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Bob Flowerdew
Has a passion for gardening. Dips into Twitter when he can. NEVER reads Direct Messages
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Bob Flowerdew 2h
lack of winter chill may be making it late, be patient
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Bob Flowerdew 2h
Replying to @jonpower
no
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Bob Flowerdew 2h
Replying to @Strange33066418
she's gorgeous and welcome with me anytime, Bella may see otherwise though
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Bob Flowerdew 2h
I don't believe so, it is more the tissues changed type, see Vegetable Teratology by Masters where there are a dozen different similar distortions similar to this and huge numbers of other weird plants things
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Bob Flowerdew 2h
I had a farm one, this worked well, for a day or two, birds got used to it, you need change scary items often, I've bags of kids toys, fake fur cats, rubber snakes, giant spiders & webs, hair pieces & wigs, which all do the job, but the time to swap & change them round is onerous
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Bob Flowerdew 2h
special wire guards were sold to cover the rows of peas, I use any thing suitable e.g. metal oven and fridge shelves can be bent into Us and each will cover a bit of a row, several do the job, do block the ends as well!
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Bob Flowerdew 2h
I feed 4 cats whom I thought would be terror weapons vs rodents & birds, i.e. expecting their presence would get these pesky critters to go somewhere less hazardous, however this requires cats to be on duty, Claude & William shirk indoors all day leaving wee Bella to cover...
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Bob Flowerdew 6h
wood pigeons persist in eating every bit they can reach, have raised the baskets a bit more so cabbages can grow larger but guess I'm going to have to make another cage or give up on Brassicas
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Bob Flowerdew 6h
an interesting aberration / version of a strawberry here, the fruit has become leaflets, one of the many ways the plan goes wrong, the infamous Plymouth strawberry was similarly afflicted
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Bob Flowerdew 6h
plan, plan and plan before doing anything, you will find lots of ideas and suggestions for how to start and what and how to grow in my articles in Best of Bob on website
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Bob Flowerdew 22h
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Bob Flowerdew May 18
Replying to @Dairachel1
a whole chain of life live in and around ant nests, including it is thought ants provide a winter refuge and encourage in particular many of the blue butterflies world wide
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Bob Flowerdew May 18
hoorah, not what every one wants but a good sign the grassed area I've made over into a mini-meadow is becoming even more of a wild life reserve- it's an ants' nest
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Bob Flowerdew May 18
lots of small bees on a cotoneaster, look like honey bees but only three quarters the size and no pollen being collected on legs
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Bob Flowerdew May 18
down in the woodland corner the undergrowth has flourished, gone are the crocus, the primulas are fading and now wild garlic and cow parsley rule
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Bob Flowerdew May 18
Replying to @goodchild_alice
cerinthe
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Bob Flowerdew May 18
was an excellent event, audience laughed at our jokes, what more can you ask
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Bob Flowerdew May 15
water the drill really well before sowing, sow, then cover with sowing compost not soil, firm down and do not wet again until seedlings have emerged
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Bob Flowerdew May 15
new potatoes from the tubs under cover have given two lots this week, worth the effort if you've the space
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Bob Flowerdew May 15
okay now i am gloating
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