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10/02/2014 at 17:20

I was doing some pruning today and noticed tiny green shoots on the cotoneaster and the buds on the honeysuckle are swelling and look ready to burst.  A thrush was singing it's heart out as well and I had to stop to listen to it - lovely.

10/02/2014 at 17:23

You're right Forester, we had our coffee break outside in the sun today.

10/02/2014 at 17:49

Yes, despite the fact the garden was frozen most of the day, the birds were very active, there were buds appearing and green shoots pushing up through the soil. 

10/02/2014 at 17:51

The birds here are collecting moss for nests.

10/02/2014 at 18:07

Forester2...........lucky you.............thrushes seem to be few and far between these days....I'd love to see one in my garden.............they do seem noticeable in their absence in many areas

10/02/2014 at 18:10
nutcutlet wrote (see)

You're right Forester, we had our coffee break outside in the sun today.

Sun Nut???? We've had nothing but torrential downpours 

But the blue tits are definitely looking at the nest boxes 

10/02/2014 at 18:12

Philippa - Yes, that is why I stopped to listen to it singing.  I have seen a couple around lately but they are very rare around here.  And of course there wasn't one around when I did the RSPB annual bird watch!

10/02/2014 at 18:16

Yes Dove, sun.  

We've had a lovely day. Not a hint of rain til after 4pm and then not much. Rain does tend to miss us, great now but a bit frustrating in summer when we need some.

10/02/2014 at 18:53

Me too, lovely day with warm sunshine until after 3pm. The crocuses and Eranthis opened fully for the first time.Got stuff planted, shrubs pruned, cut back brambles - great gardening day!

10/02/2014 at 19:28


10/02/2014 at 19:52

Sorry Dove

We've been out all day pruning/borderline tree surgery. Got a pile of stuff to shred that's taller than me and a great heap of logs. Does laurel burn well?

10/02/2014 at 19:56

Nut, I love garden fires.  Got lot of stuff to burn for a friend soon.  Laurel will burn well enough if piled on top of the flames to dry first.  Still have a comifer to burn too before spring.  Great stuff left behind for the fruit bushes too 

10/02/2014 at 20:06

Firewood Verdun.  We have a wood burning stove. Some slow burners would be good, we have a lot of willow which is quick. Hawthorn and blackthorn are slower and ash is good.

We used to burn in the past but anything less than 1-2 inches in diameter goes through the shredder now.

10/02/2014 at 20:16

Had sun today and at 2.30pm in sun it hit 16C, briefly !! More rain tomorrow.

 Photos from today.

10/02/2014 at 20:33
Rain on & off all day here in Suffolk, thunder this evening too.
11/02/2014 at 10:42

Should have kept my mouth shut as today it is cold and sloshing down with rain.

Nut - I don't think you will be having your coffee out in the sun today.

11/02/2014 at 11:10

You're right Forester, I've just brought it into the sitting room.

Today less bad than tomorrow's predictions though and all nothing compared to what some are putting up with 

11/02/2014 at 11:58

Yes Nut - you're so right - just very squelchy here. 

11/02/2014 at 13:04

No sign of Spring here today. Snooooow

11/02/2014 at 13:41

Yes No expert. It looks like it is heading our way. How are you holding out over there?

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