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

Posted: 27/10/2014 at 10:39

Punkdoc, if you wait at your nearest bus stop the TWIGS' charabanc will pick you up on the way up to collect Fairygirl - we're taking the scenic route to Cornwall - Topbird's organising it

 Plenty of room for all

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

Posted: 27/10/2014 at 08:37

Of course you can come Lily   If there's not a seat available, in the past Pdoc has found that sleeping on Verdun's lovely tufts of grasses in the border can be quite comfy - well, that's where we found him the following morning anyway

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

Posted: 27/10/2014 at 08:18

Can somebody arrange to bring Stacey - she can have the comfy couch on the other side of the inglenook - as long as she brings some chilli sauce with her


Posted: 27/10/2014 at 08:16

I'm sure he's ok - he's probably just changing his routine in preparation for hibernation.  Our big ash trees are losing their leaves now, and it seems that this triggers his hibernation instinct - he starts appearing in the daytime on dry mornings gathering up the leaves.  We don't rake them up and bag them for leafmould until after hibernation is underway.

It's lovely and sunny here too DD - think I'll try to get out there early today

ash from wood burner

Posted: 27/10/2014 at 07:51
Hostafan1 wrote (see)

whew Dove, I thought I was heading into " senior moment" territory.

Well, there's always the possibility that we've both arrived there


Posted: 27/10/2014 at 07:41

I read about that Verdun - very sad - the sea can be so deceptive and some people just don't understand the risks they're taking.

It's quite warm here too - we turned the heating on yesterday morning as it felt quite chilly, but when it switched on in the evening it was too warm so it's off again now.

This is the second morning running that Hefty's supper hasn't been eaten - he doesn't usually go into hibernation until well into November, and it's still quite mild

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

Posted: 27/10/2014 at 07:12

I'm going to have to put my thinking hat on - I'm not very good at being scary



Posted: 27/10/2014 at 07:04

Good morning all and welcome back Fidget  ((hugs)) 

Think your houseguest/sitter needs a severe talking too!!!

As for underwater cameras - I think I'd have to be happy with having a good visual memory and descriptive powers!  Ordinary cameras are expensive enough!

Worries & troubles that affect Forum friends.

Posted: 27/10/2014 at 06:57

Fidget ((hugs))  sorry to hear he's having such a tough time.

Small tree/shrub ideas

Posted: 26/10/2014 at 20:02

I would suggest a crab apple - they don't grow too large for front gardens and the roots won't damage foundations.  The blossom and the fruit attract wildlife (long-tailed tits love them and visit in droves looking for insects and spiders webs), and the growth isn't too dense.  If you want to thin the branches out later on that can be done without  spoiling the shape of the tree.  Lots of different shades of blossom and fruit for you to choose from.

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