Cases of manure contamination are still cropping up see here so it's still important to take care when acquiring supplies. This is especially important in areas where Forefront weedkiller is available.
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Update on Bird Cam: The poor weather seems to have meant that the birds don't seem to be as actively engaged in house hunting. We have had one prospective tenant stick its head through the entrance for a quick nose around but it hasn't been back - probably just a nosy time waster. Just so Martyn and I don't end up writing duplicate posts I have added a bird cam button on the sidebar which will link to any bird cam updates - if you click on it you should be able to take a look at the images grabbed when the first prospective tenant paid us a quick call. The photos have been changed to black and white as this way the image is clearer.
I've also added a recipe button on the bar at the top of the blog. Most recipes are things we have enjoyed creating or have been created by our plot neighbours Pat and Joe. The other links take you to other sections of my website.
I'm adding some resources to The School Vegetable Patch website which are intended for use by schools carrying out gardening projects but they may also be of some interest to those of you who support schools or are trying to interest your own children in growing things. Details of the resources can be found here. They are all freely available on the web or to download - more will be added soon.
RSPB is a non-profit organisation that works & promotes the protection of birds and wildlife through public awareness, petitions and the running of nature reserves within the UK.
Ideas for coping with the expected glut
Sometime in the 1980’s Martyn suggested that we looked into taking on an allotment. We already had a vegetable patch in our garden but we wanted to grow more of everything - vegetables and flowers - and just didn’t have the space. At that time it was fairly easy to obtain an allotment quickly and we took on a plot at Green Lane. Since then our plot has grown - in more ways than one - and our garden undergone many changes. This blog is mainly devoted to our gardening activities and the wild life that share our gardening spaces but at times I allow non gardening posts to sneak in too.