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What happened

Posted: 09/05/2014 at 07:05


Garlic- rookie error!

Posted: 09/05/2014 at 07:04

The tips on a few of mine have yellowed- I was told to give them a sprinkling of Epsom salts. A little bit of yellow seems quite normal and is not an indication that they'll be ready soon.


Posted: 09/05/2014 at 07:01

Ooops!! Hope your knee is okay!

Mrs Fish

Posted: 08/05/2014 at 20:31

It's hard to get too high snd mighty with your feet firmly planted in the mud Fishy!


(Must confess I got ever so confused when Scott mentioned animals! )

Mrs Fish

Posted: 08/05/2014 at 19:30

Glad to hear she's out and tucked up recovering. She'll soon be home!

Problem With Pear Tree

Posted: 08/05/2014 at 19:14
Pansyface - unfortunately despite my moving the fennel closer to the bird feeding station the birds are ignoring it!


Posted: 08/05/2014 at 19:11
Ha ha Fidget your father sounds wonderful! I hope he doesn't upset the nurses too much!!


Posted: 08/05/2014 at 16:27
Dovefromabove wrote (see)

We've got a chiminea but so far we've not used it to keep warm - OH uses it for burning old confidential paperwork - next time we get a pleasant evening we'll light it properly and put some firewood on it and try it out for you.

However we have friends who have lots of space and they have a big cast iron firebowl, and that is fantastic to sit around in the evening with a glass of something or three 

Dove but is it the drink or the fire keeping you warm?!


Posted: 08/05/2014 at 16:27
Dovefromabove wrote (see)

Clari - if I was going to keep chickens in the garden I'd keep some Light Sussex bantams - pretty birds, lovely calm temperaments, good layers and eggs nearly as large as large breed hens.  You can keep more of them in a small space 'cos they're bantams - aren't they gorgeous?

there are other colours of Sussex bantams too, if you want a mixed bunch - speckled and buff and Coronation and Columbian etc etc


Oh! I didn't realise omlet sold chickens too!I guess it makes sense when you think about it.  I've been looking for an omlet coop - I worry that with wood it can harbour nasties so the plastic would be ideal for deep cleaning but unfortunately haven't found a second hand on available yet (a little out of my price range for a new one)

They're beautiful creatures - I do so like something a little more unusual for a garden than the brown ones you tend to associate with farms.

What the omlet website has gotten me thinking now however is...


Who buys a high vis vest for their chicken??

Problem With Pear Tree

Posted: 08/05/2014 at 16:19

Perhaps you just struck unlucky with the concentration this time OL? I've been using soapy water on my bronze fennel but I worry I'm in danger of drowning the poor thing those little buggers wont let go! (Started putting a plastic bag on the soil to protect it!)

Incidentally my pear and apple tree are currently "moulting" (but look quite healthy) - I assume its normal for this time of the year? We've only had a few light frosts so I don't think it'll be that causing problems.

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