Pottie Pam

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Posted: 13/01/2013 at 11:06

Good morning all,

Hope you all have a bit of sunshine too. The forcast says we are the only region not to have snow tomorrow.

I'm going to give up keeping chickens. I went out yesterday afternoon to find a lot of feathers everywhere, one chicken missing and one dying. I've only got four left now. It's almost impossible to keep them safe. They are shut up now and I'll let them out when I go in the garden soon but then put them away when I go inside again. I was talking to a friend of my DIL and she said that they have a big electric fence around their  chicken run. The fox can't get in but it runs around outside and panics the chickens and they fly over the fence. I'm afraid the fox has won.

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Posted: 12/01/2013 at 10:53

No, Becks, if he goes think of all the free hols we can have.

I'm with Gary on the wildlife and hedges issue. I know farmers have to make a living and some are really struggling, but they can get grants to preserve sites for wildlife and as for keeping cows instead in huge sheds, it's as horrendous as keeping battery hens.

As Gary says, our gardens are really important for wildlife. I had a bumble bee feeding on winter flowering honeysuckle two days ago . I doubt it would have found any flowers in the wild this time of year. I hope the bee has gone safely back into hibernation or it's going to get a shock next week.

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Posted: 12/01/2013 at 07:44

Good morning Pam and goodnight,Inka.

Hope everyone is okay.

My mission today is to clean out the greenhouse. Jo has made me feel guilty. I found a dead rat in the waterbutt. I thought it was mice that dug up my tulip bulbs but I suppose rats would too.

I've got lots of packets of opened seeds so I'm going to try one or two in a heated propagator to see if they are still viable before I buy any more.

I hope Geoff's speedos are safely out of sight of the people coming to view his house.

Catch up with you all later. Enjoy your day.

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Posted: 07/01/2013 at 17:08

Oh,right,Geoff. As you say another fiasco. It should be up to the buyers to satisfy themselves how many energy saving bulbs etc. you have.

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Posted: 07/01/2013 at 16:46

Is it an ornamental cherry, Rosa?

This is not the Geoff we know and love.   It's a stressful time selling a house. I don't understand why the estate agent wants money now. I thought they only got paid when they sold your house. 

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Posted: 07/01/2013 at 16:01

Hope your eyes are better soon Glyn. My brother is a teacher and seems to get more than his fair share of colds. He blames the children for that.

Love my wheelbarrows, Gary.

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Posted: 07/01/2013 at 13:23

Hi Jo,

My usually well-behaved dog can't resist attacking the wheelbarrow wheels and as a result had two burst wheels. ( I bought another to replace the first burst one) I saw some green slimey stuff in Wilkinsons that you squirt into the tyre and then re-inflate it.  I didn't expect it to work  as it wasn't expensive but it has and was enough for the two wheels. Apparently mends bike tyres too. Was impressed by it.

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Posted: 07/01/2013 at 12:08

My wheelbarrow and just to get Kate excited it's got horse poo in it.

I've spent a couple of hours clearing a border where a big photinia fell over in the gales before Christmas. I just made one trip to the compost heap to get some manure as the grass is still soggy. Quite honestly I'd had enough today.

Poor Becks, no wheelbarrow. 

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Posted: 07/01/2013 at 09:40

Good morning Forkers,

Hope everyone is feeling better. Must get motivated today. Really feel lazy but it might be down to the gloomy weather, although the sun made a brief appearance this morning.

I went to my daughters for dinner yesterday and coming back about 7 o'clock I was amazed to see two toads making their way to the pond. Surely it's too early. It's quite mild but going to get colder later this week.

I'll take a photo of my wheelbarrow later. Not a very pretty one I'm afraid.

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Posted: 05/01/2013 at 15:25

Poor you,Jo. Hope you are better soon.

I'm disappointed the Christmas lunch is cancelled, Geoff.

Becks. is 'Love thy Neighbour' one of those none P.C. programmes the wouldn't be shown now? Seeem to remember it was very funny.

I hope your PW is still pristine, Rosa. Perhaps you should get another one and keep your pink one for best.

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