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Posted: 20/10/2015 at 10:14

Hi Specklehen

It sounds like Oxalis corniculata - a right PITA - info here

Hope that helps

Strange problem....

Posted: 20/10/2015 at 10:10

Diblinschtat - made me laugh too - that too is something that happened occasionally in the old farmhouse where we lived - Pa taught us never to put our wellies on without tipping them upside down first. 

That's why one of these is such a useful item if you live in the countryside.



Posted: 20/10/2015 at 10:06

I think that's fox poo.  Foxes do vary in size - occasionally a big dog fox can be quite substantial.

Can anyone ID please

Posted: 20/10/2015 at 08:53

Ok, I was wrong - not a viola

Can you give us a photo of an individual flower a bit closer up please?

Can you see stamens?


Posted: 20/10/2015 at 08:43

I thought people might be interested in this local online newspaper article - the video is great too!


Posted: 20/10/2015 at 08:01

Lesley, the plumber was just finishing off when I spoke to her yesterday evening and she said he'd done a brilliant job, hiding as much pipework as possible and fitting new worktops etc, and the electrician had appeared and done some more work (although still more to do).  



Posted: 20/10/2015 at 07:47

Good morning Fg

Hopefully it's going to stay dry here too so I can get some washing out - I think Wonky has two weeks' worth to hang on her line

Can anyone ID please

Posted: 20/10/2015 at 07:41
Esspee wrote (see)

Could it be a blue pimpernel?

They have different petal shapes and formation and prominent stamens.  Not Lysimachia monelli aka Blue pimpernel.

Can anyone ID please

Posted: 20/10/2015 at 07:37

Looks like a viola to me - one of the ones that's more like a violet than a pansy.

Strange problem....

Posted: 20/10/2015 at 07:31

Tell the cooker company they're talking out of their bottoms!!!  Of course the smell will go!  We had hundreds of dead mice trapped under the floorboards of the old farmhouse we lived in as children.  They stunk for a while but soon dried out.  When the house was eventually renovated there were lots of little dried-out corpses - not smelly at all. 

Pretty obvious the cooker company think you're gullible enough to believe them and will then buy another cooker from them.

The best thing you can do is use your oven often and speed up the desiccation process, open some windows and use some air fresheners in the meantime.


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