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Posted: 03/05/2015 at 14:25

Whatever you do I hope you enjoy your 'mini-break' - it's such a lovely area. 

The sun's already crept up here and is trying to shine - it'll be cool and damp down your way any minute


Posted: 03/05/2015 at 14:19

That's ok Hostafan - we've booked all the sunshine for the East Anglian coast tomorrow - it'll be cool and damp down your way

Did you see my post re free parking at Chatsworth?  We've started a new page ... you might have missed it

Oh dear oh dear,,oh dear......

Posted: 03/05/2015 at 14:09

I hope they don't - I think that's a name with too much 'weight' for any member of that family for a long while to come   such a sad life

It's my birthday

Posted: 03/05/2015 at 14:07

Tell them both to have a wonderful time


Posted: 03/05/2015 at 14:06

It's still drizzling here and jolly wet underfoot - the pond's filled up a bit but we could really do with double the amount of rain that we've had - but I'd like a fine day tomorrow please so we can go for our beach stomp


Posted: 03/05/2015 at 14:04
Hostafan1 wrote (see)

£12 for a garden only ticket at Chatsworth, didn't notice there's parking on top. 

Might give it a miss.

Sun has come out. I've so much to do, I feel guilty about going away. 

Back Tuesday afternoon, so not too long away.

Hostafan - it says that parking's free if you book your entry tickets online at least 24 hours in advance

Leave a To Do List in the polytunnel and smile nicely at Verdun - I'm sure he'll send some Cornish Piskies over the Tamar to do a bit of gardening for you

Best year for Rhubarb?

Posted: 03/05/2015 at 12:42

Re Rhubarb & Custard cake ... I've got one in the oven now

Try it with the custard in it - it's lovely

ideal potato soil

Posted: 03/05/2015 at 12:36

Hi Maggie

No, it's not legal to take sand from the beach!!!  It's very illegal!!!  And if you live in Suffolk and know about coastal erosion you'll know that we can't afford for anyone to be removing sand or shingle or we'll soon be under water (think Dunwich)!

My brother farms in Suffolk and is a potato grower for the big supermarkets - he grows his best potatoes on the light sandy loam between the A12 and the coast.

You can buy natural sandy loam by the bag .

Hope that's helpful

It's my birthday

Posted: 03/05/2015 at 12:27

Lily ((hugs))

Wildlife driven out of my garden.

Posted: 03/05/2015 at 11:49
fidgetbones wrote (see)

Mike, get yourself down to Battersea dogs home, and get a Jack Russell.

Great idea Fidget!  Even an older more sedate Jack Russell will see the cats off the property and exercise him/herself in the process

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