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Pet Rabbit

Posted: 14/06/2015 at 18:38

Wonky hasn't confessed, but I'll tell all - her rabbit called Mouse (because he'd been the smallest of the litter when he was born) was regularly found curled up on her pillow next to her, both of them sound asleep, when I went to check on her in bed at night !!!

And Happy was a big buck Daddy Rabbit, who lived with the goat kids 'cos if we left him with the lady bunnies all the time ....... well!!!  Think we'd have had too many rabbits!!!

broad bean problem

Posted: 14/06/2015 at 18:20

I agree - that's what they do - the beans come along after the flowers have dropped.  Broad beans can be quite thirsty at this stage, so if you've not had any rain in the past few days you could give them a drink

Securing an unstable dry stone wall?

Posted: 14/06/2015 at 17:53



Posted: 14/06/2015 at 17:40

They'll be Tree Bees - they're not aggressive but they always have a few 'sentries' dancing outside the entrance - but if you ignore them they'll ignore you. Our neighbours have had several nests on their property and they've caused no  trouble.  They're gardeners' friends because they're wonderful pollinators and especially like daisy-like flowers. 

In the autumn the workers and the drones will die and the queens will fly off and hibernate until next spring, so your nest box will be empty by the winter.

Rosemary beetle RHS survey

Posted: 14/06/2015 at 16:49

You keep them down your way Wonky - don't want them up here

blanket weed

Posted: 14/06/2015 at 16:38

Try this

I use a similar product in my wildlife pond and it works pretty well


Posted: 14/06/2015 at 16:33

BL - thanks for the photos - what a fantastic time - I'd love to see the paintings, but can do without the rest so I'll probably not go   The concert sounds amazing - well done that man!!!

ID please - is this Toothwort?

Posted: 14/06/2015 at 16:19

Thanks Landgirl - I'll pass that on


Posted: 14/06/2015 at 15:02

I have had a major argument with the new Henry Vac   it is never going to be used upstairs again!   It is going to live in the garage and be used for spilt compost, sawdust and the sort of things Henrys were originally designed for before they tried to become clever - never again will it knock down the blinds in the bedroom which hit me on the head, get tangled around my feet and cause mayhem spilling orchid compost across the carpet, necessitating my rescue by OH who finished cleaning the bedroom while I went downstairs to calm down.

I was using the Henry 'cos the all singing all dancing Dyson Animal is soooooooooo irritating and just isn't efficient and is so annoying to empty and clean.

In a fit of pique (major understatement) I have just ordered a bog-standard Panasonic upright like the one I always used to have

Wonky is going to have the annoying all singing all dancing Dyson Animal that I hate. She says her hubby will love it (cos it's the vac equivalent of an Applemac, apparently  ) so they'll be happy and when my Panasonic arrives I'll be able to 'hoover' again without getting into a tizz ............. and breathe

ID please - is this Toothwort?

Posted: 14/06/2015 at 12:56

Ah, Edd, you posted as I was typing - I'll tell my friend - many thanks

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