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Latest posts by Dovefromabove

ID and renovation advice please

Posted: 26/09/2015 at 19:45


Posted: 26/09/2015 at 19:43

GWRS - hope you have as lovely a holiday as we've just had

Hello Lyn   It was lovely to meet you and your OH  - what an interesting chap

In the end we didn't do any garden visiting   well, how could we want more after our visit to Hosta's lovely place 

The weather was so lovely we spent loads of time on the beach - exploring beautiful deserted little coves with rockpools full of seaweeds, sea anemones, crabs, shrimps, shellfish of all sorts and even some little fish.  We went for a few walks (not as many as we'd intended) and we had a lovely day in Marazion and went to a performance of Much Ado at the Minack theatre, did a bit of shopping, looked at art, ate out lots and lazed in the sun lots  

clematis or jasmine

Posted: 26/09/2015 at 18:53

Yep, honeysuckle

It's my birthday

Posted: 26/09/2015 at 18:51

Little birds get dates wrong sometimes ...... but they always get the sentiment right

27 really Nut?????? I'd have said a good five years younger myself


Posted: 26/09/2015 at 18:15

Plenty of us to cuddle Hosta


Posted: 26/09/2015 at 18:11

Oh, and if you're going to St Ives go to the Park & Ride at Lelant Saltings and catch the train £4 Day Return and no bother re parking etc.

(Trying to park in St Ives is hell on earth!).


Posted: 26/09/2015 at 18:09

Praise where praise is due Hosta - we had a really lovely time with you both and Lyn and her OH, and the chutney is to die for, and the breakfast was out of this world - do thank your lovely OH for us.  

We went to the Tate (we always do) and enjoyed most of what was on show - looking forward to seeing the planned extension too.  We didn't go to the Hepworth garden - we had planned to, but on both days we were seduced by wonderful lunches in the Rum & Crab Shack and then were unable to move further than the sandy harbour beach to lay on the sand and soak up the sun all afternoon

Oh, and to buy myself a really fab watch ........... long story

Identifying this bulb/seed?

Posted: 26/09/2015 at 17:05

No, not harmful - don't think they're edible tho. 


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

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