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Latest posts by Cangrandmafixiit

what is it?

Posted: 09/09/2014 at 15:31

Just wondered if it was a dahlia ,going off the yellow which looks like a bud coming through. If so it would have a tuber in the ground.

Unusual holes

Posted: 08/09/2014 at 23:21


A couple of years ago I had the same thing happening to my beetroot and later on my daff bulbs  I lost some Autumn crocus the following year.

I too asked on the forum and it was suggested that it sounded like rats , but as I live near water ways I thought it could  be  voles.  

I live in a area surrounded by fields so I did wonder if it was mice and that the sandy peaty soil made easy work for them. But whatever it was , I didn't have the bulbs , beetroot  eaten since.

I found the only thing I could do was to put rat poison down the holes 

Senior Citizen

Posted: 08/09/2014 at 22:00

Our 4 year old grandson ;   when his older sister asked me about the olden days tried to explain that I could tell her but also ,could pull the fire of London up on my laptop to show her so we could work the dates out (another thing she had to find )

Grandson , calmly reminded her that grandma thinks she is 21 all the time, so how can I be expected to remember when I was a little girl and what happened .

I'm still thinking about THAT one !!

Sub-soil nasties?

Posted: 08/09/2014 at 18:15

Bob, why are the fungi beneficial  , I m not very much into fungi so just curious

 We have some on our lawn , should I leave them ?

I didn't think it was possible

Posted: 08/09/2014 at 18:10

Your certainty not a big head Pauline  you have done ever so well specially given your back problems what it does say is that yourself and hubby have worked very hard and haven't let your health probs get in the way , but I bet you knew about it.look after your back now and both of you enjoy your garden with numerous cups of tea!

That said I'm looking forward to seeing your back transformation. ( back garden, I mean - not your back !

Senior Citizen

Posted: 08/09/2014 at 17:54

Yes I know what you all mean , I'm 62  and it hit me when my granddaughter said they were doing about the fire of London in history and  asked me to tell her about the "    olden days      "  -   -!!!

Can you ID this seed pod

Posted: 08/09/2014 at 17:38

It could be a scale from a pine tree are there any near you so you can get an idea the scales are all similar. I have just enlarged the photo and it looks like the seed is still intact. So I would take a chance and plant it up. Maybe not do anything till next year then you will see something like a mini bottle brush !

Sounds daft but is it like a sliver ,  is it flat. ?


Posted: 08/09/2014 at 13:31

I haven't had any notifications either for a while now so I go to my home page and click on my post tags etc  .you can usually get to them this way.

May be Mathew it'd because there's so many of us on the forum and " those that be  " can't keep up with us all   .

Chillis on Thai basil

Posted: 08/09/2014 at 13:13

These defiantly look like a chilli plant and its chillies , do you have anything at all that would resemble.  Basil? 

I am thinking if so some chillies seed have got into the what should be a basil seed packet.

You could also check with the seed company.

Senior Citizen

Posted: 08/09/2014 at 09:44

A Birthday gift / Verse .................................


A Senior Citizen is One who was here before;  the pill,television, frozen

foods,contact lenses, credit cards...........

and before man walked on the moon.

For us , "time sharing  "       meant togetherness, not holdiday homes,

and a chip meant a piece of wood.

"Hardware "  meant nuts and bolts  ,

and software was not even a word !

We got married, first then lived together,

and thought cleavage was something that butchers did.

" A stud "  was something that fastened a collar to a shirt,and  " going all the way " meant staying on a double decker to the bus depo.

We thought that " fast food "   was what you ate in lent;  

A "Big  Mac " was an oversized raincoat and " Crumpet " we had for tea.

In our day; "grass"  was mown,  

"Pot "  was something you cooked in,

" Coke " was kept in the coal house and a joint was cooked  on Sundays !


We are today's SENIOR CITIZENS .

A hardy bunch ar 'nt  we ?

When you think how the world has changed !

Discussions started by Cangrandmafixiit

posting seed

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suggestions please for shade 
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how have they performed ? 
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dogs teath cleaned is this normal 
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when to feed fruit bushes 
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sorry who is this?

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sowing seed for next year

would you like to join my thread? 
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seed sowing for next year

what seeds are you sowing ? 
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