Latest posts by FloBear

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.

Bournemouth Pleasure Gardens & Genealogy 1880's

Posted: 10/04/2013 at 19:27

Lovelylowlife, have you contacted Stewarts directly? They are very proud of their history and of being among the first garden centres in existence. Also Bournemouth may have a history society, Ferndown certainly does, and they may may be able to help.

Our own A to Z of our Gardening

Posted: 10/04/2013 at 11:00

Dazed dunnock - aaah. Glad you rescued him, nutcutlet.

Daffodils - my favourite of all the bulbs. Esp. the yellow-all-over single kinds.

Our own A to Z of our Gardening

Posted: 10/04/2013 at 09:25

Nutcutlet, so glad you've owned up! I love dandelions too  I agree they are beautiful. (Verdun, is this you admitting to a secret admiration as well?)  I desperately want to grow doronicums but even at the mention of the word, the slugs and snails come charging up the garden

And since we're now on D, I'll have dunnocks, who are nesting in the garden as well as the blackbirds.

Our own A to Z of our Gardening

Posted: 10/04/2013 at 08:58

I'm still on B! Found the nest of Baby Blackbirds this morning. Quick peek - counted three beaks

Cistus and cucumber for C. Home grown cues knock the spots off anything in the shops. 


Discussions started by FloBear


Replies: 2    Views: 1227
Last Post: 21/08/2013 at 19:54

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

Replies: 7    Views: 1709
Last Post: 06/04/2013 at 21:36

Dead? Take it back!

Replies: 7    Views: 1369
Last Post: 21/03/2013 at 22:21

Unexpected notifications

Replies: 13    Views: 1274
Last Post: 16/03/2013 at 20:56

Small pruning saw needs replacing

Replies: 9    Views: 2413
Last Post: 13/02/2013 at 19:31

Spammers are back :- (

Replies: 35    Views: 4197
Last Post: 09/10/2012 at 17:25

Just broke my new plant

Replies: 9    Views: 1592
Last Post: 21/09/2012 at 18:11


Replies: 13    Views: 4354
Last Post: 26/08/2012 at 20:52

Temporary pathways

Replies: 5    Views: 2349
Last Post: 23/06/2012 at 19:31
9 threads returned