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Posted: 22/10/2015 at 21:34

Hi Lou,

If you can stand the publicity, get your local paper and TV station in on the act, there is nothing like bad publicity to put bullies off!

And the papers and TV stations love stories like this!


Best of luck!

Little Scarlet

Posted: 22/10/2015 at 21:28


WHAT!!! eating sugar, BIG FAT BORIS will have you in the Tower for that horrendous crime!

At least Dave boy doesn't favour a sugar tax,(about the only thing he does or would not tax).

Ps. As Tesco was supposed to stock the jam, my wife who likes sickly things was off like a flash but they had never heard of it!

She will have to eat our own home made strawberry jam (Florence strawberries) which is very sweet!

From 24 degrees on Sunday to the first snow today!

Posted: 08/10/2015 at 21:29

Hi Dacha,

Just had words with my granddad, he was a wee lad living in Belfast during the 2ndWW, where everyone drank strong boiled tea, with milk and two sugars when you could get the stuff!

Now everyone drinks what he calls Shamrock tea three leaves,poison!

He still boils his tea, strong with milk, BUT no sugar, now he cannot stand the stuff in tea!

Funny when something is scarce everyone wants it, when it is plentiful the opposite!

And been able to criticize  politicians  of all parties even though they are voted in by us is marvellous , a bunch of con artists he says!




Who still has bees?

Posted: 25/09/2015 at 22:34

Hi  jo47

Saw was the operative word, it was only there for a few seconds then shot over the fence into next doors garden, spoil sport!



Posted: 25/09/2015 at 22:27

I have had a few self seeders in the past couple of years, no success with what I think was saved seed from my plants!

None survived for very long and they were terrible colours, nothing like their parents, very washed out coloured leaves!



Who still has bees?

Posted: 24/09/2015 at 22:07

When closing up the greenhouse tonight, i spotted a humming bird moth flittering among the flowers of Salvia Hot lips!

There was also one a few weeks ago on penstemons!



Who still has bees?

Posted: 22/09/2015 at 21:18


Lots of honey and different sorts of bumble bees both in the garden and allotment though few butterflies except the white sort, worse luck!

There are two bee keepers on the allotment, both have had a marvellous season with lots of bees and also honey, they have said!

Using 12mm & 13m hosepipes with 1/4 inch fittings

Posted: 09/09/2015 at 20:00




Soften the hose in boiling water it will then stretch over a male fitting and also make a very good tight fit!

Salvia cuttings

Posted: 01/09/2015 at 13:40


You have not mentioned what varieties you have taken cuttings off!

I have found "Hot lips" needed no protection  and can be left in the soil overwinter as the last few ones here have been relatively mild!

Others I would not be sure about and keep them in the GH!



Dogs and Manure

Posted: 23/08/2015 at 14:39



Have just mentioned it to my granddad, he said that when he was a nipper,there was lots of neighbours dogs that followed the youngsters, without leads as now!

When a horse done it's doings on the road most of the dogs would eat some for whatever reason!

None ever seemed to come to any harm, and as horses were veggies there should be nothing nasty in their droppings!

Watching TV nature programmes there is lots of references to animals like elephants to birds eating clay's or soils to give minerals or other necessities, they seem to know what is good for them!

Ps and most people tried to get the manure for their gardens as well!




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