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Paula

Paula

I am P, a nick name given to me by my father. Poddington is my West Highland Terrier. We live in the country raising plants and animals.
Associated tags : crafts, plants & flowers, dogs, livestock

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Poddington and P

Poddington and P

Poddington and P is about life in the country. It includes their creations, the animals they raise, and the plants and produce that they grow in the kitchen garden.
Paula Paula
Articles : 66
Since : 09/08/2011
Category : Family & Kids

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Cable knit cushion cover

Cable knit cushion cover

Cast on 54 sts Row 1. K6, P6, K4, P4, K4, P6, k4, P4, K4, P6, K6 Row 2. P6, K6, P4, K4, P4, K6, P4, K4, P4, K6, P6 Row 3. K6, P6, k4, P4, K4, P6, K4, P4, K4, P6, K6 Row 4. P6, K6, P4, C2B (2 back) (K2, k2 from cable needle cn), P4, K6, P4, C2B, P4, K6, P6 Row 5. K6, P6, K4, P4, K4, P6, K4, P4, K4, P6, K6 Row 6. P6, C3F (3sts front) (K3, K3 cn), P4,
The RHS Malvern Spring Show 2014: A review

The RHS Malvern Spring Show 2014: A review

Gold Bringing home nature garden designed and built by Mark Draper of Graduate Gardens was awarded a gold medal and best in show. There was naturalistic planting, screening, hawthorn hedging and a reflective pool . En su Casa en la Playa meaning at home on the beach garden was awarded a gold medal. This garden was designed and built by Villagio Ver
How to kill red mites DEAD on chickens

How to kill red mites DEAD on chickens

All chicken have mites, which is why they dust themselves but the warm weather multiplies them. These mites feed off the chickens blood supply, making your chickens anaemic and if left untreated die. The total kill ready to use solution containing pemethrin 0.23%, tetramthrin 0.023%, benzalkonium chloride even if sprayed directly onto the mites doe
RHS Flower Show Cardiff, 11-13 April 2014

RHS Flower Show Cardiff, 11-13 April 2014

Gold and best in show Designers Andrew Fisher Tomlin & Dan Bowyer, won Gold and Best Show for their garden at RHS Show Cardiff 2014. A woodland garden was sponsored by Esmor’s JCB wheels of fortune and Built by Broxton & Moruzzi Landscaping. The garden was inspired by a new woodland garden being created at Blind Veterans UK’s centre in Llandudn
Cable cardigan

Cable cardigan

Cable cardigan Easy knit cable cardigan Pattern uses 3.25mm & 3.75mm needles, approx 3 100g balls of DK for a small adult (add additional sts in increments of 5 for larger sizes) Back With smaller needles cast on 103 sts. K1, P1, K1 (rib) to end. Continue until band measures 5cms. Increase 4 sts evenly across row (107 sts). Change to larger needle
Handmade wallpaper

Handmade wallpaper

Westie wallpaper To achieve this effect I used lining paper and drew the design with permanent fibre tip pens to prevent it from running as the glue was applied. The design was inspired from the various poses my dog Poddington has and plants and flowers on our property during the season. It only took a few months to complete, during the winter mont
Dog breeds

Dog breeds

The dog became man’s best friend when it was discovered their use whilst out on a hunt. The spaniel (particularly the Springer) was ideal for running through the long grass acting as a ‘beater’, seeking out pheasants and the like. The pointer was used to seek and point towards the prey. A well trained dog will have his nose inches away from t
Elderberry jam

Elderberry jam

The flowers of the Elder tree can be used to make cordial but I prefer to wait until the tree has developed berries and they have turned black before I harvest to make jam. Forraged fruit gives a more complex flavour than that of usual berries. Picking the tiny berries off the tree and de-stalking the fruit takes time but it is worth the effort. Fr
Harvest mites

Harvest mites

The harvest mites or chiggers are six-legged larva which are present on dense vegetation throughout the UK and are active during the day, especially when it is dry and sunny. When they come into contact with any warm blooded animal they insert their small hooked fangs into the surface layers of the skin, and inject a fluid to break down the cells i
RHS Tatton park flower show 2013: A review

RHS Tatton park flower show 2013: A review

RHS Tatton park flower show 2013: A review The awards table for this year’s Tatton park flower show. Young designer gardens The young designer Tony Woods was awarded a gold medal and National young designer of the year award for his garden Escape to the city. This garden was built by Garden club London. This garden is a little oasis and consists