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Posted: 17/05/2017 at 18:32

I have heard them too. They were late arriving this year, I usually hear them at the end of April but this year it wasn't until May 4th. I love them, it is the sound of summer for me, they feel my heart with joy.

Karcher free hose offer

Posted: 10/11/2016 at 18:18

I had no problem getting my hosepipe. The magazine came through my door at approximately 10.30 - 11am and I phoned in straight away. Got through very easily on the 24th October , gave my members number and that was it. Told it would be up to 28 days for delivery and on the 5th November it arrived, brilliant. The advert did say stock is limited to the first 3,000 callers so it was obvious it was first come first served. I was surprised to get one so easily, I am not usually that lucky.

Free gifts on May issue GW

Posted: 30/04/2016 at 18:37

I have had just one germinate, bit disappointing really.

Swallows, swifts and martins - have you seen them yet?

Posted: 30/04/2016 at 18:21

I saw my first Swifts this morning, I feel as if summer is here when they are back. It is wonderful to see these beautiful birds again.

Log burner

Posted: 29/12/2015 at 11:00

You might be better off getting in touch with DEFRA. They will give you advise as to what to do and how to go about it. Here is a link to their site Flumpy.

This is their email address 

Please let us know what happens, good luck.


Log burner

Posted: 28/12/2015 at 18:48

I have just read this post, I do hope everything works out for you flumpy. We have a wood burner and the chimney is lined. When it is lit you can't see any smoke coming from the chimney. I can not understand why people today have to be so horrid, if you were our neighbour and said that to us there would be no problem at all, it would be sorted. Some people have no consideration for others at all, it is so sad. Good luck Flumpy.

Hardy Chrysanthemums

Posted: 18/10/2015 at 18:11

I have never grown Chrysanthemums at all. I saw this one in Lidl and it looked so lovely I had to have it. I'm not sure if they are truly hardy, I have had a hunt on the internet to try and find out some info and like you say they are described as half hardy. They like a sunny spot and may need staking from the Autumn winds we sometimes get and you can take cuttings from February to May. Hope yours survives and gives you plenty of flowers. Good Luck.

Hardy Chrysanthemums

Posted: 17/10/2015 at 16:00

I have just bought a Chrysanthemum from Lidl, it is huge. I am going to put it into a bigger pot and pop it into the greenhouse at night and bring it out in the morning just in case it doesn't like the cold nights. I do hope that I can keep it going for a long time.

Camera Corner

Posted: 23/08/2015 at 19:20

Lovely photos busy lizzie

Bournemoouth Air Show

Posted: 23/08/2015 at 19:18

Thank you for all of your comments. Philippa, You are so lucky to see bats I have never seen one.

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