At it again!

After a lull in crocheting, for wont of something to make, I hit upon the idea of pots for the kalanchoe I took to the office. The colleague who I share the office with is also a keen gardener and approves of the added colour, so I’m all set to continue my endeavours.

On a completely different note, whilst waiting for my bus at the station in Leeds city centre this evening, I saw pigeons happily munching away on the leaves of a bush where the buses turn in. Before this year, I’d never seen pigeons feeding themselves in this way, so either I’m truly unobservant or something else is going on.

I’m pleased in any case that Leeds city centre provides some habitat for our feathered friends. Shame the leaves are probably full of noxious substances.

About Helen

I have always been interesting in living a more environmentally friendly lifestyle and used to do what I could. Now, I have come to realise that we have reached such a point in terms of environmental degradation that it is more important - perhaps - to focus on building resilience. I therefore do as much as I can to reuse, grow my own and encourage a supportive community, for example. I also keep reading and learning all the time.
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13 Responses to At it again!

  1. Bespoke pots – I like it

  2. nanacathy2 says:

    Maybe they were after moisture? How strange. Love the pot of colour.

    • Helen says:

      Thank you, Cathy! Re the pigeons, as they were also doing it round my garden, where I have a pond, perhaps they are simply taking advantage of an opportunity to add greens to their diet.

  3. Clare Pooley says:

    Pigeons enjoy new, tender leaves and new shoots. They are all over our hawthorn, blackthorn hedge at the moment chomping away at anything green. They will then move on to next-door’s beech tree and eat the leaf buds. They are also enjoying all the growing tips to the crops in the fields. They can be quite destructive as well as attractive!

    • Helen says:

      What you say sounds very destructive! It is a wonder that anything grows at all after the pigeon treatment.

      Anyway, thank you very much for your insights, Clare. My puzzle is now solved 😊.

  4. I love that cheerful pot cover. What a clever idea.

  5. gaiainaction says:

    That’s a real cool observation Helen, pigeons are happy living in cities but no I have never seen then eat from vegetation either.

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