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Posted: 07/10/2014 at 19:11

Best luck to the Fishes - will be thinking of you all ((hugs))


Posted: 07/10/2014 at 15:58

Fidget, that sounds absolutely amazing

I just popped into the city on the bus and bought myself a lovely little felted jacket - it's my uncle (Ma's little Bro) and aunt's 60th wedding anniversary next week, and I've just heard from my cousin that they're hoping to take them out for a meal to celebrate, and they're hoping that their bridesmaids can join them as a surprise! I was their littlest bridesmaid - only 20 months old - and I know Uncle J has always been very fond of me. I've not seen them for about 20 years; they've been living in Provence; but their health isn't good now and they've returned to the UK.

I thought I knew what I was going to wear, dark jade lacy Monsoon top, toning wideleg trousers and blue kimono-style jacket - but while OH and I were in the city yesterday I wandered through East and saw this and haven't been able to forget it ...... so I went and bought it. It looks perfect with the dark jade top, and I'm very chuffed

Welcome to the potting shed

Posted: 07/10/2014 at 15:55

Welcome Lizyann

Baby hedgehog

Posted: 07/10/2014 at 12:38

Rustling and heavy breathing - defiinitely hedgehogs - frightened the living daylights out of daughter who was sitting out in the garden one evening just after we moved here (having a ciggie).  She thought we had a prowler in the shrubbery and sat frozen to the spot until she spotted Hefty snuffling around in the leaf litter.

Just saying hello

Posted: 07/10/2014 at 11:05

Hi you two and welcome

Looking forward to chatting about gardening

Tilted garden taken over by weeds

Posted: 07/10/2014 at 09:38

If the soil that Erin bought in contained the roots of perennial weeds then she needs to go back to her supplier!  That really isn't good enough

Baby hedgehog

Posted: 07/10/2014 at 09:27


We have various Hefty Houses, bought and home-made, in the garden and also piles of prunings and the cuttings-back from perennials earlier in the year etc.  We also pile up the runner bean haulms in a dry corner against the fence to provide plenty of choice of hibernation spots - after all, they know better than we do about what's most suitable. 

Baby hedgehog

Posted: 07/10/2014 at 07:22

Great Make sure that you're not too tidy in the garden - as the autumn progresses leave piles of dry leaves and stacks of twiggy bits etc in quiet sheltered dryish corners where they can build their hibernaculum.

Baby hedgehog

Posted: 07/10/2014 at 07:11

That's great - regular feeding will give them both a chance of surviving the winter

tomato blight in greenhouse

Posted: 07/10/2014 at 07:03

Margaret - I donate mine to the council - rather it went in their hot composting where hopefully the spores are destroyed, than in my ordinary compost bins where they'll remain. 

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