February 9th, 2011

snowdrop

Nature news

My flowers in my planters are going mental!

I've no sign of any snowdrops yet but then it is still a bit early for them. A few people have told me that they are starting to open. Spring is on it's way! Snowdrops are one of the first british flowers to flower in the year. But this year I have no snowdrops, daffodils, tulips or any of the spring bulbs flowering yet but all my Iris's flowered today! They aren't supposed to flower until early March! Also my Azalea that flowered throughout September, October and November until it snowed is in full bloom again!

Steve bought a little woven birds rooting pocket that he's hung up in a corner on his front.
(Like this one - http://www.greenfingers.com/superstore/product.asp?dept_id=200415&pf_id=LS0509D)

He told me that he'd got birds in it when it was deep with snow so I they had found a nice warm place to sleep. The other night I caught sight of 6 birds leaving the nest one by one! Then last night I saw one sitting in the doorway looking at us and I realised that it was a wren! I've only ever seen one wren before in my life and my mom says she's only seen 2 and she's 82!  They aren't rare in this country they are just very secretive birds and you usually hear them but don't see them.
http://www.rspb.org.uk/wildlife/birdguide/name/w/wren/index.aspx

I've got a roosting pocket too but I've no birds in it yet although a couple of great tits have had a look inside!
http://www.rspb.org.uk/wildlife/birdguide/name/g/greattit/index.aspx

I'm getting a lot more robins since I got the new feeder with the metal tray that catches seed as they like to stand in the tray and not on the perch - and since I got it I've had NO PIGEONS!
http://www.rspb.org.uk/wildlife/birdguide/name/r/robin/index.aspx



Blue Red

other news


I bought my return eurostar train tickets to Brussels today! that's another step of my trip booked. I've just got to get return tickets to London and return from Brussels to Dusseldorf. Also two single nights accomodation in Brussels and some travel insurance. Oh and a ticket to the final for aimingtobefit  when they release a few thousand more in the next month or so! Once they know where the TV cameras are going to be then they will release the extra tickets.

I also went to the dentist again today. I'd been having trouble with my tooth for a while before the filling came out and I had the work done on it a few weeks ago. It was as though I had a tooth that was catching when I ate. He checked for absesses with an x ray (that was okay) and then after biting on that paper that's like copy paper, he took me a little bit off my tooth where it was catching. The difference is amazing! no pain! He told me to come back if it was still hurting on Monday and they would fit me in for a root filling, but I think it will be fine now!