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Posted: 19/05/2015 at 18:13

Like your style Wonky - get the council to do your research and development for you - it's what you pay your council tax for

KEF -  I've got a hat you can borrow

 Oh, I don't think it's going to appear - Wonky can describe it to you ... it's big and pink


9cm plant - how to deal with it

Posted: 19/05/2015 at 18:06

I suppose we should remember that some ferns are only just waking up after the winter - certainly some of mine are only just emerging whereas others are quite luxuriant already

How To Correct Spelling Mistakes.

Posted: 19/05/2015 at 18:02

I agree, don't worry about it - we all make typing errors - you can only edit while no one has posted after you so often you don't see your blooper until it's too late. 

C'est la vie - it's the gardening that's important

Baby tits in camera box

Posted: 19/05/2015 at 17:14

Sad - but these things happen - it could have been for one of many reasons - sounds like three fledged successfully.

Remove the corpses - the parents may have a second brood in there.

Fingers crossed


Posted: 19/05/2015 at 17:07

Heuchera 'Fire Chief' - Clari should have one of those!!!

Christmas Cactus

Posted: 19/05/2015 at 16:27

I would re-pot it now, and then when the weather warms up it can go outside in the sunshine (but not scorching) for the summer - keep the compost a bit on the dry side, and keep an eye out for snails - they love them.  Then in the autumn bring it in and put it on a warm light windowsill and wait. 

I wouldn't split it - it's probably got three little plants in the pot to produce a plant that is balanced all around.  splitting it would give you three lopsided plants.

Once you've re-potted it I'd stop feeding it for a while - the compost should have enough feed in it for a few months.

They're great to take cuttings from, so when it starts to get too big you can take some stems off and use them as cuttings - three to a pot, back to back so you get a well balanced pot



Posted: 19/05/2015 at 15:57

Hello folks - I'm back

Re Chatsworth - it's a lovely thought, but it's an 8 hour round trip minimum, so probably best to count me out. 

Ma is well however she thinks Pa should give up driving the car now - apparently it takes a lot out of him and he spends the rest of the time sleeping - I agreed that he's probably past it by now

I have to laugh, otherwise .........................................

She didn't want me to leave without seeing Pa, so I popped along the corridor and came back saying that he was asleep, she could give him my love when she sees him.

I spoke to the manager who agreed that we can't keep telling her every day that Pa has died - it's too cruel - the best thing is just to go along with her and try to divert her attention ............ but that's hard to do, she's always been a very stubborn woman.

After my visit I popped down to the harbour and bought 3lb of fresh line-caught cod for £10 - bargain!!! That'll feed us tonight and the rest will be frozen.
Then I had a packet of crisps and a drink while watching the sea.

On the way home, just outside Norwich, there was a humungous hailstorm - huge hail - I thought it was going to crack the windscreen! OH says there's been no hail at all here  He's outside feeding the robin again 

aubretia and vinca

Posted: 19/05/2015 at 10:45

Hi again Matt

I think you'll get more answers to this question if you start a new thread with an appropriate title that catches the eye

Help finding wall bracket/ hook

Posted: 19/05/2015 at 10:30

Jennifer - thanks - I'd lost the name of that manufacturer - I bought some of the clip and hang brackets a couple of years ago and want some more - they're great for hanging bird feeders from the fence - as they'fre not fixed we can vary the position according to the time of year and the  birds' needs.  Fantastic!


Posted: 19/05/2015 at 09:15

Good morning Wonky! 

I've got a photo of you, your brother and Boss the lab standing under some Rheum palmatum leaves at the foot of a rocky cliff face.  Must get a new scanner-printer for this laptop, then I can post  the photo on here

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I couldn't resist ..................................... 
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