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Posted: 17/09/2014 at 09:25

Morning, Dove.....hope your poorly wrist is getting better.

You mention cats and I know some may have already seen this, but for those who haven't I'm sure you'll enjoy this:


Camera Corner

Posted: 17/09/2014 at 09:06


Yours truly looking for an atmospheric shot.

Camera Corner

Posted: 17/09/2014 at 09:04

 Speaking of Llandudno, I took this shot during their annual Victorian Extravaganza weekend.

Camera Corner

Posted: 17/09/2014 at 08:51
ighten wrote (see)

Trip to Llandudno over the weekend.. Have not been for  a long time and was suprised how beautiful and unspoilt the bay is.


I agree.....shame about the offshore wind-farm though.

Sweet peas from this year's seed - do they come true?

Posted: 16/09/2014 at 10:30
Order in the border wrote (see)

When would you recommend David? I have never sown in autumn before so not sure of the best time?


There really isn't an exact's broadly accepted that sowing should be done in the autumn, but then, it isn't even autumn yet.

I tend to sow according to the prevailing weather conditions rather than a specific time. The best case scenario is to sow when there is still sufficient warmth to germinate the seed followed by cold weather to prevent them putting on growth. This could be as late as November.

I usually add this info here:


Sweet peas from this year's seed - do they come true?

Posted: 16/09/2014 at 09:35

Too early to be sowing sweet peas!

Root Trainers for Sweet Peas?

Posted: 16/09/2014 at 09:13

Morning, Amy

Those 'individual peat pots' you mention are unsuitable as they don't have enough depth to accommodate sweet pea's very deep root system.

There are quite a few different types on the market.....I use those resembling black polythene bags, sold by Eagle Sweet Peas: These need to be removed before planting out.

You may prefer biodegradable types, if so, these may suit you better:


Music in the Garden

Posted: 15/09/2014 at 12:08

I take it I have redeemed myself?

Now, I must get myself moving towards some work.

PS. Lily, you see, we do like the same music.

Future Time Team

Posted: 15/09/2014 at 12:03

Interesting that you say that your Pa made his pile modernising the railways, Lyn. This happened quite a lot at the time i.e. fortunes were made  laying North Sea gas-pipe lines for instance.

Yours truly was on the payroll of BR for life.....which accounts for my present frugal existence & downtrodden state.  

Music in the Garden

Posted: 15/09/2014 at 11:35


Hope this meets with Frank's approval.

or maybe

Enjoy, Frank.

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