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Rockery Stone seen on an episode of G World

Posted: 04/05/2015 at 18:38

Tufa is in short supply and very expensive, although there are some suppliers in the UK

Many people make an imitation 'rock' called hypertufa - details here


Posted: 04/05/2015 at 17:41

Hello folks - we're back

We had a lovely day at Cromer - a walk along the seafront, lots of browsing in shops full of seaside gifty stuff and galleries, then to the pier (winner of Pier of the Year 2015)


 then we had a very good lunch in the Courtyard behind the Wellington - we both had Cromer crab gratin with a herby green salad and a lovely citrus dressing - much better than we were expecting and we shall definitely go there again. We had intended to go to the Rocket House Café, but there was a long queue for a table (they have wonderful sea views), and the queues for the good fish and chip places were quite long too, so we took pot luck with the Welly and were very pleased. We had eaten there before but it was a long time ago.

After lunch we had a walk on the beach, then flopped on the shingle with icecreams

 We half expected to meet up with Verdun ...


 Then we walked back to the car, on the way buying a stick of rock for Ma, and drove home in the sunshine with the top down

Have I. Become a Victim?

Posted: 04/05/2015 at 17:20
Verdun wrote (see)

The internet is very useful.  But it issues confusing, conflicting info and cannot be relied upon for accuracy.

It does, but the same as with any source of information, I seek corroboration and look for evidence of authenticity and reliability before I decide what information to believe.

I don't believe everything I read in books either

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

Posted: 04/05/2015 at 09:48

What!  Verdun has nicked my convertible again!  I need it ... I'm going to the seaside!!!





Posted: 04/05/2015 at 09:33

Primrosecottage - you're probably not aware, Verdun is already down there - in fact, he is Poldark!!!  Think fame has gone to his head a bit

As for the holiday - I shall have to hitch up a caravan


Broad Beans

Posted: 04/05/2015 at 09:24

Happy Star Wars Day to you too Jane

Have I. Become a Victim?

Posted: 04/05/2015 at 09:22

I don't understand the relationship of the heading to the question being asked

However, the answer is in our own hands - I have learned so much from using the internet to answer my questions (as well as using my own books and the library) - the thing is not to stop when you get the answer, but to ask another one - why, how, when etc, and go on and on researching the subject. 

It's not the tools; it's the way you use them.

What you need is 'satiable curtiosity 

copper beech

Posted: 04/05/2015 at 09:16

Copper beech foliage in spring is indeed a glorious coppery colour

 but in the summer it darkens to a dark purplish colour


I love the Royals......

Posted: 04/05/2015 at 08:24


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ID please

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I was going to mow the lawn but ......................

Excuses, excuses, excuses .......... 
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Hail storms in East Anglia tomorrow/Friday!?!?!?

Weather warning! 
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Good intentions ...

Things I really must get around to doing ... one day ... 
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Frost tonight!!!???

Check your local forecast ... 
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Clematis cuttings

Where shall I put them? 
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