Big thanks to Mark Delaney at the Thompson and Morgan blog for the mention the other week on the garden upcycling tips post here. We repeat there is nothing wrong in looking in a skip! More on our love of rooting around in a skip from a few years ago here:
Woke up at the crack of dawn this morning and went downstairs to make myself a cup of tea to bring back up to bed. Looking out of the kitchen window I was greeted with this little sunflower seed thief.
Rather than bang on the window I laughed, and had to admire the nimble robbing git! I’m sure this is the same one that had the bud off another sunflower two years ago (post here). A description has been taken and the details passed on to the nature police.
We’ve had more than our fair share of trouble with squirrels in the past and one instance is covered in this Sounds From the South podcast from last year.
On the way home from work tonight I walked past some stuff in the street outside a house. There was an old portable TV set and a couple of prints of famous jockeys on horses in broken picture frames. Beside them was a note saying “Take Me” on it.
A few minutes later, I passed a woman with a very heavy looking rusty iron clock-face about 6 foot high. The woman was leaning against a wall well out of breath, waiting for a cab as she couldn’t carry the clock-face to the bus stop. She told me she’d won it off ebay for £6.50 and had just collected it from the seller. My thought was “and much will it cost you to get it home?”
These two events made me think of one of our Sounds From The South episodes from christmas last year called “Take Me I’m Yours” about finding stuff in the street or on a skip, a subject that is dear to our hearts.
It’s that time again! The International Space Station is back around these parts, and can be seen up to five times a day if you’re feeling hardcore! I’ll be out in the back garden joining the slugs and snails over the next few nights, stumbling into the flowerbeds while looking up at the night sky!
For viewing times, stick in your location here or download the ISS Detector app for your mobile. Also if you want to get a bit on the deep tip, check out Heavens Above for all sorts of stuff to tilt up your head up at the night sky to.
Also here’s something ISS related from our sounds from the south podcast from last year. One small step for mankind and all that!
Want to know what happened when a council worker met a Sex Pistol? Or when a seagull stole a leaving card plus ten pounds in shrapnel at work? Would like to know more about the origins of the aggressive Peckham Parakeet? Or how about, tips on watching the International Space Station from your back garden while supping a glass of vino? or Why we love our seed tins?
Well, our “Sounds From The South” podcast aired on The Dirt on Fab Radio International last year has all the answers to the above and is now on i-Tunes. Give it a couple of weeks and all episodes will be up there and do look out for new ones coming very soon! Due to copyright we can’t put on any of tunes featured but there’s links to them in the shownotes. Tap in “Sounds From the South” into the i-Tunes store or at the link here. Subscribe, my gardening friends!
If anyone is keen on sending us their tune-age in a ambient, downbeat, dub or reggae style and don’t mind it being featured on the podcast if we like it here, drop us an email to onedeckpete (at) gmail (dot) com.
A big Boxing Day shout to all gardeners! Just to let you know the first series of our Sounds From the South feature on Fab Radio International‘s The Dirt are now all up online on Soundcloud.
There’s a load of garden related babble and a whole lot lot more. Log on and drop off!