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Posted: 08/08/2016 at 20:35

Good to hear you're both home safe and sound Hosta 


Posted: 08/08/2016 at 19:59

Have you sent a PM to Nora?


Posted: 08/08/2016 at 19:27

As you say Redwing 'looks like a Sussex' ... one of my favourite breeds ... but I've seen hens that look like a pure Sussex, mated with a Sussex cockerel, produce a mulitfarious variety of coloured chicks 


Posted: 08/08/2016 at 19:22

Too young to tell. 

Some chicken breeds you can sex at that age (or even younger) because the colouring of some breeds is 'sex-linked) and the males have different colourings to females.

However, without knowing the breed (and purity) of your chook you won't be able to tell until it's older and develops distinctive male sickle shaped tail feathers, male wattles and comb etc.

You can find more help here 

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Posted: 08/08/2016 at 18:56

Yes Topbird, really glad that wind has dropped   

The whole back garden has had a good soaking from the seep hose and the sprinkler - lots of plants were looking floppy.  Also the grape vine, pear tree and the clematis and buddleja in the front garden have all had a large watering can full of water each.  Expect an un-forecast heavy downpour very soon 

Last edited: 08 August 2016 18:57:03

Jelly like substance

Posted: 08/08/2016 at 18:37

Hi Ruben

I think that's Nostoc algae - information here 

Hope that helps 


Posted: 08/08/2016 at 16:17

Glad to hear such good news LilyP   A good vet is worth his/her weight in gold 


Posted: 08/08/2016 at 16:15

Slit in the ground = slit trench .... the second link I posted above 

It's the way I do it 

ID for nondescript plant

Posted: 08/08/2016 at 15:06

Pattypan squashes - just two plants 

Taste like courgettes, more tender, lovely roastedas well as cooking like ordinary courgettes. Very productive and interesting to look at. 

ID for nondescript plant

Posted: 08/08/2016 at 11:32

Here's a pic of white Sweet Rocket in the veg patch earlier this year - as you can see, the same thing happened with a foxglove plant too 

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ID please

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Such a handsome chap

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ID please

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Who was it that wanted to get away from it all? 
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If you were coming here with us today what would you get? 
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Do you know it? Do you grow it? 
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