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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 

 

Can anyone identify these worms?

Posted: 14/01/2014 at 09:00

Googling suggests that they might be fungus gnat larvae - google for images of them and see what you think. 

HELLO FORKERS!

Posted: 14/01/2014 at 08:36

Hi KEF, I could send it by Carrier Pigeon 

I thought I would take the camera, but now I'm going to go earlier than planned as I've just had a text saying I've got a delivery (not garden related) arriving between 12.30 and 1.30 ish.

If you want something to do, my bookcases need a good sort out 

Gardening courses or classes - special treat

Posted: 14/01/2014 at 08:33

The RHS do loads of courses - have a look at their website  http://www.rhs.org.uk/Courses/Leisure-learning

Welcome to the fruit & veg forum

Posted: 14/01/2014 at 08:28

Our nearby farm shop sells locally grown Baby Gems throughout the winter - they're not as well hearted up in the winter as during the rest of the year, but they're lovely and they're local 

Where are my snowdrops?

Posted: 14/01/2014 at 08:17

Deep deep envy 

The blue tits are house hunting!

Posted: 14/01/2014 at 08:15

Oh yes, put it out - they may just be prospecting but .............

HELLO FORKERS!

Posted: 14/01/2014 at 08:11

Good morning all  

HAPPY BIRTHDAY WOODY!!! 

Do you think that woke him up? 

A change to my routine today - no walk this morning, I'm going for a longer one across the marshes at lunchtime (it's a Fast Day and I'll need something to break the day and to look forward to). Otherwise today's tasks include making some rough puff to turn the second half of yesterday's casserole into a pie for tomorrow, making an apple cake and making a coleslaw to go with cold rare beef from Sunday to make today's supper.

Oh, and I must do something about applying for my Bus Pass - watching Neil Oliver last night started me pondering about using it to travel the UK visiting interesting places 

Great British Garden Revival

Posted: 13/01/2014 at 20:18

Pam, your garden is gorgeous, absolutely gorgeous 

HELLO FORKERS!

Posted: 13/01/2014 at 18:46

He's a bit of a special chap Verdun  - totally wild as a younger man - from an ex travelling family - needed several large constables to 'calm him down' - eventually tamed by the wonderful Tilly - they had an amazing wedding celebration in a field full of marquees - I've never seen so many leather-clad pairs of legs and braided hairdos, and that was on the menfolk!!!  Dancing until dawn wasn't in it ............... it went on for days.  He built on his love of motorbikes and developed a business importing and exporting specialist collector-type motorbikes all over the world and is more successful than he ever dreamed possible - he must be around 70 now, looks and acts like a man half his age and still lives in the home he grew up in on the edge of the village with his family's cobs and dogs and the wonderful Tilly.  A complete star!!!

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