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LEAVES YELLOW EVEN WHITE

Posted: 18/06/2013 at 13:18

Just looked on the RHS website about contaminated manure. Apparently some pastures are treated with aminopyralid which does no harm to the horses but passes through them into the manure.

LEAVES YELLOW EVEN WHITE

Posted: 18/06/2013 at 07:33

Hi Lynne,

I believe there's been a problem with some manure bought from garden centres. It  may have mixed with straw that had been treated with weed killer when growing. It was suggested to try to sow some quick growing seeds such as lettuce to see if they germinate in the manure.

Need help identifying trees please

Posted: 13/06/2013 at 18:30

Hi Robert,

Could it be amelanchier? The berries are edible but the birds always get them first.

MORNING FORKERS

Posted: 06/06/2013 at 07:48

Good morning all,

Lovely and sunny here in Verdunland. Looking forward to going to the Royal Cornwall  Show on saturday.

I spent yesterday erecting a temporary rabbit proof fence. (just about 12ft long not hundreds of miles like the one in Australia) . The rabbits have been giving my plants a Chelsea Chop but hopefully once the plants have grown a bit I can remove the fence.

MOB rants

Posted: 29/05/2013 at 15:14

Thanks MMP. Max seems to be getting better so good luck at the vets tomorrow.

MOB rants

Posted: 29/05/2013 at 10:38

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I quite agree with MMP about dogs. They are happier when they know their place in the pack.

This is my German Shepherd with his security blanket. He's nearly 11 now and according to the on-line dog age calculator that is 87 in human years.

How did you get on at the vets with Max's paw MMP?

Today I feel so happy....

Posted: 27/05/2013 at 13:59

I was lucky enough to go up to London last year to see 'Warhorse'. We stayed overnight with friends near Oxford and saw lots of red kites. We have lots of buzzards in Cornwall but it makes the news if a red kite is spotted here.

Over the last few years there are lots of greater spotted woodpeckers about. Really pretty birds. When the electricy poles on our fields were inspected they said one had to be replaced as woodpeckers had been nesting in it. I thought it was a joke at first and laughed when he told me. Why dig a hole in a electricy post when there are lots of trees about?

Tasty Tips

Posted: 17/05/2013 at 15:08

I'll try that this year big ed, or next spring when they flower. Never thought about eating the flowers.

MOB rants

Posted: 17/05/2013 at 15:01

MMP you made me laugh when you said you passed the phone to the parrot. I've asked my dog to 'speak' at times when these phone calls come in but he hasn't got the vocabulary of your parrot.

MOB rants

Posted: 15/05/2013 at 17:09

Really sorry MMP.

Vets fees are horrendous nowadays. They have such posh surgeries and staff to pay that they have to charge huge amounts. Why are animal drugs so much more expensive than human ones? My son had exactly the same steroid after he had a bad allergic reaction as my dog.

We used to have a vet near us and he worked out of the back of a van in his drive. You drove up in your car and waited until he came to see you. He didn't have computors or nurses but you felt you could trust him. There were queues every morning. No appointments just wait your turn. He never charged for children's pets or wild animals brought to him.  Sadly he's retired now.

Hope all goes well for you MMP

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