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Poisonous Plants

Posted: 14/06/2015 at 19:45

I don't mix with them but I can't choose my neighbours.  And you only have to read the news headlines at times to realise there's even worse out there.  Far more poisonous than any plant as well

Hawthorn leaves turning brown

Posted: 14/06/2015 at 18:44

There are three ancient lime trees at the corner of two paths out in the park.  I stand under them when they're in blossom and just listen. Such a busy but so peaceful a sound

Plant ID please

Posted: 14/06/2015 at 14:58

Isn't that the one which spreads rather enthusiastically?

Poisonous Plants

Posted: 14/06/2015 at 14:55

Hostafan might, of course, mean a human (on his sofa), some of them are the filthiest animal ever, in more ways than one

Pet Rabbit

Posted: 14/06/2015 at 12:36

My (children's) rabbits ate the telephone wires coming into the house so I think anything in the garden is fair game as far as a rabbit is concerned.  Big run is the only answer

weather warning

Posted: 13/06/2015 at 19:12

Not a drop or any fireworks and none promised for all next week.  The dog is happy but I'm not.  I've just been out and watered the essential bits

Non creative imagination

Posted: 13/06/2015 at 17:39

You're obviously on the edge of farmland and from the sound of it where there were buildings of some sort.  Piggeries perhaps, maybe a water trough, the old concrete ones hence your problems with hard stuff under the soil. If so you're doing well to get anything going. If you haven't dug it all over you don't know what you're going to find so try prodding all of it with something to see exactly what you've got under there

What do you carry you hand tools around in?

Posted: 13/06/2015 at 14:31

I lose stuff on a regular basis despite all my good intentions.  Even worse though is that an old rake and a useful scoop have both gone missing and that's a local lad nicking stuff which is of no use to him whatsoever

weather warning

Posted: 12/06/2015 at 21:49

The dog kept me awake for quite a lot of last night.  Thunder, lightning and downpours but not in this valley.  He doesn't like the thunder but I could barely hear it but I always know it's somewhere about.  Some very light rain today but hopefully more tonight, preferably without the fireworks for his sake as well as mine. Everybody I spoke to round here said 'what thunder?' including a neighbour with a thumping great GSD who is usually as bad as my dog

an incomer self seeded

Posted: 11/06/2015 at 18:24

Thanks for that.  Looked it up and yes it does look like it.  New Zealand native, don't think it arrived by jumbo jet .  I see the Beth Chatto garden has some but that isn't exactly next door either.  The plot thickens... as they say. Might post a note in the village news to see if anybody anywhere about has them

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