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Posted: 11/10/2015 at 08:05

Don't they eat Marmalade sandwiches Fairy?

Have a great day!

Hedgehog spotted

Posted: 11/10/2015 at 08:01


Posted: 11/10/2015 at 07:59

Pat, do lots of googling - get lots of images and then create an amalgam/montage sort of thing.  Perhaps using gouache would be an idea - or those aquarelle crayons

Clearing overgrown garden

Posted: 11/10/2015 at 07:49

I'd rake it into a pile and leave it over winter.  For a start it'll provide small mammals (hedgehogs, woodmice etc) with somewhere to over-winter  

Then in the spring, when the hedgehogs have woken up and you've decided where the permanent compost heap is going to be, it can form the basis for that. 

If there are any  seedheads on the rubbish I'd try to remove as many as you can and bin them - you don't want your compost full of seeds!


Posted: 11/10/2015 at 07:44

His father used to lecture in interior decorating techniques (marbling, rag-rolling, graining etc) having studied for a while at Liverpool art school with John Lennon.  When he retired he had a little sign-writing business and OH learned from watching - he is a painter (having studied at Chelsea) and works part time at the farm shop and does their chalkboard signs for them - he's developed quite a distinctive style and has been commissioned to do some others in the city - they hardly pay anything once the materials and time have been taken into account, but he loves doing them.

Watercress...would you....

Posted: 11/10/2015 at 07:24
Kim63 wrote (see)
 Can it be used in the same way as Watercress?


Yes - it's great.  You can also grow watercress in a plastic bucket or box with fresh water in it.  Simples

Is this really cruel?

Posted: 11/10/2015 at 07:19

Wilting pelargonium leaves

Posted: 11/10/2015 at 07:17

Think I'd take off affected leaves in case it's fungal, and pot them up individually and move them somewhere under cover where they can't get rained on and you can control the watering.

Poor plants are confused in Siberia !

Posted: 11/10/2015 at 07:13

It's odd isn't it - lovely little troillus among the autumn leaves   I've never grown them but I'm wondering whether we might have a suitable spot when the ash tree is taken down later this year ... but there's a lot of plants I'm saying that about!

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