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Hello Forkers in December

Posted: 16/12/2017 at 18:12

Think you need a cold shower Hosta ... perhaps you could rig one up in the garage ... 

What are you hoping Santa will bring you?

Posted: 16/12/2017 at 18:03

If I have to replace my current convertible  Father Christmas would make me very happy by leaving this on the driveway

I'd prefer to have a right hand drive, but I do't want to seem picky ...

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What are you hoping Santa will bring you?

Posted: 16/12/2017 at 17:59

Fingers crossed Lyn ((hugs))

Hello Forkers in December

Posted: 16/12/2017 at 17:44

Can you get your Lovely Woodman to give it the once over Hosta ... he's probably good at that sort of thing 

What are you hoping Santa will bring you?

Posted: 16/12/2017 at 17:41

I'm going to get all emotional now ...................   a Stiffener anyone? 

I'd like a year free from catastrophes please ..... and some hostas 

I Don't Believe it.

Posted: 16/12/2017 at 17:14

When I was a small child we lived on a farm in Bedfordshire, right on the edge of the Woburn estate ... there was a long hollyhedge at the end of the road ...... it was so tall I thought it reached up and touched the sky ,,, every winter the gypsies would arrive and cut the holly and take it to Covent Garden market ... the hedge is still there, more than sixty years later ....... holly has always been special to me 

I Don't Believe it.

Posted: 16/12/2017 at 17:02

Perhaps the fact that the berries are disappearing quickly this year is because a warm dry spring and early summer led to lots of successful broods so there have been more blackbirds/thrushes about this autumn? 

Certainly that late wet spring we had a few years ago meant lots of failed nests and there weren't as many birds on my feeders that winter 

The numbers for the Big Garden Birdwatch 2018 will be interesting given the good nesting season in 2017 

I Don't Believe it.

Posted: 16/12/2017 at 16:46

We've not seen any redwings or fieldfares here yet ... but the blackbirds are having a good go at the holly and pyracantha berries ........ however they can't get at the ones on the ends of the thinnest branches ... with any luck we'll have some waxwings visit us to feast on those 

I Don't Believe it.

Posted: 16/12/2017 at 16:31

Buttercupdays .......... now that really is poetry 

Show us ya Baubles!

Posted: 16/12/2017 at 16:17

Awwwwwwwww they're so pretty Obelixx    love the doves    

Our decorations are pretty minimal this year ... no tree but a Candle Bridge in the sitting room window, berries and greenery along the top of the book cases, Christmas cards on the bookshelves, all the silver dishes and vases etc have come out of the cupboards, polished and shiny and  making the table and sideboard look festive, and around the fireplace are some illuminated scenes under glass domes, a carved and painted wooden Father Christmas, sparkly angels and a sparkly silver stag surrounded by pine cones and a little illuminated chapel .......... oh, and my favourite ... a musical snowglobe of The Twelve Days of Christmas ... a present from OH some years ago 

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