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Leaking birdbath

Posted: 25/01/2015 at 13:28
KEF wrote (see)

A forum friend recommended that I put a foil tray, turkey size, in my bird bath so each morning I can just throw the ice out and refill. Wonder if that would help as a temporary measure  

Do you think the birds would use something with such a shiny surface?


Posted: 25/01/2015 at 13:27

That looks like my Crown Prince squash with a can of red paint! 

Folks, do you remember that squash plant that appeared in my veg patch and produced one squash amongst the runner beans - we ate half of it last night, roasted with a curry - very good indeed - and a real freebie!

What plant or weed is this ?

Posted: 25/01/2015 at 10:37

Could it be the Greater Willowherb ? - we had loads of it around the pond and the moat on the farm when we were children - it likes it damp - good for the Elephant Hawkmoth, but even then I'd hesitate to keep in in a normal-sized garden

Raspberry Canes

Posted: 25/01/2015 at 10:28

Keep them outside in a sheltered corner and plant in February.



Posted: 25/01/2015 at 09:15

Good morning Chicky

No ice here

OH was telling me that he found a dazed and confused toad in the garden centre yesterday - the staff have been re-building outdoor displays - we think that the toad had probably decided that one of the displays was a safe hibernation place, only to find it being deconstructed around his ears! 

He was sitting on a pathway in a semi-stupor - OH picked him up and took him to a permanent evergreen hedgerow at the edge of that area and snuggled him down in the base of it.  Let's hope he goes back to sleep and forgets all about his bad dream


Posted: 25/01/2015 at 08:43

Oh dear Verdun - do you keep a tube of glue handy for broken hearts?


Posted: 25/01/2015 at 08:42

Boston fern?

What species of aloe is this?

Posted: 25/01/2015 at 08:23

It looks like aloe vera arborescens - it's grown commercially in Italy and has naturalised in some places.  Was this a farmer's crop or was it growing wild? 


Posted: 25/01/2015 at 08:11

This might help ...



Posted: 25/01/2015 at 08:10

Good morning all

Hmm Clari - all that's coming to mind at the moment are aspidistra and spider plants - thinking cap on ..........

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