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Posted: 14/06/2015 at 16:33

BL - thanks for the photos - what a fantastic time - I'd love to see the paintings, but can do without the rest so I'll probably not go   The concert sounds amazing - well done that man!!!

ID please - is this Toothwort?

Posted: 14/06/2015 at 16:19

Thanks Landgirl - I'll pass that on


Posted: 14/06/2015 at 15:02

I have had a major argument with the new Henry Vac   it is never going to be used upstairs again!   It is going to live in the garage and be used for spilt compost, sawdust and the sort of things Henrys were originally designed for before they tried to become clever - never again will it knock down the blinds in the bedroom which hit me on the head, get tangled around my feet and cause mayhem spilling orchid compost across the carpet, necessitating my rescue by OH who finished cleaning the bedroom while I went downstairs to calm down.

I was using the Henry 'cos the all singing all dancing Dyson Animal is soooooooooo irritating and just isn't efficient and is so annoying to empty and clean.

In a fit of pique (major understatement) I have just ordered a bog-standard Panasonic upright like the one I always used to have

Wonky is going to have the annoying all singing all dancing Dyson Animal that I hate. She says her hubby will love it (cos it's the vac equivalent of an Applemac, apparently  ) so they'll be happy and when my Panasonic arrives I'll be able to 'hoover' again without getting into a tizz ............. and breathe

ID please - is this Toothwort?

Posted: 14/06/2015 at 12:56

Ah, Edd, you posted as I was typing - I'll tell my friend - many thanks

ID please - is this Toothwort?

Posted: 14/06/2015 at 12:54

I can't really see any discernible difference between the plant in Edd's photo and the one in my original post ...

Small fast flying bird

Posted: 14/06/2015 at 12:50

Neither can I Nut, and it matches the behaviour of the bats here who come out of the nearby chalk mine and flit around the garden at dusk after moths and mosquitoes. 

One goes to a neighbouring house and regularly flits around triggering a security light which he's learnt attracts moths - clever!!!

Pet Rabbit

Posted: 14/06/2015 at 12:47

There's no real difference in the culinary tastes of wild and tame rabbits - however tame rabbits are braver and have less survival instinct so will try anything. 

We had rabbits when my children were young.  We had a large enclosed garden and from time to time they were allowed out of their run to hop, skip and jump with freedom, BUT ONLY UNDER SUPERVISION!!! 

The rest of the time they were out in a run which could be moved to a fresh patch of clover each day

ID please - is this Toothwort?

Posted: 14/06/2015 at 12:42

So Edd, do you think it is the Lathraea squamaria?

ID please - is this Toothwort?

Posted: 14/06/2015 at 12:39

It doesn't look right for Orabanche to me - any that I've seen have more reddish colour than my friend's photo.

ID please - is this Toothwort?

Posted: 14/06/2015 at 12:21

He has seen the Purple toothwort at the same place

 but the toothwort I was thinking of was Lathraea squamaria

but my friend says it's even rarer in France than in the UK so he's quite excited

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