Latest posts by DorsetUK

Anti-baby seed starting

Posted: 18/04/2015 at 08:03

My home wreckers have got their own versions  but what I do have is a lack of window sill space so this brilliant bit of thinking just might solve that problem.

Compost bin full of potato plants :(

Posted: 17/04/2015 at 08:42

Ummmm, I don't have that problem in my daleks.  Maybe that's because I eat my potatoes, skins and all.


Posted: 16/04/2015 at 16:55

No, it's Macropetala macropetala.


Posted: 16/04/2015 at 16:43

Thanks for that ref. Had a look and I think it might be Koreana blue eclipse as although it looks pinkish in the photo it has blue flowers to start with.  It's in full flower now and though it's facing south its got a high wall to the east and is sheltered by the porch to the west.

It's my daughter's house/clematis. She has just posted the photo on facebook , someone asked which it was, she can't remember but has said 'Mother will know!!!!!' I bought her the milk churn it's in but I didn't buy the clematis.


Posted: 16/04/2015 at 15:13


Which  clematis is this? It's in an old milk churn which gives some idea of size.  it's been there a while

Help identifying this little beauty

Posted: 16/04/2015 at 07:48

It wants permission to open an app on my computer.  I don't want to do that

where have all these bees come?

Posted: 14/04/2015 at 19:04

That was the only thing I could think of.  Apparently said neighbour was having his rather overgrown hedge trimmed and the man doing it said he couldn't cut this bit back as it was protected at this time of the year because of the bumble bees.  The gorse is flowering everywhere round here but not in anybody's hedges.  The hedge trimming though is in the middle of Nailsea , a very urban area.  Brother said there's always a lot of big bees about

Concrete Lined Anderson Shelter - What to do?!

Posted: 14/04/2015 at 18:55


 There's the shattered remains of one at the road junction, even the heavy machinery available couldn't reduce it to rubble

Concrete Lined Anderson Shelter - What to do?!

Posted: 14/04/2015 at 18:47

It had a roof at one time but as they were designed really to shelter people from the flying debris from a bomb dropping on houses, the roof would have been  curved corrugated iron. That would have rotted away, been removed and someone then filled in the base.  There was one in the garden when we lived in Plymouth in the 1960s. A great find though just as well it wasn't a pill box.  They do still have roofs, some 12 inches of concrete and walls much the same thickness.  You couldn't turn one of them into a greenhouse, we have several around the area here as we were part of a stop line.

where have all these bees come?

Posted: 14/04/2015 at 15:28

As matter of interest what bush with yellow flowers and vicious thorns flowering now is attractive to Bumble bees and protected as such (not mine but my brother says a neighbour has one

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