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Posted: 20/07/2015 at 06:52
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I blamed the BT engineer who made a huge hole in the frame for the wire...........once the window was open they were gone. Just found it amazing that so many played follow the leader through that hole  

On another ant note - one of the cats decided he was having his tea outside and I dropped a piece of chicken. I have been watching them carrying off tiny tiny pieces - like the Borrowers and at the moment, there is a black line of them shoulder to shoulder munching away all around the edge. 

Many years ago I had a teenage son - he didn't like me tidying his bedroom, always saying that he'd do it himself   One day I came home and noticed what looked like an electric wire or cable running up the front of the house (white house) and into his bedroom window    'What piece of electric equipment has he got up there now?' I wondered (he later became a sound engineer) and I went up to his room to have a look ......... the 'black cable' was a thick column of ants starting in the front garden, going up the front of the house, through a crack in a beam beneath the window (very old house)  and finishing in a row of half empty Coke cans lined up along one of the beams which formed a narrow shelf along his bedroom wall!!!!!!!   Apparently he was 'collecting them'!!!!!

Damson or plum........

Posted: 20/07/2015 at 06:43

Maybe the blossom on the top branches was damaged by frost/wind whereas the blossom on the lower branches was protected?

That might give you some idea how to shape the tree in the future, and also guide you on where to plant any future fruit trees

Plant id please

Posted: 20/07/2015 at 06:37



Posted: 20/07/2015 at 06:36

Good morning all

Blue skies and white fluffies here in Norfolk - birds singing, doves cooing - it looks like a lovely day ahead - shame I have to catch the bus into the city and go to the optician


Posted: 19/07/2015 at 20:11

This says "...Prune when buds begin to swell in early spring by cutting back to a low permanent framework..."



Posted: 19/07/2015 at 19:42

I'd plant something in front of it that masked the bare bits - astrantia would look good, or a lovely purple penstemen

In my garden today?

Posted: 19/07/2015 at 19:39

Today, watering and feeding pots and tubs and pinching out sideshoots on the toms and tieing in as well as dead-heading and weeding, and OH has spread the contents of one big compost bin onto the area where the broad beans were, and turned the contents of the other bin into the empty one.   While he was doing the compost I watched the Brits beat the French - tennis that is - bring on the Aussies !!!

What to do here?

Posted: 19/07/2015 at 19:30

 As above, plus Swiss chard. 

I've not got a lot of space so I potted on my purple sprouting broccoli plants into pots - now the broad beans have finished the PSB is going to be planted out into their place. likee

Posted: 19/07/2015 at 19:26

I know what you mean Verdun - one summer at work our office was invaded - there was a problem where the floor met the walls and the ants found their way in - when we turned up at work on the Monday after a hot and sunny weekend the windows were black with ants  We had to work from home while they were 'dealt with'.

Otherwise I leave them alone - around here it's usually the seagulls who are wheeling in the sky hoovering them up.  Think they do it the same way as the whales hoover up plankton - mouth open and move forward


Posted: 19/07/2015 at 18:35

No he isn't - my OH is, if he's in the middle of a painting he just can't do anything else - don't you just luv'em the way they are?

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