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What is your weather like? (2)

Posted: 16/10/2016 at 09:33

Dull and wet glad I got the greenhouse cleaned yesterday. Oh well more time for planning.


Posted: 27/10/2013 at 12:43

Thanks to Fairygirl and Dovefromabove, thats great thanks.

Archiepem, born and lived in Cheshire for many years before moving to Rochdale.


What's the weather like in your area?

Posted: 26/10/2013 at 11:12

Slowly drying out after yesterday's downpour .


Posted: 26/10/2013 at 11:11

Just a quick question how big a gap in the fence do hedgehogs need to get in to your garden?

Wildlife gardening...hopes for the future

Posted: 23/10/2013 at 15:29

I like a wildlife garden as some of you may guess by my forum name, that said in my view a lot can be done in a 'formal' garden as really it is all about growing the right plants and not using chemical pesticides. OK so my form of wildlife gardening at home is not the purist view but it works for me.

I am also a member of the Residents and Tenants assoc and soon to be a meber of our local park Friends Group. Luckily within our immediate area on the estate we have some quite large areas of wooded area and open ground. The R&TA is very environmetally active creating wildlife habitat the spaces, also the plan for the park is to restore the formal gardens but also to carry out large amounts of wildlife friendly improvements across the open informal spaces of the park.

For me this bodes well for the future as there is a big drive to involve the local young people to help carry out this work and learn to maintain their wildlife spaces.



Posted: 23/10/2013 at 11:36

Sunshine now after 2 straight hours of rain it's a mudbath out there this morning. Reckon I'll do some carving for a while.

Must have natives?

Posted: 22/10/2013 at 15:26

Just a thought quite a few of the natives particularly meadow plants don't like very rich soil so maybe take it easy with or give fertilisers a miss.

Winter Reading

Posted: 22/10/2013 at 15:14

Just starting 'Humble by Nature'  by Kate Humble  which looks interesting and if her TV is anything to go by should be quite uplifting.



Posted: 22/10/2013 at 15:05

Dry here ( Rochdale) at the moment, even some blue sky.  Just been down to the chooks and put some chipped bark on the wet bit of the pen. Happy chooks fresh food for the digging . Just checking round still plenty in flower looks more like September really. Anyone noticed that?


seed share

Posted: 22/10/2013 at 13:50


Could I have some Red and White Campion seeds please?  I have Pink Echinacea and echinops available.



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