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Pheasants attack the plums

Posted: 17/09/2014 at 09:44

I agree - speak to the gamekeeper or farmer - he'll be wanting to keep the pheasants on his land, not have them wandering off in search of tasty morsels.  If he/she know's their job he/she'll alter the feeding stations/patterns to keep them away from your garden.

The pheasant shooting season starts at the end of the months, so pheasants will be a lot more wary then.

No partridges hiding in your pear tree I suppose?  The partridge season started this month

Lawn - next steps

Posted: 17/09/2014 at 09:16

It looks to me as if that lawn might get quite a bit of shade - if so it would probably be a good idea to get a grass seed specially selected for shady conditions.

HELLO FORKERS!

Posted: 17/09/2014 at 09:14

It's only on the front lawn and it's a recent occurrence - I think it may be NDN's young tabby male - the one whose life OH saved when he was newly moved in next door and he stole and choked on a chicken bone - NDN rushed around here distraught and thrust strange squirming cat at us.  OH wrapped him tightly in a towel and stuck his fingers down the throat and hooked out a big bone. 

There's gratitude for you

scabby potatoes

Posted: 17/09/2014 at 09:09

As Buddyboy says, the dry summer has increased the amount of potato scab about this year.  A bit more water would've helped, but it's too late now.  Something to remember for another year

They'll store ok as long as the conditions are good and you make sure the skins are really dry before you bag them.

HELLO FORKERS!

Posted: 17/09/2014 at 09:00

I nearly experienced barefoot cat deposits on the front lawn this morning Lily

HELLO FORKERS!

Posted: 17/09/2014 at 08:51

Panda

Yum!   I've got some lovely cheese - Mrs Temple's Copy's Cloud - coming from the Farm Shop this evening http://www.holkham.co.uk/html/ourtenants_mrstemple.html

HELLO FORKERS!

Posted: 17/09/2014 at 08:10

Yay!  We're taking a picnic Panda - but there'll be plenty for you - you don't want to have to carry sarnies on the train - we'll bring some bamboo shoots

tomatoes not looking good

Posted: 17/09/2014 at 07:33

Apples with marks on them will still be mainly edible - the quest for supermarket perfection is something that even supermarkets are giving up.

HELLO FORKERS!

Posted: 17/09/2014 at 07:00

Definitely getting better now it's amazing how much better the new splint is - when I'm wearing the NHS one I can feel and hear my wrist 'click' but not in the new one. 

Have a lovely time in York - haven't been for years - I should remedy that

West Acre

Posted: 17/09/2014 at 06:51

Panda

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