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Leeks

Posted: 24/01/2015 at 11:52

Save some for me

Lovely leeks!

Apricots and Figs

Posted: 24/01/2015 at 11:51

I'm from Suffolk - whereabouts (roughly) are you?  If you don't mind my asking

Black squirrels

Posted: 24/01/2015 at 11:40

Ah, Stotfold - Ma and Pa used to deliver milk from the farm around there many many years ago.  We lived on a farm near Flitwick when I was small

Cutting Back Climbing Honeysuckle

Posted: 24/01/2015 at 11:31

Looking at it with my specs on I think you're right Fg  - I wish I could zoom in on that pic but I can't enlarge it. 

I agree tidy it up and it'll soon grow again. 

HELLO FORKERS!

Posted: 24/01/2015 at 11:14

That garden's going to be great Beaus   And lots of trees and unspoilt land around so lots of wildlife too

I've just done my Birdwatch - it's the best one I've had since we lived here (ok, it's only 3 years). 

Black squirrels

Posted: 24/01/2015 at 10:47

Hi Nancy

Whereabouts are you ?  There are several pockets of melanistic grey squirrels in the UK - I've seen them near Woburn in Bedfordshire.

There's interesting information here http://ww2.anglia.ac.uk/ruskin/en/home/faculties/fst/departments/lifesciences/staff/helen_mcrobie.Maincontent.0009.file.tmp/Black%20Squirrels%20Genetics%20and%20Distribution.pdf

and more info here http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/magazine-11444893

 

Or are you in an area where there are red squirrels - there are occasionally black ones of those seen.

porridge oats

Posted: 24/01/2015 at 10:39

Dry porridge oats are fine for birds -  blackbirds love them - after all, grain in the field is dry.  The blackbirds in our garden tuck into them regularly.   Don't put out cooked porridge as it is sticky and will congeal around a bird's beak.

Of course, put out fresh water in a birdbath too.

Lots of info here http://www.rspb.org.uk/makeahomeforwildlife/advice/helpingbirds/feeding/whatfood/

HELLO FORKERS!

Posted: 24/01/2015 at 08:09

Clari - thanks

HELLO FORKERS!

Posted: 24/01/2015 at 08:08

Dd - is it a green woodpecker?  Usually seen on the ground sticking it's beak into your lawn - it's after the ants http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/European_green_woodpecker

You'll probably hear it more than you see it - a loud yaffling call. Click on the audio on here http://www.rspb.org.uk/discoverandenjoynature/discoverandlearn/birdguide/name/g/greenwoodpecker/

There are several around here - they like lawns and we're near a golf course!  We also used to get them at work, each year they'd bring their youngsters to the bird feeders - they love the blocks of fat with insects in.

HELLO FORKERS!

Posted: 24/01/2015 at 07:28

Good morning Clari

Can you please stick you head out of the window and announce loudly to the birds that you are doing the Garden Birdwatch today - otherwise all my birds will go and hide in your garden

I know you're desperate to get your dog - but having to wait a couple of months until it's dryer outside will mean a lot less muddy dog and muddy floors - every cloud has a silver lining

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