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Weather

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. 

HELLO FORKERS!

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 

HELLO FORKERS!

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 http://apps.rhs.org.uk/advicesearch/profile.aspx?pid=148

HELLO FORKERS!

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

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 Photographs from my walk on the marshes today. 

HELLO FORKERS!

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 .... 

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 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 

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And if anyone wants some leaf mould ...

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 there's plenty making here 

 

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