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by kitla
03 Sep 2021, 22:32
Forum: Grow your Own Diaries
Topic: Kitty's Gardenning Adventures
Replies: 48
Views: 21762

Re: Kitty's Gardenning Adventures

Unfortunately LL, this year the green house plants were the first to go. My cucumbers in there got blight early on & last year the tomatoes in the greenhouse went but not the outdoor ones. I blame the cheap compost I used, toadstools popping up in all the pots. I actually chose varieties of tomatoes...
by kitla
02 Sep 2021, 11:17
Forum: Grow your Own Diaries
Topic: Kitty's Gardenning Adventures
Replies: 48
Views: 21762

Re: Kitty's Gardenning Adventures

What a difference a day makes! last week I went to water tomatoe corner & found them in a bad way. It had happened so fast that I guessed my elderly neighbour had used weed killer on his side of the fence. However, its gradually spreading along all the plants so I suppose it must be blight. I've pic...
by kitla
26 Aug 2021, 15:22
Forum: Just for Pets
Topic: Fish needing a home
Replies: 1
Views: 208

Re: Fish needing a home

If you get stuck try a fish & pond centre, they will sometimes take them for rehoming. There is also a facebook group for fish rehoming.
by kitla
10 Aug 2021, 07:49
Forum: Members Chicken Keeping Diaries
Topic: My attempt to keep chickens.
Replies: 2465
Views: 454189

Re: My attempt to keep chickens.

Bob the shepherd/farm boy! sounds like you fit right in there.
by kitla
06 Aug 2021, 07:48
Forum: Grow your Own Diaries
Topic: Kitty's Gardenning Adventures
Replies: 48
Views: 21762

Re: Kitty's Gardenning Adventures

Perhaps you could try growing something in pots Spreckly. There are several miniture varieties of veg now. I found a "bargain seeds" place on ebay & grew some French beans & tomatoes in pots by the back door this year.
by kitla
04 Aug 2021, 20:16
Forum: Grow your Own Diaries
Topic: Kitty's Gardenning Adventures
Replies: 48
Views: 21762

Re: Kitty's Gardenning Adventures

looong time past, the veggies have done their thing. This year I planted the seeds in a recommended(but more expensive) compost, everything came up well :-D . I had cayenne, banana & sweet peppers, of which I potted as many as I could in large pots in the greenhouse - using cheap compost from the lo...
by kitla
18 Jul 2021, 21:33
Forum: Other Wildlife
Topic: Stray chicken
Replies: 1
Views: 1241

Re: Stray chicken

I hope she can catch it. A couple of years ago we had an escaped cockerel living the same way at the bottom of the field behind us, we'd hear him crowing every morning but couldnt find him. One day he stopped crowing & was never heard from again{cry}
by kitla
02 Jul 2021, 10:27
Forum: Environmental, Green & Ethical Issues
Topic: Wasp Removal No Kill Way
Replies: 8
Views: 1344

Re: Wasp Removal No Kill Way

Mosquitos are another matter, I've not heard anything positive about them yet so they still get squished! Mosquitoes are food for flying insects and birds, while the larvae in water are food for umpteen aquatic species (including dragonfly larvae and fish to name just a couple who benefit) I know t...
by kitla
30 Jun 2021, 22:19
Forum: Environmental, Green & Ethical Issues
Topic: Wasp Removal No Kill Way
Replies: 8
Views: 1344

Re: Wasp Removal No Kill Way

I used to feel like that Mo, but I've learned more about wasps & they are actually important as pollinaters & pest controllers. Mosquitos are another matter, I've not heard anything positive about them yet so they still get squished!
by kitla
30 Jun 2021, 11:27
Forum: Environmental, Green & Ethical Issues
Topic: Wasp Removal No Kill Way
Replies: 8
Views: 1344

Re: Wasp Removal No Kill Way

if you can keep out of their way for a while they will abandon the nest in Aug/sept. Until then they are just feeding the grubs & the grubs give them syrup, once the grubs are gone they start to starve, hence the invasion of our drinks & jam! My theory is that if you then leave something sugary at t...
by kitla
25 Jun 2021, 07:02
Forum: Garden Wildlife
Topic: what's in my wheelbarrow
Replies: 3
Views: 647

Re: what's in my wheelbarrow

Ha, ants are great opportunists. I reckon if humans disappeared ants would soon take over all our stuff! Actually I found lots of ants in the bottom of my wheelbarrow when I'd emptied it the other day, I wheeled them back to the same spot so they could find their way home.:oops:
by kitla
08 Jun 2021, 08:42
Forum: Members Chicken Keeping Diaries
Topic: Blind Giblet & friends at Chickenopolous
Replies: 824
Views: 199080

Re: Blind Giblet & friends at Chickenopolous

Just a quick update. Dear Giblet is now seemingly recovered & enjoying the sunshine, poops normal, still a bit thin but getting there.)c(
I hope she doesnt try to lay any more eggs! perhaps she'll make it to 10 y/o
by kitla
21 May 2021, 14:08
Forum: Members Chicken Keeping Diaries
Topic: Louise's Chicken Diary
Replies: 333
Views: 113896

Re: Louise's Chicken Diary

My ex bat Poppy is 9, but she hasnt laid an egg for years. As you said that's often what gets them. Gibby is managing, but I'm still not sure if she'll recover or go downhill.
by kitla
20 May 2021, 22:31
Forum: Members Chicken Keeping Diaries
Topic: Louise's Chicken Diary
Replies: 333
Views: 113896

Re: Louise's Chicken Diary

oh dear, farewell Violet. How old was she?
by kitla
17 May 2021, 10:51
Forum: Members Chicken Keeping Diaries
Topic: Blind Giblet & friends at Chickenopolous
Replies: 824
Views: 199080

Re: Blind Giblet & friends at Chickenopolous

At the moment Giblet is back in her run, eating l/mash mixed with vitamin water. She looks rather small & frail, her poops are still watery & green, her voice is a bit sad & she really would like cuddling most of the time. But she's still here & she's managing ok for now (with a heat pad in her coop...