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Posted: 27/11/2015 at 17:58

Dove - make sure it's tied in tight...   

Re Wonky's purchases - that'll make for an interesting dinner.. 

You're lucky you didn't get a slap Edd. From both of 'em 

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Posted: 27/11/2015 at 17:38
KEF wrote (see)

  I've eaten goat in Greece and Bear in Germany but neither float my boat..dun't like pasta it reminds me of slugs   I do fancy a chomp at snake as they say it tastes like chicken.



That would give me the 'dry boak', as we say here  

Lilies in pot

Posted: 27/11/2015 at 17:33

Just seemed a very small size to me when they've already had a flowering season and will be decent sized bulbs. If they're being planted out I expect they're fine for a few months now that they're dormant. I plant deeper too with many bulbs. Even in pots, when you can get away with shallow planting a bit more. They're sturdier and able to withstand windier conditions better.

I rarely grow them in the ground now because of the pesky molluscs. Easier to keep them out of over wet soil too 

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Posted: 27/11/2015 at 17:22

I expect they barely know the difference between quail and hen eggs philippa...

Had to think for a moment about that 'bar' reference! 


Posted: 27/11/2015 at 17:14

I'd do exactly as Dove suggests. It's something I do here-  you can have bulbs for winter/spring, then annuals if you like those - millions to choose from - or a grass like Hackenochloa, and finally a little evergreen for the winter months. I've used Carex oshimensis Evergold to good effect in a tall pot, but there are compact Hebes, or Box cones or balls, or little conifers etc which will do a good job during dreary weather. They can look very attractive with frost or snow on them too. 

I tried inserting a pot inside my Dad's big hefty ceramic container, which is impossible to drill holes in. Filled up with rainwater far too quickly...


Posted: 27/11/2015 at 17:03

You'll need a ring though - to put on the laces. It's that time of year too Dove....

Recommend a good bird food?

Posted: 27/11/2015 at 17:00

LF - that is just unbearably cute 

I do a bit of adapting with feeders too ozwig. The bl**din' starlings and magpies would have everything if I didn't!

Lilies in pot

Posted: 27/11/2015 at 16:52

Have I got it right that they're in a 5 inch pot Maggs? I'd be inclined to get them into a decent big pot - 12 inch at least - to give them room to grow next year. It's a tiny pot for that number of lily bulbs. 

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Posted: 27/11/2015 at 16:44

No back seats, and just in case the police are looking,  maybe only three in the front counting the one driving...

How many in the back though? 

Could keep a throng of millionaires going all year with the amount of molluscs here 


Posted: 27/11/2015 at 16:39

They seem to be doing the business so far Dove 

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