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Posted: 30/08/2015 at 19:56

Fg - gorgeous pic - thanks

Steve - Pa was from a long line of farmers, his grandfather used to breed champion Lincoln Longwools.  In my previous existence I bred Southdowns.  I also had a small herd of dairy goats, mainly pedigree Golden Guernseys  

So yes, I've used that skill on many an occasion, but not with my Social Services hat on - however it's amazing how dropping it into the conversation can make a chap's eyes water and get him to focus on the matter in hand so to speak!

Money tree leaves turning spongy

Posted: 30/08/2015 at 19:39

Well done Clair - that's good going - and thanks for letting us know

Raised flower bed

Posted: 30/08/2015 at 19:29

Oh yes Verdun, those would look beautiful, and although they're so delicate looking they actually seem quite hardy.   Ours are doing quite well in pots in a shady corner

hydrangea - is it dead?

Posted: 30/08/2015 at 19:24

Hi SquelchyNo1

To be absolutely frank, it's not the healthiest hydrangea I've ever seen - do you have rabbits or deer in your neck of the woods?

My first success!

Posted: 30/08/2015 at 17:10

Welcome HDPete

Ma used to have a passiflora on the front of her seaside home - it was covered with beautiful golden egg-shaped fruits every autumn

Talkback: How to ripen late tomatoes

Posted: 30/08/2015 at 17:06

I seem to remember CB doing this much later in the year, as you suggest Verdun


Posted: 30/08/2015 at 17:04

Steve - you and I have something in common - I have a Certificate in Lambing and Castration

You know that bit in your appraisal when they ask if you have any skills or qualifications that you're not using in your current post?   ....... I worked for Children's Social Services ............   

A senior manager made a very un-professional suggestion


Posted: 30/08/2015 at 16:28

Ah, found it Channel 4, 9pm.  Set to record and remind - Cheers!


Posted: 30/08/2015 at 16:23

I've read it but not seen it yet - which channel Hosta?

Figs galore

Posted: 30/08/2015 at 16:17

I can see that possibly they're not to your taste Hosta - not even with goat cheese and honey

However, I've always thought they were like another piece of anatomy

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ID please

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Flower ID please

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