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HELLO FORKERS!

Posted: 10/06/2014 at 11:28

Dove - we've had a huge amount of fledgings recently - they seem to be completely ignorant of our coming and goings and they bounce around the pond practicing their crash landings.

Our garden now with railway sleepers, really pleased

Posted: 10/06/2014 at 11:27

That really looks good! I love it!

Garlic

Posted: 10/06/2014 at 11:27

Can someone tell me what the difference between soft and hard neck is? I planted Marco last year which I think is soft neck?

I've hung mine underneath the wisteria to give them some protection from the sun while they dry. Hopefully they don't get sun burnt there!

Speakers for the club

Posted: 10/06/2014 at 09:35

It might be worth you contacting the local Alpine Garden Society group too. My partners grandparents are members and both give speeches but regularly go to talks. They might be able to suggest a few Speakers for you.

www.alpinegardensociety.net

HELLO FORKERS!

Posted: 10/06/2014 at 09:33

Can't have coffee Dove alas Not really meant to have tea either. Hot Ribena all the way here like a proper growed up!

Another quiet day in the office so am quietly plotting away. This could go so badly wrong!!

 

Talkback: How to harvest garlic

Posted: 10/06/2014 at 07:48

http://i819.photobucket.com/albums/zz113/LadyClarington/IMG_20140609_191202_zpsetldfshx.jpg

 

Lifted my floppy ones last night now they're hanging in the garden to dry. Not sure if they were ready or not but as long as they're edible! 

HELLO FORKERS!

Posted: 10/06/2014 at 07:37

Morning all. Fell asleep rather early last night - still not sure I'm awake now.

Sad day, got brighter

Posted: 10/06/2014 at 07:36

Crossing my toes for you that these next few appointments go well!

Oase pond vacuum

Posted: 09/06/2014 at 19:53
You can indeed get them - some fish like koi are very fussy and their ponds are kept clear of debris with vacuums like this. They're not as bad as they sound and normally collect the waste into a bag which you can leave by the pond for any bugs to get back in. Also they recirculate the pond water so you don't need to worry about contamination.

I've never used on Daniel, you might be better off asking a forum more targeted to fish keeping.

chicken resistant plants

Posted: 09/06/2014 at 16:20

Phillppa - re the grass problem. I was looking at this (only too aware that the run itself will be stripped bare) and saw a clever little way someone had made grass available to their chickens by putting a grass in a seed tray and building a sturdy welding wire mesh (boxed in with wood so there were no sharp edges) lid that fitted snuggly over the top so that the chickens couldn't reach all the way in to pick it clean. They'd leave it in for a few days and then swap it over with something else (in one instance with seeds from their feed they'd germinated a few weeks prior) so it could recover.

I'm hoping to do something similar with plants in pots with a wire globe buried inside to give the main root ball some protection so that they've plenty of positive stimulation to keep their brains from planning to take over the world and once the plant looks a little too battered it can be whipped out and a replacement put in while it recovers... we'll have to see how / if it works out.

There's lots of ideas like this on Pintrest if you ever have a spare hour to loose!

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