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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



Plant ID

Posted: 29/01/2016 at 19:00

I shall try to be more observant   and then I shall t ry to remember

Plant ID

Posted: 29/01/2016 at 17:10

The larger leaves looked pretty jagged to me ...  

Plant ID

Posted: 29/01/2016 at 17:01

Nut's probably right - she usually is - especially about native plants

Plant ID

Posted: 29/01/2016 at 16:59

Hi Alan and welcome

It looks to me like the Corsican hellebore, Helleborus argutifolius


Posted: 29/01/2016 at 16:12
Fairygirl wrote (see)

Think he'll have his work cut out with Novak  Dove, but great to see him through. Would love to see his brother win too  

Are your unmentionables mentionable again?   

Glad you're ok B'man. I don't think I'll get a walk tomorrow unless it's a low level one  

Around ten thousand with no leccy now. We take all that for granted here - not so funny when you're on an exposed island. I felt so sorry for the poor girl reporting from Saltcoats on tv this morning... although that's a place that could benefit from being battered by hurricane force winds.  It's a s***hole   

Unmentionables have been washed again and are draped on a rack around the radiator in the study. 

I find it hard not to expect power cuts since living here - I'm used to being out in the middle of nowhere when every storm meant several hours minimum without power. 

Runner up fee will buy the Murray baby a nice new pram - even at current ridiculous prices, I expect

Euphorbia martinii

Posted: 29/01/2016 at 16:07

Yes, I think it's only when you get strong sunlight on it - I got it on my legs on a very hot sunny day when I was a child - not nice   but not something to worry about this weather I think

Talkback: How to plant a bare-root rose

Posted: 29/01/2016 at 15:37

I get them online - this is a very reputable supplier

I think they have a special offer on at the moment - certainly you need to order soon as bare-root roses are only available for a short period I the winter.

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