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Spring is getting closer.

I was doing some pruning today and noticed tiny green shoots on the cotoneaster and the buds on the honeysuckle are swelling and look ready to burst.  A thrush was singing it's heart out as well and I had to stop to listen to it - lovely.

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  • nutcutletnutcutlet Posts: 27,431

    You're right Forester, we had our coffee break outside in the sun today.



    In the sticks near Peterborough
  • punkdocpunkdoc Posts: 14,970

    Yes, despite the fact the garden was frozen most of the day, the birds were very active, there were buds appearing and green shoots pushing up through the soil. 

    How can you lie there and think of England
    When you don't even know who's in the team

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  • fidgetbonesfidgetbones Posts: 17,591

    The birds here are collecting moss for nests.

  • nutcutlet wrote (see)

    You're right Forester, we had our coffee break outside in the sun today.

    Sun Nut???? We've had nothing but torrential downpours image

    But the blue tits are definitely looking at the nest boxes image


    Gardening in Central Norfolk on improved gritty moraine over chalk ... free-draining.





  • Forester2Forester2 Posts: 1,477

    Philippa - Yes, that is why I stopped to listen to it singing.  I have seen a couple around lately but they are very rare around here.  And of course there wasn't one around when I did the RSPB annual bird watch!

  • nutcutletnutcutlet Posts: 27,431

    Yes Dove, sun. image 

    We've had a lovely day. Not a hint of rain til after 4pm and then not much. Rain does tend to miss us, great now but a bit frustrating in summer when we need some.



    In the sticks near Peterborough
  • Me too, lovely day with warm sunshine until after 3pm. The crocuses and Eranthis opened fully for the first time.Got stuff planted, shrubs pruned, cut back brambles - great gardening day!

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    Gardening in Central Norfolk on improved gritty moraine over chalk ... free-draining.





  • nutcutletnutcutlet Posts: 27,431

    Sorry Dove

    We've been out all day pruning/borderline tree surgery. Got a pile of stuff to shred that's taller than me and a great heap of logs. Does laurel burn well?



    In the sticks near Peterborough
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