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Fork Handles

Posted: 11/06/2012 at 11:05

No, raining!!!  Though it is a pain :- )

Fork Handles

Posted: 11/06/2012 at 11:04

It is here - paining, that is. I might have to have another go at getting some of the painted ceiling paper off the dining room. I've estimated it's going to take a total of 24 hours steaming and scraping plus several visits to an osteopath.

What's the weather like in your area?

Posted: 11/06/2012 at 11:00

10.55, the rain has just made it to East Dorset.

Indoor jobs today. Afternoon dog walk in doubt.

Grass snake in the pond HELP !

Posted: 10/06/2012 at 22:12

Oh, B with B, that's a shame. I'm a bit worried that I haven't seen two of my hoggies for a while though Blue Boy is out by the water bowl every night waiting for the food. I'm hoping for a balmy night soon so I can stay out in the garden and see what the other two get up to!

Plan bee

Posted: 10/06/2012 at 21:55

I have two bee houses but haven't got round to putting them up yet. To be honest there are masses of places for insects to live in my garden but I suppose if you have little houses it's fun to see if they are taken up. 

Bind Weed

Posted: 10/06/2012 at 19:54

Lesinnl, so glad to hear your bindweed cull is progressing well. Thursday is bindweed day made me smile. Perhaps it could be cake day as well - a reward for your persistence and vigilance :- )

Fork Handles

Posted: 10/06/2012 at 19:51

Kate, so sorry to hear of troubles. Do hope all will recover nicely - and soon.

Flo x


Problem with Butternut squash leaves

Posted: 10/06/2012 at 18:27

Mine cheered up a lot when I potted them on into larger pots and moved them into the greenhouse. Not sure which thing they liked - maybe both. However, if we have a hopeless summer it will all be wasted effort. I wondered if it would be possible to try growing one of them entirely in the greenhouse - or would it take over the whole 8' by 6' !

Talkback: Adopting hens

Posted: 09/06/2012 at 21:42

Lovely names, FloraMay. I always shut mine in the run when I go out though I do realise that a fox could come in when I'm at home. I have a Doodlehouse for my girls which I think is a brilliant design. Mine's plain white but I have plans to decorate.

Julie, they need as much room as you can let them have. If they are in too small a run they can't get away from each other and bullying tends to happen. My run is about 8 by 5 feet but they are out free-ranging for at least a couple of hours per day. Trouble is they trash the garden. The question of dogs - it depends on the dog. I have to keep my two youngsters away as they will chase and catch the hens. A parrot has the option of flying, though I don't let my dogs near the parrot either as she's quite small.

Fork Handles

Posted: 08/06/2012 at 19:20

It might as well rain until September :- D

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