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Signs of Spring in North Wales

Discussion in 'CycleChat Cafe' started by Cycling Naturalist, 6 May 2008.

  1. Cycling Naturalist

    Cycling Naturalist Legendary Member

    Location:
    Llangollen
    On Saturday, I mowed both lawns for the first time this year and got a box and a half of grass off them. The local blackbirds are gathering nesting material and the hawthorn hedge is coming into leaf.
     
  2. Maz

    Maz Guru

    It was definitely warm today (and yesterday). Feels like summer at last.

    Reminds me I must go back to Wales this year...went swimming in Glaslyn last time - not sure I should've been in there but oh well...What a beautiful place.

    Do you get plenty of tourists in Llangollen?
     
  3. dodgy

    dodgy Veteran

    Location:
    Wirral
    Llangollen = honey trap. So yes, you definitely get a lot of tourists there!

    Dave.
     
  4. Tim Bennet.

    Tim Bennet. Entirely Average Member

    Location:
    S of Kendal
    You must live a fair way up some mountain Patrick. The lawns here at sea level needed mowing in February!

    But mowing lawns in mid winter is just wrong, so I resisted until March. However by then, everything was about a foot high and it was a struggle to hack it down. I certainly think it was the earliest start ever.
     
  5. theclaud

    theclaud It's teeceegawnmaaaad

    Location:
    Swansea
    Patrick has actually been mowing since March, but such is the acreage at Chateau Stevens that he's only just finished...
     
  6. OP
    OP
    Cycling Naturalist

    Cycling Naturalist Legendary Member

    Location:
    Llangollen
    Only when the weather is good. Because it has been so cold and wet, there haven't been many around so far this year.
     
  7. ChrisKH

    ChrisKH Shorts Adjustment Expert

    Location:
    Essex
    Mowed the grass? We filled up the swimming pool. By Sunday a hosepipe ban was in force.
     
  8. girofan

    girofan New Member

    If you had been a few days earlier Maz, you could have swam on Patrick's lawn!!!! :rolleyes::rolleyes::biggrin::biggrin:
     
  9. fossyant

    fossyant Ride It Like You Stole It!

    Location:
    South Manchester
    Well, I cut mine friday night, needed doing again by yesterday - not re-cut it yet though. Weeded and feeded a couple of weeks ago, and the 'feed' has really kicked in now - growing like crazy, and lush green...Fab.

    Must remember not to feed again till I get back from hols, or the house would be in a jungle.
     
  10. OP
    OP
    Cycling Naturalist

    Cycling Naturalist Legendary Member

    Location:
    Llangollen

    Yes, the leeches and the tapeworms present quite a health hazard. ;)
     
  11. Maz

    Maz Guru

    Yuk! :ohmy: And I thought the fall-out from Chernobyl was bad enough.
     
  12. OP
    OP
    Cycling Naturalist

    Cycling Naturalist Legendary Member

    Location:
    Llangollen
    That's why there are no fish in the lake.
     
  13. Chuffy

    Chuffy Veteran

    Chernobyl fall out? Don't wear boxer shorts then!


    Boom and possibly tish...xx(
     
  14. Smeggers

    Smeggers New Member

    The solicitors are frisky and the new born lambs are nervous?
     
  15. We - me and Cheryl - were in Llangollen on Sunday. Couldn't find a parking space anywhere, so we had to go to the Ponderosa Cafe instead. £1.70 for a plate of chips!!!!!!!!!
    Perhaps needless to say, we had a coffee instead. Just out of principle you understand.