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Signs of Spring 2012
Thu 12-Jan-12
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Toffeeapple
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You've seen a Brimstone already?  Blimey, I'm impressed.  wave

I'll try that again!

Thu 12-Jan-12
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Red admiral butterfly in the garden whilst I was playing with the chickens!

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Thu 12-Jan-12
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Snowflakes flowering. And so far the runner bean roots have survived. I just took the bean poles down, and noticed that some of the stems were still green.

Weeds growing like mad. I am glad that there hasn't been any really cold weather so that plants can recover from the last two years of being cut to the ground, but it does have the downside of more weeds and more nasties in the garden.

Kate, is it things with lots of legs, or with none, slugs and snails? I have just spread sea weed on to a couple of my raised beds. It seems to make things grow well, with the side effect of drastically reducing the number of slugs and snails.

Thu 12-Jan-12
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The chickens and ducks have sorted the slug problem since I opened the gate to the veggie patch! They are also doing a good job of weeding and even found a few stray potatoes I had overlooked!

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Thu 12-Jan-12
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Spring!!!!!! Okay it's not as cold as the last two winters - is that spring enough for you? cheers

Thu 12-Jan-12
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JoannaS said:

Spring!!!!!! Okay it's not as cold as the last two winters - is that spring enough for you? cheers

But it is only January Joanna...there's time yet....eeekeeek

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Thu 12-Jan-12
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That is what worries me, I cannot believe we have escaped snow!

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Fri 13-Jan-12
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Lots of legs=woodlice- demons for nibbling at pansies and primroses. No legs=hungry little slugs and snails with lots of growing to do- the tiny ones that are too small to catch easily. Both beasties just adore getting right down in the crowns of primroses/primulas and nibbling away merrily.Both also disappear for a good kip under the soil when  I come out looking for them.

Red Admiral here too- I think they hibernate under our South facing eaves as they tend to appear by the front upstairs window on sunny mornings in early Spring/late Winter.

Kateuk makes things at http://www.etsy.com/shop/finkstuff and sometimes she does this too http://www54paintings.blogspot.com/ and also this http://finkstuff.weebly.com/

Sat 14-Jan-12
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Sprayers out on the wheat must be heading springwards.

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Sun 15-Jan-12
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The daffs in a pot by my front door are in bud, and my late flowering clematis is in bud! Slightly concerned as we had -2C last night... Still at least my sprouts will taste nice 🙂

Sun 15-Jan-12
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I saw Crocus in bloom today!

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Sun 15-Jan-12
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The ducks found snow drops in the garden under a pile of leaves!

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Did they leave them for you to enjoy or waddle all over them?

I'll try that again!

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They kindly left them intact, they are under an oak tree, the sort of place they lay their eggs so I must keep an eye on it.

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