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Salad leaves

Posted: 01/06/2014 at 18:50

Eating my first crop now.

Lovely !

my small pond

Posted: 01/06/2014 at 18:37

My little pond is half a wine barrel and has all sorts of stuff going on in there !

Fish, tadpoles/ frogs ,dragon fly, snails, the birds love it and it's somewhere for my cats to drink from.

Gooseberry Bush Being Eaten Alive

Posted: 01/06/2014 at 18:33

 I get the same problem. Those little buggers can eat a whole bush over night. As soon as I spot them, I spray the bush with thick soapy water and squish them all dead !


Talkback: Growing tomatoes outdoors

Posted: 01/06/2014 at 18:21
I grow cherry tumbling tomatoes outside in half moon baskets on the sunny side of my garage,usually about 5 plants and always have enough to keep me in salads through the summer.
I also have 3 plants in buckets growing in a plastic tomato house which again, keeps me going through until autumn.


Posted: 04/05/2014 at 14:02


My cats don't go very far and if they go in the front garden they don't go near the road. For stupid cats they seem to be roadwise !

Love 'em !



Posted: 04/05/2014 at 13:40

The cats seem to bring them in just before we ( me and the cats ) go to bed.

Today though it was 10 in the morning.

Isn't it supposed to be some sign of respect when you cat brings you live creatures ?

My friends cat is currently delivering her dead baby rabbits, so I'll think myself lucky !


Posted: 04/05/2014 at 13:22

My cats keep bringing in tiny little brown mice. To be honest I can't tell if it's the same poor mouse or a different mouse each time. The cats don't kill or eat them they sit and play with them. Cruel little buggers !

I'm writing this because there is one under the bookcase in the front room right now. It might be the same one that was brought in (then released outside again) last night !

Anyway, what I want to know is, to try and stop my cat's finding them again as soon as I put them back outside in my garden where else can I put them ? I don't suppose it's like re releasing bats or anything like that ( I know you're not really supposed to do that or take them somewhere else due to protection/preservation).

Do I put the mice in the bushes on the end of my road ?

Take them up the fields/woods ?

Back out in my back garden in the logs/bushes/ground cover plants ?

Last week I let one go in my garage so it could get it's breath back and wander off when it felt like it ! I know last year there was a least one mouse living in there because it nibbled its way inside a teddy bear that was in there and helped it's self to some fat balls.

Thanks in advance.

PS the cat's managed to het a Pipstrel bat in through the cat flap once and it was swooping around the front room when I got in and my 15 year old son was hiding in his room !!

Daffodil bulbs

Posted: 22/02/2014 at 19:26

Quick replies !

Cheers you lot. I'll put then in as soon as I can.

Not tonight though nutcutlet, you nutter !

Daffodil bulbs

Posted: 22/02/2014 at 18:54

I've found a bag in the garage that have started to sprout. What can I do ? Shall I plant them now or will they last until September ?

Help !


money tree / jade plant

Posted: 21/07/2013 at 21:49


I've had a money plant by they back door for about 8 years and didn't know it could/would flower !

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Salad leaves

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