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Posted: 16/04/2016 at 15:28

Flippin cold here too!

I've just fleeced the pond - we've got our first frogspawn

HELLO FORKERS April 2016 Edition

Posted: 16/04/2016 at 15:20

Warm RB????  It's flippin freezing here - I've put the heating on!!!

Hospital visit caused by Eurphorbia

Posted: 16/04/2016 at 15:16

Ouch!  I received bad burns from euphorbia as a child.  I still grow it tho' ... but not when I had young children. 

Glad you got properly seen to. 

HELLO FORKERS April 2016 Edition

Posted: 16/04/2016 at 15:13

There are some great pics from last year on here

also a shot of this years clutch of four eggs.

HELLO FORKERS April 2016 Edition

Posted: 16/04/2016 at 14:56

Pat - they're good parents, they sit very tight except for when they swap shifts

The webcam will be much more exciting when the chicks have hatched and the parents bring their meals - I can watch for ages - last year the interaction  between the four youngsters was great

Mushrooms in store bought compost

Posted: 16/04/2016 at 14:19

The mushrooms are just breaking down the organic matter in the compost to make it available to the plants.  They won't make the plants dangerous or unpalatable to your cockatiel. 

However, if your pet has free access to the tub where the plants are growing I'd remove the mushrooms as they appear, just to make sure he/she doesn't eat them as the mushrooms themselves may not be good for him.

Growing Ivy

Posted: 16/04/2016 at 14:07

I agree with B3 - you need large containers or troughs.

On the brighter side, you don't need trellis - ivy will cling to the wall without any help.


Tulip Spade Monty!!??

Posted: 16/04/2016 at 13:20

I'll check out the market stalls next time I'm in the city Verdun,  you used to be able to buy them there, don't know if you still can ... apparently the recipe is a traditional Norfolk one - is your baker an East Anglian?

Thought for Lyn

Posted: 16/04/2016 at 13:11

Dear Lyn - your parents were so lucky to have you. ((hugs))

You will miss them both so much, but I hope that very soon all the shared memories of happy times will come flooding back. 

I'm sure your lovely OH is taking good care of you - big hugs from us xx

Kale Flowering Buds - what should I do?

Posted: 16/04/2016 at 11:56

They've bolted - not sure why - it could be the temperature as you say.

Yes you can eat them - great in a stir fry.  The leaves will probably get coarse and touch afterwards.  I'd compost them and start again.

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Whoops! I've done it again ......

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