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Posted: 21/02/2015 at 17:22

How are you doing down  there with the high tides Verdun?


Posted: 21/02/2015 at 17:19

Far too cold here for gardening - I've spent the afternoon on the sofa with Olbas Oil, vaseline and tissues - watched the athletics and read some of my new RHS mag

We're having a Chinese takeaway this evening so I've not had to do any cooking which is probably just as well with this drippy and explosive schnozzle

Daily Bird Sightings 2015

Posted: 21/02/2015 at 17:13
Oneofseven wrote (see)

.... this sparrowhawk was chasing a dove, ....


Getting rid of stubborn green manure

Posted: 21/02/2015 at 16:05

Then I'd go back to using the types that worked well - different horses for different courses

Getting rid of stubborn green manure

Posted: 21/02/2015 at 15:44

If your garden is that small I wouldn't bother with green manures - they can be more trouble than they're worth - I'd cover any bare soil with farmyard manure for the winter and let the weather break it down and wash the nutrients into the soil.

Daily Bird Sightings 2015

Posted: 21/02/2015 at 15:41

Not telling you off little-ann  please don't think that - I'm probably not at my most sociable as I've got a really horrid cold - just coughing and sneezing all the time  - sorry - hope you don't catch it


Great photos by the way

Daily Bird Sightings 2015

Posted: 21/02/2015 at 14:42

Here are some pictures of the distinguishing features of various birds of prey.

Daily Bird Sightings 2015

Posted: 21/02/2015 at 14:39

That's a male sparrowhawk, not a kestrel. 

Apart f rom the other distinctive markings its  eyes are yellow - a kestrel's eyes are totally dark.

Getting rid of stubborn green manure

Posted: 21/02/2015 at 14:27

Reygrass is winter hardy.  It's doing it's job and preventing the leaching of nutrients from the soil over the winter.  I can imagine however that it's a bit too 'substantial' for containers - I would cut it short with shears and add the shearings to your compost bin, then dig in the remaining short grass and roots.  Do the same with the clover. 


Shrinking Soil Level in new Raised Bed

Posted: 21/02/2015 at 14:05

Good for you!

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