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Promise of better days

Today was wonderful and it was great to see so many plotters on site in warm sunshine, but what a long winter we have had.  Which made seeing these little guys all the more welcome.

I am sure everyone notices them as they enter the site, and I have been aware of them over several years now, but I wonder if anyone knows anything about how they come to be there?  They are in such an exposed site, so close to the road, it is hard to believe they self-sowed there.

For that matter, can anyone help name them?

In recent years ACC has donated many thousands of other bulbs and it’s great to see them thriving around the site.

Finger Licking’ Good

Daisy Domeracki checks out Gordon, our Volunteer and gives him the seal of approval.

Feathered Friends

These little visitors have certainly helped brighten up some cold, miserable days of late.  Am I right in thinking we have a Greenfinch? Goldfinches? and Sparrow?

These photos were taken with GFAA’s long-lensed camera – the Nikon Coolpix P900.  Remember, any GFAA member can borrow it to take photos for the website. Details below.

Coolpix P900 Camera

Amazing Kiwi Fruits on Plot 23

Thanks go to Val on Plot 23 for this story.

Perhaps I ought to start by saying this is not an April Fool’s Day story. :-)

This is Val’s recent harvest of Kiwi Fruits grown on her plot outside against her south-facing wall.

Photo Credit: Val Milne

She says the fruits are small but perfectly formed and have made a delicious jam rich in and vitamin C.

Photo Credit: Val Milne

Photo Credit: Val Milne

And there was me thinking I had done quite well with my Blueberries!  I am not sure what this tells us. Are Kiwi Fruits hardier than we might have imagined? Is this more evidence that our local climate is indeed changing? Maybe, of course, it’s just a matter of excellent gardening! In any case, congratulations go to Val for a stunning result.

Has anyone else something a bit exotic to share?


Dodgy Geezers Alert

These two well dodgy characters were spotted yesterday.

They appeared to be trying to sneak a stolen tractor on site.  Where they had hidden the rest of the tractor we are not sure.  However, they were entirely brazen in their efforts and looked pretty determined. It appeared that one was providing the muscle while the other was the brains behind the scheme. They were described as being adult males, Caucasian, but with the mental age of 10-year-olds. Plotters are asked to inform the authorities if they are seen again but advised not to approach them.  You can’t be too careful. I am sure Anne and Susan would agree.

Magic Moments and Butterflies

One of the joys of being on site at this time of year is catching sight of these visitors.

Sedum seems to attract them in huge numbers.  I counted a dozen on this plant at different points in the day.

Ah well, their days are numbered down to precious few I guess, but they certainly add more than a little magic while they are with us.

I’ll have Sedum to split for the coming season: if you’d like one let me know.  You will have to find your own butterflies, however: these are hefted to my plot – I hope!

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