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Posted: 29/01/2014 at 07:56

Morning all. Dry for a change - hope it stays that way  

Still quite dark here too  lily, even though we're supposed to have the light longer.  Working all day today I think - more hours now which is what I'm needing.

Restrain yourself Dove - she may not need an orchard 


Big garden bird watch

Posted: 28/01/2014 at 20:18

I have Chrome as default on my laptop so perhaps LLass is right- the browser might be an issue. Maybe all the extra advertising about the count encouraged lots more people to take part. They'll need to allow for that next year!


Posted: 28/01/2014 at 20:02

Evening all and 'Hippo Birdy' to the birthday 'bird' 

Hope you're full of cake and got everything your heart desired 

Not done much today other than work, housework and putting up my lounge curtains. Cold weather on the way tonight. Won't be doing any seeds for another month at least but I don't really do many annuals apart from sweet peas and salad veg . Our outdoor season is a bit later in arriving anyway so I'm in no rush!

Nice to see you back MrsGarden  

GardenIng jokes

Posted: 27/01/2014 at 20:44

Man goes to the doctor with a carrot sticking out one ear, a parsnip out the other and a runner bean stuck up his nose.

'What's wrong with me doc?' he asked.

'Well.... it's obvious' said the doctor. 'You're not eating properly'

Camera Corner

Posted: 27/01/2014 at 17:36
KEF wrote (see)

Fairy, nice knees.


They're better looking than mine anyway KEF!

Love those birds David. Very realistic  

waterlogged sunken bed

Posted: 27/01/2014 at 17:34

Dove's right - clay is great. The secret is adding the right things and having patience...easy to say I know, but it gives the best growing medium when you get it right. 


Posted: 27/01/2014 at 17:23

Hi PP nice to meet you. There's plenty of very knowledgeable people here to inspire and advise you and keep you amused - in equal measure. I might manage the last one 

Verd- I struggle to keep my face straight in car dealerships. Do you think they just don't get  the fact that we're all wise to the bull****? I can understand them trying it on when it's someone young like me..... but it's different with someone 'mature' like yourself whose been round the block a bit....

waterlogged sunken bed

Posted: 27/01/2014 at 15:35

I'd agree with Dove. I moved a shed last summer, as I've opened up the existing garden, and the area it was in has the same problem. It will become part of a new lawn but at the moment resembles the Somme. I avoid walking on it - a strip in front of a new raised bed has a few slabs on it for access to the  rest of the garden, but I'll leave the preparation of that whole area until spring when it will be more suitable. You say you have some manure and compost already, so it may be worth putting that down onto the area where the shed was and wait until it's more suitable to work on. By then, time and nature will have done  half the work for you. 

Big garden bird watch

Posted: 27/01/2014 at 14:35

I've seen one of those Llass and they look much better than the cage ones. I made a cage one  myself with 2 cheap hanging baskets wired together but the starlings could still get in and were eating everything in sight. I've made a temporary cage on the ground using an old wall basket which is against a square planter and it gives the small birds a chance of some food as the big ones can't get in it. The magpies sit on it trying to reach the food and looking really angry, then slide down the curved sides! 

Are slugs still about?

Posted: 27/01/2014 at 14:19

Perhaps you could put the pellets under cover - a container with an open side facing away from the worst of the weather, or under evergreen shrubs/hedging. That way, they might last long enough to do the job. I don't use them myself, but with the amount of rain we've had this year I expect you'd be out every couple of hours replacing them!

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