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Posted: 29/03/2015 at 10:02

Morning all.

Wet and windy here, so no gardening today.

Got an order from Crocus, to come tomorrow, so that is always exciting, even if it does take several hours to unravel their very secure packing.

Have a good day everyone.


Posted: 28/03/2015 at 23:02

Dove, we ate at the White Horse, which I think was in Brancaster and a lovely posh fish and chip place in Cromer [ ? No 1 Cromer] Had a wonderful pigeon and foie gras dish [ sorry I know some people will be offended by that, and I can't justify it, but I love it ]. Also had magnificent Skate wings.

Spent nearly all the time between Titchwell and Cley reserves, with some time in Cromer and Wells Next the Sea.

Camera Corner

Posted: 28/03/2015 at 18:00

 female Bearded Tit

 Red Billed Pochard

 Tufted duck


 Turtle Dove


 Golden Eye


A few pictures from Norfolk bird watching trip. Very lucky we saw some rarities.


Posted: 28/03/2015 at 17:48

Hi all.

Back from Norfolk, after some good bird watching and some lovely food.

Will post some pictures on camera corner.


Posted: 26/03/2015 at 08:34

Zinnias are not hardy, so do need a bit of heat to germinate.

I cover the seeds with Vermiculite.

It is said they don't like root disturbance, so I grow them in modules, then pot on, but only once, before planting out in late May.


Posted: 26/03/2015 at 08:31

Hi Dove and all.

Hope you are managing ok.

We are about to leave, in a snow storm.

Planning on doing the North Norfolk coast, Cley and Titchwell in particular.

Have a good time all.


Posted: 25/03/2015 at 21:13

Evening all.

Lovely afternoon in the garden, quite warm eventually.

Am off down to Doves neck of the woods for a couple of days bird watching.

See you later.


Posted: 25/03/2015 at 12:57

Lovely outside now, gardening in only a single fleece.

Trying to empty the greenhouse a bit, as there are lots of seedlings inside that need to go out, so that I can sow more seeds. It is always a bit of a merry go round at this time of year.

Lots of Atriplex seedlings appearing in hot border, I know some people do not like it because of its self seeding, but I love the dark leaves. Lychnis Vesuvious also emerging, I seem to have kept this lot alive for 3 years, which in my experience is quite a feat. 


Posted: 25/03/2015 at 08:02

Morning all.

Sorry to hear your news Dove. Will be thinking of you and your visit to your Mum.

Sunny here after a severe frost

Off to check on the ducks, and then some gentle pottering.

Favourite biscuit?

Posted: 24/03/2015 at 18:21

Cant pronounce their name, Choco liebnitz [ not sure re spelling ]. Have to try and nibble all the chocolate covering off the biscuit before eating the rest.

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