Posted: 16/02/2017 at 09:27
9.8C already and sunny now the mist has cleared. Just waiting for the dew to burn off and then I'm out with my trusty sprayer to kill the donkey field. Don't like using chemicals but digging and removing all roots by hand is nit an option here. Should be a one-off if all goes to plan.
I need to know what brand of nail varnish they used on Rasta as it's still there despite long walks and lots of play. Mine never lasts thru that sort of trial.
I think our bedroom is on the wrong side of the house for a dawn chorus but we also have roll down shutters which may be blocking it. Plenty of birds come to the feeders now but only sparrows, assorted tits, chaffinches and robins. We get blackbirds, buzzards and magpies elsewhere but not up close on the feeders. I hope we'll get woodpeckers again and then swifts and swallows and house-martins later on.
I have now tried 5 garden centres for fat blocks with insects and none in stock. I sthere a shortage of insects? On the other hand I have found "clean" sunflower seed which they love.
Mimosas coming into full flower now. I shall cut some for the house.
Well done for Waitrose Hosta - our favourite when we're in the UK.
Dove - I find knitting complicated enough but last night I had a dog on my lap and two kittens hovering. Impossible.
Pat - I hope you and yours are all safe from fires. Such devastation is dreadful for those affected and all the wildlife.
Courage to all the lurgy sufferers.