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Hello Forkers January 2017 Edition

Posted: 15/01/2017 at 09:38

Lazy morning planned

Then hopping in a car to take an extremely anxious Chicklet back to Nottingham.  Her exams start tomorrow, and she is feeling .  Iwill stay overnight and then head straight to work tomorrow morning - its an hour closer than home.  Have lots of podcasts to keep me entertained on the journey.

See you Tuesday 

Camera Talk - part 2

Posted: 14/01/2017 at 22:52

Great pics Fairy .....loving those icicles ❤️❤️❤️


Posted: 14/01/2017 at 22:46

We said exactly the same Lizzie

Hello Forkers January 2017 Edition

Posted: 14/01/2017 at 20:57

Just done my tax return. Hate doing it so always put it off til the last minute.

Great walk earlier - another new one for us, to the highest point in Sussex ......but seing as its pretty flat round here thats notsaying much !  Lovely views from yours Fairy ......ours was a little greener

iPad freezing

Posted: 14/01/2017 at 19:40

I've been having similar problems on this site with an iPad (and safari).  First started a couple if weeks ago, never happened before.  I too was blaming the ads

Snowdrop /squirrel food ?

Posted: 14/01/2017 at 10:11

Went for a talk by our local snowdrop expert this week.

He has had squirrels and mice uproot his bulbs before (didn't say whether they had been eaten or not).  But his no. 1 pest is slugs/snails who can graze off new growth as it emerges from the soil, and will later climb stems to devour the flowers (he had an amazing pic of a little snail doing just that).  And wood pigeons peck off the flowers and leave them on the ground.  Seems its a minefield out there 


Posted: 14/01/2017 at 09:58

 Two great gardens - and some serious graft - well done pokhim and antzero.  The LG garden was my absolute favourite at Chelsea this year (I bored everyone with the pics ). I love, love, loved that planting   So I was very excited that someone had used it as their inspiration.

Like others have said, it willl be great to see how your gardens evolve with time - sharing pics would be brlliant.

One of the best bits about last night's programme was seeing the way you all got bitten by the gardening bug .....its a wonderful thing .....welcome to our club👏🏻👏🏻🌸🌺🌷🍁🌿👏🏻👏🏻

Big garden bird watch 2017

Posted: 14/01/2017 at 09:17

We get jays here and, like Liri, have only ever seen them feed from the ground.  The magpies, however, will give anything a go - the bird table, the feeders, the fat balls.  Our feeders are on shepherd crook type affairs and you can see them flexing under their weight.

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Hello Forkers January 2017 Edition

Posted: 14/01/2017 at 09:09

Flood danger was mostly coastal this time Pat - and seems to have thankfully passed without incident

Think we're heading out for a walk today too  Our garden is still covered in snow from Thursday night, so will wrap up warm ⛄️⛄️⛄️

Have a great weekend - hope the lurgies and colds are now on their way.

Hello Forkers January 2017 Edition

Posted: 13/01/2017 at 08:45

Made it . Apart from the first bit (out of the ravine) it was not too bad.  And now.... that there salt won't mine itself ........

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