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Hello Forkers January 2017 Edition

Posted: 12/01/2017 at 19:52

Snow here, and laying, but very slushy.  Risked bringing the car down the hill - if necessary I'll work from home tomorrow morning til it thaws .

Hope GWRS isn't coastal Lincolnshire - sounds like it might get a bit hairy

Obxx - last nights purchase was a "Magnet" - they only had the earlier flowering ones for sale last night.  But "grumpy" and "augustus" are firmly on my wishlist for next month

Hello Forkers January 2017 Edition

Posted: 12/01/2017 at 06:46

Hope DiL recovers quickly LilyP, and that Clari is feeling better this morning.  Certainly seems to be a lot of it about

Went to a great talk at the Garden Club last night .....theme was to disprove the saying the a snowdrop is a snowdrop is a snowdrop.  Some incredible photographs and some beautiful (and actually very different) flowers.  Always inspiring to listen to an enthusiast.  This one opens his garden on a Saturday morning in February - its in my diary

Hoping to avoid the snow this evening - might make getting home a bit tricky......did I ever mention I live in a ravine ??

Big garden bird watch 2017

Posted: 11/01/2017 at 21:58

I'll be counting๐Ÿ•Š๐Ÿ•Š๐Ÿ•Š๐Ÿ•Š

Do it every year, and nearly always see something different - just shows what a difference standing still and watching properly for an hour makes . Only time I have ever seen a sparrowhawk in this garden was on a Big Garden Birdwatch.

Can you identify these viburnums for me?

Posted: 11/01/2017 at 07:11

Ok, scrub that suggestion - bodnantense are all pink.  But maybe a V. Farreri ...... Have a look at this s article

The one in the headline photo might be a candidate?

Can you identify these viburnums for me?

Posted: 11/01/2017 at 07:00

The third one looks like another cultivar of viburnum bodnantense too.  "Dawn" is the one I know, which is quite pink (maybe even your first one) but there are other cultivars - I'd try Mr Google and his images to see if you get something similar

Hello Forkers January 2017 Edition

Posted: 11/01/2017 at 06:43

39 is melting weather  Don't envy you that Pat

Got a garden club talk tonight from our local galanthophile  I predict that snowdrops will feature heavily.  He normally brings plants for sale along too, and I can never quite resist.  Luckily his prices are capped at £3 a pot, so shouldn't break the bank

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Hello Forkers January 2017 Edition

Posted: 10/01/2017 at 16:42

Try this one DD would notice I was there ......honest 

Hello Forkers January 2017 Edition

Posted: 10/01/2017 at 07:29

How was the scouts  Clari ??

Hello Forkers January 2017 Edition

Posted: 10/01/2017 at 06:56

Morning all 

Thinking of you DD - hope the doc appointment helps you find a way through.  Don't underestimate how much you have been/are going through - its a big deal, and we're all rooting for you.

Can't see outside yet, but the blast of air coming through the door feels icy - guessing we've had a frostโ„๏ธโ„๏ธโ„๏ธ

Watched Sherlock last night - so mind spent ages trying to piece together all the bits I missed/misunderstood at the time, instead of sleeping like it should

Have a great trip LilyP. Customs at St P in September was reasonably painless, so fingers crossed you get a good day In Moscow.  So exciting to be seeing little one for the first time, and bigger ones too

Hello Forkers January 2017 Edition

Posted: 09/01/2017 at 06:24

Morning  Tooooo early. Coal face beckons extra early this morning.  Gonna be a busy one - there was a flurry of emails/texts from sick people yesterday evening - think I might be in the office on my own  There seems to be a variety of lurgies going round

Dinner with the outlaws was good.

Has anyone else noticed that this has been a good year for viburnum bodnantense ?  Ours is the best it has ever been, and I keep noticing others that are a complete mass of pink, that I am sure I have never noticed before (unless I have wandered round with my eyes shut previous Januarys).

Hosta - yes, the very same Hammer Lane, although I am more familiar with the bit of it that pops up on the other side of the A3 and makes its way to Barford/Churt 

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