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Chicken manure pellets

Posted: 16/04/2016 at 08:12

They'll be fine to use

HELLO FORKERS April 2016 Edition

Posted: 16/04/2016 at 08:08

G'day Pat  I think we have your rain - I'll send it your way

Good morning SGL - I have a few days at home as Bro is visiting today and tomorrow and again on Tuesday - then he has to be in Scotland for ten days ... I've said go - we can't put our lives on hold just waiting ...

A couple of years ago we erected a trellis 'fence' enclosure at right angles to the big front window of the sitting room - I planted a Clematis cirrhosa 'Freckles' on the trellis and a Rosa glauca in front of it and I've hung a couple of bird feeders there.  The clematis has grown well and provides lots of cover - the robins, house sparrows and goldfinches use the feeders, and yesterday a pair of blue tits spent ages hopping in and out of the clematis - presumably collecting aphids for their nestlings - absolutely magical - and I can see it all going on from the sofa

Bushy plants that will grow in a plant pot in mostly shade

Posted: 16/04/2016 at 07:47

Hi AlexX

How irritating - I don't suppose they realise how thoughtless they're being - as an ex smoker  (a long time ago) I can promise you that smokers really don't understand how far their smoke travels and how it affects other people.  Nowadays I can smell when someone who has been smoking comes into the cinema and sits near me - I would have been so embarrassed if I'd realised that people could 'smell' me

How tall is the fence and how sturdy is it?

cranefly larvae

Posted: 16/04/2016 at 07:40


Other suppliers are available.

HELLO FORKERS April 2016 Edition

Posted: 16/04/2016 at 07:38

Good morning all

Fairy, my cousin's heart did the same thing - he's a very fit farmer, or was before he retired. 

Absolutely horrid here - torrential rain and 5.9C  - not a chance of gardening all day from the looks of things.  I recommend hibernation until Spring returns

HELLO FORKERS April 2016 Edition

Posted: 15/04/2016 at 22:58
Just woke up to go to bed (embarrassed smiley)
Sweet dreams xx

HELLO FORKERS April 2016 Edition

Posted: 15/04/2016 at 22:53
Phew! Chicky, so pleased to hear that xx

Small wildlife pond

Posted: 15/04/2016 at 19:54

Tadpoles sometimes stay as tadpoles over winter, spending the cold weather in the sludge at the bottom of the pond, then continue to metamorphose the following year



Posted: 15/04/2016 at 18:31

My tender stuff comes indoors and spends the night on the dining table.

Small wildlife pond

Posted: 15/04/2016 at 15:36

Wendy, you can't stop them - but when the other invertebrates and amphibians set up home in the pond they'll eat most of the mosquito larvae.

I react badly to mosquito bites, but I really don't have a problem with mosquitoes in our garden since we've had the pond. 

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