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House Plants

Posted: 04/02/2015 at 13:25

Hi Markos - Peace lilies look good in the garden centre because they've been looked after properly - they need a dose of half-strength houseplant fertilizer once a month during the growing season, and each year they benefit from  re-potting into fresh compost - March is a good time for repotting houseplants - then they don't fade away and shrink in size. 

Daily Bird Sightings 2015

Posted: 04/02/2015 at 12:01

There's a redwing after next door's pyracantha berries - the mean blackbird keeps chasing it away. 

HELLO FORKERS!

Posted: 04/02/2015 at 11:58
bekkie hughes wrote (see)
.... Steak and chips for his tea tonight Dove, not sure if thats an inspiration????

I love a good rib-eye steak, but OH isn't over-keen - he prefers chicken.  I'll have a look and see what they've got at the farm shop. Can I pick anything up for anyone?

 

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Posted: 04/02/2015 at 11:17

Reggie is gorgeous!

 

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Posted: 04/02/2015 at 10:42

Panda - it's lovely to have time for lunch with friends Enjoy!

BL - I like albums of photos

KEF - it looks as if Panda has got both our bodyclocks today

Going up to farm shop for supplies in a bit - no idea about supper this evening - what shall I get?  Anyone got any ideas? 

shady, wet spot plant recommendations needed

Posted: 04/02/2015 at 10:22

Alchemilla mollis would be happy there and would go with the other plants you have there.  Light green pleated leaves that hold drops of rain like diamonds and a frothy acid green flower. Pretty from early spring through to the winter.  Some people think it's a thug - it's not but it does self-seed, but if yu cut the flowers before it seeds you've no problem, and anyway the seedlings are so easily recognisable at a small size they're no trouble to pull out.

HELLO FORKERS!

Posted: 04/02/2015 at 09:07

'Cos otherwise the cleaner will tidy up as well, and you'll never find anything again

Daily Bird Sightings 2015

Posted: 04/02/2015 at 09:06
diggingdoris wrote (see)

My pied wagtail is still hitting his reflection at the patio doors. Has been doing it hundreds of times a day since Xmas. The window looks a mess, but I'm loathe to clean it as he'll be able to see 'that other bird' even clearer. I understand that he's doing it as he's chosen my garden for a nesting site, and is scaring away any other wagtails. They nested under the solar panels last year.

Can you place a sheet of white card or similar behind the glass in the patio doors?  It'll get rid of the reflection and avoid the risk of him becoming badly injured. Some birds kill themselves doing this - mirrors weren't part of their evolutionary development.

Daily Bird Sightings 2015

Posted: 04/02/2015 at 09:02

It sounds to me as if you have a pair of tawny owls Bekkie - the screech is the female - tu-whit (but I always think it sounds more like kee-wick) and the hooting is the male. 

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2PTX7OTX4nE

that's the female, and this is the male with a female in the background

http://www.wildowl.co.uk/TAWOW_01.mp3

Or you might have a barn owl as well - country folk where I grew up called them Screech Owls - they were common around the farms then http://www.wildowl.co.uk/barn6_em.mp3

HELLO FORKERS!

Posted: 04/02/2015 at 08:51

Morning Fidget   no crawling back under the duvet here - must shower and dress and pop to the farm shop for supplies ....

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