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Charlie November

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Anyone done any gardening today?

Posted: 29/01/2015 at 23:15

I have one of those "under-bed storage" tubs in the shed, and I pour the mealworms into that along with some muesli or porage oats. They last for weeks even if you don't feed them, so you can get 3kg every 4 weeks or whatever works for you and your birds. A handful scattered around the dense cover disappears fairly quickly here, or you could have just one spot where you put them out three tiems a day, and back off a little less each day until the bravest bird is eating them out of your hand.

How do I go about draining this?

Posted: 29/01/2015 at 18:01

Good news: it looks like an alluvial landscape to me, so it should be alright if you just break it up all over, as said.

Pity the people on the hills around Brimham Rocks, where the topsoil is about 2" deep and everything below that is rocks and clay, and to stop the garden flooding requires digging an 18"-deep trench diagonally across the field above the garden in clay, laying a pipe along the bottom of it, covering the pipe with river-washed pebbles and then filling in the top 2" with soil again. Envy them the views and the rural tranquility, of course, but pity them the job of digging drains in clay.

Movie quotes

Posted: 29/01/2015 at 17:43

Edd: Blade Runner, of course!

"It can't rain all the time."

Camera Corner

Posted: 29/01/2015 at 17:34

Not quite half a lunar month later, not quite the same line, but I like the detail on the craters.


This is cropped from a 4096 x 3072 image because a lot of it was black. The sky's not quite clear, so there's actually a spray of light around it, but that didn't show in the photograph.




Camera Corner

Posted: 29/01/2015 at 17:18

If you mean a "Photograph category" as an assignment, you'll have to give us more than a day. It's not like I can just nip up Ben Nevis on my lunch-break.

Room 101

Posted: 29/01/2015 at 17:17

Alright, how about all Aspergillus within 2m of my solar plexus? I'm doing Darth Vader impressions here. Never getting a bathroom or kitchen redone again!

Anyone done any gardening today?

Posted: 29/01/2015 at 17:15

Feeding the birds counts. I've been gardening every day for nearly 9 weeks now. My "repeating order" didn't repeat, so I had to order more mealworms myself. They arrived early this week. Yesterday, I put out mealworms for the first time in 2 weeks. This morning, there were three blackbirds and a robin waiting for me at the shed.

Anyone done any gardening today?

Posted: 28/01/2015 at 18:37


I discovered a plant which I think could be lads love. (Hint don't do a google image search to double check this)

{insert pointing and laughing smiley face icon here}

Re: chewed bark: I think 5 inches up is too high for voles. That's more likely to be rabbits or maybe a squirrel.

Room 101

Posted: 27/01/2015 at 23:13

Someone playing Plants versus Zombies a little too much?

Discussions started by Charlie November

3-part hedge

This is what you get for neglecting it for 20 years! 
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Most embarassing failure of the weekend

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An octopus's garden in the shade

No octopodes, but lots of shade 
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Holy glyphosate, Batman! What's that?

Huge thing with tiny white flowers and heart-shaped leaves 
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Rose cuttings: timing

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When is honey fungus not honey fungus?

At least I didn't spend anything. 
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Apple tree with white leaves

It seems to be healthy enough, if slow-growing 
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Not a lily. Not an apple tree. 
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Planning? Measuring? Me? 
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Leaving tulips in the ground

Can they be left in if the drainage is good? 
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