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Latest posts by Mark 1963

why do bananas spell?

Posted: 23/10/2014 at 12:08

We get free fruit at work and I have noticed the bananas have a funny smell. I have never noticed it before. I know some people can smell, I thought they were joking

Remember to wash your bird feeders

Posted: 22/10/2014 at 22:34

Hi pansyface, Have you contacted RSPB or BTO for advice?

My Christmas present (gardening) list

Posted: 22/10/2014 at 20:52

A new greenhouse, don't suppose Santa can get that down the chimney

Remember to wash your bird feeders

Posted: 22/10/2014 at 20:48

Hi

Just a reminder to wash your bird feeders before putting them out. They can harbour bacteria, that can be lethal. According to the BTO the finch population has declined by 95% since 1995. One contribution to this is a disease called, 'trichomonosis' which is a microscopic parasite. It's more active in the autumn, and is a slow death for the bird, they struggle to swallow food and drink.

If you wish to know more, please contact the British Trust for Ornithology.

What's the best book you've EVER read ?

Posted: 20/10/2014 at 12:29

My favorite author is Scott Marini and his Ben Hope series, nine in total. Its like Jason Bourne meets Indiana Jones

tools missing in action (MIA)

Posted: 19/10/2014 at 16:40

The great tidy up has begun, and already I have lost two pair of scissors and a trowel. No idea where they are. They are down as MIA!

What items do you keep mislaying, and do you every find them?

now I have seen everything!

Posted: 18/10/2014 at 22:01

I was in my local GC today, and on demo was a remote lawnmower. I kid you not. They had it on some artificial grass and it was going up and down. It looked like a great big green ladybird. I think it was made by Viking?

Petrol Lawnmower any suggestion.

Posted: 13/10/2014 at 20:10

Thanks Alan for the spec. I will have a look at this one and Honda that others have mentioned. Take care

Petrol Lawnmower any suggestion.

Posted: 13/10/2014 at 12:13

Hi All

I'm think of getting a petrol lawnmower, the electric one is really not suitable for our garden now. I have been holding off for a while, but now is the time to hang up its power cable. What makes would you suggest?

Strictly 2014

Posted: 13/10/2014 at 12:09

Darcy to win

Discussions started by Mark 1963

non flowering hebe

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I cannot wait for the first frost

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Top jobs for the weekend

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moving snapdragons

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Thinning Calendula seedlings

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Arty question

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why do bananas spell?

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Remember to wash your bird feeders

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tools missing in action (MIA)

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now I have seen everything!

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Petrol Lawnmower any suggestion.

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Fungus in the grass

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over winter succulent

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Free seeds need a good home

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Gardeners world newsletter

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