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14/10/2012 at 18:06

Back home now, enjoyed our day but it's sooooooo cold here. Just spotted the squirrel raiding the fat balls so will have to refill them  Missed a lot of posts, apples , apple cake, skydiving , and Inka's rain.

My friends cobaea has 12 flowers on it - one of the plants I gave her . Unbelievable !! I haven't had one. Maybe I should just grow them for other people

Downton tonight ! Just reading my new Suttons catalogue - some lovely new plants for next year in it but don't think  I'll bother with any tropicals next year , I'll make do with my banana plant.   I had a closer look at that before and have discovered another baby plant that's growing along side it . I may have 2 next year

14/10/2012 at 18:14

There's a proper name for a baby banana. It's called a 'pup':

http://treesandshrubs.about.com/od/glossaryofcommonterms/g/bananapup.htm

14/10/2012 at 18:15

Well, I've done my motherly duties, and she went to 2 parks!! Hopefully she'll have an early night tonight.

Dean, no Asda didn't do a second delivery.

Geoff, yes the parks has swings, slides, witches hat, see-aws, bouncy rockers and roundabouts. Jess has asked for a kite!!

Will be making fairy cakes in a bit if anyone wants one!

14/10/2012 at 18:16

Glyn-no you haven't got it wrong but as we can't even give them away-............they are just windfalls but surely someone would want them don't you think?-they will probably end up in the compost bin

Can someone text me when this bloke jumps ?

Kites are fun

14/10/2012 at 18:17

I think the jump will be around 7.30 ish.

It's about half way through the total misson, and has been running for 1 hr 45. So there should be 1 hr 45 to go. So landing should be around 8.

14/10/2012 at 18:20

That is during Coronation Street-do people have no consideration?

14/10/2012 at 18:23

I was very worried that it would be during SCD (6.50-7.30). It still might be.

14/10/2012 at 18:25

If the world spins a bit faster he could land in the back garden-better move the trampoline otherwise.........................

14/10/2012 at 18:26

Will have to research how to care for this plant, Gary - not  sure if it's a fruiting variety so thanks for link.  I have read that other offsets of certain plants are called pups as well but can't remember what they are.

Geoff, make some toffee apples and get a stall .You should make a bob or two.

Yes, please Becks - do you have sprinkles ?

14/10/2012 at 18:28

Houston we have a problem.

Vizor temperature control glitch, but mission is continuing.

14/10/2012 at 18:29

Jean -offsets of dogwood are called pups,katkins off sets are called kittens.

 

14/10/2012 at 18:29

Yes jean! Icing and sprinkles!

14/10/2012 at 18:32

Have you sown those SP seed, Bex?

14/10/2012 at 18:34

Yes david. Some direct, and some in those root trainers you sent me. They are now in the greenhouse.

14/10/2012 at 18:36
Insomnia1973 wrote (see)

Yes david. Some direct, and some in those root trainers you sent me. They are now in the greenhouse.

Nice one!

14/10/2012 at 18:38

Mmmm, fairy cakes with the lot  yes please.

 Don't know if my nerves will cope with watching Felix jump - just read there'll be a 20 second delay in transmission incase it all goes wrong (or he land's on Geoff's trampoline). 

14/10/2012 at 18:42

Hi all.

Went down to sunny NCheshire today, whilst daughter slept. We'd got lifting fog here as set off, & very busy on MWay re rugby match traffic, but sun in NCheshire. A large number of visitors- drat who'd not checked it was one of their apple days? Overflow carpark fine though. Had taken a picnic which was nice & did get to see the Litchfield proof/photos that were on display.

I was a bit wobbly, had been fine yesterday..., so we did a short walk around the garden, but too many screaming kids really. OH did get a pic of a gorgeous schisotylis- deep orangey/red- that was in full flower, but we didnt stay that long.

That sky diver well on his way up. J.

14/10/2012 at 18:42

This is oddly fascinating in quite a macabre way.

Geoff freecycle them.

Becks I have made my own kite.

14/10/2012 at 18:43

Geoff

Just been something on Sky news about the jump but I missed it

Becks .

Hi Caroline.

14/10/2012 at 18:43

That baloon looks like it's about to go pop!

I've put your name on one Caroline.