Latest posts by FloBear

My first Hedgehog inhabitant

Posted: 19/04/2013 at 16:02

Lesley, it's great to hear that you have hedgehogs and are looking after them well. I had four rescue boys last year but they only stayed for a few weeks and left for pastures new. Looking forward to hearing of their progress

Our own A to Z of our Gardening

Posted: 19/04/2013 at 15:57

Bev, are those your ferns? Gorgeous! I might have to seek advice about pinching your idea

Our own A to Z of our Gardening

Posted: 19/04/2013 at 13:04

Fritillaria meleagris - definitely in my top 10 of favourite plants

And ferns are great - I'm amazed when I see them growing inside drains and other unusual places!

Our own A to Z of our Gardening

Posted: 15/04/2013 at 10:21

I love Eschscholzias - Californian poppies. They are good tempered, tough, have lovely ferny foliage and a brilliant splash of colour. And their little pixie-hats that pop off before the flowers open, make me smile.

Today I feel so happy....

Posted: 15/04/2013 at 10:07

Morning  happy-talkers

Pentillie, how lovely to see butterflies. It's always brimstones I see first but haven't yet. I did have a large bee zoom past my ear yesterday! Holliehock, my grape hyacinths are opening up now. I hope they last until the red tulips open because I love seeing them together.

Raising tadpoles in the classroom

Posted: 12/04/2013 at 19:39

As a retired primary school teacher I  would say that some hands on experience is the best way to get the children enthused. There must be somewhere - the common maybe - where they could go pond dipping under the supervision of a local wildlife volunteer or some such. It may take a bit of organising but the excitement of being out in nature can't be topped in my opinion.


Posted: 12/04/2013 at 09:26

Like Jo, mine is outside the back door and handy for small amounts when the weather precludes a trek down the garden!

Today I feel so happy....

Posted: 11/04/2013 at 09:01

Oops, forgot to change Easter-themed avatar. I'm a bear really


Posted: 11/04/2013 at 08:57

I leave the tap on my wormery permanently open to stop the build up of liquid in the sump where the worms can drown. There is room to wedge a 2pt milk carton under at an angle and when it is full I put the lid on and wedge another one. As figrat says, a wormery is more of a faff than compost bins but I have to say I like having mine and although I get much less compost than a bin, it happens quickly and I use it as a special treat for plants how daft is that?

Today I feel so happy....

Posted: 10/04/2013 at 22:21

I mentioned this on A to Z so sorry to repeat myself but I was thrilled to find the nest of baby balckbirds in the camellia bush this morning. Well snuggled down but three little beaks. I went indoors with a very soppy grin on my face.

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

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Dead? Take it back!

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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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