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Posted: 14/01/2014 at 17:40

Gorgeous blue skies and sunshine here in Norfolk this morning - the birds have only one thing on their minds 

Where are the ladybirds and grasshoppers

Posted: 14/01/2014 at 17:34

We had plenty of grasshoppers and crickets too - some of them came indoors and had to be taken out again - they seem to like being in our rather rampant herb garden near the back door 

We only had a few ladybirds last summer, and we saw most of them towards autumn - I agree with MMeerkat and think that long cold spring is to blame. 


Posted: 14/01/2014 at 17:30

We haven't had any cake 'cos it's a Fast Day - supper in half an hour (cold rare roast beef and HM coleslaw)  ......... then we can have a piece of cake for pudding 

Toad in the Hole KEF?  That's a favourite here - think it's a possible for next week   mind you, we might need to fast more than usual next week - we've got a weekend of eating out with friends in London coming up 


Posted: 14/01/2014 at 16:22

Yep, all I'm going to do today is make a quick coleslaw for supper - apart from that it's feet up and knitting time.  

Anyone putting the kettle on?  There's an Apple and Apricot cake cooling in the kitchen 

Neighbours not wildlife friendly

Posted: 14/01/2014 at 14:21

Don't say anything - just lead by example   

September Raspberries

Posted: 14/01/2014 at 14:02

Autumn-fruiting raspberries don't grow as tall or need as much support as the summer fruiting ones - there's information here


Posted: 14/01/2014 at 12:28

I've put some more on the photos thread KEF 

Verdun, I occasionally wonder whether the golf club would miss a few barrowloads of those leaves, but really don't think I could push a barrowful up the hill 

Camera Corner

Posted: 14/01/2014 at 12:23

 Photographs from my walk on the marshes today. 


Posted: 14/01/2014 at 12:06

Right, I'm back from a couple of hours on the marshes - it was glorious!  Green woodpeckers calling, Gt Spotted woodpeckers drumming, and I saw one - he was drumming in a tree above my head, couldn't really focus on him very well but here he is.  If you click on the pick and zoom in you'll see him a bit better ....

 The birds definitely think it's spring - the robins were flitting about in pairs, as were the bluetits, and I saw a pair of jays prospecting for a nest, and there were new shoots on one of the elder bushes

And if anyone wants some leaf mould ...

 there's plenty making here 


Discussions started by Dovefromabove

John Innes Compost

All your questions answered 
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Amazing amateur wildlife photos

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A seasonal joke thread 
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Some wonderful photographs of wonderful trees 
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All welcome ............who's coming? 
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Can you name this plant? 
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For a limited time only 
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Prepare for a heatwave!!!

It's not winter yet ....... 
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Recording the weather in your garden

Do you? 
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Complaints about change of time and cancellations 
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Trip to Cambridge University Botanical Garden 11th October

All welcome ............who's coming? 
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If you're buying big pots ....

Beware of being offered stolen property 
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Grafting fruit trees

An art and a science 
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Reporting the Spanish slugs 
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Crown Prince squash???

What do you think?  
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