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Maggots in compost bin

Posted: 27/09/2014 at 09:19

What a cute rat on previous page!

Dove, it was an Asp viper, I'd never heard of them at the time. He was allergic. But his leg swelled and was black and blue as well. He's OK now, has 2 daughters and plays rugby! It was very scarey though. The children's hospital in Bordeaux said there are about 25 deaths a year in France from Asp viper bites.

HELLO FORKERS!

Posted: 27/09/2014 at 09:13

Morning all.

I hope you have a good time with your Mum and Dad, Lesley. Are they far from you?

More manure shifting today.

Not sure what to do with early growers

Posted: 27/09/2014 at 09:11

I did wonder about the foxgloves last night, but it was late and I was tired (an hour ahead here in France) and I have some perennial ones with narrow leaves. But they are wallflowers. In the later pic with 2 trays foxgloves are on the right, as has been said. In back of left hand tray is a weed, but I expect you realised that.

Strictly 2014

Posted: 27/09/2014 at 09:04

My son looks like Ben Cohen! The reason I couldn't actually drool! Son plays rugby.

No , not football or F1! Strictly is much more exciting.

Strictly 2014

Posted: 26/09/2014 at 22:49

She was my favourite, natural sense of rhythm.

Horse manure

Posted: 26/09/2014 at 22:47

I've used it for years, but it has to be dark and rotted, no smell. Only thing is that hay gets mixed in it and some seeds seem to survive the digestion process, so my manure grows weeds, like sow thistles and grass! My soil was very poor and alkaline with clay pockets and after years of manure it's so much better. I always dig it into new borders and often mulch in winter with it.

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.

HELLO FORKERS!

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.

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