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Hello Forkers January 2017 Edition

Posted: 04/01/2017 at 19:20

They do seem to love a little bit of cheddar or, more commonly here, Cheshire cheese which is my favourite. There was a bit of Red Leicester which daughter had bought, but hasn't eaten much of, so it's going a bit green round the gills. 'Son of Dennis'  (I think it's the youngster) didn't seem to mind - nice and crunchy   

Look up!

Posted: 04/01/2017 at 18:07

I've just been for another look as it's really dark now, and I can see another star between them so I hope the close up I did  is Venus and not the other one!  

I might try and get another one to make sure 

Hello Forkers January 2017 Edition

Posted: 04/01/2017 at 17:34

Glad you're a bit better BL. Pain about your water troughs 

DD - it's all been said already. No need to put a brave face on for us. These sorts of days are horrible, but they pass, even though you think they won't. If they don't seem to be doing that, and you're struggling, see your doc. I'm glad I did, and when I had another similar situation a few years ago, I was better equipped to deal with it, without going to him. Big hugs to you and Charlie, and here's to better days to come xxx

Chilly here, even when I came home from work a little earlier than usual. It was just below 2 degrees at 4pm. Lovely day though, and a clear sky so I saw the Moon and Venus and took some pix. They're on the other appropriate threads. Bit blurry but not bad. 

The robin was sitting on the fence while I covered the car and topped up the screen wash. Think he was hoping for some extra tasty morsels. Got him some cheese and he was quite happy. He's a greedy little b***er. He samples the food on the ground first which the big birds can access, then goes in under the 'caged' bench which the blackbirds can use, then the  caged hanging feeder. He's not daft  

Look up!

Posted: 04/01/2017 at 17:10

I've just been out and taken a couple of pix as it's a good, clear night.  They're a bit blurry, sorry. I can't remember how to adjust the shutterspeed  

Moon top left, Venus bottom right. It's pretty much how I can see it from the back door

Close up of Venus

Camera Talk - part 2

Posted: 04/01/2017 at 17:06

Just took a couple of pix of the moon and Venus. Not brilliant, but you can see it not too badly

Moon on left and Venus is bottom right - the bright star. It pretty much looks like this with the naked eye

Little close up of Venus 

If I could remember what Steephill said about adjusting the shutter speed, and could practice fiddling with it,  I would, but it's too cold to hang about outside for long! 

Can i grow a Mahonia in a pot?

Posted: 04/01/2017 at 16:31

I think it's best to read this thread - th einfo's all there  

I don't think they're suited to long term container planting, assuming it's the taller, Charity or Winter Sun type.

What is your weather like? (2)

Posted: 04/01/2017 at 16:28

I came home early from work and it was already down to under 2 degrees at 4pm. Frost is forecast - it'll be a colder one than last night's. 

It's been a lovely sunny day though - pity I had to work 

Garden Gallery 2017

Posted: 04/01/2017 at 08:06

Yes - it's the moisture that helps create it. We have plenty of that, although much less than usual this winter - hurray!  

Lovely Pat. The beaks are really long and fine aren't they? Perfectly designed for those little tubular flowers. Similar to hummingbirds then?

New Year's Day 2017 Flower Count

Posted: 04/01/2017 at 08:03

Good selection you have there Newb. Some of ours are a bit later to flower here, like Sarcococca.

We do a count every year - it's quite good for ideas for new plants as well, so it's useful as well as interesting 

Hello Forkers January 2017 Edition

Posted: 04/01/2017 at 08:00

Morning all/afties Pat. At that price, pity they're was only one left. You could have got one for every room 

Hope you have another good day today Wonks. It's half way to the weekend - you can catch up then 

It's a drag going back isn't it chicky? 

I'm heading out soon too - need to scrape the car first as I didn't cover it 

will remember to do it later for the forecast frost tonight. Have a good day everyone, whatever the weather 

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