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Hello Forkers ... June Edition

Posted: 12/06/2017 at 18:44

Just heard Wonky's back home ... she made good time . .. the A140 can be chocca at the end of the working day.  

Bird ID requested

Posted: 12/06/2017 at 18:37

Sorry, got distracted before posting and hadn't read other posts ........ my thought is that it's unlikely to be a young barn owl in open arable land ... more likely to be a tawny.  I've seen young tawnies who've fledged and spend a good while hunkered down in a hedgerow or thick undergrowth being attended by parents just as if they were in the nest.  

Bird ID requested

Posted: 12/06/2017 at 18:34

My guess is that it was a young tawny owl which had previously been fed on birds hence feathers.  Some tawny owls are lighter than others, some are darker.

Info here 

I understand your thing about birds, but am glad you were able to recognise that what you were seeing was a bit special.  

Hello Forkers ... June Edition

Posted: 12/06/2017 at 18:23

Hello everyone   What a lovely day I've had 

First son arrived and left like a whirlwind ... popping in for no more than 10 mins .... a quick discussion of political situation ... a plea for me to get rid of the zimmer asap (it upsets him as he thinks I'm turning into Ma ) and off he went to Lincs then somewhere down south .... he's probably back home by now.

Then Wonky arrived and worked wonders in my garden .... weeding, cutting back, Chelsea chopping, dead heading, planting out, potting on, tieing in, watering ... you name it and she did it absolutely perfectly ... I'm sure her new employers think they've got an absolute star!  

OH came back from his shopping expedition with a good pattern and some great yarns 

He then made us some great bacon and tomato baps for lunch while I sat outside pinching out the tomato side shoots .... I've actually done some gardening!!! 

And not only did she bring me a load of plants for my garden but a lovely present of a hand made and hand painted absolutely beautiful wooden garden trug ............. so chuffed!

We've filled it with pots of pretty flowers and put it on the table on the terrace 

Now she's on her way home ... hope she has a good journey ... I tried not to fuss and make her anxious .... it's the first time she's driven here on her own since she passed her test ... it was so lovely to see her pull up in her car outside our house, full of smiles 

Now OH is cooking plaice fillets and broad beans in parsley sauce, with new potatoes and I've got my feet up with a big smile on my face.

I'd better read back and see what you've all been up to .................. 

Foxgloves not flowering

Posted: 12/06/2017 at 18:02

I've found this sometimes happens if the plants didn't make sufficient growth in their first season for one reason or another.  What usually happens is that they will flower next year, but you will get multiple flower spikes ... worth looking forward to 

Hello Forkers ... June Edition

Posted: 12/06/2017 at 10:52

Just heard from Wonky ... she's nearly here but she's stopped off at a Garden Centre to use their facilities .... any excuse eh 

Resurrected Fifteen

Posted: 12/06/2017 at 10:48

Good luck Kitty ... not an easy time, but things can only get better .................. 

The dreaded bindweed

Posted: 12/06/2017 at 10:36

I think CK means 'regular' as in the American vernacular ... 'ordinary' 'bog standard' etc.  Don't think she's referring to regularity as in timed intervals. 

Hello Forkers ... June Edition

Posted: 12/06/2017 at 10:28

Pat, hopefully the shop assistant will see to that .... they usually do .... in my experience the John Lewis habidashery  staff are excellent, without exception ... and a woolly hat shouldn't really take much yarn should it? Fingers crossed anyway 

Last edited: 12 June 2017 10:28:34

Plant ident

Posted: 12/06/2017 at 10:24

Fidget is probably right 

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