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Peat B

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Talkback: Plants for bees

Posted: 03/07/2014 at 21:21

I'm just in the throes of 'conjoining' two broods together oop t'lotty this evening. One brood is getting VERY LIVELY, as they say. It could be a new Queen is in order, or so Prince Charles might say !  Everything seems positive. 

Too late for the apple, plum and pear trees, that seem to have given up on producing fruit this year. The cherry tree is also ready to be shown the red card ! The old plumtree I dug up in fury three years ago, and exiled to a dar shady corner of the lotty, has produced 12 plums !  Treat 'em mean and keep 'em keen !

Photos of your ponds please

Posted: 03/07/2014 at 16:35

Loverly piccies, Dove. Makes you wanna say, 'Bon Jour ' ! 

Bee Alert ! Your lotty needs lerts !

Posted: 27/06/2014 at 22:58

I find that when one listens to a hive close to, it sounds just like a sound track of an F1 race ! Bizzy li'l critters, aren't they !

Hot Wiring

Posted: 27/06/2014 at 21:16

I'm quite overcome with          something !

I was one asked, 'How did you come t go around the world 7 times'? I replied, 'I have a poor sense of direction' !     Life happens. An adventure is dealing with THINGS THAT GO WRONG ! !

Now, don't get me serious.  I'll deal with your situations one by one.

Pash,  I was born in Surrey. Esher, raised in Canada, which makes me sort of special, well, when I was born, made me speshul. My wife taught in Oldham, Breeze Hill, and lived in Shaw.

Phil-Smit,  I lived in Dorset and N.Devon, near Crediton. Also, when the humour ran out, W.Cornwall, within sight of Cape ~Cornwall. No power cuts unless there was a hurricane. Thank you Mike Fish !

Pauline 7, Nothing is permanent, so I'm afraid that you will regain your sanity when you least want it !

Snoodle, what can you expect, living near Nawridge. ?    Have you got  light, boy ?


Planted up two pots of plain and curly leafed parsley this afternoon. Fed tha' boidies  and the chicken was cooked to perfekshun.

Over and out. G'night children. Yer Daddy's buggered 


Hot Wiring

Posted: 27/06/2014 at 18:25

Yo !  Pash,  Some would say I don't have a sense of humour, but a chaotic mental disorder !  Thanks anyway.

She who must and I have just been oop t'lotty and been feeding da boidies with mealworms, wild seeds and a can of John Smiths. The Blackies are getting a bittie aggressive recently, and seeing off the starlings , spuggies and dunnocks, all around our feet as we sip on a flavourable beverage made with hops and the like.  It has JUST started to rain lightly, so we retreated home to a warm hoosie, and the chicken is almost done.  


GAWD but life is good, when you let it !


Hot Wiring

Posted: 27/06/2014 at 16:17


Bee Alert ! Your lotty needs lerts !

Posted: 27/06/2014 at 16:13

Yo !  and YO ! again, BB2. Have already signed the petition, and encourage everyone to do so !  Well  be up a gum tree without the blessed little critturs.

Just off oop t'lotty now, to check on the new swarm we have, c/o Alnwick Castle garden.

Very poor showing as far as the apples are concerned. Root fly has hit the cabbages. We need some voracious wasps to savage the pests.

Peace be with you all, and may your nadgers never wilt ! 

Hot Wiring

Posted: 27/06/2014 at 16:08

Pansy, I really didn't think anyone would notice !  

Hot Wiring

Posted: 27/06/2014 at 16:07

Hi Ginagibbs,  Empty wine bottles ?   Fill the buggers up again ! They should be ready next year !  

Bee Alert ! Your lotty needs lerts !

Posted: 27/06/2014 at 15:24

Bee swarming in Tynevale last w/e. So, they ARE around !


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