Latest posts by steephill

cold callers

Posted: 03/03/2015 at 23:07

Try the ACME THUNDERER cure ( referee's whistle ). One good blast works wonders.

Turning a compost heap without hurting the wildlife

Posted: 02/03/2015 at 13:52

If your heap is easily accessible you could try gently raking off a layer at a time which should give your guests time to flee. If possible waiting for a warm day when that they are more alert might help too.

growing grapes

Posted: 22/02/2015 at 11:39

Look up vine eye cuttings. It is basically a very short cutting with just one bud and is less successful than using a longer hardwood cutting. However if the stalks you have don't have any buds this won't work.

Growing Tea

Posted: 22/02/2015 at 11:34

Surprised Verdun didn't beat us both to it!

Growing Tea

Posted: 22/02/2015 at 11:29

Tregothnan is a commercial tea plantation which can supply tea bushes as well as an experience day.


Anyone a winner?

Posted: 20/02/2015 at 17:41

Nothing from here (yet!) but over the years - two  holidays to Paris, two lots of hi-fi, ski gear and regular (minimum) prizes from Ernie.

Even a micro pond helps!

Posted: 19/02/2015 at 18:01

Not exactly a pond but the old barbeque doubles as a bird bath during the winter. First time I have ever seen a roe deer drink. Wasn't so happy when he went on to eat my newly emerged crocus .



Daily Bird Sightings 2015

Posted: 19/02/2015 at 17:58

Not the usual customer for our bird feeders. This one stayed around for 3 days hovering up all the spillage from the bird feeders mainly caused by goldfinches. That is usually the blackbirds job and they were very upset about it!






Posted: 11/02/2015 at 23:08

My last climb in Scotland before I left to start working in London was the Aonoch Eagach, happy days!


Posted: 11/02/2015 at 22:45

Edd, you have brought back to me memories of climbing Ben More and Stob Binnien in Winter many years ago, not far from you. We climbed up through miserable December rain up into the clouds all the while wondering why on earth we were doing this on such a foul day. Then we broke through the cloud just as we hit the snow line at about 3,000ft and ran the rest of the way up to the summit.  It was a transcendent moment seeing a world consisting of nothing but cloud and snow covered Munroes. Be safe. 

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