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    Gardening thread

    Following the current movement of trying to reinvigorate the forum and get back to some of the old topics, and because I have a specific question, I thought I’d start a new gardening forum which hopefully people will enjoy 😊 There’s a spiky, leggy, bush / shrub which has been in our front garden since before we moved in. It’s flowering at the moment - beautiful bright pink, waxy flowers. It’s never had any fruit but I’m wondering if it could be a quince. Any ideas?
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    **Thread of little facts & things**....3

    Tons on the estuaries down here so I’m sure they’re around Valkyrie
  3. Luckily I don’t have any experience of this. I would describe where I am as suburban - I had a cockerel crowing here for a few weeks and I was so worried about it I went round to all my neighbours and apologised and said he wouldn’t be here for long, and they all said they either hadn’t noticed or didn’t mind! Im sure your council won’t take any action as I can’t see any way your girls would be noisy enough for them to deem them a nuisance, and I would think the fact fact that your neighbour is a serial complainer will certainly get the council on your side rather than his. As AmazonChicken said, keep us updated.
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    Gardening thread

    My mesembryanthemum, nicotiana and dahlia seeds have all hatched 😁
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    Easter swap 2019

    What’s a calming jar AndyRoo? I like the sound of that!
  6. On old versions of the Cube (like mine which I also bought second (I think it was actually third!) hand) the skirt is a separate bit of run mesh which attaches on with run clips.
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    Hanging grub in mainly glass run

    That’s what I was thinking of
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    Hanging grub in mainly glass run

    You can buy floor standing feeders I think.
  9. Same as above. I removed turf, laid weed membrane, then sand, then slabs. Then put the Cube and run in, then (slightly different to DM) filled the run with hardwood chips. I also have clear tarps covering the run.
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    Gardening thread

    The article I read (I think it was Sarah Raven) said they do really well in humid heat
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    Easter swap 2019

    Umm, it might be a bit predictable what someone’s going to get from me 😂 but now I’ve learnt to do something me too please 😊👍🏻
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    What have you all been making...part two...

    Thanks Luvachicken. No, haven’t crocheted before except chains when I was little. I’ve found that YouTube has made it easy to learn though, Thanks CT I will 😊
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    What have you all been making...part two...

    Stitchmarker bits of wool! Brilliant!! Still using my practice ball of wool (actually just finished it before I’ve done ears and tail! Used a pattern for a cat but used much bigger needles and wool so it’s massive! Quite confident with getting bigger and smaller now though and doing single, half double and double (confused about US vs UK stitches though) crochet. Photos are what it should look like and what mine looks like so far.
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    Gardening thread

    😂 oh dear Daphne - that’s a bit of a tale of woe regarding the dahlias. Were the gladioli any better? I have a few of those and they do OK but not great. I have reasonable soil - neither clay nor sandy - so hopefully should be OK on that score. I’ll just try them and see how I get on. I bought two packs of zinnia seeds for 29p each from Lidl and then read that they only do well in really good summers, so I might try them in the greenhouse.
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    Chickens in Snow

    Just a self indulgent thread (although please put your own on too 😊) of photo’s of chooks in the snow. Only three of my 9 were brave enough to touch the white stuff, and here they are...
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    **Thread of little facts & things**....3

    We lost Snap this afternoon. Treat man was certain she’d been there when he let them out and I was pretty sure she’d been there when I shut them in at night but now, at corn o clock, nowhere to be seen. I crashed through the undergrowth but no sign of her, went for a walk down the footpath but not far thinking ‘well if she’s not in the garden she’s gone’. Then a phonecall from OH - ‘She’s here! I don’t know where she came from but she’s here!’. Well in that case she can only have been doing one thing. And a fingertip search of ‘the jungle’ eventually led to the find below!
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    Gardening thread

    Looking forward to seeing how everything goes for you 😊 I wanted to go to one of those but I can’t find one near me
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    What have you all been making...part two...

    That’s a brilliant idea- I think that would really help me.
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    What have you all been making...part two...

    I however am not quite professional yet! I’ve learned a few new stitches and techniques doing this but I’m going to unravel it. I think I either lost count somewhere or joined into the wrong stitch because half way through my counts were all wrong and it’s come out a bit wonky.
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    The Weather Thread #9

    We have to wade in there in the summer to take samples of the water. It is stunning but it’s definitely not a favourite to do that!
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    How old is your oldest hen?

    I have a campine and I’m not sure whether she’s a bantam or not. I bought her as an emergency day old as company for a lone chick - I asked the question ‘Does anyone have any day old bantams’ and the reply was ‘only campines’. I assumed this meant ‘the only bantams I have are campines’ but maybe it actually meant ‘no, only campines’ with the subtext being that as they’re quite small they might be ok. She’s quite a lot bigger than all my other girls.
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    Gardening thread

    Thankyou. Maybe I’ll get a couple of tubers for ones I really like them and try a pack of seeds too. I have loads of slugs and snails too so will try growing them to a fair size in pots and then (maybe) plant them out 🤞🏻
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    How old is your oldest hen?

    What beautiful girls Charlottechicken. Are the newcomers bantams or just small light breeds?
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    Gardening thread

    I want to grow dahlias this year (never had them before due to my hatred of earwigs) - what do people think about seeds vs tubers vs cuttings (which would have to be bought)?
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    The Weather Thread #9

    It was windy and pretty wet overnight Thurs night and Friday, but I wouldn’t say it was anything particularly out of the ordinary for winter. I was out and about and in full waterproofs it was OK and not cold. Non descript today - mild, slightly breezy, mostly dry with the odd shower. Massive swell though - I go to yoga in Newquay on a Saturday morning and the sea was HUGE this morning 🌊

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