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Posted: 07/06/2014 at 16:40
KEF - I still can't get hold of the poo fairy so looks like my back gets a week off!

Just found a newt in the garden! First one I've seen here!

Alas can't upload photos on my mobile so here's a link to where you can see it.

I'd forgotten how dark they are!


Posted: 07/06/2014 at 15:47

Yay! Sunshine!  Guess that means I'd best get back out and do some work!

Freen Composting material?

Posted: 07/06/2014 at 15:14

Definitely! Try asking around where you work for local gardening clubs or allotments,  there might even be someone you know who will take it off your hands for their own compost bins.

Garlic bulbs for winter or spring?

Posted: 07/06/2014 at 15:07

I'm not an expert but I think garlic bulbs don't keep terribly well. Certainly by December my autumn planting ones which hadn't been planted due to a house move were going very soft (planted on 18th December and growing just fine). 


Bumping this message to the top of the forum so those that know better than I can assist! 


Posted: 07/06/2014 at 15:04

I found a dead bee this morning in my garden - it appears to have succumbed part way through feasting on a pollen laiden plant!


Posted: 07/06/2014 at 13:22

Had to come back inside I was sliding all over the place trying to level the soil in the new chicken area 

Enjoy the dry while you can Percy! The rain is lovely and warm - must be summer!

Transport needed for flooded gardens

Posted: 07/06/2014 at 10:50

Have you managed to arrange anything with a courier type organisation at all? I've three huge (heavy!!) hostas here (South Yorkshire) that if someone told me how too I would happily divide up (there's a couple of other plants in pots you could have too) and bag so they'd be transportable to send but I'm afraid I don't have the money to deliver them as it would be a trailer and truck job!

Otherwise they're going in the compost bin as they're just not popular up here.


Posted: 07/06/2014 at 10:44

It wont make its mind up here!! Unfortunately I can't get hold of the manure lady so it looks like that might need to wait a while (no rush for it fortunately - and they have a never ending supply!) I did get excited thinking the electricity had gone but it was just a bulb blowing right after the thunder rolled over.

My partner is moving cars all day - at least he should be I normally get an update moaning about something by now. I hope the weather isn't too unforgiving for him.

Think I might go and rip the Hostas up so I can make some more space and reuse the pots for my other plants. Seems a shame to compost them since they'll fill the compost wheelie bin on their own (I can't move them in the pots - too huge!!) So must be a decent age but I just really don't like them! (Mind you I'm one of those people who likes her plants and flowers to be useful and if I can't eat it or watch bees on it it is never going to end well!)

chicken resistant plants

Posted: 07/06/2014 at 10:34

I'm not sure Rebecca (we're getting chickens soon so I've been trying to research this) not I found this link with a big list on if it's any use! (its in America I think but some plants should still apply).


Posted: 07/06/2014 at 07:22
Fairygirl wrote (see)

Make the bread after Clari - that way, if you have dirty fingernails they'll get a good clean...

I work in a riding school so plenty of free 'goodness' whenever I want. Could do with a few trugfulls to put in the compost bin. 

I thinking more about whether I'd have any strength left but I guess clean fingernails would be a bonus!

I'm hoping this lot has as many worms as the loads we transported for our parents for mothers day - you could see the bags moving there were so many! All fantastic stuff for the garden and most horse owners I know are grateful to be relieved of it so everyone wins

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