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Latest posts by Alan4711

Swimming slow-worm

Posted: 23/07/2013 at 14:09
our ex slow worms used to live in a darkish damp corner next to the hedge and under the darlec composter they often would be seen going through the lawn which we used to leave a little longer than normal,often when they spotted us they would do a pretend dead act, it was all very interesting and some of them were a stunning golden colour some silver greenish also bronzy were planning a similar patch in our new garden when we move ,be nice to have them around again, im told they love compost heaps with a piece of corrugated sheet to hide under on hot days,excellent for slug control and a protected species im told, pity next doors Cat cant read,

Preserving, What do you do or planning to do.

Posted: 22/07/2013 at 15:57
http://www.growveggies.net/harvesting_and_storing/freezing_vegetables_a_to_z/
this is really good for advise for freezing i dont know how to make it into a straight forward connection like others do when you click on it but its a good one

Preserving, What do you do or planning to do.

Posted: 22/07/2013 at 15:42
Hi Steve,love the idea of jams pickles ,all of it but earlier this site got some good advise about garlic in oil as i wanted to do it also,sorry i cant remember who it was but apparently it can be very dangerous,its not the same as the garlic and oil we buy, one i did do went very wrong and was chucked,have a bit of a check for safety mate, but for the rest of it im getting all the info i can and still looking for a good jam pan,decided not to buy one of the new electric ones.and got all mi recipes ready to go.
Good luck Alan

Bee hotel full!

Posted: 22/07/2013 at 15:29
Rasp you perhaps need to get an annex next year and charge a bit more for the holiday season
Alan

Electric mower

Posted: 22/07/2013 at 15:24
Dove how about that i found them on the net while i waited for any proper opinions i could trust (not the adds) and it was the one youv got, it does look good and ??85 Argos so many thanks for that miduck Alan

Electric mower

Posted: 21/07/2013 at 13:40
Hi all again ,as said were moving to new house Norfolk and need a new hover type mower, lawns are if put altogether about a tennis court all easy access im getting a hover as its Kate who likes mowing and that's the truth of it, cus i do most of the heavy stuff anybody got a recommendation for us many thanks Alan

Norfolk

Posted: 21/07/2013 at 13:32
Hi all many thanks for your help ,the link from Dove as usual was very helpful, the blue butts are almost identical to the ones we get from the farmers here ,as usual delivery price is high due to the size ,and i hope our water meter will be kind as in Falmouth we were paying believe it or not ??24:99 A WEEK true,, many thanks to you all .Alan4711

Norfolk

Posted: 20/07/2013 at 12:42
Hi all again and i need help with water butts ,were moving to Norfolk very soon new house big garden already full of wonderful plants,and the dreaded water meter,So has anyone in that area (Cromer,Mundesley ) found a supply of the big blue dairy farm disinfectant barrels we all use here in Tenby, most farmers are glad to get rid as they are non returnable and just perfect for butts (about 40 gollon ),just add a BnQ tap in the side or join them all up low down and tap the end one works a treat, anyone out there know where to get em please. Manyofem Alan4711

NON PRODUCING PEAR TREE

Posted: 20/07/2013 at 12:27
hi could you check the surrounding soil ,perhaps this could this be a shortage of phosphorous needed for flowering or fruiting, not and expert only suggesting
good luck Alan

Swimming slow-worm

Posted: 18/07/2013 at 18:40
found one on Tenby beech last week ,used to have lots in the garden but next doors CAT killed them all.

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