I take no pride in adding this to my PSL ....
At the same time, I have no shame in adding it! A Forsythia growing bold as brass along a rural lane significantly far away from any gardens. It is almost certain that I've seen Forsythia growing somewhere else away from gardens in the past and omitted it, but not convinced.
Also a NFG beetle to the moth trap last night, common but I doubt I'd find one in the garden other than at the light trap ....
Meanwhile, remember the Fox that visited the garden before Christmas? Well absolutely bugger all sign of it so far when it matters, ie during the square-listing year. I have noted Hedgehog doings on the lawn in the last couple of days so should see one any night soon, bit otherwise I'm going to have to get out walking the square after dark before long to see what is scuttling about and active.
And to balance my comments yesterday, City folk are just a capable of being as crass a Cuntry folk, as this neatly crafted tale details (a nod to Jolyon Maugham perhaps ....).
"One cold and hungry night, they find their dinner sitting pretty
The foxes can't believe their luck, who keeps chickens in the city?
But the chicken lover sees them prowl his pricey habitat
So he bashes both their heads in with his trusty cricket bat"