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Posted: 09/06/2014 at 11:23

Moggy - funny you should post this today. This morning I asked the very same question here: (no answer yet but worth you keeping an eye in in case someone comes up with something).

While I don't think mine are cat related I am wondering if they're linked to big feet!

A grand Auld Lad.

Posted: 09/06/2014 at 11:08

Oh bless Frank I think we all get the idea you'll be sorry to hear him go. There's something about having a dog in the house that gives it an extra sparkle.

As for dogs travelling light - I'm convinced my grandparents dog travels with more equipment than babies the poor dog has his own suitcase for a weekend away!


Posted: 09/06/2014 at 11:03

Your Storm is just hitting Rother Valley Way PunkDoc.

Maybe it'll hit a power line and we can all go home early!

Bees and more bees!

Posted: 09/06/2014 at 10:04

I counted thirty from my chair on Sunday. They really were everywhere it was so wonderful to watch. I've been paying attention to the few plants we've added so far to the garden and ones we're planning for the future to favour ones that have the RHS "perfect for pollinators" trademark on or fall in their list on the website.


Posted: 09/06/2014 at 09:43
Dovefromabove wrote (see)

Morning Clari - it was hot and sticky last night - I was tossing and turning and having a drink of water all night 

Yes, I used to cycle for miles and miles as a youngster - parents nowadays would have kittens!!!

Dove I drank two pints of water throughout the night and was still thirsty when I got out of bed. Partner somehow managed to sleep like a snoring log and he's normally the one who suffers the most! (Although his hayfever started announcing itself long before he woke up).

Odd how the world has changed - all our gadgets you'd think we'd have much more freedom yet you can never really escape a beady eye watching you!

Sorry for the swearing Lesley!

Talkback: How to harvest garlic

Posted: 09/06/2014 at 09:35
Three of my garlic plants planted mid December have "flopped" over at the base (less than an inch from the soil) but I don't know whether this is because they've been caught with the edge of the lawn mower and nudged / squashed by a size 12 boot or whether they've decided to announce themselves ready for harvest / give up the ghost and drop dead.

Are there any other signs that would give me a clue? I didn't think they would be ready for harvesting so early especially since they went in quite late.


Posted: 09/06/2014 at 09:21

Bad nights sleep here with an early start to try and make a dent in the ironing pile (where does it all come from??)

Left my phone at home (I hope!) And its amazing how naked you feel without it - to think I never felt this ten years ago when I'd cycle 30 - 50 miles miles through country back lanes and fields and parents were given a rough sketch of where I was going with the list of friendly houses to call in at along the route if I got into difficulty!Thought there'd be rain today KEF - I was hoping to paint the garden bench and there's not space in the shed to put it in there to dry.


Posted: 08/06/2014 at 16:33
Spit roast KEF

Bees and more bees!

Posted: 08/06/2014 at 16:31
Oh wow! I found out today that honey bees have been known to travel SEVEN miles in a day and regularly "hunt" pollen in an area two miles from their hive.

Amazing difference for those tiny little wings!

Clearing a garden

Posted: 08/06/2014 at 16:29
Wow! You really have been working hard that's an amazing amount to pull up in such a short time. Doesn't it look bigger! I'm doing the same as you with my new garden - very few of the original plants / design will remain and it's proving hard and slow work!
What I have found useful is to grow plants I know I'll want in the garden in pots on the patio - it provides a wonderful burst of colour and interest while reminding me of the end goal when I'm discouraged.

Good luck!

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