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Posted: 17/03/2015 at 07:11

Morning all. 77 school children visiting today: at least I'm hoping so the school seem a little lacking in responding so I'm half expecting them not to turn up. 

Sunflower - meet Reggie! 9 months old bundle of bark and tail wagging. This photo was after yesterdays very muddy walk where I had to put him in my old hoodie to dry him off / spare the furniture.


Worries & troubles that affect Forum friends.

Posted: 16/03/2015 at 22:39

Keeping all my digits crossed for positive news for you tomorrow xx


Posted: 16/03/2015 at 19:30

There's also an issue with Poldark regarding their hens. I'm reliably informed they look like Warrens which weren't around (like oil tankers) in the time frame they're trying to portray.

Reggie and I went for a long walk this afternoon. He got very muddy. I got very muddy. He's now fast asleep on the sofa - I wonder if he'll realise its almost d.i.n.n.e.r. time!? 

Sarracenia Carnivorous Plant

Posted: 16/03/2015 at 18:42
Thanks SFord! Especially thanks for the heads up on the stink factor :/

Mislaid Bulbs

Posted: 16/03/2015 at 14:27

Get them in the pots Elizabeth. The sooner the better!

Can I plant young hardy plants out soon?

Posted: 16/03/2015 at 13:17

Where in the country are you Flowerlover? It will help people answer your question if they can roughly know where in the world you are so that they can factor in frost risk.


Posted: 16/03/2015 at 11:57

Dove - your seed sorting makes perfect sense to me. I have a slight habit of picking up seed packets throughout the year which makes for an interesting time trying to work out why I ever thought I would grow so much ... wait we don't even eat cucumber.


Posted: 16/03/2015 at 11:55

Wintersong: have you tried antlers? Reggie has had one for two weeks and barely made a dent in it despite his continued efforts but he goes through a 2ft rawhide chew in hours. Apparently antlers don't splinter like bones can (but my do they hurt if they get you in the ankle).

Pigs ears are also a good treat but they only last 5 minutes. 

He's also not managed to destroy his kong yet: you can put treats (or a paste) inside to keep them busy. In the summer they're meant to be really good for putting frozen yoghurt in to keep everyone cool!

Frisbees are quite good choice with grandmas dog that gets a little destructive: he doesn't seem to be able to get a good enough purchase on it to destroy them!

Sarracenia Carnivorous Plant

Posted: 16/03/2015 at 11:43

Last summer, on a random depression / sugar filled whim, I came home from a small generic garden centre with a miscellaneous Sarracenia carnivorous plant. It got put in a pot and left in the kitchen with the hope it might encourage a few of those summer flies away. I don't actually remember seeing a fly go anywhere near it and TLC has been distinctly lacking.

Over winter I let it dry out and left it behind the blinds so it experienced the sunset and rise of winter without much interference from the light bulbs (read: it was plonked on the windowsill and mainly forgotten about). I've just moved it to trim off some of the dead bits (it wasn't looking terribly happy) and pot it into a slightly bigger pot (its roots were showing through and I brought some "cactus compost" last summer) watered with rain water.

Spotted this toward the centre:

 Is that a flower? Do Sarracenia plants even flower?

If anyone could give me some hints and tips on how to look after these I'd be very grateful. Does it need feeding? Presumably live flies although could I use live mealworms instead? (Easier to catch and less likely to fly away!)



Posted: 16/03/2015 at 09:57
Tescos seem to have been looted the shelves were practically bare. I've not seen it that bad since the Christmas season.
Hailing now.

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