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Posted: 17/01/2015 at 06:44

Hey I met my going-to-bed self with my waking self

Morning folks!

Very happy today, meeting my brother later for coffee and generally still dreaming of the perfect garden


Posted: 16/01/2015 at 22:15

Jolly cold here now, everything is freezing up. Clear sky with every star shining to remind me of how very small and insignificant I really am

nn all. Sleep safe and warm


Posted: 16/01/2015 at 18:35

Getting nippy here in Kent too. Wrapped up all my plants just to keep the brrrrr off those that say hardy on the label but end up being borderline


Posted: 16/01/2015 at 12:49

what a lovely idea


Posted: 16/01/2015 at 11:49

Cheesy-Leaky-Potato Thingy is one of my family famous recipes (named by my son when he was young) I'll share if anyone wants.

Thanks for the heads up on the Dunnock Fairygirl, you are exactly right!  What a lovely little thing it is too. Also thanks for the bottle tips, I shall certainly be going in that direction to keep the Clematis happy and Flynn out of the dog house.

Well rain stopped play here, round two in the garden was Flynn-less since he was napping but then OH said he was asking to come with me but the rain was quite heavy. Just enough time for me to tidy up some ivy before being relegated to my pooter chair


Posted: 16/01/2015 at 10:38

P.S I saw a robin in the garden today and also a little brown bird that wasn't a sparrow that I think was a wren. How lovely


Posted: 16/01/2015 at 10:36

That'll be nice BL

Chin up Fairygirl

and I can imagine the brood KEF all gorgeous little scruffs

Weather permitted a tidy up this morning. Still clearing away the blackspot leaves, adding dead material to the compost heaps and checked over my plants in the cold frames. Exciting times as I have several Clematis cuttings sans labels so...gonna have to wait on identifying those.

Need to protect the base of newish and newly planted Clematis this year as Flynn loves dashing about and most of mine are not those thickest stems that take care of themselves yet so...I asked OH for something similar to what keeps rabbits off the trees and he suggested a cut up coke bottle...not a bad idea eh?

Want to get back out in a bit, dig up the last of my leeks for cheesy-leeky-potato thingy that I do and clear raised veg beds for dismantling

Flynn might stay indoors next time...I think I wore him out.


Posted: 16/01/2015 at 06:33

Hahaha, nice one Dove answer to your question which I took so long to write...Fritillary manage to say hello and feed her cows as well

P.S sorry about the cows Fritillary...I'll shut up now


Posted: 16/01/2015 at 06:31

Okay, re blackbirds...this article

is a great explanation for any who were wondering...

I was both right and wrong

Scandinavian blackbirds come here for the winter, but on the whole, our UK blackbirds do just fine all year round. so KEF...keep doing what you're doing. they love it!


Posted: 16/01/2015 at 06:25

I am Dove

Flynn's an early riser

Have a lovely christening Panda

and re the Blackbirds, I am pretty sure of my knowledge as I seem to recall Mr Packam delivering this info on spring watch one time. I used a very poor version of the metaphor that he used, although the blackbird chick that can be identified as stumpy, maybe they don't migrate when young or perhaps...just perhaps they know where they've got it good

TBH, scientists and bods of all general instruction tell us what they've learnt and we accept it but really, isn't there always room for exceptions to the rule? Humans don't all travel to the same holiday destination at the same time every year, we don't all wear the same clothes or do the same things. Obviously birds are a species of fewer needs but there must be the odd occasions when nature doesn't call? 

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