Latest posts by FloBear

What's the weather like in your area?

Posted: 10/05/2012 at 11:09

The sort of rain that hangs in the air, doesn't really make you wet but makes hair all frizzy!
Still lots of standing water, dogs confined to towels on kitchen floor.
Greenhouse temp. has only varied between 13 and 14 C for over 24 hours now - very surprising, I wondered if the thermometer was broken.

Talkback: Dandelions

Posted: 08/05/2012 at 08:58

Another dandelion fan here!
I think I once read that you can cover the plants - like forcing rhubarb - to obtain less bitter leaves for salad. I haven't tried it yet.

What's the weather like in your area?

Posted: 03/05/2012 at 12:12

<sings> "The rain it raineth every day"

Keeping Chickens

Posted: 03/05/2012 at 09:20

Hello Loz, I feed the same as ChristyRose and, occasionally, if we have a little bit spare, they get cooked pasta with the evening corn. The daily layers pellets go in coop cups left over from my aviary; these are fixed at ab

out 8 ins above ground level and cannot be tipped up or pooed in! 

Excuse strange layout, the picture wouldn't go where I wanted it.

May In Your Garden

Posted: 02/05/2012 at 18:34

Yeah! Shelter at last for the sotonchooks.

I had unexpected free time this pm as an errand I'd promised was done by someone else. Continued digging out brambles, ivy and bluebells (Spanish) from what is slowly becoming the fruit bush bed. Also have small mountain of bin bags. Tried not to undo all the good that this morning's massage has done.

Bind Weed

Posted: 02/05/2012 at 12:04

Glad to be of help lesinni. Don't know where I heard it but all my best ideas are pinched ;- )

Bind Weed

Posted: 02/05/2012 at 10:10

I have no bindweed to speak of but am vigilant as my parents' garden was infested. When I spotted a little bit in amongst wanted plants, I gave it a nice tall cane of its own and trained it up there for a while then covered the wanted plants and sprayed glyphosate just on the bindweed leaves. Obviously wouldn't work for a huge infestation but may help someone.

My Baby Robin

Posted: 01/05/2012 at 21:21

Gorgeous picture! I see you have transformed into a Westie. My youngster had her first haircut recently so I kept some of the hair which is now placed in bushes around the garden. We have blackbirds and dunnocks building so I like to think their nests might be lined with something soft and white.

Keeping Chickens

Posted: 01/05/2012 at 21:13

No, it's not, hence me thinking they'd gone off lay. Aggie has a tendency to go feral  occasionally but not the others. It's quite a secluded spot in the ivy by the fence and not far from the  run.

Keeping Chickens

Posted: 01/05/2012 at 17:34

Hmmm, I thought the girls had been 'off lay' for a couple of days. Off laying, more like!

And, flushed with uploading success, have you ever seen a chicken's tongue? I hadn't :- >

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