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Posted: 11/02/2014 at 15:37

Hello folks   Back from the Suffolk coast where the wind and rain was  verging on the apocalypic - 3 miles inland there were blue skies and sunshine.  Pa is a lot better thanks to prompt action by the staff at the Lovely Home and the On Call Doc - but he's fed up because as the weather is so foul there's no one walking dogs on the common for him to watch.

Re internet safety - you probably shouldn't associate with me at all - I'm always going off topic  

Chicken manure - what should I do with it?

Posted: 11/02/2014 at 10:36

The popular fertiliser nowadays is Chicken manure pellets - not fresh chicken manure which is a very different thing and should be kept away from plants when fresh - sorry to disagree with Mike there  (unless I'm misunderstanding him).  

Compost your chicken manure before using or make a hotbed!  After you've finished using the hotbed for raising seedlings plant your courgette and squash plants on it 


Posted: 11/02/2014 at 10:23

Hi, has anyone else heard from Clari?  I've had a PM this morning saying that she's having problems posting, but I'm just off to visit my Aged Ps - look out for her you lot - if she continues to have probs send a PM to Daniel 


Posted: 11/02/2014 at 09:37

That's it, we know who to blame now .......... it was Punkdoc!  

The government will be so relieved, it was beginning to look like their fault 

I need alot of help with three huge raised stone flower beds.

Posted: 11/02/2014 at 09:35

I think we have some alpine fans on here - not something I know a lot about but I like the look of them 

I need alot of help with three huge raised stone flower beds.

Posted: 11/02/2014 at 09:28

Nut, I'm wondering if there's scope for a formal alpine scree bed - wouldn't that look good  

Plant I.D Help

Posted: 11/02/2014 at 09:18

 Just a few of the many different types of snowdrops at Anglesey Abbey last weekend. 

Crows and Magpies!!!

Posted: 11/02/2014 at 09:16

You can peg the basket to the ground using tent pegs, then the dog really can't get at the bird food 

I need alot of help with three huge raised stone flower beds.

Posted: 11/02/2014 at 09:13

Hi terri 

To give us a better idea of your options, could you post some pics of the flower beds on here - to post pictures click on the little tree icon in the toolbar above where you type your post and follow the instructions 

It would also be good to know which way the garden faces.


Posted: 11/02/2014 at 09:03

BL - I love oysters .............. but they really don't love me - in fact they're waging a vendetta against me - Christmas before last was 'wiped out' due to oyster poisoning and it wasn't the first time they'd had a go at me so sadly,Never Again!!!

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