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The World's Most Expensive Food

Posted: Today at 22:01

I thought the birds had expensive food , but at approx a fiver for a teaspoon of snail eggs, I think the hedgehogs around here have the most expensive food.

 I know the hedgehogs are still about. they left me a parcel on the front doorstep last week, and one on the patio this week.

apple tree

Posted: Today at 18:58

Cut the shoot back by at least half. If will then branch and send out side shoots. Summer prune those to three buds which will form fruit the following year.


Posted: Today at 18:54

Just been to supermarket. I had just locked the car and the heavens opened. 100yd dash and arrived at trolley bay soaked. Did shopping, then managed to drop a bag off of top of trolley. Of course it was the one with the glass jars in. Put shopping in car, then went back in for another jar of chilli dipping sauce. 

Party and fireworks tomorrow.

I'm glad you found the bracelet , punkdoc. I empty my vacuum cleaner on to the compost heap rather than the dustbin , hoping that if I lost an earring, it may eventually turn up.

Have a good weekend, folks.

Overwintering Red Banana

Posted: 25/11/2015 at 12:19

Bubble wrapping the pot is OK

 Fleece can breathe so is better around the stem. The other way to do it is a cage of chicken wire stuffed with straw, which is breathable,and a sheet of plastic only over the top few inches, to keep any rain out (if your garage leaks).


Posted: 25/11/2015 at 12:12

You seem to have done it. Do you have a comment or question?


Camera Corner

Posted: 24/11/2015 at 21:44


Posted: 24/11/2015 at 18:48

My wendys wish now looks poorly after the frost, worse than Amistad.  I'm going to cut them down, dig them up and put them in the greenhouse for the winter.

Overwintering Red Banana

Posted: 24/11/2015 at 16:34

I overwintered a maurelii last winter in the greenhouse, the leaves went horrible and I cut them off in early spring snd repotted and fed it. Now its in a huge pot. I've cut off all the leaves, wrapped the stem in fleece, and put a carrier bag over the top. The greenhouse is kept just above freezing. I won't water until March.


Posted: 24/11/2015 at 07:32

Coffee,  please.


Posted: 23/11/2015 at 23:07

I'm glad he's at home recuperating, Runnybeak. Its a lot easier than hospital visiting. After last years palaver I've come to hate hospital visiting.

We're having a birthday/looking at wedding photos party on Saturday. We couldn't have fireworks at the wedding venue, so for Saturday we have fireworks to set off early, then lots of  drinks sorted. I just need to decide what we are feeding them.

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has anyone achieved this? 
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Has anyone got a trail cam for night time critter visits?

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how to take brugmansia cuttings. 
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Is this an escaped pet (or a boas dinner) or a natural occurring albino? 
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fungi identification please

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Snakes in the kitchen? NOOOOOOOO!!!!! 
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