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Hello Forkers in December

Posted: 10/12/2017 at 13:28
Obelixx says:

Fallen tree?  Jack-knifed lorry?  Shunt?  

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 Could well be lorries in that area ... close to the main road to the ferry terminals to Europe ... plus car drivers un-used and ill-prepared for driving on snow.

Bees and the Asian Hornet threat

Posted: 10/12/2017 at 13:10
nutcutlet says:

my fear is that every largish, stripy flying thing will be labeled Asian Hornet and killed.

Several hoverflies, eg Volucella zonaria, have had the wrong ID and come to a sticky end. Education not panic spreading, is required

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I agree Nut ... European hornets are an important  part of our ecology ... it would be tragic if they were destroyed along with the Asian hornets. 

Hello Forkers in December

Posted: 10/12/2017 at 12:31

Hmmm  ... still nothing much more exciting than wet sleet here in mid Norfolk ... teenage niece in South Lincs is very excited and Wonky has lots of it ... the AA say travel in her area is very slow due to snow and accidents and her road to work tomorrow is blocked ... by what the AA map doesn't say ...


Posted: 10/12/2017 at 11:54
Mike Allen says:

   Hey Dove.  You said about getting back to normal.  Hey Lass no worries.  Truthfully I can laugh at myself.  NORMAL.  explain please.  Many thanks again and enjoy your gardens and, go easy on the fruitage of the vine a t xmas.  Much love to you all.  Mike.xx

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 Far be it from me to say what is normal for you Mike ... as long as you're content with it ... whatever it is 

Hope you have a lovely birthday and Many Happy Returns when the time comes. 

Hello Forkers in December

Posted: 10/12/2017 at 10:13

Looks like its arriving here as well ...

Hello Forkers in December

Posted: 10/12/2017 at 09:13

Hello all   Think we've got the 'rain turning to sleet' although nothing much at the moment ...

Hosta ... if you must work wrap up warm and suck some Jakemans eucalyptus lozenges  ... I blame air travel 

Chicky ... very wise... stay safe where you are ... 

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Hello Forkers in December

Posted: 09/12/2017 at 19:22

They look quite at home BL 

Strictly is back!

Posted: 09/12/2017 at 16:30

Gemma said the other day that she weighs 11 stones. She has a lovely healthy figure, but dancing will be a lot easier for the smaller framed female dancers like Debbie ... although of course the age difference levels the playing field a bit. Alexandra also has a bigger frame which can make her look less elegant in some dances but she has learned to use it to her advantage in dramatic pieces. 

Hello Forkers in December

Posted: 09/12/2017 at 16:15

Whoops!  Joyce ((hugs)). Thank goodness for databases   I've got automatic renewal on mine so that, in the event of me overlooking it the company I'm currently with will renew it automatically. As I pay by DD quarterly it doesn't make too  huge a dent in my current account should my eye be off the ball. It doesn't stop me shopping around for a better deal if I've got the brain space. 

A rat eating the bird food

Posted: 09/12/2017 at 15:35

We only buy the more expensive foods that the birds love so they don't discard the wheat and barley that make up much of the cheaper mixes ... these attract pigeons and rats.  The more expensive ones work out cheaper in the long run. 

Big favourites here are Sunflower Hearts and  a Robin and Softbill no mess mix ... none of this is discarded

I would also go to the nearest hardware store B&Q or similar and buy some rat bait and a bait box so that you can get rid of the rats (and there will definitely be more than one) safely and without endangering children, pets or other wildlife.

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