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by MrsBiscuit
Sat May 23, 2020 1:00 pm
Forum: Incubating, Hatching, Rearing Chicks & Growers
Topic: Mixing new arrivals with 2½ weeks old
Replies: 4
Views: 77

Re: Mixing new arrivals with 2½ weeks old

I wouldn't put them outside without a broody or some form of heat, till they were around 6 - 8 weeks. They won't have developed their proper feathers sufficiently yet to keep warm. I wouldn't mix the 3 week olds with newly hatched chicks either because of the risk of infection, and the fact the olde...
by MrsBiscuit
Sat May 23, 2020 12:55 pm
Forum: The Dustbath
Topic: Cheery Pics
Replies: 112
Views: 2459

Re: Cheery Pics

Bees love echium - there is a mini version called blue bedder which you can plant in the border, about 6 inches high from memory. It is a lovely plant, from a lovely family. Echiums need good sun and good drainage, and I wouldn't class them as a weed at all.
by MrsBiscuit
Wed May 20, 2020 10:02 pm
Forum: The Dustbath
Topic: Cheery Pics
Replies: 112
Views: 2459

Re: Cheery Pics

My neighbour grew gunnera in East Sussex, we had a very high water table. It looked fab in his garden, luckily it was one garden over from me as each year he had to machete it to get it under control. I used to think himalyan balsam was an attractive plant before I read up about it and realised what...
by MrsBiscuit
Wed May 20, 2020 9:24 am
Forum: The Dustbath
Topic: Cheery Pics
Replies: 112
Views: 2459

Re: Cheery Pics

Wow - it doesn't look real does it?! All that colour. I can see moss and imagine the climate, that cool undertow. Its making me nostalgic! There is a public garden in the local city which has a wisteria 'pavilion' (a sort of round structure draped in the plant) and one of the roundabouts in the loca...
by MrsBiscuit
Mon May 18, 2020 4:25 pm
Forum: The Dustbath
Topic: Coronavirus
Replies: 406
Views: 6346

Re: Coronavirus

Well, if I have read this right, at the moment you don't have the luxury of choice, as it is up to the hospital when they contact you? If they rang in August then things might be a lot better then and you might feel more reassured. If it is the case, however, that you could call to be put back on a ...
by MrsBiscuit
Mon May 18, 2020 11:33 am
Forum: The Dustbath
Topic: Reasons to be cheerful
Replies: 177
Views: 3880

Re: Reasons to be cheerful

Wow! Such colourful birds. You and Mrs BYM are obviously bird experts, the casual phrase ' heard it call and looked and there it was' might as well say 'I flew to the moon' as far as I am concerned! My only reason to be cheerful today so far is that we harvested some more elderflowers for cordial. T...
by MrsBiscuit
Tue May 12, 2020 5:47 pm
Forum: The Dustbath
Topic: nature notes
Replies: 241
Views: 22462

Re: nature notes

So poetic, HG. Really quite moving.
by MrsBiscuit
Tue May 12, 2020 1:43 pm
Forum: The Dustbath
Topic: Reasons to be cheerful
Replies: 177
Views: 3880

Re: Reasons to be cheerful

What a lovely looking dog she is!
by MrsBiscuit
Sun May 10, 2020 6:00 pm
Forum: The Dustbath
Topic: nature notes
Replies: 241
Views: 22462

Re: nature notes

Yes, ransomes in Devon and East Sussex I can confirm! That sounds like an excellent app, I will download it. Although I recognise many common plants there are so many here that I don't know. I have a book and I like to cross ref them as I come across them, but trying to get the names to stick can be...
by MrsBiscuit
Fri May 08, 2020 1:51 pm
Forum: The Dustbath
Topic: nature notes
Replies: 241
Views: 22462

Re: nature notes

If I could buy any chalk you wouldn't be able to see any hard landscaping in the garden here because our land is choc-a-bloc with wild flowers and grasses - aka weeds to many people. I find it rather sad that so many, particularly younger people it seems, don't know what the plants are, even the com...

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