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Soil over pond liner in a wildife pond

Posted: 11/09/2015 at 07:09

I hope we're going to get some photos ....


Posted: 11/09/2015 at 07:05

Good morning all   I've gottem Chicky

It's a lovely morning and I've got a drive out into the sticks to pick up an ebay win for a friend down in Cornwall.  Not sure how big the box will be - if we can we'll take it down to Cornwall with us, if not we'll store it here until she can come up for it.   It looks just the day for a drive into the autumn countryside

Wonky, sounds as if you had a lovely day yesterday - and there's very few things as good as being happy in your work - I remember how people used to envy our friend  the toymaker for being able to make a living out of doing what he loved.

Pat, that looks beautiful - do you have fish in there?  I used to like a bit of quiet  fishing, many years ago - a good w ay to see wildlife, sitting very still by some water.

Angelica horror movie

Posted: 11/09/2015 at 06:52

As you're in Germany, I take it you're referring to Angelica sylvestris which I know grows wild in some areas, rather than the cultivated form.

The seeds are often included in wild flower mixes here in the UK.

Stolen Peas

Posted: 11/09/2015 at 06:46

That's a bit heavy-footed for the birds mentioned above - the area has been trampled - but possibly a flock of fat wood pigeons who of course, love peas ... now there's a thought  ... is there any pigeon poo around?


Posted: 10/09/2015 at 13:45

Panda - twisted (corkscrew) willow can grow 30+ feet, are very thirsty and their roots damage foundations and drains - just saying

It's been a gorgeous morning; I've been out there weeding, cutting back, deadheading and potting up.  It's really warm.  Maybe the toms will be ripe before we go away.

The new doorbell is a bit of a PITA - by that I mean that it works I answered the door to a youth delivering leaflets on behalf of his family firm (???) who will 'recondition your roof tiles madam as I can see they're in urgent need of treatment'.  The most urgent need I could see was a belt or braces to hold his trousers up

I thanked him for his concern and told him we have a builder in the family who does all our work, please don't waste paper by leaving me a leaflet which will go straight in the bin.

I'm sure we're getting far more of these visits now that we have a doorbell that works

compost bin on stone flags

Posted: 10/09/2015 at 11:54

Hmmm - compost in the type of bin you describe still needs aerating, which is what turning does - it can be strenuous, even with an aerating tool such as this

compost bin on stone flags

Posted: 10/09/2015 at 11:45

Fidget - that's just what I was thinking but couldn't find the thread

Having had a member of my family struggle with ME, turning compost is not something I'd suggest - but a community of happy worms turning your rubbish/food waste into lovely fertiliser - just the ticket

Raised bed of bricks

Posted: 10/09/2015 at 11:28

Engineering bricks are frost-resistant, and come in different colours as well as the blue/black nowadays, although some colours are more prevalent in some areas.

Discussions started by Dovefromabove

Tree Nursery bankrupt - online auction

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Ilex crenata

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Saying goodbye

Farewell to a friend 
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It's different in Cornwall

Undisputable proof!!! 
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A Point of View

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Autumn colour

Photos of the autumn jewels in our gardens 
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Geum Totally Tangerine

It's got to be moved ... 
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Which Cornish Garden to visit in September?

If you could only choose one ........... 
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Winter container display

Stuck for ideas 
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Shall we pool our piggy banks?

Or shall we stick with our seed swap? 
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Oh dear! Is this the beginning of the end?

Shall we have to say goodbye ... 
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Visit to Bressingham Gardens

Monday 27th July 
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Foxglove 'Illumination Pink'

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ID please

Can't remember  
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Flower ID please

Spring flower in Northern Brittany  
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