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Vegetable Patch & Nettles

Posted: 29/02/2016 at 10:10

I agree with all the above  and while you're waging war on the nettles there's a silver lining to the cloud ... nettles actually grow best where the soil has a high level of nitrogen and phosphates, so it would appear that your veg patch has good soil ready and waiting for your potatoes

Let us know how you get on - photo updates would be great

Beetles in May/June

Posted: 29/02/2016 at 08:37

Could they be cockchafers (also known as May bugs or June bugs)  .  Amazing creatures - we love watching them.  Although ours fly high in the treetops, not low around the lawn.

Many years ago when there were swarms of them they were seen as a pest of farm crops, but nowadays there aren't so many and they do very little damage - it's such a shame to kill them - they're part of the wonderful world of nature and an important food source for bats.

Adding a thread in 'my posts'

Posted: 29/02/2016 at 07:39

What I do on this and other boards, is add to the thread typing


' Snagging' 


and then post it which will add it to 'My Posts'.


Think that's fairly accepted practice   (snagging meaning to catch a thread (of clothing etc) on something


Posted: 29/02/2016 at 07:33

Good morning all   G'day Pat wherever you are

It's definitely a spring morning here - a pair of greenfinches on the feeders, a pair of bluetits popping in and out of the nest box and Mrs Blackbird (looking very broody) has popped down to the birdbath for a splash before feeding and going back to the nest - from watching her I think she's been sitting on eggs for several days now. 

My neck wasn't too bad in the night, only woke me a few times, and this morning the pain is definitely less than yesterday - if I take it easy it'll be fine in a couple of days.  I'll put off visiting Ma until Wednesday


Posted: 28/02/2016 at 17:15

Topbird - that sounds a bit suspicious


Posted: 28/02/2016 at 17:00

Sunday lunch at the local pub was very good and very filling - friend has just caught a cab to the station and OH and I have walked home and collapsed on the sofa incapable of doing anything more strenuous than watching Miss Marple. 

When will people learn the difference...

Posted: 28/02/2016 at 13:13

If the majority of people don't know how to use language properly it puts the power into the hands of those who do - it used to be the scribes and the Pharisees - now it's the lawyers


Posted: 28/02/2016 at 13:11

Harrumph!    Cricked neck still painful and going into spasm if I turn my bead wrongly.  More Deep Heat rubbed in and Solpadeine Maxi Strength taken - trip to Cromer for fish and chips cancelled and Sunday lunch at local pub (walking distance) booked. 

On the bright side, we've been sitting watching the bluetits nest-building in the nestbox we re-sited to the remaining ash tree

Tomato seedlings

Posted: 28/02/2016 at 09:56

How many leaves do they have?  If they have more than the two 'seed leaves' then I would prick them out into individual pots, planting them deeply - right up to the seed leaves.

Are they still in a propagator?  If so they're probably too warm and not getting enough light. 


Posted: 28/02/2016 at 09:54

Clari - I'm very pleased to hear that   but from what you're saying it sounds as if you're buying supplies for work out of your own money ... even if you get paid back that's really not a good system!    (sorry to sound like a worryguts ).

Just a thought, but there may be mileage in seeking some funding that is ring-fenced to pay the salary of the fundraiser (and most important employee). That's not an unusual situation in my experience of working for small charitable operations.

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