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Charlie November

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Anyone done any gardening today?

Posted: 20/01/2015 at 17:13

Daryl2, I don't know what you're feeding them, but if you really want them to come to a particular patch in a particular hour, put out live mealworms and a handful of RSPB Buggy Nibbles there at the start of that hour every day. At this time of year, everything goes for the mealworms, including chaffinches. I use the buggy nibbles instead of peanuts. I did get peanuts too, but the birds never bothered with the peanuts, so I threw out the rotten peanuts and just fill the mesh tubes with nibbles. Recent addition to the local "customer base" is a great spotted woodpecker.

Wrens eating mealworms? Kind of funny.

Useless ideas and inventions

Posted: 20/01/2015 at 17:07

The geek on the hypotenuse is equal to the sum of the geeks on ...


Damn thesaurus.

Useless ideas and inventions

Posted: 19/01/2015 at 16:45

 German engineering! I think it's reason enough to stay in the EU, all by itself.

Anyone done any gardening today?

Posted: 18/01/2015 at 18:50

Buttercup, that looks VERY familiar ... but I can't place it. It looks like a part of the world where the locals say that "When God made the rest of Earth, he was just practising so he could get this bit right." If it is there ... well, not much point in gardening, because you can't improve on that!

Anyone done any gardening today?

Posted: 18/01/2015 at 15:26

I have emptied my little compost bin onto the compost heap. That's gardening, right?

Camera Corner

Posted: 18/01/2015 at 15:24

 Lit from the other side, showing different details of the surface. Standing, unsupported, photograph. I was in a bit of a hurry.

Room 101

Posted: 18/01/2015 at 14:32

 Somehow I think a snoring OH is quite low down the list of priority ... ah ... customers for such a specialist salad bar.

Useless ideas and inventions

Posted: 17/01/2015 at 13:08

pansyface, you can get those clocks in the rain-washed wilds of Yorkshire, too:


Useless ideas and inventions

Posted: 16/01/2015 at 16:48

KT35, I think your exercise equipment must be like firewood. You get nice and warm cutting the trees down, you get nice and warm cutting them up, you get nice and warm hauling the logs back home, you get nice and warm cutting them to stove lengths and stacking them up, you get nice and warm splitting some of them for kindling and stacking that up ... and then it's spring and you don't really need to light a fire anyway.

Useless ideas and inventions

Posted: 16/01/2015 at 16:47

Bulb planters are *not* useless!

Mount one on the end of one of those extendable handles, at its minimum length for maximum strength. Spear one hooligan with it, let the others watch what happens when you pull it back out and voila! You have not been mugged after all.

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


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


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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