Daintiness


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Plant ID please

Posted: 20/04/2014 at 21:16

Yes, the birds spread them around!!

The mystery of the closed greenhouse

Posted: 20/04/2014 at 20:53

Mice, I suspect, looking for seeds?

new bird box

Posted: 20/04/2014 at 20:51

A couple of years ago I treated myself to an Aldi nest box with a camera. It brings me untold joy, excitement, some heartache but mostly a lovely feeling. Mrs Blue Tit started sitting on 11 eggs one week ago so I am expecting to be a 'mother' in a week's time! Last year a great tit used the box and successfully reared her brood with one or two fatalities - that's nature but sometimes it's hard to watch.

I would recommend to anyone especially if you are thinking of replacing a box that is used every year - a successful siting of a box means that you have a greater percentage of chance that the box will be used.

Plant ID please

Posted: 20/04/2014 at 20:44

I have the both the variegated one - arum italicum and the wild one - one I planted and one that planted itself!

Plant I-D please.

Posted: 20/04/2014 at 19:13

Yeah you're right  - Euphorbia for the 1st. 2 out of 3 ain't bad!    

Rhubarb Crumble

Posted: 20/04/2014 at 17:43

Iam stewing my rhubarb and then eating it with ice cream or stirring it into plain yogurt. Yum 

Plant I-D please.

Posted: 20/04/2014 at 16:25

Sedum; Achillea; Pieris

Courgettes or Cucumbers?

Posted: 20/04/2014 at 16:01

Iam not laughing - exactly the same thing happened to me last year and I had to just keep potting them on until they were big enough to id. A complete nightmare - I have every sympathy - I have been extremely careful this year. I recommend Tippex - I wrote the info on the pot using a Tippex pen this year -  doesn't fall off, wear off, wash off, get knocked off...

Lobelia

Posted: 20/04/2014 at 15:14

Yes, they are very tiny. That's why when you buy a tray of lobelia each section has many plants in it not one per section like a pelagonium for example.

Compost bins on soil

Posted: 20/04/2014 at 15:12

I have a compost bin bucket with a lid that sits outside my back door and I take it to the compost bin at the bottom of the garden whenever it is full - banana peel, egg shells, coffee grounds, tea bags, veg peel, egg boxes...quite a concoction I don't think any rabbit would find it attractive!

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