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Posted: 20/08/2015 at 06:55

Good morning all   Lots of chatting in the dorm after lights out!!!  We're getting very international aren't we

I expect Fairy has set off on her walk by now - have a good day Fairy

Pumpkin not a huge part of the UK diet Pat ... well, not until Hallowe'en when the shops are full of them and then we're all swapping recipes for things to do with the flesh after we've helped children to hollow them out to decorate the front porch etc.

  They are grown more and more here, and on our way to visit OH's mum we cross The Fens and there's an area where there are acres and acres of pumpkins - they look marvellous as they ripen in the autumn sunlight.

We are getting into smaller squashes tho, the farm shop sells lots of summer squashes and then the harder skinned winter ones that store well are becoming more popular.  I usually buy a few choice ones and store them in the garage to use in the winter.




Poison Ivy Gone Mad? [PHOTOS]

Posted: 19/08/2015 at 20:18

A very few people suffer skin irritation if they come into close contact with it - e.g. rub bare skin with the leaves.

The vast majority of people suffer no ill effects from it at all

Remember the traditional English Christmas song - The Holly and the Ivy - use it in swags and garlands to decorate your home at Christmas

Poison Ivy Gone Mad? [PHOTOS]

Posted: 19/08/2015 at 20:12

If you don't want to  dig out and replace the dead hedge, you could let the ivy grow up and clothe the dead hedge branches - keep the sides clipped and you'll have a lovely green ivy hedge that the birds will love to nest in


Posted: 19/08/2015 at 20:03

We feed all year round too - when we moved here four years ago a considerable amount of hog habitat had to be cleared for structural work and along with that of course went a lot of their natural food. 

Since then we've made 'hedgehog gates' in our new fences, planted more 'undergrowth' and creatied log piles, heaps of dried sticks and leaves and  we provide fresh clean rainwater and food every evening - four years later we have more hogs visiting regularly than when we first came here. 


Posted: 19/08/2015 at 19:55

Poison Ivy Gone Mad? [PHOTOS]

Posted: 19/08/2015 at 19:53

Common ivy (Hedera helix) is such a useful plant for wildlife

do you have to get rid of it?


Posted: 19/08/2015 at 19:46

Ah, Fg in full holiday mode - that explains it


Posted: 19/08/2015 at 19:36

I spend an afternoon usefully employed in the garden and then knitting, and the place goes to rack and ruin!   Cream, jam, kilts, sporrans, crunchies and flapjacks

And my scones have to be plain, with cream on first instead of butter, then jam on top

unless I'm in Devon, where I understand that sort of behaviour is a hanging offence

What is this found in the garden this morning

Posted: 19/08/2015 at 15:46

I thought that was a wart you have on the end of your nose  

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