Dobies Plant Nursery at Paignton
August 5, 2017
After weeks of sunshine I’m not quite sure why I visited the Dobies plant nursery on the first rainy day, but I did. Did I say rain? It was more like a monsoon. Thunder was rolling around the Devon hills and low cloud obscured the view down to the coast. But, the weather was soon forgotten as there was so much of interest to see.
Feeding Mixed Corn to Chickens
July 22, 2017
Mixed corn is to chickens what chocolate is to many humans. Irresistible! My girls would be very happy if I stopped giving them layer’s pellets and instead allowed them to gorge on mixed corn from dawn to dusk. But, sadly like chocolate, corn should only be fed as a treat. Perhaps that’s what keeps it special!
Fuchsia Pink Panther
July 20, 2017
Some plants seem to be like marmite but I didn’t think that the fuchsia fell into that category. It seems that perhaps they do. Yesterday I visited nursery and was amazed to see a stunning sea of pink blooming Fuchsia Pink Panther awaiting new homes.
Red Mite Control Advice
July 7, 2017
Much as we chicken keepers enjoy the summer months the warmer weather is not without its problems. Possibly the biggest and most irritating, to hens and their humans, is the invasion of the red mite.