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Posted: 25/05/2015 at 10:32

Oooh, have a lovely drive Hosta - OH and I stayed close to Boscastle for our first Cornish holiday together Lovely area.  We'll be just a bit further down the coast later in the year

Wonky - lots of girlish giggling and shrieking just up the hill around 1am - think they'd staggered home. 


Posted: 25/05/2015 at 09:53

It's all over now Wonky - it closed with the Foo Fighters last night - we couldn't really hear it well enough to enjoy it.  They should either turn it up or down - half way is no good at all.

Norwith will be empty today - they've all put yellow and green football shirts on and got on the train to Wembley - hope there's some people left to to to the Food Fair at the farm shop ...


Posted: 25/05/2015 at 09:48

Good morning Wonky

You can get this sort

 but you're  too young to remember .............

Planting Lilies - when?

Posted: 25/05/2015 at 08:51

I think they'll be fine - the ones in the ground are getting their roots down, and of course, it has been a bit chilly - they'll get going when the weather warms up.

What do others think?

bean seed germinating

Posted: 25/05/2015 at 08:37

What of Primrose?


Posted: 25/05/2015 at 07:54

Enjoy the time in the garden DD - are you and Charlie going to live on sandwiches and beans on toast?


Posted: 25/05/2015 at 07:41

Good morning to the second contingent

It's supposed to be cooler here today Verdun, but I hope it isn't - I nearly put the heating on yesterday! 

Wintersong, our hedgehogs seem to clear up the seeds that the birds discard - well, them and the Dunnock family who spend lots of time in the garden now that we've planted all the undergrowth in the Little Wilderness

Anyone else get slightly "rare" bird visitors?

Posted: 25/05/2015 at 07:31

Hi Hefty

We too have a pair of robins that feed from our hands - they're very demanding and as soon as we appear in the morning they're shouting for their mealworms and they're busy feeding their nestlings until it's quite dark in the evening.  The male is braver than the female, but even she now comes and perches on our hands to feed   Hopefully they'll bring their fledgelings along to feed soon.  I must order some more mealworms!

You may get some 'odd remarks' on here - you see, your 'name' Hefty is what we call the very large hedgehog who's been visiting us ever since we moved here nearly four years ago - we have several visit us each evening, but Hefty is quite a character and his comings and goings have been reported on this board quite regularly!   It was quite a shock to me when I saw your name here this morning - for a moment I thought Hefty Hedgehog had learned to type!


Posted: 25/05/2015 at 07:20

Good morning all  

Have a fantastic trip Panda - hope all goes reasonably according to plan

I've been up and out there, feeding demanding robins - as soon as one of us appears at the kitchen window they're shouting at us for mealworms!  It's more responsibility than if we had a pet dog!

And the hedgehogs seem to be well and truly back into routine - but I'm not sure that Hefty is visiting us this year - he was a grand old hedgehog - maybe he didn't survive the winter - or maybe he's still on his amorous spring wanderings. 

I had a bit of a shock this morning when I saw that someone called Hefty had been posting on here ...... but I don't think it's The Hefty

Plant or weed

Posted: 24/05/2015 at 19:55

Have you grown mixed salad leaves or anything like that?  It could have come in a mixture like that.  Or possibly even in some birdseed. 

It looks as if there's a brassica of some sort  flowering in the bottom left hand corner (with a yellow flower) - if you've not grown any veg that could have come in bird seed too. 

Once the chard has flowered and it's seeds are ripe the plant will die.  Unless you want it to seed around the place I'd pull it up and compost/bin it.

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