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Old 04-15-2012, 02:46 PM
 
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My favourite time of year will soon be upon us.

The Maytrees are in bud and should be flowering, as their name suggests, fairly soon. The bluebells will be in full flower and the hedgerows are already a lovely fresh green.



Soon we'll also have buttercups in the field as can be seen from a shot from last year.
It looks... well, very green.
( how are you doing on bugs down there? )

PS. Thanks for Wiki link on thatching.
I often wondered where this "look" came from.
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Old 04-15-2012, 02:54 PM
 
Location: Southern England.
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Another good thing about the UK- in general we don't have to worry about bugs. Wasps and hornets are about as bad as it gets.
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Old 04-15-2012, 02:56 PM
 
Location: The Silver State (from the UK)
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Another good thing about the UK- in general we don't have to worry about bugs. Wasps and hornets are about as bad as it gets.

That's a really great thing. Here we have scorpions, black widows and brown recluse spiders and rattlers!!
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Old 04-15-2012, 04:57 PM
 
Location: Southern England.
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That's a really great thing. Here we have scorpions, black widows and brown recluse spiders and rattlers!!
I don't envy you that.

We had the brown recluse in Houston, but the real pest were the mosquitoes, some of which were carriers of pretty nasty infections. Oh, and red ants!

We might complain about wasps in the pub garden but things are pretty safe.

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Old 04-18-2012, 12:07 PM
 
Location: Colorado
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So . . . what was the original question again?
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Old 04-18-2012, 12:33 PM
 
Location: Colorado (PA at heart)
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Another good thing about the UK- in general we don't have to worry about bugs. Wasps and hornets are about as bad as it gets.
True - I get far less bug bites here. But there are mosquitoes and ticks too, just not quite as many I think. And with the damp weather, I have found that clothing moths are a bigger problem here than in the US.
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Old 04-18-2012, 03:54 PM
 
Location: Fife
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The thing is this thread is "why I like the UK", If someone says I like the variety of the UK's scenery it doesn't mean other countries don't have as much or more variety it means that's what they like about the UK!
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Old 04-19-2012, 10:01 PM
 
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I also could picture myself sitting out on that front patio drinking a beer on a beautiful English summer day having great conversation with friends.
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Old 04-19-2012, 10:14 PM
 
Location: Rome, Georgia
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You all are making me want to move.
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Old 04-25-2012, 11:09 AM
 
Location: San Francisco
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What I appreciated about the UK was the ease of living without a car. I'm still dumbfounded how easy it was to use the tube/trains/buses/feet to get where I wanted to go without too much trouble. Living in most of the US without a car is like being a one legged man in a ass-kicking contest.
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