Latest posts by FloBear

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 :- >

May In Your Garden

Posted: 01/05/2012 at 11:31

This isn't good enough - don't they know your chickens are in danger of developing trench foot!

May In Your Garden

Posted: 01/05/2012 at 11:18

Flood warnings in East Dorset again. Dogs have to paddle through puddles on the field where we walk.

Sycamore tree - why are they monsters?

Posted: 01/05/2012 at 08:33

Amy S, don't ever feel silly. We all make mistakes, in fact we all carry on making them, just different ones the next time! Enjoy your garden and have fun with it.


Sycamore tree - why are they monsters?

Posted: 30/04/2012 at 22:15

My neighbour has Norway Maples - very similar to sycamore. Once I pulled out 72 seedlings in approx a 20 sq. yard section of my garden. So my advice too, Amy, is avoid!

Save our bees

Posted: 30/04/2012 at 14:19

A wise 12-year-old once said to me, 'If you don't say anything, they'll think you don't mind.'

Had never heard of Avaaz before, I have now.

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No Man's Land - or Woman's :-)

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Dead? Take it back!

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Unexpected notifications

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Small pruning saw needs replacing

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Spammers are back :- (

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Just broke my new plant

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Temporary pathways

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