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by Mo
26 May 2021, 07:26
Forum: Grow your Own Diaries
Topic: Karen's 2015 garden diary
Replies: 140
Views: 64737

Re: Karen's 2015 garden diary

Managed to save some red gooseberry fruitlets as Dory was eating them all }hairout{ - I've fenced the bushes off. I Caught my grandson picking at mine. Daughter said she didn't know her bush ever had fruit till she saw him scrunching them. He's welcome to the baby redcurrants as there are usually m...
by Mo
24 May 2021, 13:57
Forum: Garden Wildlife
Topic: Swallows
Replies: 11
Views: 207

Re: Swallows

My daughter came this morning to get my tall step ladder to rescue a swallow. When she went to let the horses out it was hanging from the nest by one wing. Hardly moving - breathing but not attempting to get free. By the time we'd got back into the field it had gone, she said its mate had flown into...
by Mo
24 May 2021, 13:52
Forum: Grow your Own Diaries
Topic: How does your garden grow?
Replies: 222
Views: 70004

Re: How does your garden grow?

Some organisation has declared No Mow May. Nothing wrong with daisies. Conservationists also applaud dandelions, which are welcome in my grass (I used to keep bees so I liked them for early nectar) - but they seed like mad and the roots go deep. I have them coming up between cracks in a path and the...
by Mo
22 May 2021, 22:08
Forum: Books, TV and the Media
Topic: Eurovision - love it or loath it?
Replies: 3
Views: 75

Re: Eurovision - love it or loath it?

ignore it
think I saw part of it once
by Mo
18 May 2021, 12:01
Forum: Fitness and Health
Topic: Will you be hugging?
Replies: 7
Views: 186

Re: Will you be hugging?

They say that those in hospital with it have not been vaccinated (and I think most were eligible), so let's hope that shows that the vaccine protects against it.
But while not everyone is vaccinated it will spread.
by Mo
17 May 2021, 19:11
Forum: Fitness and Health
Topic: Will you be hugging?
Replies: 7
Views: 186

Re: Will you be hugging?

At last we are getting advice that sensible people can follow. Up to now it has been a mix of 'you mustn't' and 'it is illegal to' which has confused people and because they see the illegalities some have not kept them. As I live alone I have been in a bubble with my daughter since it was allowed, b...
by Mo
16 May 2021, 12:53
Forum: Fitness and Health
Topic: How many of you have had your second jab?
Replies: 13
Views: 470

Re: How many of you have had your second jab?

I believe that the part that has mutated is not the part the vaccine acts against, so they are hopeful.
by Mo
16 May 2021, 11:01
Forum: Grow your Own Diaries
Topic: How does your garden grow?
Replies: 222
Views: 70004

Re: How does your garden grow?

My flooded potato trench had dried out but this morning both it and the bean patch were flooded again. The spuds in the first two trenches are shooting up, I raked a bit of soil round the stems to start the earthing up. The ones in the last trench are showing, even one in the wettest end - hope it s...
by Mo
14 May 2021, 08:25
Forum: Members Chicken Keeping Diaries
Topic: My attempt to keep chickens.
Replies: 2449
Views: 422157

Re: My attempt to keep chickens.

I was wondering if the repair cafe would take some of the bits & pieces in my garage - Jim did a lot of repairs and there's all sorts there. Imperial spanners, a drum of electrical cable, a lifetime's collection of tools + his father's collection. My daughter's & partners do less DIY and have alread...
by Mo
14 May 2021, 08:19
Forum: Garden Wildlife
Topic: Swallows
Replies: 11
Views: 207

Re: Swallows

I saw my first on Easter Saturday. My daughter says they are repairing a nest in the stable.
by Mo
12 May 2021, 09:53
Forum: Keeping Chickens and other Poultry
Topic: Chicken Training for new coop
Replies: 5
Views: 204

Re: Chicken Training for new coop

I suspect 'chicken training' is a bit like 'cat training'. Something they do to you, not vv :-D
by Mo
12 May 2021, 09:50
Forum: Keeping Chickens and other Poultry
Topic: Chicken Training for new coop
Replies: 5
Views: 204

Re: Chicken Training for new coop

I think you have the right idea, let them explore it and chose whether to sleep in it. Why do you want them to stop using the old one? Have you other plans for it. I suppose, after they have got used to the new one being there, you could shut the old one in the day and only open it late evening afte...
by Mo
11 May 2021, 20:58
Forum: Grow your Own Diaries
Topic: How does your garden grow?
Replies: 222
Views: 70004

Re: How does your garden grow?

The pear blossom was good, now the apples are at their best, even the Worcester is out. It is one of the earliest to fruit but latest to flower, one year I wondered if it was dead it was so far behind all the others.
by Mo
11 May 2021, 20:56
Forum: Grow your Own Diaries
Topic: How does your garden grow?
Replies: 222
Views: 70004

Re: How does your garden grow?

A month since I posted here. I finished planting the spuds, then a few days ago one of the trenches was full of water - thought we'd dried out but that didn't last. Now weeding the bean patch. Some seeds in pots in the airing cupboard, and I popped a few in the ground yesterday - on my half and half...
by Mo
11 May 2021, 20:42
Forum: Grow your Own Diaries
Topic: How does your garden grow?
Replies: 222
Views: 70004

Re: How does your garden grow?

Still gives me a thrill when things pop through. Me too, Mo. Even bigger thrill from cuttings, in fact I am now going round looking for things I can take cuttings from. Jim was a great one for propagating from cuttings and layers. The garden is full of lots of the same things. Plus a lot that have ...