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Posted: 01/11/2014 at 14:07

Oh no, I want some sharp frosts to kill the bugs and slugs!!! 

Hallowe'en Party 31 Oct in The Log Cabin, Verdun's Garden

Posted: 01/11/2014 at 14:06

That's a good idea - lots of reasons to celebrate  - son's birthday and also OH's birthday - both in the week before Christmas


Posted: 01/11/2014 at 13:58

I often shop in Lidl - their own brand shower cream for sensitive skin is great Had a lovely piece of Scotch Rib Eye steak from them for supper yesterday.  Dried fruit's good too, and we got some good Rioja a while back.

Nasty looking scale on Christmas Cactus

Posted: 01/11/2014 at 12:48

Aaargh, it could be sunscorch if you've been letting the foliage get wet and it's been in bright sunshine - Christmas Cacti do better in semi-shade, not bright sunshine.

Water the compost only, not the foliage.

Nasty looking scale on Christmas Cactus

Posted: 01/11/2014 at 12:40

My thoughts are the same as Bob's - it looks to me as if snails have been grazing off the surface of the plant and it's then calloused over.

Slugs and snails love them.


Posted: 01/11/2014 at 12:14

Lesley, Wildies are members of a Foodie Forum .  We started off on the BBC Food Messageboard, and when that closed the wonderful Riocaz started Wildfood.  One of our number, Mamta, was featured in the Guardian yesterday but we're not all as elevated as her - we're a very friendly chatty bunch, just like the Forkers

Hallowe'en Party 31 Oct in The Log Cabin, Verdun's Garden

Posted: 01/11/2014 at 12:07
star gaze lily wrote (see)
....  Look forward to the next one Dove, thanks for organising it. How about an xmas one?


I'm at MIL's for Christmas Lily - you'll have to arrange it.

We'll be back for New Year

It's my birthday

Posted: 01/11/2014 at 11:01

Lovely pic!  Wish her a very Happy Birthday from us   Enjoy the party

What is this pond plant please?

Posted: 01/11/2014 at 10:48

I thought watercress too, or Brooklime,  or possibly Creeping Jenny?


Posted: 01/11/2014 at 10:25

Yvie, I'm a Wildie as well as a Forker - we Wildies are on a Food Forum, and being experts we've had our sprouts on since February - better safe than sorry

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