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Insect bites

Posted: 26/09/2014 at 22:43

I was going to say Avon's Skin so Soft too. Heard lots of good reports. I'm lucky don't often get bitten, but when I do I use an antihistamine cream from the chemist.

Not sure what to do with early growers

Posted: 26/09/2014 at 22:40

Yes, foxgloves are very hardy, but slugs love lupins so whether they are hardy or not I always find they get eaten. The alliums will be fine.

Strictly 2014

Posted: 26/09/2014 at 22:36

I liked the first and the last best. Hardly heard of any of them, apart from Tim, Greg and Judy. And the chap from Eastenders that the judges liked, he reminds me of a reptile. OH only watches sometimes because of Darcey Bussell. He thinks she's gorgeous.


Posted: 26/09/2014 at 22:29

Anniversary lunch was cancelled as she wasn't well. We turned up, an hour's drive, they are an elderly couple, forgot they hadn't rung us. So, after a chat, we went and wandered around Brantome and had a very late lunch in a brasserie. Then I found some really nice and comfy black sandals in a sale half price. Been looking all year, but I have such big flat feet I hadn't found anything. So OH bought them as an extra, late birthday present.

Finished potting the 60 forget-me-nots, but they turned out to be 106!

Watched GW and Strictly. 

My mum wanted to go into a home and she felt safe there.

Maggots in compost bin

Posted: 26/09/2014 at 10:42

My son, when he was 11, was bitten by an adder when he went swimming in a French river, he nearly died, so I don't think they are only found on dry heathland.


Posted: 25/09/2014 at 23:32

Have now potted up 350 little plants, mostly pansies and violas, 60 forget-me-nots left to do. Tomorrow we are going out to a wedding anniversary lunch. Must get on with shifting manure and cutting back the over plants, before the 2 men come to inspect my garden for opening next year for cancer charities. A new scheme in France, like the NGS.

Bedtime, just woke up having fallen asleep on the sofa.

weird caterpillar like thingy ID please

Posted: 25/09/2014 at 23:11

Oh well done, Phasmid! I even found a photo of a pinky one on Google and it likes lime tree leaves. The table is under a lime tree.

Maggots in compost bin

Posted: 25/09/2014 at 09:52

I leave my little bin outside in summer, don't want those flies in the kitchen. Needs emptying on compost heap more often and washing out.


Posted: 25/09/2014 at 09:49

Morning all, overslept. Must rush, plant potting to do before going out to lunch.

Maggots in compost bin

Posted: 24/09/2014 at 22:52

Decaying veg  attracts fruit flies, they lay eggs, eggs hatch maggots, they become fruit flies. Decaying veg becomes compost, flies lose interest, OK for use. 

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