Birbcam is up! I put it out because it's sunny today after some wild heavy rain last night, but there's also a huge dark cloud overhead XD

Planting courgettes 🥒

Courgettes can be grown in soil beds but as they are the absolute favourite of slugs and snails, containers can work better.

#Garden #Gardening #GrowYourOwnFood #GrowYourOwn #GYO

Slowly getting the hang of posting on here. Could do with a few more followers.....

I really like the idea of being able to use 1000 characters....I'm sure that will in some ways reduce the animosity from Twitter as it will be easier to develop an argument.

I miss some of my old followers....not one though!

Here's a picture....hope you like it. A Great Crested Grebe with its young (humbugs)....check out the tongue!

Teeny tiny east facing front garden about 2.5 m x 1.5 m. Going to see how many bean plants I can get into the space. Vertical gardening challenge!

Lovely morning here. This lewisia doesn’t mind the lack of rain either!

But criticism and peer pressure are certainly a strong force. So we need to start by talking about it. We need to discuss the absurdity of lawns with those around us and get them excited about the alternatives.

If you are renting, this might be even harder or even impossible. But you can try.

Or you could try seed bombs or guerrilla gardening instead. 😏


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Productive afternoon potting and sowing. Ran out of room before having chance to sow everything I wanted to!

Mixed results with seed compost. Trying to get the watering right is more difficult. Had to resow lots of beans. Persevering.

Mastodon provides several tools for managing your timeline.

You can add notes to any profile. Why did you follow them? Are they a repeat offender? Remind yourself.

You can disable boosts on a per-user basis. Maybe you want to see a user's posts, but not everything that interests them.

You can temporarily mute an account while they get something out of their system.

You filter out posts with specific words, hashtags or phrases.

And when all else fails: block, unfollow, or mute indefinitely.

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i’m gonna have to make a “morgan cuts a mango” instructional video huh? considering you lot don’t know how to act

An appeal for help:

Trunk is an opt-in directory of people on Mastodon and the Fediverse looking for followers, organised into a large range of topics:

Anyone can ask to be added, and the admins of Trunk check the account (to screen out spam etc) and add them.

However, due to the need to check the contents of accounts, this Trunk only includes people who post mainly in English. It means they have to turn away a lot of non-English accounts.

The Trunk admins want to fix this situation.

Do you use a language other than English? Do you want to help make a version of Trunk in your own language?

The English Trunk admins can help you with the technical side, but they need people who speak other languages to moderate Trunks in those other languages.

➡️ Can you help? If so, get in touch with @kensanata who leads the Trunk project.

(There is a Spanish Trunk at but so far no other languages.)

#AskMastodon #AskFedi #AskFediverse

I'd like to find a community of other people in #tech, maybe people who are interested in talking about things like #cloud alternatives, #cryptography, or #softwaredev processes (like #agile, I guess), #programming. I haven't found too much of that on here. Point me at the good discussions and knowledge sharing, if you know where it is!

Look, software isn't everything, and I'm sure I'll get into some other stuff on here, but the above is what I haven't found yet.
#introductions #introduction

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You can add a description to images on most clients.

Here's a guide on how to write the descriptions/"alt text":

Pleased to confirm @PleaseCaption really works. Forgot first thing. It duly sent me a reminder.Then got to use the Delete and redraft option. If I can do it, anyone can! Trying to understand this new community need a kind, calm, nature based community- feels like first week at school (try’s to find LOL emoji)!

Similarly, you're welcome to make an account on .art if you want to just have a local timeline filled with art but aren't necessarily an artist yourself. I understand the desire to have a feed filled with pretty things, and we can absolutely provide that :D

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