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Crikey! Who pressed the freeeeezing button?

Posted: Yesterday at 20:35

Crikey! Who pressed the freeeeezing button?

Posted: Yesterday at 20:28

And he's on BBC1 tonight in a ghost story pansyface 

Crikey! Who pressed the freeeeezing button?

Posted: Yesterday at 19:12

Bring on the frost  I've got my seedlings out on the garden table.

To cut everything down, or leave.

Posted: Yesterday at 14:05

There's a fine dividing line between natural and messy isn't there. I'm certainly not going to tell others what to do with their gardens any more than I'd expect to be told.

That said, I'm in the 'leave it to nature' school of thought, probably because I'm lazy. Not just that though, I liked Bill Oddie on spring watch a few years ago when he coined the phrase 'say yes to mess'. Unless something is in the way of what I'm trying to do, I prefer to let it die back and allow it to feed the soil from whence it came. Fallen leaves lie where they fall (though not in the pond cos of the net!!) Buddleias can still provide shelter for wildlife until I prune them in spring, about the only person who sees the garden anyway is me and sometimes my Dad 

Wish list for seed and plant swap

Posted: 22/11/2014 at 18:47

Lyn - thank you so much for the seeds 


Posted: 20/11/2014 at 22:13

Is turkey overrated or is it just me?

OK a quick Christmas night not long before Christmas, a large group of chess fanatics were gathered in the lobby of a big hotel, they were there for a chess convention. Anyway, things got out of hand...they were really rowdy so the hotel manager told them all to leave. Interviewed by the local newspaper reporter, he was asked why he wanted them to leave. The manager replied....






I can't stand chess nuts boasting in an open foyer 

Worries & troubles that affect Forum friends.

Posted: 20/11/2014 at 19:33

Fidget - that has to be very distressing and my heart goes out to you. Well done on the cold callers though, there's few things more irritating than a pointless phone call when you're already under a lot of stress.

Not family as such but a good friend of my step daughter is in hospital with a blood clot on the brain. She's 25 I think. I've met her on a number of occasions and she has come shopping with us a few times. Life just isn't fair, she's too young.

Sparrowhawk dilemma

Posted: 20/11/2014 at 13:48

Welshonion - those last two sentences. That's exactly what I meant. Those blocks of forestry with Norwegian Spruce planted about 2 feet apart create deserts. Nothing can live on the forest floor and precious little in the trees themselves. We are talking monocultures, the same as a sea of wheat. Neither is any use to wildlife.

I agree we need farmers to feed a growing population, population being part of the problem but I won't touch on that for fear of political incorrectness. However there is no getting away from the fact that agriculture has become so efficient that farmland species of which the Corn Bunting is but one, are disappearing fast. Once upon a time, grain was Corn Buntings a regular supply of food. Old barns have been replaced by steel boxes for grain storage, so the Barn Owl is deprived of nesting sites. 

I would agree that Wales and the west country have seen much less impact of this kind due to pastoral farming being the predominant agriculture. Here in East Anglia the story is different, not for nothing is this part of the country called the bread basket of the UK. Fields that were once divided by hedgerows have the said hedgerow ripped out in order to create one huge field, enabling combine harvesters the size of houses to turn around. Ditches are dredged and straight as rulers, enabling rainwater to gush away in one foul swoop. This kind of landscape is hostile to wildlife, but then I suppose we need feeding so off you go birds etc.

Which where us gardeners come in 

Calla Lilies

Posted: 19/11/2014 at 20:37

I'd love some Timi if you're serious about sending some 

Worries & troubles that affect Forum friends.

Posted: 19/11/2014 at 20:34

Matty - the sister of a friend from years ago went off to start a new life in New Zealand. She had barely been there a couple of years before she was diagnosed with breast cancer. This was in 2008 and just the other week I heard she was still doing well and in remission. I had completely forgotten about this but wanted to post it here asap.

KEF - thank you for asking about Mrs F. We had a visit to our GP today and he thinks the itching she gets is not down to her liver at all. Which is a huge relief because we feared liver problems as itching can be a symptom. Also her blood test results don't support the idea that her liver has any serious problems. He's put the itching down to stress.

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