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17/08/2013 at 23:16

I'm feeling a bit hysterical Nutcutlet after your last message (or maybe it's

the red wine I had earlier!)  Apologies to Birdy!  Hope he'll forgive me!

Have left a message on WAF saying I'm not using it anymore - think it's

best after tonight!  This is much better than watching the TV I've decided -

nothing much on there makes me laugh anymore, but tonight I've had a

good giggle! Must make a note to be more serious tomorrow, otherwise I

might get thrown off here. 

18/08/2013 at 08:42


A good giggle is very important, don't get serious.


18/08/2013 at 10:24

Hello Flobob (sorry ffb - had to try it just once!)

Nutcutlet's absolutely right (seriously!) 

PS nothing to forgive - you can't always tell can you? Sometimes we have to just wonder... 


18/08/2013 at 10:37

Ffb said: 

Sounds a bit like "The Flowerpot Men" talking to their friend "Weed" - remember them? But perhaps you are too young to have seen them on kiddies TV about 40 something ago?  

Too young? What a sweet thing to say about me  - oooer, you're not a bloke are you?

(jes' kiddin') 

PS Remember them? How could I flobberpossibly floget? it was how I learnt to spleaK!  

18/08/2013 at 23:28

Hi There Nutcutlet and Birdyl3,

Thank you very much for your messages - it's great you both have a good

sense of humour and I look forward  very much to our next giggle together!   

19/08/2013 at 12:05


Ahhh! Flobberwobberdob! 


19/08/2013 at 12:47


19/08/2013 at 15:29

And the same to you two too!!!  Hello there! Now - getting serious ha! ha!, I need

to ask you both can you tell me please what this flower is?.  I found it

growing in the lawn close to the wildflower garden, but it's the only one

and I've never seen it before.  At first I thought it was a baby thistle, but it's

not at all prickly.  The thing is...I've dug it up because my OH was about to

mow its pretty little head off and as it has lots of seed pods, I thought,, ..   if it was

wild I could put it into the wildflower garden...but I'm not sure if it is, so please

could you identify it for me, then I can plant it either in the wildflower garden or

the ordinary garden.  Many thanks and t.b.f.n.


19/08/2013 at 16:42

Hi flowersforbees,

I think it could be knapweed. A wild flower and good for bees.


19/08/2013 at 16:57

Sorry ffb, I know very little about wild flowers - can't really remember what I'm doing here actually  or even how I got here ... 

Oh yes, Toolbars. Pottie Pam sounds confident, though, I'd go with her If I was you.

(I say! I'm not you am I?) 

19/08/2013 at 18:30

Yes, it's Greater Knapweed, ffb, lovely thing.

There lesser knapweed as well, similar but lesser

19/08/2013 at 19:20

Great!  Thank you all very much for that.  I have watered it and will plant

it in the wildflower garden tomorrow.  I can't believe I have never come across it

before - must be the warm weather we're having this year as it seems to like

very dry soil  Will save some seeds. I will the plant survive the winter or will

I just have to rely on its seeds? No Birdy you're not me......I don't think!

19/08/2013 at 19:22

nutcutlet I've PMd you!

19/08/2013 at 19:25

Nothing's come in ffb

Both the knapweeds atre totally hardy native plants

19/08/2013 at 19:38

It's here now ffb, I've replied.

19/08/2013 at 22:56

Found this huge (about an inch long) bumble bee hidden at the base of my recovering bay tree.


It was very lethargic and possibly ill.  It has a red bottom which is not completely clear on the photo. It seemed uninterested in the honeyed water I gave it In case it was dehydrated.

Later I couldn't see it - I hope it recovered and flew off.

19/08/2013 at 23:28

just having a rest perhaps Birdy

20/08/2013 at 09:46
Got this reply on thread about dying bees

steephill wrote (see)

It is a cuckoo bee. Very interesting creatures but not if you are a bumble bee. All part of life though.


11/09/2013 at 15:30

Back in the land of the living again folks... I have missed you all.

I've PMd you Nutcutlet and hope to send with this message a photo I took

in "The Lost Gardens of Heligan" of their




wildflower meadow!  Think they'll have

competion from us next year ( if our seeds take o.k) Nutcutlet?!!!

11/09/2013 at 15:39



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