Dovefromabove


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Blackbirds in the mower shed

Posted: 17/07/2014 at 07:20

Young blackbirds are quite speckly, usually with a hint of orange in their colouring.  We have one who is very orange and speckly.  They're also very friendly.  We've found that they absolutely love the Chapelwood Hedgehog food that we put out for our hedgehogs, so I sprinkle some of that around in the garden during the daytime for the blackbird fledglings - it's keeping them away from my raspberries

Mushrooms in my raised bed and lawn

Posted: 17/07/2014 at 07:16

No probs - warm wet weather = fungi 

poisonous courgettes

Posted: 17/07/2014 at 07:16

It does sound to me as if there's been some cross-fertilisation at the seed producers' place - with a lot of different varieties being grown nowadays it can happen.  Although the seed producers are usually careful to grow their plants at a distance from other similar varieties, there's no accounting for what the general public might be growing in their gardens and which bees might be visiting.  

I do think you ought to notify  Fothergills so that they're aware that their processes are flawed. 

HELLO FORKERS!

Posted: 17/07/2014 at 07:02

Good morning all 

Gorgeous here - 18.4C at 6am!    Shame I have to go into the city on the bus to get my hair cut at midday, but it I don't I'll look like a shaggy sheep on Saturday and Panda won't recognise me when I meet her off the train!

David Spikes - you were talking about nectarine recipes - have you tired this one?  It's absolutely wonderful!  http://mainlybaking.blogspot.co.uk/2011/06/stone-fruit-yogurt-cake.html Huge favourite in this house   It works for peaches, and plums too. 

This forum

Posted: 17/07/2014 at 06:55

Lovely idea David 

WELCOME EVERYONE!!! 

Pond problem plant life

Posted: 17/07/2014 at 06:52

If you explain it nicely to them I'm sure they will - why didn't I think of that? 

 

HELLO FORKERS!

Posted: 16/07/2014 at 21:04

Hello folks - watering done 

Fidget - blackcurrants - YES!!!

Verdun - sorry your Mum's still in hospital - hope she's able to come home soon ((hugs))

David - courgettes = zucchini 

30.2C here today and I'm very so I'll say goodnight - see you in the morning - sweet dreams folks 

 

Growing Sweet Peas

Posted: 16/07/2014 at 20:09

Wow!  Thank you David 

poisonous courgettes

Posted: 16/07/2014 at 19:54

What variety are they - what did it say on the seed packet? 

Corn Cockle can kill?

Posted: 16/07/2014 at 17:34

Plenty of it around here Welshonion http://birdingsiteguide.com/index.php?option=com_content&task=view&id=824&Itemid=77 

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