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15/10/2013 at 16:46

WW - lol

15/10/2013 at 16:56



Hasn't rained at all here today, lovely and sunny in sussex. All bulbs in, grass raked of leaves and acorns.  So many acorns this year, does that mean a bad winter?

15/10/2013 at 17:10

it means you haven't got any squirrels sgl

15/10/2013 at 17:15

I've got lots of acorns and lots of very fat squirrels.

15/10/2013 at 17:18

My trees aren't very big yet fb, about 20years. Doesn't take long to empty them. Hazelnuts first, then the  walnuts,  then the acorns

15/10/2013 at 17:21

I rarely see a hazelnut. There might be one or two hiding on the corkscrew hazelnut.

No walnuts around here. They make up for it by eating the apricots before they are ready.

15/10/2013 at 17:22

We had squirrels last year, perhaps they've gone on their hols!

15/10/2013 at 18:05

Evening all..... My squirrels are so fat they broke my bird table!!! They are gorging on acorns and the sweet chestnuts that are making my garden look like an alien planet! they are so fat right now I expect to see them falling out the trees! They are in fine voice as well tonight..... The badgers are also quite fat atm bless them... Let's face it we all like that that stuck to your ribs food at this time of year so who can blame them...

15/10/2013 at 18:37

My email notifications have gone again, just when it was going so well. And I saw someone said a thread had disappeared. Hope there aren't going to be tech problems again.

15/10/2013 at 18:41

I've not had email notifications for months Busy-Lizzie but I just check Followed Threads - the thread that disappeared was Tea's hedge thread but it's been removed for non tech reasons.

15/10/2013 at 18:42

If its a hard winter I might need a recipe for fat squirrel stew.

I'd fatten a pig for christmas but I think the neighbours might complain. Before the new houses were built, there used to be a farm (now a housing estate), at the top of my garden. the pig stys were under the oak tree. I bet they were  happy pigs.

15/10/2013 at 18:45

Horticultural Soc.committee  tonight. Alcohol, but probably not cake may be involved.

15/10/2013 at 18:50

Acorns galore here too this year - never seen so many littered all over my borders.  They say it has been a great year for fruit and berries, so I guess acorns count.

On a related theme - thinking of getting a "berry" plant this weekend - anyone any recommendations on a cotoneaster type shrub with lots of bright red berries ??

15/10/2013 at 18:57

Seeing as we were all talking cake saw this earlier and it made me laugh more than it should but thought I would share it


15/10/2013 at 19:18

Evening all. Been outside all afternoon. Had to make my own cake but daughter iced it etc.


 Since it's got raspberries and strawberries in it, I'm pretending that's 2 of my 5 a day! 

15/10/2013 at 19:21

Yum Yum - well done Mini Fairy.  Enjoy !!

15/10/2013 at 19:23

Certainly does look yummy.

15/10/2013 at 19:25

That,looks deeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeelishush Stacey.  

At the foodbank today I enjoyed 3......yep 3......cream buns.  An elephants foot, an eclaire and an almond thingy.....well, 2 cream buns and another.  .  ( think they regard me as bit greedy......ha ha.).   Felt really sorry for one lady today.....quite clearly she has very little or no money......things really should not be like this today

Been great weather here today.. 

15/10/2013 at 19:25

I wonder who's false teeth that hedgehog cake is wearing, Stacey. Made me laugh! (see page before)

15/10/2013 at 19:27

Oh dear Verdun, now we know why you help at the foodbank!