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Posted: 30/01/2014 at 12:27

We're not far from you Kef, and you're higher up so I expect you'll get the white stuff.

Its not settling though. Its varied from thick white flakes to snowy mizzle.

 Stacey, time to feed that body plenty of protein and fruit  to get it better


Posted: 30/01/2014 at 09:34

I'd wait until all the bulbs have died down, then fork the area over well, removing any weeds, and then fertilize with bonemeal and replant.  After a while the bulbs need splitting up and rejuvenating anyway.


Posted: 30/01/2014 at 09:28

Fluffy white stuff coming out of the sky. I have to go and help OH move two pallets of compost at mum's. 8sacks for me and pallets to make bug hotel.  Porridge and home made blackcurrant jam first.( little beads of sunshine )


Posted: 29/01/2014 at 22:20

Dove, has the flooding on your brothers farm gone down yet? I was looking at the terrible pictures of the somerset levels, but there  are no reports of what is happening in the south east.

Fertilising the Veg Garden

Posted: 28/01/2014 at 19:20

Isn't that the same as the "night soil" that the old cottagers used to put on the gardens.?


Posted: 28/01/2014 at 13:16

Happy Birthday , Dove.

May all your birthday wishes come true.


Posted: 28/01/2014 at 13:12

7000 posts on this thread!!!!!!


Posted: 27/01/2014 at 22:42

Gardengirl, our fox sometimes comes out in the day, but it is usually in summer when they have cubs to feed.

Are slugs still about?

Posted: 27/01/2014 at 18:31

The squirrels have started on the hellebores as a change to camellia flowers.

waterlogged sunken bed

Posted: 27/01/2014 at 18:26

Keep off of clay when squidgy.  Add lots of well rotted farm yard manure or mushroom compost or fine bark and work in when the weather is better.  As Dove says, clay plus humus  can be really productive.

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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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fungi identification please

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I always thought that potatoes need a lot of water. Certainly the potato growers in Lincolnshire seem to use water cannons to irrigate throu... 
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Snakes in the kitchen? NOOOOOOOO!!!!! 
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Photos of fasciated flowers/stems/seed pods. 
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Talkback: Seven-spot ladybirds

This year is the first time I have seen ladybirds mating. Then I found another lot the same day.I recorded them as well. Well, I would soone... 
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ladybirds mating?

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Bug identification please.

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