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Posted: 01/11/2014 at 16:06

I've done some bits outside as well - just a bit of weeding and pottering - while some pheasant legs are confit-ing.  I'm doing a bit of a trial run for Pheasant two ways for when a friend and her hub come for a meal in a few weeks' time.

It's my birthday

Posted: 01/11/2014 at 15:46

Wow! Is that a Knickerbocker Glory!  Haven't had one for years. 

I hope Mahinur is having a lovely day.  She's a very pretty birthday girl

Dwarf Broad Beans and Pigeons

Posted: 01/11/2014 at 15:44

We have wood pigeons living in the ash trees above the veg patch - they've never troubled the broad beans and so far they've not troubled the purple sprouting broccoli or cabbages either! 

I have got a couple of sparkly seaside windmills stuck in the ground among the broccoli plants to give them a bit of a warning - they're not very bright.  OH has named one of them Peabrain

Good luck!

Hallowe'en Party 31 Oct in The Log Cabin, Verdun's Garden

Posted: 01/11/2014 at 14:41
Forester2 wrote (see)

Let's have one in February when most folks are feeling a bit low.

We can have one then as well

Dwarf Broad Beans and Pigeons

Posted: 01/11/2014 at 14:35

I don't protect my over-wintering broad beans at all.  Two winters ago they survived 10 weeks under 18" of snow - if your garden is not unusually exposed and if you've chosen a variety that is known to over-winter well I would remove the cloche now.


Posted: 01/11/2014 at 14:07

Oh no, I want some sharp frosts to kill the bugs and slugs!!! 

Hallowe'en Party 31 Oct in The Log Cabin, Verdun's Garden

Posted: 01/11/2014 at 14:06

That's a good idea - lots of reasons to celebrate  - son's birthday and also OH's birthday - both in the week before Christmas


Posted: 01/11/2014 at 13:58

I often shop in Lidl - their own brand shower cream for sensitive skin is great Had a lovely piece of Scotch Rib Eye steak from them for supper yesterday.  Dried fruit's good too, and we got some good Rioja a while back.

Nasty looking scale on Christmas Cactus

Posted: 01/11/2014 at 12:48

Aaargh, it could be sunscorch if you've been letting the foliage get wet and it's been in bright sunshine - Christmas Cacti do better in semi-shade, not bright sunshine.

Water the compost only, not the foliage.

Nasty looking scale on Christmas Cactus

Posted: 01/11/2014 at 12:40

My thoughts are the same as Bob's - it looks to me as if snails have been grazing off the surface of the plant and it's then calloused over.

Slugs and snails love them.

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