Posted: 02/02/2015 at 09:31
Just been out to top up feeders, thaw the birdbath, put out chopped apples and raisins for the blackbirds and mealworms for the robins and the wrens. It's still flippin chilly and the ground is frozen hard.
With the terracotta pots - they're quite decorative, with ornamental frills and furbelows applied separately by the 'potter' and in the main it's these that are falling off, moisture having got between the body of the pot and the ornamentation and then frozen. Most of them are pots that my parents bought for their new garden when they retired from the farm and moved to Southwold, so they're getting on for 40 years old so they've not done too badly.