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Posted: 21/02/2015 at 13:45

There was a thread about this earlier

If the posts are correct it seems that they can't be repaired


Posted: 21/02/2015 at 13:37

DD, you need a special type of feeder to feed niger seed otherwise it all spills out - the special feeders have very tiny holes -

So many frosts

Posted: 21/02/2015 at 13:31

We expect to have overnight frosts for a large percentage of the nights in January and February here in Norfolk - I would have expected just the same when I lived in Suffolk. 

My son lives on the Suffolk coast where  frost is more unusual because of the influence of the sea, but the east winds are bitter.

Last winter was freakishly mild - I think we hardly had a frost at all.


Posted: 21/02/2015 at 11:42

Pdoc - if you have to get a new car you could find another life for the old one


Posted: 21/02/2015 at 11:38

Bathroom and downstairs loo gleaming, the kitchen floor has been washed and there's a load in the washing machine.  Now I'm off to the farm shop - can I get anything for anyone?


Posted: 21/02/2015 at 11:35

 Hello Mrs d2

Leeks will keep for a week or two in a cold dark place, but they deteriorate.  I would cook and freeze them in meal-sized portions as leeks with a cheese or white sauce so they can be reheated easily, or even as soup (yum)


Posted: 21/02/2015 at 10:36

Some of the supermarket staff are surprisingly ignorant - brother was in a supermarket that stocked his produce and notice that some of the potatoes were turning green  - he pointed it out to a member of staff who said "Don't worry, they'll soon ripen under the lights!"  - Bro stormed off to find the Manager and did a good bit of ear-bashing about staff training!!!

Daily Bird Sightings 2015

Posted: 21/02/2015 at 10:31

It could have been - have a look here have you got mice/voles around your compost heap?

Sparrowhawks are bigger and have distinctive barring on the breast


Posted: 21/02/2015 at 10:13

Nice to see they're keeping up their Cold War stance of blaming the Russians for everything

New Clematis Armandii

Posted: 21/02/2015 at 09:49
john colquhoun wrote (see)

As we are on subject, can anyone recomend a nice clematis to grow through a plum tree ??. Was thinking a group 3 ?

How big is the plum tree John?  A lot of the Group 3s aren't terribly big, 'cos you cut them down every year - C tangutica Bill Mackenzie is often grown into trees and gets taller than most Group 3s.

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