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Is this Honey Fungus?

Posted: 02/11/2014 at 11:17

Once you see the toadstools the tree is already full of it.  The toadstools are only the fruiting bodies - the main part of the organism is huge and spreads underground and into already dying wood, which it helps to break down.  The spores spread in the air.  Nothing that we can do about it.

Hallowe'en Howlers

Posted: 02/11/2014 at 10:04
artjak wrote (see)

A good shower is better than s..x

That all depends on the sox


Posted: 02/11/2014 at 09:56

Topbird, was your puss-cat out at about 6.15 this morning - if so there was a multiple cat-fight around our bins - very noisy, lots of squawks and squeals - I know you're a bit of a distance from us, but if she ran very fast ............

But seriously, you're probably right - new cats and some territorial behaviour.   Hope she's feeling better soon and that the new pecking order is quickly established to everyone's liking.

Verdun, hope everyone enjoys Spike's visit   Pa really misses the company of a dog - when he's well enough for us to take him out for a push the highlights are always a meeting with a dog, and he spends his days watching dogs being walked on The Common outside his window - I wish Bro would take one of his labs to visit more often - he says he can't because The Lovely Home has a resident cat, but Bro's dogs are very well trained and expensive gun dogs - very controllable. 

I've seriously contemplated getting a dog myself so that I could take it to visit Pa - it would give him so much pleasure - but OH gets asthma in households where there are dogs. Don't want him to have to move out!!!

Winter Readings

Posted: 02/11/2014 at 09:43

Mike, can youtell us which gardening books you enjoy reading - you must have read very many.

Favourite garden task?

Posted: 02/11/2014 at 07:02

I like it all, weeding, digging, sowing, pruning, planting, potting .... the list goes on and on  

But the two things I enjoy the most are:

  1.  watching the wildlife using the garden, the hedgehogs,  woodmice, birds, frogs, toads, newts, grass snake, insects and bats.
  2. sitting on the garden bench having a cup of coffee or glass of wine with OH, looking at the garden and making plans.

And I nearly forgot - I get a lot of satisfaction from going out into the garden, picking some veg or fruit and preparing a meal with it.



Modern Technology etc.

Posted: 02/11/2014 at 06:54

A friend who is seriously ill has had several calls from these crooks - because she has refused to do as they ask they have also left abusive messages on her answerphone.  They have reduced her to tears.  She has contacted the police.


Posted: 02/11/2014 at 06:43

Good morning Fidget - second mug of coffee needed here - kettle's on. 

Those seem to be my normal hours here in the UK

There's a very grey sky out there and occasional squally showers of rain on the window.  Two cats have just had a very noisy tussle around our bins.  The lid of the food waste bin is broken (I've notified the council and am waiting for a replacement) so I hope the cats haven't littered the garden with the crab shells that I put in there yesterday

Modern Technology etc.

Posted: 02/11/2014 at 06:33

Mike - these phone calls are not from Windows!!!!  This is a well-known scam and they are trying to hack into your computer, get your personal details and rob you.  Microsoft Windows will never phone you. 

Have a look here

If they phone again just hang up straight away - do not do anything that they say.  Do not worry about offending them.  They have plenty of other people on their list to phone and try to rob.


Should I plant Victoria plum?

Posted: 01/11/2014 at 19:49

Oh, it isn't in italics now

Discussions started by Dovefromabove

Winterwatch BBC2

Starts this evening 9.00pm 
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Please help me choose 
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Trees and their relationships

Interesting info about fungi, microrhyzal organisms and trees 
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Formatting Problems

There's a rogue thread 
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Christmas lights in the garden

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John Innes Compost

All your questions answered 
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Amazing amateur wildlife photos

Russian foxes in the Arctic Circle 
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Hallowe'en Howlers

A seasonal joke thread 
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Tree of the Year

Some wonderful photographs of wonderful trees 
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Hallowe'en Party 31 Oct in The Log Cabin, Verdun's Garden

All welcome ............who's coming? 
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It's a mystery ....

Can you name this plant? 
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Bargain Roses

For a limited time only 
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Prepare for a heatwave!!!

It's not winter yet ....... 
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Recording the weather in your garden

Do you? 
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