Latest posts by FloBear

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.

raised beds

Posted: 29/04/2012 at 13:58

Winter jasmine I find very easy to manage. And a welcome splash of colour in quiet times. Chop off or pull up bits you don't want. It arches over and can root where it touches. Not sure if your soil would be too good for it, mine is growing - has been for over 20 years - in a skimpy bit of soil right against the house wall facing approx South ~East. Perhaps in decent soil it would have taken over the bungalow by now!

New site - bugs

Posted: 29/04/2012 at 12:44

Oooh, weird thing just then, I was suddenly logged out while I was writing the message above.

New site - bugs

Posted: 29/04/2012 at 12:42

Handy piece of info. Many thanks figrat.

Making a cold frame and where to buy a manger.

Posted: 29/04/2012 at 09:27

Tootles & SkyeSteve, have you come across Freecycle / Freegle? They are forums for giving away or asking for 'stuff' that others don't want. This time of year when people are doing DIY projects, you may be lucky and find window frames. 

Discussions started by FloBear


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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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