Dovefromabove


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Posted: 04/08/2017 at 09:37

It might help if you imagine you're explaining to a child  ... keep it simple and limit the number of words you use 

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Posted: 04/08/2017 at 08:42

Love runner beans ... wonderful flavour ... much nicer than french beans ... what on earth are you folks doing to them 

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Posted: 04/08/2017 at 08:41

I've got an elderly iPhone that I bought second-hand via Gumtree ... think I paid about £75 four or five years ago.  I pay £9 a month for a SIM only contract with Virgin, send several texts and photos a day, make several calls a week and surf the web every day and post photos on here.  I've never ever used my whole allowance.    

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Posted: 04/08/2017 at 08:34

It's bright and dry here Hosta, but so windy I'm wondering whether the runner bean poles can possible stay upright ... 

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Posted: 04/08/2017 at 08:18

Fairy ... PM 


For those who loved All Creatures ... have you seen The Yorkshire Vet series on Channel 5?


http://www.channel5.com/show/the-yorkshire-vet/   I just love it ... it's James Herriot's old practice ... one of the partners was trained by him, with real life characterful Yorkshire farmers and folk and their animals ... cattle, sheep, horses, dogs, cats, iguanas, alpacas and parrots ... the whole lot. The vets are just lovely ... as a farmer's daughter and former smallholder the whole programme is compulsive viewing in this house.  Love it. 

Last edited: 04 August 2017 08:20:37

Rain. Rain more rain and slugs

Posted: 04/08/2017 at 07:57

Harlequin snail ... is there such a thing? I've never heard of it and certainly Mr Google only comes up with a piece of computer-aided fractal design. 



I'm talking of the Brown Lipped Snail Cepaea nemoralis ... which feeds mainly on decaying vegetable matter, so I'm happy to leave it alone in our garden ... and let the Song thrush help himself 




Pic's a bit blurry ... sorry, phone's not good at close-ups.  

Last edited: 04 August 2017 07:59:00

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Posted: 04/08/2017 at 07:44

Wonky and her Lovely Hub have the day off work today so I think celebrations start today   A steak dinner has been mentioned.

What to do about my shrivelled beans?

Posted: 04/08/2017 at 07:41

And they've been watered regularly?

slugs...

Posted: 04/08/2017 at 07:39

Another vote here for nematodes ... a lot less slug damage on my Shady Bank.  


But do keep the solution away from ponds ... the nematodes also kill pond snails 

Last edited: 04 August 2017 07:40:38

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Posted: 04/08/2017 at 06:02

Good morning all 


Dacha ... I hope your wife's back eases soon. It reminds me that five years ago to the day I did exactly the same thing ... Just before my daughter Wonky's wedding ... the mother of the bride was doped up on cocodamol and champagne  If you're looking in Wonky ... Happy Anniversary!!! 

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