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More IDs needed from the honesty shop

Posted: 09/11/2015 at 10:32

I agree on the topone, hardy geranium, maybe sanguineum. Then  Lychnis coronaria, could be red or white flowered. Bottom one looks familiar but its not coming to me immediately.

Quick question on a leaf mold pile

Posted: 09/11/2015 at 09:29

I find that mowing the leaves off of the lawn seems to help the decomposition. The mower chops them and any collected grass mixed in seems to help the rotting process.

Camera Corner

Posted: 09/11/2015 at 09:26

At least you didn't have to get Inspector Clouseau out, Steve.


Posted: 09/11/2015 at 08:32

I have grown Swift F1 . Here in the Midlands, we were eating the sweet corn all through September. I sow the seeds under cover in early May, and plant out at the beginning of June.


Posted: 08/11/2015 at 21:27

Squirrels like them too.

Camera Corner

Posted: 08/11/2015 at 20:56

Any idea what the bones have come from ,Steve?


Posted: 08/11/2015 at 20:53

Poor pollination.  Plants need to be in a block, not a line, to give the best chance of wind pollination, the bigger the block, the better.  Even with my block of  9 x 7, the ones on the edge do not get pollinated as well. The best cobs come from the middle of the block.


Posted: 07/11/2015 at 12:36

Just had a cloudburst here.  A warm fire beckons.

It took a while for some birds here to adapt to a new feeder. The robins were definitely left out, until the nuthatches arrived. The nuthatches cling to the house wall, then hop on the feeder. The robins do the same now.


Posted: 07/11/2015 at 12:05

Funny that, I had a lying sod on the phone from Bangalore. Said he was from microsoft and their server could see that people were trying to hack me.  Except I dont have microsoft.....

Don't ring me.. I'll ring you.

Bird feeders

Posted: 07/11/2015 at 11:38

The other thing about the big squirrel buster, is that it holds about 3 kg of sunflower seed hearts and it doesn't clog up. It last a couple of weeks without filling, so if you go away , the birds still get fed.

I think that if you work it out per year, the metal ones work out cheaper in the long run. I found that cheap ones only lasted days in some cases.  They were then chewed up, dropped on the ground, and dragged into the woods. The first year I spent a lot on plastic feeders. Forget the net bags of nuts, they shin along the washing line and drop the lot on the lawn.

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