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Posted: 11/02/2016 at 11:11

SGL - I need a green pepper and two tins of kidney beans please

Squirrel Sabotage of my Wildflower meadow

Posted: 11/02/2016 at 11:09

I've just been out to measure mine - the holes are sort of oval with the shortest diameter about 13mm.  Some places call it Rabbit netting. 

Nesting Box Help

Posted: 11/02/2016 at 10:59

Nesting boxes need to be put up asap - birds are prospecting for sites now - some have started nesting. 

The RSPB gives good advice about siting nest boxes here

Don't worry about bees using a nest box - it's usually Tree Bees which are a type of bumble bee, non aggressive to humans unless attacked and really good in the garden - fantastic pollinators - and they're only there for a short while then the colony dies off while the new queens fly off to hibernate over the winter and the whole cycle starts again. 

This site will tell you more about them

A Valentine meal with who ?

Posted: 11/02/2016 at 09:11

Can't make up my mind ........ George Harrison, Reginald D Hunter, Stephen Fry ???

You can see that I don't have 'a type'   - however although GH's shy smile has always made my heart skip a beat, I'm afraid that either of the other two would probably be better company over a meal. 

I've met a couple of my 'teenage idols' and the conversation was stultifying so I'll go for someone with proven ability in the conversation stakes (this is a meal we're talking about after all  )

The meal itself?  Grilled lobster with garlic, chilli and parsley butter, an aged rare ribeye steak from a British Native breed with a salad of lamb's lettuce, a board of wonderful cheeses and finishing with a wedge of grilled caramelised pineapple please. 

To drink - a bottle of Muscadet de Sevre et Main sur lie and another of Chateauneuf du Pape would be fine

Oh, and perhaps some Calvados


Climber for a cotoneaster

Posted: 11/02/2016 at 07:01

Don't try to plant your climber directly against the cotoneaster - plant it a few feet away and train it towards the shrub. 


Posted: 11/02/2016 at 06:56

G'day Pat   thanks for that info - I'll see if I can get it.

Chicky, that sounds like an evening well spent


Posted: 11/02/2016 at 06:38

Morning Frit   only down to 0.1C in our sheltered back garden, but I suspect it's lower out the front where it's a bit of a frost hollow - there's certainly a lot of sparkle on the roof tops and the grass. 

Mystery sprouting bulbs - can they be moved?

Posted: 11/02/2016 at 06:33

The other thing to remember is ... they might be growing in an area that is just right for them - the right amount of sun/shade etc.  So before moving them, take a while to consider ...


Posted: 11/02/2016 at 06:25

Good morning all

Brrrrrrr! There's a sharp frost out there!!!


Bug identification!

Posted: 10/02/2016 at 18:44

That does look to me more like slug damage - lift up those module trays and look underneath at the gaps between the modules, and under the lip around the edges - the blighters get everywhere!!!

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