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Hello Forkers January 2017 Edition

Posted: 22/01/2017 at 11:24

Morning Wonky   Think I'm nearly recovered ... just took a batch of Suffolk Rusks out of the oven

Who's visiting your bird feeders?

Posted: 22/01/2017 at 11:19

This morning we've around two dozen black blackbirds in the back garden ... all pretending they can't see the others ... tucking into porridge oats, chopped apple and leftover macaroni cheese,  and they're queuing up to bathe at the edge of the pond where I've removed the ice. 

We've also got greenfinches, chaffinches, bluetits, great tits, a pair of robins and a group of house sparrows on the feeders, and a wren busying itself around the clematis-covered fences ... I've not seen the dunnocks out there yet this morning, but I'm pretty sure they're around somewhere ... they usually are

I wonder where they'll all go to hide next weekend when it's the Big Birdwatch ...

Last edited: 22 January 2017 11:20:56

Hello Forkers January 2017 Edition

Posted: 22/01/2017 at 10:30

Still bright sunshine and hard frost here in Norfolk - we've got more birds in the garden than ever before - what's the betting they're all hiding next weekend

First bunch of daffs

Posted: 22/01/2017 at 10:26
Fairygirl says:

Aah - I thought you meant growing too! 

See original post

 So did I ... glad to know my Tete a Tete's (just an inch or so tall so far) aren't lagging behind

Ammi majus too tall for cold frame

Posted: 22/01/2017 at 10:23

They should be fine - give them a bit of support so they don't get buffeted around by the winter winds.

Hello Forkers January 2017 Edition

Posted: 22/01/2017 at 09:22

Good morning Hosta   Brilliant sunshine here - everything's sparkling 


Posted: 22/01/2017 at 08:40

Yes - go down the legal route. 

What is your weather like? (2)

Posted: 22/01/2017 at 08:30

Bright and clear and -3.9C in the sheltered back garden ... much lower elsewhere. 

Hello Forkers January 2017 Edition

Posted: 22/01/2017 at 08:27

Good morning all  An even sharper frost here today -3.9C in the sheltered back garden. Blackbirds are tucking into their porridge and a robin is singing in the ash tree. 

Andy Murray ! 


Greetings from county kerry

Posted: 22/01/2017 at 07:56

Welcome aboard Clueless 

Im right over the other side ... in sunny Norfolk! 

We have gardeners here sharing a wide range of gardening experience and ideas, helping each other along.  Don't worry, it's definitely not a place for showing off , but sharing triumphs and disasters and all the stages in between. 

And there's the Potting Shed for chatting about all sorts of stuff 

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