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Posted: 30/01/2016 at 09:51

I think that the problem with some small charities is that they rely on retired people to do their accounts etc - some have been retired quite a long time and may not have been very up to date even when they were working

Camera Corner

Posted: 30/01/2016 at 09:35

I think it's lovely to know that the Red Admiral's original name had no naval connotations - it was originally known as an Admirable - isn't that great!

Hellebore niger

Posted: 30/01/2016 at 08:30

Right - I shall have to keep my eyes open for a H. niger and see if it likes this garden

Camera Corner

Posted: 30/01/2016 at 08:01

I'd say Painted Lady too


Great pics folks

Hellebore niger

Posted: 30/01/2016 at 07:30

I've got a H. ericsmithii 'Snow Love' (that's a H. Niger type isn't it?) which was plonked in the west facing bed by the front door sort of behind a Sarcocca a couple of years ago and it's grown to about four times its size and has been  flowering its socks off for a couple of months and has loads more buds to come.  It probably benefits from the fertiliser and summer soakings given to the clematis nearby, but it gets no special treatment. 

What's happening ?

Posted: 30/01/2016 at 06:59

Nora says the techies are aware and will sort it out as soon as poss 

coco de paimpol

Posted: 30/01/2016 at 06:56

Great!  Looking forward to a progress report!


Posted: 30/01/2016 at 06:51


No idea what will come after them - mice, jays?  ... Pat lives in Australia too, so does Ginger ... they might know.

I pick hazel nuts when the green leafy calyx surrounding the nut is beginning to turn colour at the tips - much later than that and the squirrels have got them.  Then if you've enough not to eat them all there and then, you need to dry them in the sun.   



Posted: 30/01/2016 at 06:42

Just read back a bit .... Clari ((hugs))  for heaven's sake - that's not how to run a Charity!!!  The Charity Commissioner would have something to say about that !!! 

Panda!!!  Ouch!!! ((hugs))

Where are Hosta and his OH?  Are they safely snuggled in their lovely Gatwick hotel now?  I do hope so

 I dreamt about rearing loads and loads of huge tortoiseshell butterflies


Posted: 30/01/2016 at 06:39

Good morning Pdoc

The rain woke me earlier so I put the radio on for a while and went back to sleep, but now I'm awake again so I've come downstairs to chat with you ... but I'm not going to do paperwork today - did more than enough the other day and there's plenty more to do, but not at the weekend

I must give those seed catalogues proper scrutiny

Anyone for a



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