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Posted: 26/09/2015 at 17:01

Thanks Verdun   we had some lovely weather - only a little rain, lots of sunshine, two afternoons in St Ives just laying on the sand enjoying the warm sun (after having had very good lunches in the Rum & Crab Shack ).  

So very sorry to hear about your niece's friend - heard about it when we were down there of course - a complete tragedy and waste of a fine young life - from what we read and heard he was a lovely young man - I hope that in time his family and friends will be able to take pride in their memories - but for now feelings must be very raw.  Our sincere sympathies to all who loved him


Posted: 26/09/2015 at 16:53

Yes, mycellium - we had a patch when we turned an area of lawn into a border and planted rhubarb, herbs and a grapevine - four years on and all growing well - nothing to worry about.

We're on light soil in East Anglia too


Posted: 26/09/2015 at 16:50

Hosta, tell your lovely OH that his chutney is wonderful - it goes marvellously with Cornish pasties!!!  Just a scraping left in the bottom of the jar to bring home with us ...


Identifying this bulb/seed?

Posted: 26/09/2015 at 16:45

Yes, one of the Earthstar fungi - couldn't tell you which one.

This is interesting

You need to have the sound turned on. 

It's my birthday

Posted: 26/09/2015 at 16:39

A little bird has just told me that Nut has a birthday today!!!

Hope you're having a really lovely day ((hugs))


Ideas on how Solve a Pet Problem Like this...

Posted: 26/09/2015 at 15:23

I haven't read the beginning of this thread yet (got the gist of it from Hello Forkers) but thank goodness I know there's a happy ending

((hugs)) for DD and family


Posted: 26/09/2015 at 15:19

Hello folks!  We're back Fabulous holiday

Wonderful day with Hosta and his OH - both absolute darlings, and what a fabulous breakfast!!! and some of the best chutney ever to take away with us, plus plants - of which more later - and Lyn and her OH - lovely lovely people ........ and a saunter around the 'estate' - what a day that was!!! 

I've had a quick scan read back - many ((hugs)) to those of you dealing with worry, sadness, anxiety, ill health and real tragedy ... such a lot in a few days and so much understanding and support given - what a great place this is

Now I must load the washing machine and pick tomatoes/courgettes/beans/grapes etc .......... see you in a bit .......




Posted: 17/09/2015 at 06:43


ID and renovation advice please

Posted: 17/09/2015 at 06:27

I picked one up from the 'nearly dead' section in the GC this time last year - think I paid little more than thruppence for it .  Repotted it and left it alone in a sheltered spot in dappled shade.  It's flowering it's socks off.  It's going in the Wilderness, eventually.

Aphid removal

Posted: 17/09/2015 at 06:24

Fill a bucket with tepid water with a squirt of washing up liquid. 

Pick up a potted chilli plant with your fingers spread over the top of the pot to hole the compost in - turn it upside down and swish it around in the bucket until all the leaves are wet then turn it back the right way up and let it dry.

That'll sort them out.

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