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Moonlit Hare


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new site

Posted: 30/12/2012 at 11:16

I've recently found a site called Pintrest, (if you google it it should show no problem) there are thousands of ideas and how to's on there and even just photos for inspiration. if you've not come across it and you're redesigning or just looking for some ideas it's worth a look.....

Be warned though it's quite addictive.

Windchimes

Posted: 30/12/2012 at 11:10

I find certain frequencies cut through to my hearing, the big cluncky wooden ones I don't notice, the tiny tinckley ones are ok too it's the medium metal ones which seem to penetrate my hearing, I don't have any in the garden not much point really we're far to sheltered at the back! I think you could be onto a winner with the prob when they go on holidays, it will be interesting to see if they even notice!

Pride before a fall!

Posted: 30/12/2012 at 11:03

Morning All,

hope you all had a restful Christmas!

I'm hoping to tap into your knowledge of house plants.

I'm rather proud that I've have managed to keep alive the cyclamen which my aunty gave me for my birthday back in September (I'm really bad with house plants!)

Sydney (any house plant who lives longer than 2 months in this house deserves a name!) is obviously happy and healthy, he's still got new leaves and flowers coming up. he's managed a seed pod from one of the spent flowers I missed on my Saturday morning inspections which I've nicked off this morning,

My question is if I dry this out could I grow new plants from the seeds or is it really tricky. I've no greenhouse.... yet, but this is on the WILL get list this coming spring, garden is the big housey project this coming year. However we do have a very cold conservatory which is doubling up for the waifs and strays which need a bit of TLC over the winter for now!

Thanks in advance for any help!

Becks

Seaweed

Posted: 31/10/2012 at 19:16

Hi Jackers,

We moved into a new house this spring and quickly dug a veg patch to grow some spuds, didn't have time to prep the soil so dug in some seaweed (unwashed) which the much beloved used when he brought home some peeler crabs for fishing bait.

did a fantastic job! I think they also spread it on the Jersey Royal fields... but don't hold me to that I might have made it up!

Loveage

Posted: 31/10/2012 at 19:05

Thanks Chaps (and Chappesses)....

you've not failed me yet!

Loveage

Posted: 28/10/2012 at 14:52
Hi all, I've got a reasonable sized loveage about 1.5 ft tall but it seems to be struggling a bit. It was doing ok earlier in the yr but i just bought it this may. Do they usually die off about this time of year or do we think he needs a new home?

Plants for scent.

Posted: 28/10/2012 at 14:46
Can't beat lavender or rosemary as far as I'm concerned, I love the smell as you brush past and the bees can't get enough lavender in our back garden

squirrels

Posted: 14/10/2012 at 22:05

ok,I really don't want anyone to take offence at this because it's just my opinion and  I'm playing advocate here.... but, those of you who are objecting to shooting rats, are you vegan / vegetarian? It's a genuine question and just something to think about?

The reason I ask is if you eat meat or drink milk then the animals are killed.... if you drink milk then bear in mind that the biggest bi product of the dairy industry is beef, in the form of the male calves that are born in order for their mothers to produce milk.

I'm a fully paid up dairy, meat eater BUT I understand that animals are killed so they go on my plate. If you are going to complain about rodents being shot then maybe it's worth looking at other opinions you have as well. you've already said you shouldn't have one rule for one animal and another for a different animal

Personally I have a real phobia of Rats and mice and the much beloved deals with the mice with a humane trap..... as far as I know we've never had rats, but I don't think he's tell me even if we had! We leave nuts in a seperate spot for the squirrel and he seems to leave the feeders alone! We don't mind him visiting, the kids will sit for hours quietly watching out for him!

What have you achieved in the garden after a bad day at work?

Posted: 14/10/2012 at 21:40

Hi Steve, I had a similar day today, I've managed to get into the corner which WAS behind the shed before we took the shed down!

It's one of my favorite parts, there where loads of bricks and rotted panels I've cleared away to our "need to sort" pile, we've left a patch for the frogs to hide under and the hedgehogs to go hunting for slugs in!

Then naturally once you pop you can't stop so I gradually worked my way round through the herbs and I'm still dead heading roses, there's no weeds left in thhe beds and the Ivy is back in the hedge and not all over the grass, it's all good prep for next years raised bed project

The mystery of the disappearing hedgehogs

Posted: 10/10/2012 at 09:59

Hi Lunarz,

We've been leaving extra piles of peanuts on the grass for the hedgehogs all summer, it started because we noticed 3 of them hoovering up around the bird feeding station one night, we've had up to 5 that we've spotted at any one time, we made the decision last week not to put extra out now because it's getting a bit chilly in the evenings now and they maybe should be at least thinking about tucking themselves up for the winter. Working oon the theory that whilest theres still a high enery source of food freely available they might think twice,

Over the last couple of weeks the little ones have been spotted in the garden as we got home from work, around 6.30ish, we took it as a sign they where squeezing in as much as they can before hibernating. We haven't seen them at all this week. and there have been no little "presents" left on the lawn for us!..... although Horatio, the original big one was crashing around and bulldozing his way through the undergrowth last night without a care in the world, but I suspect it won't be long before he's tucked up too!

If there's a warm spell we'll add some extra out for them to get them through but as a greneral rule of thumb it's going to be a slug only diet from our garden with the occasional spillage from the bird table, assuming the cheeky squirrel doesn't get there 1st!

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ok to import? 
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new site

loads of ideas 
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Pride before a fall!

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Loveage

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apples

any advice on varity? 
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geraniums (spelling?)

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