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HELLO FORKERS!

Posted: 10/03/2014 at 16:12

It's turned quite chilly here - I've put the heating on and OH has finished digging for the day.   It reached the giddy heights of 10.01C today - a bit different from yesterday!

HELLO FORKERS!

Posted: 10/03/2014 at 16:01

Has the dentist xrayed your jaw lately?  Problems there can cause headaches?  Just a thought .........

Is this the dreaded Japanese Knotweed!! Ident and advise required

Posted: 10/03/2014 at 15:13

Actually, so do I - ignore my last comment - I've just zoomed in on one bit of it and there's a decaying flower there - top right-ish.

HELLO FORKERS!

Posted: 10/03/2014 at 15:11

Are you drinking enough? (water - not the other)

According to OH, the majority of headaches are caused by unrecognised dehydration. 

Is this the dreaded Japanese Knotweed!! Ident and advise required

Posted: 10/03/2014 at 15:07

I agree, last year's fennel stems - cut them down to the base and dry them, then use them on the BBQ when you're cooking fish 

Or use them to make a bug box

Or both 

Planting out Garlic

Posted: 10/03/2014 at 15:05

I'd get them out now if your soil's not too wet - we have free-draining loam so planted ours direct in the ground last autumn and now they're growing away nicely. 

HELLO FORKERS!

Posted: 10/03/2014 at 14:53

Clari, wrap them in layers of soggy newspaper and put them in a cool corner. 

Congrats on having perfect vision - let me tell you, it's so annoying when that first sign of ageing makes itself known 

We have 'robin' in the front garden Fg , but when we get some undergrowth planted I'm hoping he and his missus will move into the back.  We've got lots of goldfinches who love the ash trees and sing to us most of the day.  We had a pair of bluetits rear two broods in a nest box on the other ashtree last year, and this year they're very much in evidence, with the male sitting in the ashtree warning off any interlopers, so hopefully they'll use the box again.  

Next door have two tiny ponds and get lots of frogs, who also visit our garden in damp weather - hopefully we'll see them more often if we provide more 'damp'.

OH is back outside digging the pond - I'm feeling a bit 'under the weather'  so have been sent indoors to put my feet up and watch Cagney & Lacey with you lot on the sofa.  OH very sensibly said that it's only just over 24 hours since I was running a temp and had horrid earache  and I've done a load of washing, baked a batch of bread, hoed and raked in the garden and done a lot of pond supervision - that's enough 

Is this the dreaded Japanese Knotweed!! Ident and advise required

Posted: 10/03/2014 at 14:19

Don't think it's Knotweed - the dreaded JK has shoots and leaves growing alternately from each side of the stem - yours looks as if the shoots are growing in pairs.  

Are there any leaves we can have a look at?

Can anyone help identify what bird this is?

Posted: 10/03/2014 at 14:11

Snap Obelixx 

Can anyone help identify what bird this is?

Posted: 10/03/2014 at 14:11

Yes, it's a female Greater Spotted Woodpecker  the males have red at the nape of the neck.

Lucky you - if you want to put food out for it they really like those fat blocks in wire cages, the ones that have insects in the mixture.  

With a bit of luck if they know that the food is there they'll bring the youngsters to feed there later in the spring - the youngsters have red caps.

I used to watch a pair bring the juveniles each year to the feeders outside my office window. 

 

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