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Anyone done any gardening today?

Posted: 01/02/2016 at 12:13

I've sent the Under Gardener up a ladder fixing two new bird boxes, moving bird feeders and emptying the water butt that is going to live in Wonky's garden very soon ... he also gave in to an urge to sweep the terrace


Posted: 01/02/2016 at 12:03
Hazel -- wrote (see)

...  Anyone remember Frank Finlay in Bouquet of Barbed wire? He is the latest to pass away. So sad. Grew up with him too on the TV.

  Wasn't that a brilliant programme too


Just listened to Ken Bruce playing Peter Gabriel's A Kind and Steady Heart to say goodbye to Sir Terry - big lump in my throat, and I'm not the sentimental type. 

Runner Beans

Posted: 01/02/2016 at 11:54

No response from the original poster yet - I wonder if he/she's on the other side of the world.

If there's no pollination problem my suspicion is that the plants are suffering from drought - beans do need a prodigious amount of water - because my garden is quite free-draining I usually give mine half an hour's soaking at the roots at least three times a week, even if it's rained recently.  The heavy foliage of climbing beans keeps a lot of rainfall off the soil underneath them. 

Talkback: How to make a nectar-rich container display

Posted: 01/02/2016 at 10:31

It seems that there's some confusion between 'bee-keeping' as in being an 'apiarist', and encouraging wild bees and other beneficial insects for pollination. 

Logan's right - some research may help prioritise the client's requirements.

Becoming an apiarist/bee keeper is a big commitment.

East Anglian Snowdrop Walk

Posted: 01/02/2016 at 09:27

You're right Topbird .

So we're looking at 23/24/25th February

Any preferences anyone?

East Anglian Snowdrop Walk

Posted: 01/02/2016 at 08:49

Suffolk schools' half term is 15-19th Feb, so either the week before or the week after?

East Anglian Snowdrop Walk

Posted: 01/02/2016 at 08:41

Bumping up


Posted: 01/02/2016 at 08:37

Friend in Germany says their count is the previous weekend - maybe we could explain to the birds that the EU says we have to standardise


Posted: 01/02/2016 at 08:11
WonkyWomble wrote (see)

Morning everyone, who gave me their cold? 

Too stuffed up, no one would understand me...,have a good day all 

Morning Wonky ((hugs))  Take some Vitamin C tablets!!!  OH will say you caught the cold on the train   Go on, get out there and spread it about a bit - pass it on to someone else and get rid of it.


Posted: 01/02/2016 at 07:12

Good morning Chicky

Just spotted Mrs Pdoc's new job - hope all goes well

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