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HELLO FORKERS!

Posted: 23/12/2013 at 10:52

Good orning everyone.

It certainly is rough out there. We've had a bit of excitment already. my son lives next door and he came round to say he'd just put his gardening gloves on and was stung by something inside them. He'd found one of those spiders in the same area a week or ago. (He took a photo at the time and it did look like one of those false widows) So he was a bit concerned but we now think it was a wasp as his arm hasn't fallen off yet   Just as he was talking to me there was a huge crash and my chimney cowl came down. A few seconds earlier it would have hit him.

He was putting his gardening gloves on, not to garden, he's not that keen but to help some neighbours whose tree had fallen down.  He said  after the morning he'd had so far it didn't bode well using the chain saw but luckly we are back hoe wet but safe and sound.  He and his faily are going away today to Center Park for Christmas so hopefully nothing else will go wrong.

HELLO FORKERS!

Posted: 21/12/2013 at 18:03

Love Freddie.

HELLO FORKERS!

Posted: 21/12/2013 at 15:51

Love the reindeers especially Zorrudolph.

The birds scoffed all the holly berries round here weeks ago.  They never leave me a share.

HELLO FORKERS!

Posted: 21/12/2013 at 11:13

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Good morning all. I hope everyone is well and coping with the countdown to the big day.

this is my grand daughter this morning. Doesn't Storm look thrillled with his Cristmas look? Amost as excited as pictures of dogs wearing antlers.

Merry Christmas

Posted: 20/12/2013 at 10:31

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Merry Christmas everyone.

Not a very Christmasy photo but something to look forward to in the New Year.

tadpoles in December

Posted: 17/12/2013 at 18:23

hi Dove,

I saw a programme where some tadpoles in mountain lakes didn't develope into frogs.

The ones in my pond are newly hatched. They are all in clumps on waterweed. They must have been laid about a month ago and I did think i heard toads calling one night when the dog had his walk.

I will do as you suggest and  keep that bit of pond free of ice, maybe float a ball in.

Perhaps the toads know something we don't and we aren't going to have any cold weather and go straight into spring.

 

 

tadpoles in December

Posted: 17/12/2013 at 15:48

I would have thought the adults would have had to hibernate before they could start breeding. There were two separate lots in different parts of the pond and it's not as though we've had a long cold spell to fool them into thinking it's spring.

 

 

tadpoles in December

Posted: 17/12/2013 at 14:20

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I was amazed to find tadpoles in the pond today. (Not a very good picture I'm afraid) I think they are toads. The pond was frozen over all day about two weeks ago. I hope they survive the winter.

Help Overwintering Geraniums - rotting??

Posted: 13/12/2013 at 06:08

Hi Cate,

I agree with everyone's advice about removing brown leaves. The fungus on yours would probably be botrytis not powdery mildew so spraying with milk wouldn't have helped but make it worse as the leaves should be kept dry. Hope you get them through the winter.

I've still got a few outside so must get them in before I get caught out. It's been so mild that I forget we are in the middle of  winter.  

HELLO FORKERS!

Posted: 09/12/2013 at 12:09

Sorry Andy, meant to say how lovely your gifts are.

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