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photoblog image At The Allotments 2/5

At The Allotments 2/5

  paid a quick visit to the local allotments during an Open Gardens weekend recently, I found it quite a good place for a variety of pictures.

One normally sees this type of tape at the scene of an accident, here I guess it is keeping hungry birds away.

The tape matches the St.George's flag which the gardener had still not taken down after the World Cup debacle.

 

There is an alternative version of this image on my Flickr site here


 


At The Allotments 2/5

  paid a quick visit to the local allotments during an Open Gardens weekend recently, I found it quite a good place for a variety of pictures.

One normally sees this type of tape at the scene of an accident, here I guess it is keeping hungry birds away.

The tape matches the St.George's flag which the gardener had still not taken down after the World Cup debacle.

 

There is an alternative version of this image on my Flickr site here


 


comments (18)

  • Ray
  • Thailand
  • 31 Aug 2010, 00:32
Excellent, Brian..the Allotments are colourful...
Brian Walbey: Thanks Ray, well this one was at least.
i know the tape makes an aweful racket so think you may be right
Brian Walbey: Thanks for your comment Derek.
  • vintage
  • Brisbane Australia
  • 31 Aug 2010, 01:11
First thought crime scene then that would be blue and white.I wonder if the flag is lowered each evening
Brian Walbey: The flag was lowered when England got knocked out of the World Cup I should think vintage.
Yes as vintage suggests this looks like a crime scene. Someone has has stolen the prize winning pumpkin

richard
Brian Walbey: It wasn't me, I don't like the stuff.
Excellent shot, wish I'd seen and taken this. A nice statement about territory.
Brian Walbey: Thanks John. I reckon the tape is also for bird scaring as well.
A well maintained site by the look of it. The flag and tape matching was well seen
Brian Walbey: Thanks Bill, and I will admit that was why I took the picture. I am putting a 18"x12" print of this in a club competition, be interesting to hear what the judge says.
  • Chris
  • England
  • 31 Aug 2010, 07:59
I thought this was health & safety in the veg. plot Brian! I'm glad he's flying the flag because it should stand for a little more than a football match...
Brian Walbey: I just wonder if the flag came down after our great failure in South Africa Chris, for which I did not shed even a tear.
Nothing is going to get near those cabbages! (:o)
Brian Walbey: I bet the Cabbage Whites found their way in Rosalyn.
Looks like a case for Miss Marple, or Poirot. The Mystery or the English Cabbage Patch.
Brian Walbey: I shall write a book called that Sheila, if I get time, on second thoughts no I won't smile
I like how you spotted this, the red-white flag and the red-white crossing line
Brian Walbey: Thanks Chantal, they just clicked together in my eye as we walked past.
  • zed
  • Australia
  • 31 Aug 2010, 08:50
He really didn't want anyone walking through his patch did he smile
Brian Walbey: No but I bet the birds and animlas still found a way in Tony.
They've made a good job of it Brian..and I'm sure it works well,by the look of the veg'
Brian Walbey: There was lots of lovely veg all over these allotments Ron, a friend we knew gave us some potatoes and runners freshly picked to bring away, they were delicious.
Good shot Brian, with the red tape, flag and the greens. They will keep the flag flying now for the Euro matches, I am off to Wembley on Friday to watch a Euro qualifier a present form our daughter lol smile
Brian Walbey: I'm just wondering if this chap has put his flag back up for this weekend.
  • Tom Wilson
  • Somewhere in England
  • 31 Aug 2010, 10:23
Crisped up nicely smile
Brian Walbey: Thanks Tom.
Scene's of crime?
Brian Walbey: Somebody done a runner with the runners Chad smile
  • Alan
  • United Kingdom
  • 31 Aug 2010, 12:20
Excellent, Brian! A lucky combination of the hazard tape and the English flag.
Brian Walbey: Yes I don't often get lucky like that Alan.
  • Ellie
  • England
  • 31 Aug 2010, 21:52
Looking at those brassicas it seems that the red and white tape is indeed keeping the pigeons away. Looks a bit like a maze too.
Brian Walbey: It is one way of keeping birds away I suppose Ellie, thanks for your comment.
  • anniedog
  • United Kingdom
  • 2 Sep 2010, 23:36
Great stuff Brian - you're nicked!
Brian Walbey: I hope not Ingrid I am away on holiday in the morning.

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