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Posted: 04/06/2014 at 15:09

Anyone in the South Yorkshire (S25) area want these plants? No idea what they are (aside from slug magnets) and they don't fit into our plants.

 (Not sure how we'll manage it but I want to rescue the pot from this one)

 (Huge monster of a big green thing!!)

 (A close up of the second one - I think! - In case it helps anyone identify it.)

Cane tops

Posted: 04/06/2014 at 15:00

Actimel pots!


Posted: 04/06/2014 at 07:24

Morning all! 

Cut the wildlife area (aka overgrown) where the chickens are going - couldn't move for frogs! Little devils all over the place trying to trip me up! Wish they'd spread into the garden and make a dent on the slugs.


Posted: 03/06/2014 at 22:01

Thanks for the forum link Dove - just waiting for my account to be approved.  


Pond weeds

Posted: 03/06/2014 at 21:16
Our fish are eating the oxygenating plants like I never feed them. Must be tastier than it looks!


Posted: 03/06/2014 at 16:21

Does anyone here know a good chicken type forum? My continuing education is starting to run dry. I'm currently thinking of one Milliefleur Pekin, one Lavender Pekin, and two Gold Partridge Pekins (the farm we'd be getting them from said they'd be fine mixed up together) but I'd like to start digging into them a little more in case one has terrorist type quirks! (I've been told the Lavenders like cuddles which is not something I thought I'd hear about hens!)

Dove - you can never have enough rosemary! I need to take cuttings off mine (is it August you do it?) To start boosting my stock as I get so nervous about taking off too much from my little pot by the kitchen door.

(As you can tell I'm really very motivated at my desk today!!)


Posted: 03/06/2014 at 12:17

All this talk of ladies and their shoes - I live in steel capped boots and trainers! In fact my OH has more shoes than me but that's because he has four pairs of trainers in comparison to my mere three.

Impatiently waiting for lunch time and wishing I'd brought more food with me today. Miss swallowed one of my peppermint oil tablets and every time I breathe in its like I'm inhaling ice! Hoping to drown it with food as drowning it in drink makes things worse.

Hope the weather is nice this weekend - will be mostly home alone and have big plans with a pot of paint!


Posted: 03/06/2014 at 12:07

Oh dear Mike we'll have to get you stood near a magnet or some such! Have some big *hugs* from me.

Are you still drinking plenty of water? Especially with it being so warm of late (although currently very muggy). Sometimes it's so easy to forget to drink as much as your bladder really needs a constant flow to keep things squeaky clean and bug free.

Has anyone suggested you drink cranberry juice to help keep any bladder infections at bay while things recover? I know that it's often suggested for ladies and certainly I can't see it doing any harm.

I'm not sure how cranberry juice works with whiskey. Perhaps its more a gin and tonic summer cocktail ingredient?


Posted: 02/06/2014 at 20:16

OH was helping a friend move some kitchen tops straight after work.

Its now 20:15 and I'm not sure whether to keep his dinner warm or scoff it all myself.


Found my chilli willies have lots of ants in their soil. Should I be pulling them out and repotting or will they by okay? 


Posted: 02/06/2014 at 16:31

You know I'm sure I said I'd be organised and keep records of when and where I planted things this year. I've just had to look through my phone pictures to try and work out when I planted my potatoes - apparently I took a picture of the potatoes just cracking the surface eight weeks ago!

Where is this year going?!

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Not spam - honest!! :D 
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