Allow the surface of the compost to dry out between waterings - stick your finger into the soil to the first joint - water when the top is dry and your finger tip touches damp soil.
Water then allow excess to drain away. Don't keep it standing in water.
Good morning Clari, Chicky and the rest of you as you arrive
A jolly sharp frost here this morning. Brrrr!
Good to see you. I'm sorry you've had such a difficult start to the year.
Take care of yourself - don't overdo it - my brother had pneumonia a couple of years ago and his recovery took a long time - he's younger than me and was very fit before he was ill.
Sweet dreams all
Plant them now if they're still firm - they've got two chances and it's better than throwing them away
Hosta Result!!! Looking forward to seeing it
DD have a lovely relaxing evening
((hugs)) to the rest of you - I'm posting on my phone and it takes for ever so I'm going to get the knitting out ... Have a good evening everyone
We need the starlings - they eat the leather jackets/chafer grubs etc in the meadows and lawns, and they don't tear up the grass to get them like the rooks do.
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We put suet blocks out for the starlings - they can access them fairly easily and they leave the suet in the feeders with cages around them for the smaller birds.
Love starlings, beautiful and intelligent birds and very much on the decline across Britain. We nearly got one feeding from our hand last summer