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Posted: 26/02/2016 at 08:16

I would use perlite in potting compost to improve drainage.

I would use vermiculate on top of the compost after sowing seeds in seedtrays for seeds that need light to germinate, as it allows light through but stops the seeds from drying out.

I tend not to buy either, and use horticultural grit for both purposes as I don't have room to store everything in my little shed.

HELLO FORKERS! part two

Posted: 26/02/2016 at 08:03

Morning Fairy

I've been out in the garden ... think those others are all still snoozing

HELLO FORKERS! part two

Posted: 26/02/2016 at 08:02

Good morning all  G'day Pat


 Wakey wakey!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Large unwanted birds

Posted: 26/02/2016 at 07:59

I put cheap grain-based feed in a large pot saucer on the ground - the pigeons would much rather eat that than balance precariously on hanging feeders. 

Just remember to get it in at night and put it out again in the mornings, otherwise you'll attract rats to the garden.

Growing honeysuckle in pot

Posted: 25/02/2016 at 19:28

That sounds like a good idea   make sure you use a loamy compost with added organic matter - ordinary multi-purpose compost dries out far too quickly for honeysuckles (and clematis too for that matter - they like similar conditions on the whole).

Turkeys that didn't make it past Christmas

Posted: 25/02/2016 at 19:20

Can't have too many pies Lyn

HELLO FORKERS! part two

Posted: 25/02/2016 at 19:00

I've had no problem opening the email.  But you can enter the competition by clicking on the Win tab at the top of this page - the same competition is there

Well, the house is gleaming ready for our guest arriving Saturday - it was nearly sabotaged by the two beautiful amaryllis on the dining room windowsill - just a nudge from the window blind and they up-ended themselves all over the sideboard and covered the freshly polished parquet with potting compost  ......... all swept up, buffed and shiny again now

Supper of courgette and potato frittata and grilled halloumi has been eaten and washed up and we've collapsed on the sofa with the Buena Vista Social Club

Turkeys that didn't make it past Christmas

Posted: 25/02/2016 at 18:54

And curries!

Turkeys that didn't make it past Christmas

Posted: 25/02/2016 at 18:42

I agree - casserole/slow cooker type dishes are a perfect way to use the legs - cook double the amount and use half of it to make a pie filling - two dishes for one lot of electricity

HELLO FORKERS! part two

Posted: 25/02/2016 at 11:32

Sounds wonderful Fidget

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At last you've done that job you've been putting off for ages ... 
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HELLO FORKERS! part two

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