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Charlie November


Latest posts by Charlie November

Movie quotes

Posted: 31/01/2015 at 12:52

Nobody? Alright.

 

I told Halloran we didn't do vocals, and he said, "What my Sissy wants..."

"My Sissy gets!"

She got it, all right!

Left handed tools

Posted: 31/01/2015 at 02:44

... and for those of you with rat, squirrel, magpie or pigeon problems, the Air Arms TX200 Mk 3 .177 is available left-handed too.

Anyone done any gardening today?

Posted: 31/01/2015 at 02:33

As for how fast the birds can get rid of a handful of mealworms, I decided to find out with the help of my camera. The camera does spook them a little, but they still scoffed the lot inside 8 minutes. I put more out, but it was getting dark.

Favorite apple

Posted: 30/01/2015 at 17:39

Tootles, apple trees flower at different times of year. To get fruit, you need two different trees that flower at the same time and are compatible.

Of course, bees fly long distances (they can ssutain a colony four miles from the nearest flowerbed) so you may well have a good pollen source within range already. One way to make sure is to get a tree that's got two-way compatible trees grafted onto it.

Anyone done any gardening today?

Posted: 29/01/2015 at 23:15

http://www.livefoods.co.uk/index.php/reptile-aquatic-food-bulk-mealworms-c-120_125

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.

http://s4.gardenersworld.com/uploads/images/original/66445.jpg?width=216&height=350&mode=max

 

 

     

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.

Discussions started by Charlie November

3-part hedge

This is what you get for neglecting it for 20 years! 
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Last Post: 04/04/2015 at 22:42

Most embarassing failure of the weekend

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Last Post: 09/04/2015 at 19:59

An octopus's garden in the shade

No octopodes, but lots of shade 
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Last Post: 01/05/2015 at 17:05

Holy glyphosate, Batman! What's that?

Huge thing with tiny white flowers and heart-shaped leaves 
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Last Post: 24/06/2014 at 16:52

Rose cuttings: timing

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Last Post: 22/03/2015 at 14:30

When is honey fungus not honey fungus?

At least I didn't spend anything. 
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Last Post: 26/10/2013 at 16:46

Apple tree with white leaves

It seems to be healthy enough, if slow-growing 
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Last Post: 10/09/2013 at 18:34

Spurge?

Not a lily. Not an apple tree. 
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Last Post: 10/09/2013 at 22:29

Ooops!

Planning? Measuring? Me? 
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Last Post: 01/04/2015 at 19:53

Leaving tulips in the ground

Can they be left in if the drainage is good? 
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Last Post: 13/05/2013 at 08:09
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