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  • Location: London
  • Occupation: Retired
  • Date Joined: 12 Aug 2012

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These are comments that GROWMORE has left on blog posts and gallery photos.


  • re: We have a resident Sparrowhawk 06 Mar 2014 12:21 AM

    Miranda. Great pics. Great account. Please don't misinterpret this, but. Reading your blogs, i often say to myself. Hey Mike. It would be really graet to be able to meet and chat about gardening and wildlife. I am a FLS, keeping it short. Recorded under, Flora & Fauna. I agree with you and Phot's. Likewise in the same vein as the adventerous film crews etc. Not always, what we see in the natural world is particularly nice, but this is creation. Problems arise when mankind steps in. Why can't we leave well alone. Miranda. Once again. Great topic. Much enjoyed and appreciated.

  • re: So, how was 2013 in the end? 02 Jan 2014 12:03 AM

    Hi Miranda. Well youv'e done it again. A great article. Especially with the pictures. Actually I thought of you today. In between the sound of the rain beating upon my windows. I could hear the familiar 'craking, sounds of Field fares. Oposite my flat, is a park/recreation park. Close to rhe fence, there is a wonderful selection of Ilex [Hollies] Thankfully the local gypsies or whatever, never turned up prior to the festive season and strip the heavily laden branches. Scanning the trees with my bins' Sadly I failed to spot a Fielfare, despite I could hear them. What I did see waere loads of Redwings. Thankfully these visitors usually do dine side by side. Miranda, once again, a really fine blog. Keep it up. May I wish you and yours, a very happy New Year. Please, as one horticulturist/Naturalist to another. Stay Safe, and keep blogging. Kindest regards. Mike. aka. GROWMORE.

  • re: Fourth year of sampling comes to a close 19 Dec 2013 10:08 PM

    Dear Helen. What can I say. Since joining the forum, although I have belonged to the RHS since 1960. I have to say. I have enjoyed so very much, your contributions to the scientific area of the society. Helen. Thank you, and your fellow members of the team. Kindest regards. Mike. aka. GROWMORE.

  • re: Mystery of an abandoned nest with eggs in it 05 Dec 2013 12:10 AM

    Miranda. Once again. Such a wonderful post. I have to agree with Phot's here. Mike is now seventy four, well, I will be come the 28th. Through out my childhhod years and more importantly my latter years. I have become a horticulturist and natualist. In all honesty. The law relating to cleaning nest boxes. Mike is so shocked. Regarding the sad loss, that this clutch of eggs failed to incubate and develop. Sadly these things do happen. Amongst the titmus family. These tiny birds delight us all. So like the humble sparrow, theyv literally breed like mice. At the end of the day, as with so many species of wild life. The multi producers, always end up being the specie with the greatest losses. Sad but true. Amanda. I like the new avitar. Mike.

  • re: Mystery of an abandoned nest with eggs in it 06 Dec 2013 12:43 AM

    A complete idiot. Never. Dare such an oldie comment. Your previous avita made you look so youndg and childlike. Now the new picture, shows you to be grown up,, mature and very wise. Mike is an oldie. I am not only a horticulturist but als a naturalist. Hence that is why I enjoy your blogs so much. Kindes regards.