted Woodpecker hammering on a tree at the weekend, and I've heard Green Woodpeckers calling this week.

On the plus side, haven't seen many slugs. Think they've drowned.

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