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Hellybootwader

@Hellybootwader@mastodon.scot

Based in Fife. Background in Botany/Plant Science. Involved in community gardens and growing food at home. Moving towards more perennial veg to try and get crops whatever the weather variations.
Trying to do what I can to live sustainably.
Currently working on habitat restoration/biodiversity and community food growing.
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Alt: header is a bush vetch flower with greenery in the background. Profile pic is a close up of a Sarracenia purpurea flower.

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Hellybootwader, to random
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This is the current height of my Scottish primrose flower. Not much taller than the moss capsules. Grown from seed in my garden, only found in the wild in the north of Scotland.

Hellybootwader, to random
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I have a pot which is now full of moss ready to release spores.
I’ll keep the pot to see if any of the Scottish primrose seeds I sprinkled in it last year end up germinating, this way I get pretty moss too.

Hellybootwader, to random
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Moss capsules were catching the light on a garden wall the other day.

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Hellybootwader,
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@NatureMC bee heaven!

Hellybootwader, to random
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Ha! Just tried to hover over a photo sent in what’s app to get the alt text (I am sighted, and could see the image)
There was none of course, but made me realise how much I use the Alt text to get extra details, like where the photo was taken.
Alt text is great for everyone.

mxtthxw, to climate
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What if we just smash up peoples’ greenhouses?

Hellybootwader,
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@mxtthxw noooo! Then all the greenhouse gasses will escape

Hellybootwader,
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@mxtthxw lock up the ones that exist and ban building any new greenhouses?
It’s the only logical answer

Hellybootwader, to random
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spotted on Sunday in the sun.

Hellybootwader, to gardening
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In the garden today, seeing bees & butterflies, hearing the birdsong, and the sun was shining!
Even got some seeds sown and some of the brassica planted (though that was mainly @adrinux )
A good day.

A bee feeding on a white perennial candytuft flower.

Hellybootwader, to Scotland
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If you are in take a look at the rewilding charter and consider signing it.
Rewilding 30% of Scotland is an ambitious target but as we are currently at something like 2-3% wild spaces, any improvement would be an amazing win for nature, resilience and people (we are part of nature, and dependant on it)
Also 70% of land primarily for humans & domestic animals still seems very greedy.

https://www.rewild.scot/

Hellybootwader, to random
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Hellybootwader, to random
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Would it have been so bad if they had called the research vessel Boaty McBoatface?

Hellybootwader,
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@anathema_device why would it have been bad to be called Boaty McBoatface?

Hellybootwader,
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@anathema_device but it wouldn’t really matter much, would it? It’s not often in the news (as far as I can tell) and they did ask for people to name it. The name was a bit silly, but lots of vessels have silly/punny names.
I’m sure the people who work on it are less concerned by the name that the features.
I only though of it because of a photo a friend shared.

Hellybootwader, to random
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Very wet today, but the fungi didn’t seem to mind.
#fungi #mushtodon

Hellybootwader, to Bloomscrolling
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Still not tired of this quince (Chaenomeles) flower. Something special about the first one to open each year.
I’m also sending thanks to my Aunt for the gift of it.

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  • Hellybootwader,
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    @mxtthxw tricky.
    Could you write more under the same name & claim it that way as a nom de plume?

    Hellybootwader, to Bloomscrolling
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    Blackthorn blossom at a community garden today

    Hellybootwader, to random
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    Another lichen coved tree trunk from yesterday, before the sun came out- this one has a tiny clump of moss trying to establish on it too.

    Hellybootwader, to random
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    Was lucky to get out in the sun yesterday and spotted some lichen.

    Hellybootwader, to carnivorousplants
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    The carnivorous plants are starting to grow again after their winter dormancy.
    These ones are indoor windowsill ones grown from seed on sphagnum moss.

    Hellybootwader, to worms
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    On the way to building my worm empire at work.
    Second wormery is now installed (and used it as a how to workshop for anyone interested in how to set up a new wormery).
    Especially good as they have no council food waste collection at work- so we’re managing to divert food waste from landfill & the methane production that would result from anaerobic breakdown there.
    Lots of lovely worms and lovely people interested in setting up their own wormeries. Winning.

    Hellybootwader, to Bloomscrolling
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    In case your Wednesday morning needs a bit of a boost, here’s some ornamental cherry blossom -spotted yesterday in Fife.

    Hellybootwader, to gardening
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    Wondering about recording all the food we eat that we have grown, foraged or harvested ourselves.
    I did it a couple of years ago and found it was good to see how much we did provide for ourselves & was sometimes a reminder to check the freezer.
    If you’re not interested -Feel free to mute as I’ll try and remember to add it each time.
    Join in if you fancy.

    Hellybootwader,
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    A decent picking of greens from the garden today, the walking stick cabbage was blown over, so all the florets were harvested.
    The 9 star broccoli is a nice producer for us this year.
    Cabbage white caterpillars are out already - we usually leave the perennial kale & walking stick cabbage without netting them.

    Hellybootwader,
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    @afewbugs @Pollinators
    Jules, you got me wondering where I heard it & I’ve been looking up my books.
    The ‘bread & cheese’ seems to be the leaves only in the hedgerow handbook - Adele Nozedar and in Flora Britannica - Richard Mabey
    There is so much lore around hawthorn trees, and is the commonest tree mentioned in Anglo-Saxon charters and boundary descriptions.
    Thanks for prompting me to go check and rediscover all this info.
    Don’t bring the flowers in! Terrible bad luck.

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