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by Monika
Sat Mar 28, 2020 7:43 pm
Forum: Birds, Animals and Livestock
Topic: Wildlife pond
Replies: 13
Views: 111

Re: Wildlife pond

That sounds fine then, tigerburnie. Goods luck!
by Monika
Sat Mar 28, 2020 7:42 pm
Forum: Growing places
Topic: MICE and Cotlydons!!
Replies: 12
Views: 152

Re: MICE and Cotlydons!!

Combo, presumably you mean the mice eat the seeds AFTER they have been sown? I found that our very prickly hawthorn cuttings keep them away to some extent but certainly not completely.
by Monika
Sat Mar 28, 2020 7:36 pm
Forum: General chatter
Topic: The most exciting news of the year so far (as far as I am concerned!)
Replies: 11
Views: 101

Re: The most exciting news of the year so far (as far as I am concerned!)

It will certainly keep you busy for a few weeks, Stephen, and what a good use of this isolation business!
by Monika
Sat Mar 28, 2020 7:32 pm
Forum: Birds, Animals and Livestock
Topic: Wildlife pond
Replies: 13
Views: 111

Re: Wildlife pond

300mm is mighty shallow, tigerburnie. It could freeze solid over winter and kill any overwintering wildlife in it. Could you not have a deeper part in it with shallower edges? Toads would not breed in it, they prefer deeper water, though frogs will, but as young frogs often overwinter in the pond ra...
by Monika
Sat Mar 28, 2020 7:27 pm
Forum: Ask the team
Topic: Planting behind the greenhouse
Replies: 9
Views: 130

Re: Planting behind the greenhouse

Salad crops?
by Monika
Sat Mar 28, 2020 7:25 pm
Forum: General chatter
Topic: Very early Spring Bits and Bobs.
Replies: 111
Views: 1875

Re: Very early Spring Bits and Bobs.

What a lovely typical Lincolnshire scene, Clive! Just think what you sow and plant inTHAT space! Not really gardening weather here today - very cold NE wind and even a bit of sleet in the afternoon. More of that to come tomorrow. But the tomatoes and sweet peppers are now in their individual pots, w...
by Monika
Sat Mar 28, 2020 11:43 am
Forum: General chatter
Topic: Allowable exercise
Replies: 25
Views: 373

Re: Allowable exercise

On our walk round the village yesterday we saw that the allotments were pretty busy (including our old one) but no little groups of chatting, tea drinking gardeners! Well, our garden is providing us with plenty of exercise at the moment and the house has never looked cleaner!
by Monika
Wed Mar 25, 2020 7:19 pm
Forum: General chatter
Topic: Priorities
Replies: 12
Views: 158

Re: Priorities

Alan, if there were an emoji available showing a crying face, I would have applied it to your post ........
by Monika
Wed Mar 25, 2020 7:06 pm
Forum: General chatter
Topic: Very early Spring Bits and Bobs.
Replies: 111
Views: 1875

Re: Very early Spring Bits and Bobs.

Glorious day today and the first butterflies: a peacock and a small tortoiseshell, also lots of bumble bees.
by Monika
Tue Mar 24, 2020 7:15 pm
Forum: General chatter
Topic: Very early Spring Bits and Bobs.
Replies: 111
Views: 1875

Re: Very early Spring Bits and Bobs.

On the air traffic: there were comparative maps in the Guardian today showing the tremendous drop in are pollution since the air traffic restrictions. One GOOD outcome of this mess.
by Monika
Tue Mar 24, 2020 7:12 pm
Forum: General chatter
Topic: Allowable exercise
Replies: 25
Views: 373

Re: Allowable exercise

We have decided to collect our daily newspaper from the village shop (we could have them delivered) because that will give us a 30 minute walk and we rarely meet anybody. When there is somebody in the shop when we get there, we'll just wait outside and then go in. It also means we can buy some foodi...
by Monika
Sun Mar 22, 2020 6:54 pm
Forum: General chatter
Topic: Redouble your efforts or move on?
Replies: 5
Views: 62

Re: Redouble your efforts or move on?

Stephen, with us no longer having an allotment and being restricted to growing our veggies in the garden, I am concentrating on those brassicas which will stand for a long time but give a continuous and fresh harvest like kalettes/flower sprouts and kale rather than a one plant/one harvest like a ca...
by Monika
Sun Mar 22, 2020 6:49 pm
Forum: General chatter
Topic: Very early Spring Bits and Bobs.
Replies: 111
Views: 1875

Re: Very early Spring Bits and Bobs.

Even the sweet pepper and tomato seedlings spent their day in the greenhouse today because it heated up to 26C in spite of the door and all flaps being open. But they are safely back in the house for tonight's expected frost!
by Monika
Thu Mar 19, 2020 7:08 pm
Forum: General chatter
Topic: Today I went grocery shopping for the first time since the panic started
Replies: 26
Views: 404

Re: Today I went grocery shopping for the first time since the panic started

We have had a weekly Tesco delivery since giving up the car a year ago and it has worked very well until last week when the nearest delivery slot we could get was almost a fortnight later, i.e. next week. So we managed ok but went to the store today (by bus and walking) to get a few things. The shel...
by Monika
Thu Mar 19, 2020 2:12 pm
Forum: General chatter
Topic: Very early Spring Bits and Bobs.
Replies: 111
Views: 1875

Re: Very early Spring Bits and Bobs.

Expecting -2°C frost up here in a couple of nights.


Nighfrost forecast here for the night Sunday to Monday - beware!

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