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Posted: 16/03/2015 at 11:57

Dove - your seed sorting makes perfect sense to me. I have a slight habit of picking up seed packets throughout the year which makes for an interesting time trying to work out why I ever thought I would grow so much ... wait we don't even eat cucumber.


Posted: 16/03/2015 at 11:55

Wintersong: have you tried antlers? Reggie has had one for two weeks and barely made a dent in it despite his continued efforts but he goes through a 2ft rawhide chew in hours. Apparently antlers don't splinter like bones can (but my do they hurt if they get you in the ankle).

Pigs ears are also a good treat but they only last 5 minutes. 

He's also not managed to destroy his kong yet: you can put treats (or a paste) inside to keep them busy. In the summer they're meant to be really good for putting frozen yoghurt in to keep everyone cool!

Frisbees are quite good choice with grandmas dog that gets a little destructive: he doesn't seem to be able to get a good enough purchase on it to destroy them!

Sarracenia Carnivorous Plant

Posted: 16/03/2015 at 11:43

Last summer, on a random depression / sugar filled whim, I came home from a small generic garden centre with a miscellaneous Sarracenia carnivorous plant. It got put in a pot and left in the kitchen with the hope it might encourage a few of those summer flies away. I don't actually remember seeing a fly go anywhere near it and TLC has been distinctly lacking.

Over winter I let it dry out and left it behind the blinds so it experienced the sunset and rise of winter without much interference from the light bulbs (read: it was plonked on the windowsill and mainly forgotten about). I've just moved it to trim off some of the dead bits (it wasn't looking terribly happy) and pot it into a slightly bigger pot (its roots were showing through and I brought some "cactus compost" last summer) watered with rain water.

Spotted this toward the centre:

 Is that a flower? Do Sarracenia plants even flower?

If anyone could give me some hints and tips on how to look after these I'd be very grateful. Does it need feeding? Presumably live flies although could I use live mealworms instead? (Easier to catch and less likely to fly away!)



Posted: 16/03/2015 at 09:57
Tescos seem to have been looted the shelves were practically bare. I've not seen it that bad since the Christmas season.
Hailing now.


Posted: 16/03/2015 at 08:00

If the weather proves uninspiring we might be watching Poldark this afternoon Dove. I'm sure I remember there being a bit more sun around a few weeks back: dishwater grey and decidedly "ho hum" out there at the moment. 

Anyone need anything from Tesco?


Posted: 16/03/2015 at 07:30

Morning all.  Day off here (yay). An unholy amount of washing awaits.

Anyone done any gardening today?

Posted: 15/03/2015 at 20:22

Rescued my two elephant "garlic" from the dogs destruction attempts. They're now in large pots where I'm hoping they'll recover (roots quite bashed around). All other efforts aborted!


Posted: 15/03/2015 at 19:41

Cooking sunday roast for his lordship and hiding in the kitchen so thought I'd nip in quick and say hello.




Posted: 15/03/2015 at 08:33

Bekkie: I'm told crate training isn't approved of either.


Posted: 15/03/2015 at 08:19

Revenge is mine... bouncy puppy wanted to let sleeping Daddy know how much he loved him.

Now consuming large amount of tea to keep me from falling asleep. Kidding myself its practice for when I have children.   

Hoping to get some gardening done today (And washing, cleaning, cooking...)

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Frog Spawn count

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How is everyone else getting on? 
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Can anyone identify these roots / bulbs?

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