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Posted: 11/06/2016 at 16:58

Some loud cracks of thunder half an hour ago so I dashed out and got two loads of washing back in - most of it was dry.  Now we have some 'summer rain' - large drops well spaced out but making a nice noise on the terrace and in the pond.  


Posted: 11/06/2016 at 15:26

Thanks for the welcome home folks     ..... thing is, I had a bit of a sore throat at the beginning of the holiday - I took some soluble Solpadeine and it  went away, but then a couple of days ago I found I had an occasional dry cough ... this afternoon I have a headache and a drippy nose (plus coughing and sneezing)    OH has administered paracetamol 

On the bright side, our neighbour has been a reliable waterer and all plants seem well (we have some special Cornish sweeties for her).  However, she didn't take up my offer of helping herself to the broad beans, so I've picked loads for supper - I'll make a creamy parsley sauce and we'll have them with lamb steaks and Cornish new potatoes.  

The garden is looking lovely, if a bit dishevelled - lots of native foxgloves and white Hesperis matronalis flollopping around on the Shady Bank (and in the veg patch ) and the only bit of damage is a broken sweet corn stalk - it looks as if a wood pigeon has sat on it 

Frogs are basking around the pond and the thrush that I used to hear singing in the distance seems to have extended his territory and has been singing very close by here today. 



Posted: 11/06/2016 at 10:35

Hello folks   We're home   We've had a brilliant holiday   including a fab overnight stay with Hosta and his lovely OH who cooked us two fabulous meals.  Hosta's made lots of changes to his garden and no, he's not moved the rock yet ... I think he needs to get a rugby team in to move it for him 

I'll tell you more later ....... hope everyone's ok ... I need to get out there and see to the tomato plants 

Runner beans

Posted: 02/06/2016 at 05:47

Are they unusually spindly or are they just growing tall and needing support to climb up as that's what runner beans do?

it sounds as if they need planting out. 


Posted: 02/06/2016 at 05:39

Good morning all :) one more mug of coffee, put the suitcases in the car then .... Watch out Hosta! Here we come!!!

Why have leaves gone brown

Posted: 01/06/2016 at 22:13

Sorry getting an early night. Setting off on our holiday 5am! :-)

SAGE flowering problem

Posted: 01/06/2016 at 19:06

No signs of sage flowering in this icy blast here in Norfolk 


Posted: 01/06/2016 at 19:01

OH has started to load the car!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Poor weather

Posted: 01/06/2016 at 18:53

Don't worry East Anglians - we're heading down to Hosta's place tomorrow  and when we come back we'll bring the summer back with us 


Posted: 01/06/2016 at 18:51

It's the same with cattle - has anyone seen a field of heifers with 'the wind up their tails'?  

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