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Hello Forkers January 2017 Edition

Posted: 30/01/2017 at 07:01

Morning all.  Hope you're keeping cool Pat.  Is it abnormally hot, or is that what you expect in one of your summers ?

Weekend flew by once again.  Started working my way through my seed wishlist - a few packets now bought and a few more ordered.  Won't be long before the windowsills start filling up - although I'll wait til midFeb before I start the first ones off.  My loo roll innard collection is also reaching gargantuan proportions ready for the sweet peas to be started off in very soon.

But first I must put gardening thoughts to the back of my beckons

Hope you're still snug in your camper Tbird, and that you have a great holiday

Gardeners world

Posted: 29/01/2017 at 22:30

Normally starts up again around March 10th .....and that will be not a moment too soon

New pond

Posted: 29/01/2017 at 10:27

Looks fantastic GD .  Its going to be a brilliant feature ......can't wait for the next instalment 

Big garden bird watch 2017

Posted: 29/01/2017 at 10:14

All done here - in the drizzle, but forecast looks like its going to get worse, so went for it anyway.  Many usual suspects absent  but thrilled to see a thrush - don't get many of them in this garden 

Hello Forkers January 2017 Edition

Posted: 29/01/2017 at 08:48

Tea brewed, window seat made comfy, notebook in hand ......let the Big Bird Watch begin .....see you in an hour folks 

Hello Forkers January 2017 Edition

Posted: 28/01/2017 at 21:02

Fantastic win GWRS ⚽️⚽️⚽️.....what a run they are having

Just checked the walk website Lizzie, but it only covers the southeast (fancy free walks if anyone in this neck of the woods is interested).  However, i'd be surprised if there wasn't something similar near you ...walkers love to share, and t'internet makes it so easy.

Hello Forkers January 2017 Edition

Posted: 28/01/2017 at 19:28

Welcome back Yvie - was wondering where you had been.  well done on shedding those lbs - especially with Christmas in the middle !

Just home from another brill walk - Mr C has discovered a website with instructions for walks.  They are pretty foolproof, and are allowing us to discover all sorts of places we have never been before.  9 1/2 miles today - tootsies tired now .  Got back to the car just as the sun was setting - there was even a bench to sit on as we watched it sink below the horizon

Hardy salvia?

Posted: 28/01/2017 at 08:19

I've found caradonna to be a success too  

Hello Forkers January 2017 Edition

Posted: 28/01/2017 at 08:17

Hiya Lesley ....on the iPad freezing, I feel your pain

Today is a day of mane taming and eye testing. Maybe fit in a walk this afternoon.  Think I'll do my birdcounting tomorrow.

On driving when senior .....I have great hopes that driverless cars will be the norm by the time I get to that stage 

Few pages back now, but love the Rock hosta ....especially its little ferns


Posted: 28/01/2017 at 07:16

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