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Posted: 10/02/2015 at 09:50

That looks gorgeous Dd - damp and overcast here in Norfolk, but the blackbirds don't mind - they're pulling up worms from the lawn

Pea soup about to be made, then a spicy carrot-cake traybake

Pampas grass

Posted: 10/02/2015 at 09:47

If you're doing anything to it at this time of year keep an eye open for hibernating hedgehogs - pampas grass is a favourite location to spend the winter


Posted: 10/02/2015 at 09:24

Good morning all - I'm late on parade today - we both slept in and only woke half an hour before the builder arrived!  Morning ablutions carried out at breakneck speed!!! Embarassment averted ... just!!!

Edd - sorry that life seems so difficult at the moment - try to remember that life's a journey not a destination - it's not about getting there it's about what you do along the way, and take it from me, life's easier when you're a team - sometimes holding hands is enough.  Try not to meet the problems head on - go around them - all clichés I know, but things become clichés because they're true.  Everything I say seems trite when you're faced with one of life's immovable objects, but you seem to relate to a 'stream of consciousness' style of writing so I hope this is ok with you.  Good luck my friend


Posted: 09/02/2015 at 17:42

You'll probably need to phone ahead and book in July BL, as you can imagine it gets busy in the summer.   You need to park in one of the carparks at the harbour mouth and walk upriver, not much more than 5 mins walk. 

Spinach and Lettuce

Posted: 09/02/2015 at 17:39

As has been said above , plus chickweed is good for chickens (hence it's name) and it grows very readily on tilled soil so make full use of it when you're weeding, as well as dandelions. 

Also grow calendula for them, apart from the hens enjoying the greenery, they enjoy eating the petals and the colouring from them will make the yolks an even richer colour


Posted: 09/02/2015 at 17:26

Hello folks   I'll read back and see what you've been up to in a bit.  We're just back from visiting the Aged Ps. Ma on quite good form really, cheerful if a little repetitive - Pa looking very frail, but ok. After our visit we went for a walk by the harbour and had magnificent cod and chips here . If you have a moment click on the Features tab and take a look at the fish tank - we ate our lunch watching a huge navy blue lobster manoeuvring himself among the seaweed and some sea bass and grey mullet swimming about. We bought a couple of gurnard and some plaice fillets to bring home for the freezer. 

We we got home we discovered that the big weeping willow up on the rise has been felled - we suspected that was going to happen when we saw the tree surgeon's truck pull up in their driveway.  It's a shame that we won't see it lit up by the setting sun again, but I don't blame the owners - it was a huge tree to have in their front garden! 

Daily Bird Sightings 2015

Posted: 09/02/2015 at 08:45

They look lovely - a bit like our partridges - I imagine they looked lovely sitting in the apple tree - like our song the Twelve Days of Christmas which features 'a partridge in a pear tree'


Posted: 09/02/2015 at 07:30

I think these would suit your purpose

and a good cause too


Posted: 09/02/2015 at 07:19

Morning Pauline and KEF

Greenhouse in Winter

Posted: 09/02/2015 at 07:12

Interesting Frank - whereabouts are you?  What size is your greenhouse and how do you heat it? 

Edited to add:  Having read some of your other posts I see that you're up on the east coast of Scotland.  Given some of the low temperatures we've had down here in East Anglia I presume that you have some sort of heat in your greenhouse?

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