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Tete-a-Tete Dwarf Daffodil

Posted: 29/01/2015 at 16:17

I nipped into a generic "garden centre" on my way home yesterday while idly playing the "what the devil do you buy someone who already has lived so long they've got three of everything" game.

Well while there somehow, and I honestly have no idea how: I think I sneezed or something, a pack of heavily reduced tete-a-tete dwarf daffodils fell in my shopping basket.

They would look fantastic in a little pot on the coffee table (amongst the tissues, machine mart catalogue and my old car radio that he hasn't gotten around to moving yet) but .... could I actually do that? These bulbs are already in flower this season so would I be able to pot them up, feed and generally care for them and wait for them to die down naturally before preparing them for next year. Or would I need to start with "fresh" bulbs?

Any who.... here's a much needed hint of spring to warm us up!



Posted: 29/01/2015 at 15:17
Lots of snow here. I was the only one to make it in to the museum and while I'm now safely home my phone is on charge as I've offered my trucks services if it gets worse.


Posted: 29/01/2015 at 08:17

Morning all. Lots of snow here and more coming down! I did a few night patrols to see if we could find hog but hopefully he found somewhere safe to hide. I've put lots more food under a hastily built shelter so it doesn't disappear under the snow should he be out while I'm off. There's a glut of food disappearing for the birds; should I leave them a spade out?

We think we had the earthquake last night. The timing fitted and we rushed outside thinking someone was pinching the plumbing!

Right: lots of schools are closing on my route into work which means the traffic will be lighter; I'm sure I've time for another porridge. 


Posted: 28/01/2015 at 20:45
Thanks Dove; if they make another appearance tonight they'll have a selection of treats. I'm sure that the black birds and robin will mop it up in the morning if not.
The snow is settling now; I've tried looking for tracks to see if he's hiding but no joy yet.There's a box in the shed (warmer than outside) ready to recover him so we can nip to the vets and get them checked out.


Posted: 28/01/2015 at 19:14
What should I be feeding, Dove? I've moved a bowl of water to near where I first saw it and so it might avoid temptation of the pond.
The birds put their far share of seeds on the floor but I get the feeling bread and milk isn't great.


Posted: 28/01/2015 at 18:54
Still bitterly cold outside but I looked up just now to see the shed light on - a hedgehog had set the motion detection on.
Disappeared by the time I got up there but this can't be a good sign. Any suggestions on what I can do?


Posted: 28/01/2015 at 17:29
Sooooo cold out! Bird feeders stocked & I bought the propagator in from the shed to clean - being very good & not sowing yet though (Chillies will be first out). KEF I put some chilli willies in an envelope for you but I really can't remember if it made it to the post office! I'll try and have a dig around and see if I can find them!


Posted: 28/01/2015 at 08:48

Good news! I have this Friday off.

Bad news! trying so hard while working the past two weekends to ensure my partners supply of clothing was uninterrupted I seem to have failed to keep my own washing topped up... todays choice of underwear seems rather "over the top" for my work combat trousers and steel capped boots! 

Seems such a waste that no one will notice much less appreciate them (partner himself wont be home till I'm long asleep) so I thought I'd at least let you all have a giggle! Lift and separate ladies!

It's my birthday

Posted: 28/01/2015 at 08:42

Happy Birthday Dove!

Worries & troubles that affect Forum friends.

Posted: 28/01/2015 at 07:36

Hope you're doing okay Pauline. 

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