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Magpie Burying Nuts

Posted: 23/05/2015 at 20:40

I threw out some unsalted assorted nuts and noticed a magpie eating about 3 or 4 and them burying the same number individually a few feet away in the lawn and then again in the vegetable patch

This lasted about 15 minutes

? Is this usual friends

Asparagus New Shoots

Posted: 22/05/2015 at 18:17

I have planted 5 asparagus slips

Dug a trench and created a rideg and laid them over the ridge so they spread out sideways about 4 foot in total

? Should the new growth only appear from the centre of the slips on the rideg OR can they appear any where along the roots

Its because I want to how the bed


Posted: 19/05/2015 at 16:12

As usual ....thanks Edd

I think I will grow mine in the shape of a Yurt !!......Sorry about the wigwam ref Edd


Posted: 19/05/2015 at 14:46


? Any chance of a pic as I have a couple of fellow allotmenteers who would be interested in trying the X method


Posted: 18/05/2015 at 11:40

Rows for me then with Verduns advice on a strong connection

I have put cardboard in the bottom of one of the three trenches to see the difference in produce



Posted: 17/05/2015 at 18:57

? Which do you prefer and if so why as Im being given advice from a lot of fellow Allotmenteers

Sparrows Stripping Chard

Posted: 17/05/2015 at 18:55


The chard is behind the rhubarb so all I can see from the house is sparrows disappering behind them and the chard shaking so I cant really tell what the little fellows are doing

Could be the Woodies  

Just stopped Mr Fox getting an injured Woodie

Children keep pulling up plants!

Posted: 17/05/2015 at 13:13


how true

There was a famous saying in the 60s and 70s

With children we love them and with sadness we let them go............or something like that

And someone added

And if they dont come back and visit we hunt them down and kill them !!


Posted: 17/05/2015 at 12:53

Its a good idea just to ask for their brochure in the post just as a handy beside you source of reference but it does contain some complete waste of time items !!

Slugs have 250,000 teeth and the UK has the most slugs in Europe !!

70% of the little devils are underground

Good hunting !

My neighbours son eats them so perhaps you could borrow him for a week !!

Sparrows Stripping Chard

Posted: 17/05/2015 at 12:47

I have the following in my garden daily

Ravens.....Magpies.....Starlings.....Thrushes....Blackbirds.....Sparrows....A Robin....Gulls....Wood Pigeons.....Street Pigeons.....and Mr Fox

I feed them bird seed and sultanas

Discussions started by NewBoy2

Coriander Seeds - How Many is Thinly ?

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When to stop picking rhubarb

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Standing Pots in Water in a Tray

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Sweet Potatoes

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To net or Not to net 
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Saving bulbs to grow next year 
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