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  1. Once established you mow/ cut twice a year....

    Once established you mow/ cut twice a year. that's it
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  3. Part of the perimeter tidy up to "frame" the wild...

    Part of the perimeter tidy up to "frame" the wild flower meadow.

    We planted an ornamental cherry - donated by an elderly resident. She wanted a memorial tree for her late husband. The council...
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  5. Today's progress. we're progressively tidying...

    Today's progress.

    we're progressively tidying up the perimeter areas so when the land is left to grow next year it will not look neglected
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    swallow wine and look like oenophile wanker

    swallow wine and look like oenophile wanker
  10. good idea, will check it out

    good idea, will check it out
  11. That's a step in the right direction. It's...

    That's a step in the right direction.

    It's important to mow twice a tear and remove all cuttings.

    This reduces fertility that grasses like and allows wild flowers to thrive.

    Also kerp a...
  12. 72832 First cut n collect. We've left a few...

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    First cut n collect.

    We've left a few "islands" of long growth to hint at what we're working towards and, who knows, encourage some early seeding
  13. Rhinanthus minor - Wikipedia...

    Rhinanthus minor - Wikipedia

    Yellow Rattle
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  14. 72831 Yellow Rattle Rhinanthus minor, the...

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    Yellow Rattle
    Rhinanthus minor, the yellow rattle, little yellow rattle,[1] hayrattle or cockscomb, is a flowering plant in the genus Rhinanthus in the family Orobanchaceae, native to...
  15. 72830 I did a couple of days volunteering on...

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    I did a couple of days volunteering on another rewinding project to get an idea of the problems.

    Here the council had mown the grass and we set out to rake it. It took 30 man hours to do...
  16. 72828 The first attempt at clearing the paved...

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    The first attempt at clearing the paved area - it was almost total covered in weeds

    Tidying up also fits with the "broken windows" theory of improving anti social behaviour
  17. 72827 The area looked unkempt- we are being...

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    The area looked unkempt- we are being careful to tidy up the paved areas and boundary shrubs etc to keep some of the more curtain twitchy neighbours on side. Many people still think that...
  18. 72826 The pic on the left is the "grass" to...

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    The pic on the left is the "grass" to start - the right is our aim
  19. My first experiment in a pot in my own garden....

    My first experiment in a pot in my own garden. Seeds sown in May, after 2 months

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  20. "Re-wilding" a patch of neglected land in the UK

    It's no fun sitting around doing nothing all day, so last year I set up a community interest company in the Uk, primarily to raise funds to organise beach cleans in my little corner of Kent. A CIC...
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    72771 i planted some wild flower seeds in May...

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    i planted some wild flower seeds in May to see how they grew.

    There's a patch of land, approx one third of an acre near me in England that belongs to the local council. It's a bit...
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  24. 500b! was that with his teeth in or teeth out?

    500b!

    was that with his teeth in or teeth out?
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    surface under radar, foreigners are clearly...

    surface under radar, foreigners are clearly endangered
  26. It's not unfounded. I'd rather not say more...

    It's not unfounded. I'd rather not say more though.
  27. Any news on the explosion at the Pfizer warehouse...

    Any news on the explosion at the Pfizer warehouse near Swampy? Whole consignment lost, apparently
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    sundaes undermine nanny's dietary advice,...

    sundaes undermine nanny's dietary advice, especially strawberry
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    Y Fronts famously reveal one's nadbag (testicle...

    Y Fronts famously reveal one's nadbag (testicle sack)
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    delights enjoyed like in Gulliver's hassling...

    delights enjoyed like in Gulliver's hassling TheGent's sausages
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    reachable except at cheap hotels and bars,...

    reachable except at cheap hotels and bars, licentiously engaged
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    Slow like one's wife

    Slow like one's wife
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    Nuprin, urged pharmacist, relieves inflamed notcha

    Nuprin, urged pharmacist, relieves inflamed notcha
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    Thanks - that's just off "The stacks" at Botany...

    Thanks - that's just off "The stacks" at Botany Bay, Kent. There's a chalk reef immediately behind us there, so this is as close as you go in that kind of swell.
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    softies often find Thai immigration execrably...

    softies often find Thai immigration execrably managed
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    Great swim today. The tidal pool had warmed to a...

    Great swim today. The tidal pool had warmed to a sweltering 12C. 1000 metres, circa 40 minutes. 68467
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    A rare, almost totally calm day with a heavy sea...

    A rare, almost totally calm day with a heavy sea mist. One of the best swims yet.
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    The water is now circa 9.5C. Toasty! Swimming...

    The water is now circa 9.5C. Toasty!

    Swimming daily for over a month now. Up to 35 minutes a day. I'm still rarely putting my face in the water. It's too cold and I enjoy the view as I swim, up to...
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  43. Possibly entangled in the plastic bags and...

    Possibly entangled in the plastic bags and discarded fishing nets that engulf the sea around Bali
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    I'm dreading the Summer and warm seas. In fact...

    I'm dreading the Summer and warm seas. In fact I've already starting looking for campsites in Scotland and Norway for the motorhome.
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    We get occasional visits from seals along this...

    We get occasional visits from seals along this beach. Still waiting to bump into one
  46. Raleigh Chopper 1974

    Raleigh Chopper 1974
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    Swimming off the beach today. There was a heavy...

    Swimming off the beach today. There was a heavy sea mist/ fog. The sea was a milky grey, blue, brown. 7.8C.

    30 minutes. 2 minutes's shock. 10 minutes' mild, but comforting pain. 20 minutes'...
  48. Put a few unemployed massage girls in nurses...

    Put a few unemployed massage girls in nurses uniforms install an ATM in the foyer and you're 90% of the way to having a fully functioning hospital for non hiso Thais.
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    Ibiza. 1972

    Ibiza. 1972
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    It's all in the mind. You won't feel i when...

    It's all in the mind. You won't feel i when you're dead.
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