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awomanonabike

When I'm not on my bike, you'll find me in my organic-ish garden in #Cumbria. Favourite plants? Wisteria, hellebores, peonies, philadelphus...

Pyracantha

  • Season Icon Late SummerLate Summer 2021
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awomanonabike

If you don’t already have a #pyracantha in your garden then I really recommend you get one. I have lost count of how many nests are in mine. All you need is a blank wall… #plantsforbirds #wildlifewednesday on a Thursday 😉👍

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sieveheadsarah

I planted one last year for this exact reason Jacqueline, but it’s tiny at the moment, it’ll be many years until the birds can nest in it. 😀

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Jean12345

I got one years ago in memory of one of my dogs now I have three it is great seeing the blackbirds nesting in them and the birds eating the berries

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awomanonabike

It will be worth the wait Sarah (but I hope it’s not too long) 😊@sieveheadsarah

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awomanonabike

Isn’t it! I love mine and can see it from my kitchen sink, which cheers up doing the dishes 😂 @Jean12345

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vegandmore

Yes I’ve had blackbirds nesting in mine but it’s also a good deterrent for would be burglars 🤣

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awomanonabike

So I’ve heard Christine. Another good reason to grow one 👍 @vegandmore

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  • Season Icon Late SpringLate Spring 2020
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awomanonabike

#white #pyracantha

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suerichards

I pruned mine today. It’s a lethal plant to prune. 😳

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Keely

That's a beauty a mass of flowers 👌

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awomanonabike

I’m sure that’s why the birds love it so much. It will be a while before I can do anything to mine. It’s full of nests: sparrows, blackbirds and possibly goldfinch I think @suerichards

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awomanonabike

And it’s about 15’ high! In the right place it’s a fantastic plant @Keely

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  • Season Icon Mid AutumnMid Autumn 2018
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awomanonabike

25 Oct 18 • It’s #pyracantha berry time for the birds ❤️🐦

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rachelbrooks

❤️ Love watching them devour all the berries. They strip mine bare

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awomanonabike

And this one too but it is really Lauren this year - they’ll have a feast @rachelbrooks

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patburke58

@awomanonabike I love your contributions here! Incidentally I must be one of the few people who keeps a garden blog and a bike blog! Happy cycling.

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awomanonabike

Aw, thank you Pat 😊 I’m currently planning my next big cycle ride: round Ireland clockwise from Dublin to Belfast 🇮🇪🚴🏻‍♀️🍻 @patburke58

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patburke58

@awomanonabike Be sure to include Waterford Greenway to Dungarvan! And I'd meet you along the way. Might even give you a garden tour, Jacqueline! Www.burkesbiking.wordpress.com

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awomanonabike

You’re on! I have friends in Carrick-on-Suir, which can’t be so far away from you 🤔

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awomanonabike

How are you Pat? Not seen you on here for a long time. I hope everything is OK🤔 @patburke58 PS Sorry I forgot to tag you in my reply ⬆️

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patburke58

Ah thank you so much for asking! Yes, I've been very quiet here and on other social media since April. But the good news is I'm back!

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awomanonabike

I’m glad to hear all is well. When you disappeared from Strava too I started to worry... Welcome back! @patburke58

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  • Season Icon Late SummerLate Summer 2018
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awomanonabike

30 Aug 18 • Also cut back some of the over enthusiastic shoots on this today. I don’t remember it ever having so many berries ❤️

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  • Season Icon Mid SpringMid Spring 2018
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awomanonabike

6 May 3018 • Look away now if you don’t like heights... I lost count of how many birds nests (mainly blackbird I think) that are in here!

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lovestogarden

Wow! I couldn't understand the 📷 perspective and the photo until I read your comment. Cool 📷! Be careful! #height #firethorn #pyracantha #ladder

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awomanonabike

Don’t worry Janice. I love my ladders - they’re very stable @lovestogarden

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lovestogarden

Good girl. ❤

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kimguy

Wow😮 that is high! @awomanonabike

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awomanonabike

It’s the top of a barn wall Kim. I needed to stop this and a climbing hydrangea from growing into the barn! @kimguy

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kimguy

Oh my goodness. I see why! 🍀Jacqueline. @awomanonabike

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  • Season Icon Late AutumnLate Autumn 2016
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awomanonabike

Still lots of #berries left on the #pyracantha but definitely getting nibbled 🐦

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pelly

Stunning colour Jacqueline @awomanonabike 🍁🍁🍁

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awomanonabike

They're great aren't they Jane? And it is covered! @pelly

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pelly

Beautiful Jacqueline 😊

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brightcolours

#autumncolour #firethorn

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