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Posted: 13/08/2015 at 09:02

The overall number of hedgehogs in the UK has fallen dramatically of late and they are endangered. 

We've got them visiting our garden every night, and several people on here have reported new sightings this year.

Have a look here for ways to encourage and help hedgehogs


Posted: 13/08/2015 at 08:57

Congratulations to Chicklet!!!  Also to her parents whose efforts should not go unremarked

Lily Pilly - good luck!

Pdoc, about now is the time to start a chain saw and angle grinder under house-sitter's window  

Morning KEF, Hosta, Clari (ouch!) and everyone else ...........

More coffee needed .........




Posted: 13/08/2015 at 07:32


Melons and cucumbers

Posted: 13/08/2015 at 06:40

Don't pick your melons by size - wait until they're ripe!   You'll know they're ripe when they smell sweet and have started to crack around the stem

New plants appear

Posted: 13/08/2015 at 06:32

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Posted: 13/08/2015 at 06:26

Good morning all   I tried to stay awake for meteors, but no hope - I thought about setting the alarm for 1am, but thought again   I need my sleep

Mild and overcast here this morning - I'm meeting a friend in the city for lunch - anyone need anything from the market or M&S?

Videos - no subtitles.

Posted: 13/08/2015 at 06:15

I've alerted Katie to your problem.  She's currently helping to plan an upgrade of this site

Help needed!

Posted: 13/08/2015 at 06:13

Hi Katie - thought you'd like to have a look at this thread


Posted: 12/08/2015 at 20:13
Verdun wrote (see)

So not too bad then re your mum Dove?  Losing dentures seems part and parcel of care home behaviour happened regularly with my mum.  However, often it was the staff at fault.  Too easy to blame the residents.  mum "lost" her dentures, her spectacles, her hearing aid....all of which would affect her well being.  


No, she was much happier today than on my last visit. 

We can't blame the staff for the missing dentures - they've institued quite a good bedtime routine and remove the teeth and put them out of Ma's reach when she goes to bed - they seem to go missing when she's in her room on her own 'cos she's asked to go for a rest ........ not a lot they can do about that. 

What will simply not thrive for you....

Posted: 12/08/2015 at 20:09

Achilleas - I've always wanted to grow them and I thought that my west-facing front garden on free-draining loam would be ok for them - the yarrow in the lawn seems more than happy.   I planted two last year and they flowered beautifully - a soft buttery yellow (can't remember it's name off the top of my head) and achillea terracotta - looked wonderful against Clematis purpurea plena elegans last year.

This year?   Nothing, not a sausage, not even the tiniest sprig of green appeared - however the yarrow in the lawn around the bed has survived everything I can throw at it, including a lawn weed & feed treatment

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