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Latest posts by Dovefromabove

A Red Hot Mystery!!

Posted: 16/07/2015 at 11:42

I did wonder - can't see ivery fine detail - going to opticians later in the month, overdue for new specs

So pleased

Posted: 16/07/2015 at 11:28

'Our' hedgehogs love Spike's Semi moist hedgehog food - available from garden centres and online.  They don't like the totally dried version.  They also like sunflower hearts, dried mealworms, chopped peanuts and banana chips.  They also need a shallow bowl of fresh water - ours drink a lot of water each night.

We have a wooden hedgehog house and some winters it is used, but they seem just as happy to use upturned orange boxes under a pile of garden rubbish

If cats are getting the hedgehog food you can make a feeding station inside a plastic box as shown here

Lots of helpful information here

A Red Hot Mystery!!

Posted: 16/07/2015 at 11:09

Could it be a coleus?


Posted: 16/07/2015 at 10:48

They both sound thirsty to me - I'm putting the sprinkler on my runner beans for an hour every other evening - I've done the same for sweet peas other years (didn't grow any this year).


Posted: 16/07/2015 at 10:38
treehugger80 wrote (see)

...easy way to tell the difference between native and giant hogweed, if its flowering and its bigger than shoulder height - its giant hogweed, its illegal to grow it anywhere and its the land owners responsibility to remove it once it is discovered

Not quite true Treehugger

and I've come across native hogweed in flower at least as tall as me and I'm 5'6" .  The best way to tell the difference is by the leaves.  Giant hogweed has jagged leaves - Common hogweed leaflets are more rounded at the edges.


Posted: 16/07/2015 at 10:07

Very proud of you Wonky - no one should have to go through what you and you're lovely hub have been through over the past three months, but you did it and held your hed up and were vindicated!  I never had any doubt that you would be  


And look on the bright side - you had three months of being paid to play in the garden, win prizes and get the best sun tan around


Posted: 16/07/2015 at 08:34
Lily Pilly wrote (see)
... Verdun can we have a photo of your peaches please? ...


Pet Friendly Effective Weedkillers?

Posted: 16/07/2015 at 08:29

What sort of weeds have you got?

The best way to keep to store

Posted: 16/07/2015 at 07:24
valerieroberts wrote (see)

Many thanks for such a lot of facts and ideas. When you say the sugar in fruit preserves it I i wonder if I could use salt on veg to preserve it instead of the heavy work load of blanching.  looking up the book from Amazon right now. 

Here's to good growing and cooking

Well, you can preserve runner beans in jars in salt - Ma used to do it way back - not sure how good the resulting produce is for the blood pressure tho' ?  She changed to freezing as soon as freezers became available.

I don't blanch runner beans, just prep and slice and freeze in 'meal sized' bags.

Free offers Dead on Arrival

Posted: 16/07/2015 at 06:53

Well, Facebook is obviously the way to go with T&M - well done!

As I don't do FB it's probably as well that I don't do T&M either

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ID please

Can't remember  
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Flower ID please

Spring flower in Northern Brittany  
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