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Posted: 01/06/2015 at 21:16

He'd have probably had to do her breakfast - she's not as mobile as she was - nowadays she goes to feed the family ponies and donkeys and visit the bees on her mobility scooter - but she'd have told him where everything was and supervised and chatted to him about her chickens and the family in Tasmania while he cooked it

Just checked - he's 20mins away at the most - and he'd have been on The Gower proper


Posted: 01/06/2015 at 21:09
fidgetbones wrote (see)

OH  is staying tonight and coming back tomorrow night. He's somewhere on the gower peninsula. ...

One of my most favourite places in the world! He could pop in and say Hi to my slightly bonkers and absolutely wonderful Aunty B - she'll make him very welcome

id needed please

Posted: 01/06/2015 at 21:05

Hi Garden Geek

Can you post a photo please?  Click on the green tree icon on the toolbar above where you type your post, and follow the instructions.

Magpies attacking blackbird and nest

Posted: 01/06/2015 at 20:03

This morning we watched a pair of magpies mobbing and harrying a Herring Gull - presumably the gull had attacked the magpies nest after eggs or nestlings, giving them a taste of their own medicine.

"Great fleas have little fleas upon their backs to bite 'em,

And little fleas have lesser fleas, and so ad infinitum.

And the great fleas themselves, in turn, have greater fleas to go on,

While these again have greater still, and greater still, and so on."                                                                                   

                                                                                     Augustus de Morgan

flying critters

Posted: 01/06/2015 at 19:57

Just be gentle, you don't have to get every last one off, leave a few for the ladybirds and bluetits when they come along

Blooming calendar

Posted: 01/06/2015 at 19:46

Wonky - lots of hardy geraniums will flower for a long time through the summer and into autumn, and then many of them have foliage which turns an amazing glowing red in the autumn.  There may be some for sale when we visit East Ruston on Friday


What to do with laburnum?

Posted: 01/06/2015 at 19:43

If you do take it down, it's worthwhile knowing that laburnum timber is highly prized by wood turners -  it makes beautiful bowls

If you can find a local woodturner who would like the wood you might be able to get a beautiful bowl made for you in payment - laburnum bowls fetch a high price

Visit The Old Vicarage Gardens East Ruston - Friday 5th June

Posted: 01/06/2015 at 19:27

Wonky Womble and I plan to visit The Old Vicarage Gardens at East Ruston in Norfolk this coming Friday 5th June.

Hopefully Panda will be able to come along too.

If anyone else would like to join us they'd be very welcome


Posted: 01/06/2015 at 19:22

Hope you're better for trip to East Ruston on Friday Wonky!

Yvie, take it steady with that knee.

Hosta - congrats to the new property owners!

It's chilly here and trying to rain.  I've tied up some clematis and the autumn raspberries and moved pots and precious things into sheltered areas.

The birds are still busy feeding so I'll not put the hedgehog food out until later or they'll raid it. 

Now we're on the sofa waiting for Nigel Slater's new programme to start - we've got the fire on

Thompson & Morgan - issues!

Posted: 01/06/2015 at 19:11
Flower Girl3 wrote (see)

Trust me that will be the last I order from them as, I'm still not happy with my lavender and still waiting for an e-mail back from them it is taking forever! Apparently it is because of high demand! hmmm, not happy!!

Presumably the high demand on the services of their Complaints Department!

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