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Baby tits in camera box

Posted: 19/05/2015 at 17:14

Sad - but these things happen - it could have been for one of many reasons - sounds like three fledged successfully.

Remove the corpses - the parents may have a second brood in there.

Fingers crossed

HELLO FORKERS!

Posted: 19/05/2015 at 17:07

Heuchera 'Fire Chief' - Clari should have one of those!!!

Christmas Cactus

Posted: 19/05/2015 at 16:27

I would re-pot it now, and then when the weather warms up it can go outside in the sunshine (but not scorching) for the summer - keep the compost a bit on the dry side, and keep an eye out for snails - they love them.  Then in the autumn bring it in and put it on a warm light windowsill and wait. 

I wouldn't split it - it's probably got three little plants in the pot to produce a plant that is balanced all around.  splitting it would give you three lopsided plants.

Once you've re-potted it I'd stop feeding it for a while - the compost should have enough feed in it for a few months.

They're great to take cuttings from, so when it starts to get too big you can take some stems off and use them as cuttings - three to a pot, back to back so you get a well balanced pot

 

HELLO FORKERS!

Posted: 19/05/2015 at 15:57

Hello folks - I'm back

Re Chatsworth - it's a lovely thought, but it's an 8 hour round trip minimum, so probably best to count me out. 

Ma is well however she thinks Pa should give up driving the car now - apparently it takes a lot out of him and he spends the rest of the time sleeping - I agreed that he's probably past it by now

I have to laugh, otherwise .........................................

She didn't want me to leave without seeing Pa, so I popped along the corridor and came back saying that he was asleep, she could give him my love when she sees him.

I spoke to the manager who agreed that we can't keep telling her every day that Pa has died - it's too cruel - the best thing is just to go along with her and try to divert her attention ............ but that's hard to do, she's always been a very stubborn woman.

After my visit I popped down to the harbour and bought 3lb of fresh line-caught cod for £10 - bargain!!! That'll feed us tonight and the rest will be frozen.
Then I had a packet of crisps and a drink while watching the sea.

On the way home, just outside Norwich, there was a humungous hailstorm - huge hail - I thought it was going to crack the windscreen! OH says there's been no hail at all here  He's outside feeding the robin again 

aubretia and vinca

Posted: 19/05/2015 at 10:45

Hi again Matt

I think you'll get more answers to this question if you start a new thread with an appropriate title that catches the eye

Help finding wall bracket/ hook

Posted: 19/05/2015 at 10:30

Jennifer - thanks - I'd lost the name of that manufacturer - I bought some of the clip and hang brackets a couple of years ago and want some more - they're great for hanging bird feeders from the fence - as they'fre not fixed we can vary the position according to the time of year and the  birds' needs.  Fantastic!

HELLO FORKERS!

Posted: 19/05/2015 at 09:15

Good morning Wonky! 

I've got a photo of you, your brother and Boss the lab standing under some Rheum palmatum leaves at the foot of a rocky cliff face.  Must get a new scanner-printer for this laptop, then I can post  the photo on here

Chelsea tv coverage.

Posted: 19/05/2015 at 09:06

OH says the problem with James Wong's suit is that he's wearing the wrong shirt - the collar is all wrong -  it sits too high and is too wide and it argues with the lines of the jacket. He says it would look fine with the right shirt.  OH is very good at these things. 

I must say I dislike those cut-away shirt collars - I can't believe that a 'gentleman' would ever wear one

HELLO FORKERS!

Posted: 19/05/2015 at 08:54

Oooh KEF!  Good luck with that! ((hugs))

 

Fidget, a Chatsworth visit would be great - it's years and years since I've been, but hadn't we better wait until they've put it back together?

HELLO FORKERS!

Posted: 19/05/2015 at 07:33
Wintersong wrote (see)

Morning all 

Low mood today, no idea why although I suspect lack of gardening has something to do with it 

Sun came out yesterday afternoon and it's here now but I do believe we have more of the wet stuff to come this week 

What shall I do with myself today 

Enjoy your Tuesday everyone 

PS Dan Pearson's garden must  win best in show surely? It's absolutely incredible 

Wintersong - you could put Radio 2 on, singalonga Ken Bruce while finishing off sorting my bookcase - there's only the gardening section to do now - while I visit Ma - that'll lift your mood surely

And yes, Dan Pearson's garden is a piece of Heaven, and I want it  !!!!!!!!!!!!

Discussions started by Dovefromabove

Shock!!! Horror!!!

Whatever next??? 
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FIDGET'S BIG DAY!!!

Congratulations to you both ... 
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ID please - is this Toothwort?

Can anyone confirm 
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I was going to mow the lawn but ......................

Excuses, excuses, excuses .......... 
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Hail storms in East Anglia tomorrow/Friday!?!?!?

Weather warning! 
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Good intentions ...

Things I really must get around to doing ... one day ... 
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Frost tonight!!!???

Check your local forecast ... 
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Clematis cuttings

Where shall I put them? 
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Visit The Old Vicarage Gardens East Ruston - Friday 5th June

Would anyone like to come along? 
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ID for hardy geranium please

Does anyone recognise this one? 
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Conference on Ancient Trees and Orchards

Open to all 
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Chris Beardshaw et moi ;-)

I couldn't resist ..................................... 
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Hostas - they're so ............. fussy!

Some like the shade, some need the sun, some like sun some of the time ... 
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Neonicontinoids

Do bees become addicted? 
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Copper tape

What do your slugs make of it? 
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