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Posted: 31/08/2015 at 10:43

Spent a bit of time yesterday looking at OS map of the area where we're staying on holiday, and downloading and printing details of circular walks around there.  Then of course we went on Google Earth and zoomed in on 'our' cottage   Getting a bit excited now - holiday mid Sept 


Posted: 31/08/2015 at 10:36

A mulch of well rotted farmyard manure or good garden compost would be ok at this time of year.  Don't let the manure touch the stems. 


Posted: 31/08/2015 at 10:32
GWRS wrote (see)

........ we have Sparrow Hawks locally and they take the odd dove ......from the garden 

I'll keep my head down if I'm in your area ......... exactly how 'odd' ??? 

Re-siting a well established quince tree

Posted: 31/08/2015 at 10:07

Quinces are wonderful cooked with poultry, especially with guinea fowl or especially pheasant.  They give a flavour that's out of this world

And there's so many other interesting things you can do with them -

I don't have a quince tree here, but I wish I had room for one.  I have to beg, borrow or buy my quinces

And a few quinces in a bowl give your home a wonderful perfume

Talkback: How to ripen late tomatoes

Posted: 31/08/2015 at 09:53
Deedot wrote (see)

i have never taken all leaves off. Some, yes but not all. Monty said to reduce watering to once a week at this time, that doesn't sound enough. I have reduced my watering to once a day rather than twice. ......

Mine only get watered when the leaves  go a bit limp in the day and they don't perk up in the evening.  Never more than twice a week, sometimes not even once a week.  They're in big pots outside.


Posted: 31/08/2015 at 09:20

Well, because car is a convertible the windscreen has to be replaced with the top down - although AA man has an awning the wind is getting up and he's worried that he wouldn't be able to secure the awning without parking his van on my lawn!!!  Well, the lawn is in pretty poor condition, what with the drought and the yarrow, but it is not for parking on. 

We decided on a compromise - he did a repair and if the garage I'm taking it to tomorrow to get the suspension fixed don't think it's satisfactory he'll come back and replace the windscreen.  He's done a very good job.  I think we made the right decision - rain is now tipping down. 

Nice young man - telling me all about his new baby boy and the lovely  holiday they had last summer in Cornwall - little boy is just over 3 months  I wonder if he has Cornish roots??? 


Posted: 31/08/2015 at 08:30

Glad to hear that Pat (the feeling better and the sit down)

Steve, not really raining here ................. yet   How long does it take to replace a windscreen?  It's years since I had one done - think it was on one of the minis ...

Preperation for the big day!

Posted: 31/08/2015 at 08:28

Well done Tootles!!!


Hostafan1 wrote (see)

I met Bob Marley the year before he died.

So did my friend Stevie P!  OMG you might know Stevie P!    Did you have a game of football with him and he cut his leg?  That's Stevie P's story (he has many).  


Posted: 31/08/2015 at 08:22

Good morning all   Damp here

Late on board this morning 'cos I couldn't sleep - brain kept going round and round about finding paperwork I'm going to need re Aged Ps etc next week - got to sleep around 2.30 ish - when I got up this morning the first thing I did was go to the study and look for said paperwork - it was all exactly where it was supposed to be   Now it's all in a bag to take when bro and I get together

Windscreen man just phoned - he'll be here to replace windscreen in 10 minutes.  He says he doesn't need a coffee

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