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Hello Forkers ... August edition

Posted: 13/08/2017 at 22:16

Ob; in previous years the bird feeders were in demand all year round even if at times you watched them chucking it on the ground to get the best bit. (Or at least that's what it felt like anthropomorphised - is that the right word?)

Due to my pain levels I tend to listen to the radio to fall asleep. Recently on the BBC app I  found recordings of Beatrice Potter; how soothing thinks I... 

.... Badgers stealing baby rabbits, daddy ending up in the pot, mice destroying the dolls house..  I don't remember it being so violent!

Hello Forkers ... August edition

Posted: 13/08/2017 at 19:42

Fairy; I've been harvesting about 1kg blackberries every day. Even I can't eat that much!

Busy; funny you mention blackbirds. Since the everyone in the neighbourhood got cats we've had barely any birds in the garden. Even the militant hedge sparrows have gone. I had to throw away the seed in the feeders which were once refilled daily as it had sprouted.

Tonight we have pork shoulder slice with (homegrown) tomatoes, (homegrown) courgettes, (homegrown) roasted plums (not sure whether these are mains or dessert!), and... shop brought onions 

It was going so well!

Hello Forkers ... August edition

Posted: 13/08/2017 at 18:21

Number of plums ripe on my tree yesterday: 0

Number of plums ripe on my tree today: 20

Get munching everyone!! I had to leave the blackberry bushes today; my freezer can't take much more!

unexpected sighting of a frog - help!

Posted: 13/08/2017 at 18:15

For frogs specially how about following the rspb and make them a home?

Never tried it myself as my frogs have to rough it in long grasses and log piles .

unexpected sighting of a frog - help!

Posted: 13/08/2017 at 18:09

Slug pellets really shouldn't be used in an area you're tying to welcome hedgehogs in. They not just kill the slugs but can harm the frogs, slugs, birds etc. that eat the slugs.

After all; if you kill all the slugs what will the hedgehogs eat? 

Frogs don't need ponds in their immediate vicinity; my garden had quite for colony of frogs long before any ponds arrived in the area. But there is no harm in searching for small ponds in case you are inspired to find a place for one.

Hello Forkers ... August edition

Posted: 13/08/2017 at 08:49

Hey Wonky!! Sorry to hear about your digits: everything else is sounding great however :)

Did anyone try to stay up to watch the meteors last night? I tried for a while but saw nothing. 

OH has a cold, he thinks he caught it going to the doctors. So my delicate immune system is trying very hard to clean everything. I don't think he understands my encouragement to get the master bedroom finished so that there is a spare room available as of course all efforts are ruined when you sleep next to a coughing sneezing sweaty thing all night. 

Still it'll be a good test of whether not being in my old job is making me stronger to fight things.

Going to try and dig some more of the garden today and get the lawn cut!

My sunflowers from the bird feeder are looking good!

Hello Forkers ... August edition

Posted: 12/08/2017 at 20:57

Hosta; I've just been potting up all the offshoots of my strawberries ready to retire the old ones. 

Grilled pork shoulder with roasted courgette from the families garden here tonight. 

The Virtual Café

Posted: 12/08/2017 at 14:10

Having thoroughly taste tested this I can confirm this receipe works well at helping to reduce the glut of blackberries. I used 10g less sugar without any issue.

Plants For A Car

Posted: 12/08/2017 at 14:01

I used to use my Vauxhall chevette estate to start off my tomato plants in the spring!! 

Last edited: 12 August 2017 14:03:04

Hello Forkers ... August edition

Posted: 12/08/2017 at 13:52

Afternoon all. I've just harvested 900g of blackberries, there's about the same waiting for me to harvest this afternoon.

To work out what to do with them!

Last edited: 12 August 2017 13:54:16

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