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Laurel and Monty

Posted: 16/04/2016 at 16:48

Just don't load all the prunings into your car, leave the car for a while with the windows closed, then get in and drive it with the windows still closed.

Transport it in the car with the windows OPEN and you'll be fine - but better still, just shred and put on the compost heap.  That's what Nutcutlet and her OH do and I can assure you they're still hale and hearty


Posted: 16/04/2016 at 15:37

I know Pansyface - probably a bit of overkill   but we're so excited to have frogspawn in this relatively new pond and when I lived in the country I've seen spawn killed by a sharp frost.

I know we're nearer to the city and this garden is quite sheltered but ...

HELLO FORKERS April 2016 Edition

Posted: 16/04/2016 at 15:30

I've just put some fleece over the end of the pond that has the frogspawn - it's our first


Posted: 16/04/2016 at 15:28

Flippin cold here too!

I've just fleeced the pond - we've got our first frogspawn

HELLO FORKERS April 2016 Edition

Posted: 16/04/2016 at 15:20

Warm RB????  It's flippin freezing here - I've put the heating on!!!

Hospital visit caused by Eurphorbia

Posted: 16/04/2016 at 15:16

Ouch!  I received bad burns from euphorbia as a child.  I still grow it tho' ... but not when I had young children. 

Glad you got properly seen to. 

HELLO FORKERS April 2016 Edition

Posted: 16/04/2016 at 15:13

There are some great pics from last year on here

also a shot of this years clutch of four eggs.

HELLO FORKERS April 2016 Edition

Posted: 16/04/2016 at 14:56

Pat - they're good parents, they sit very tight except for when they swap shifts

The webcam will be much more exciting when the chicks have hatched and the parents bring their meals - I can watch for ages - last year the interaction  between the four youngsters was great

Mushrooms in store bought compost

Posted: 16/04/2016 at 14:19

The mushrooms are just breaking down the organic matter in the compost to make it available to the plants.  They won't make the plants dangerous or unpalatable to your cockatiel. 

However, if your pet has free access to the tub where the plants are growing I'd remove the mushrooms as they appear, just to make sure he/she doesn't eat them as the mushrooms themselves may not be good for him.

Growing Ivy

Posted: 16/04/2016 at 14:07

I agree with B3 - you need large containers or troughs.

On the brighter side, you don't need trellis - ivy will cling to the wall without any help.


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