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Anyone know what this is

Posted: 15/10/2013 at 06:24

Hmmm, afraid that looks like Honey Fungus to me.

Don't panic - it's not a total disaster - there are plenty of plants that are resistant to it - it just means that you need to do a bit of research before choosing new plants.

I've visited lots of lovely gardens which have obvious honey fungus in them. 


Posted: 15/10/2013 at 06:18

Good morning all    Don't know about Verdun's weather - looks pretty damp here  

BL - no Crunchies in France?  I thought the place was a centre of epicurean delight? 

something in the air

Posted: 15/10/2013 at 06:14

 Totally bemused by 'cliquey group'  ..... who, what, where?

Old sick apple tree?

Posted: 15/10/2013 at 06:09

Reported to Mods as a malicious and personal attack.


Posted: 14/10/2013 at 20:47

Got an unexpected day off on Thursday so have got the car booked in to be fixed - don't think it's critical, but there's a bleeping alarm that keeps sounding as I drive along 

Conference pears

Posted: 14/10/2013 at 20:24

Conference pears cook brilliantly when a bit firm - lovely in a pear and almond cake, simply stewed pears with yoghurt and muesli for breakfast, or wonderful spiced pickled pears (very easy) to eat with cold meats for C........  Yuletide, or a pear and walnut crumble with custard ..... I could go on....... and on....... and on.......

forum thank you

Posted: 14/10/2013 at 20:10

Hello from me too 


Posted: 14/10/2013 at 20:08

FG said "....I bite the chocolate off first on a crunchie then  eat the middle...."

 Yet another coincidence FG - that's exactly what I do!!!  Are we twins separated at birth???

I do like chocolate - I do eat it - I just don't like it with the honeycomb 

Message on the dashboard indicates a 'problem with roof mechanism' - well, it's probably had more use this year than it's had in its whole life 

something in the air

Posted: 14/10/2013 at 19:33

I've typed and lost two long missives about how sorry I am that WB feels like that and about how much I will miss the generosity with which she shared her knowledge.  

Also about how I really hope that my bringing certain matters into the open didn't cause the way she's feeling - I, and some others on here, have been targeted before, and I just felt that for everyone's sake there was a need to be open and honest about what was going on.  I am really sorry if that was upsetting for some.

Sadly public messageboards and fora are vulnerable to the occasional visit by someone intent on having fun at the expense of others.  Usually, once they are 'outed' they look elsewhere for their thrills.

This is a good forum, used in the main by kind, friendly and knowledgeable people who are happy to help others, and long may it continue.

I wish Waterbutts well, and hope that some day she will miss us, reconsider and return.  



Posted: 14/10/2013 at 18:59

Hello folks  Back from work but slightly harassed as car keeps flashing up a warning about the roof so have had to book it in to be fixed - that'll cost £70 for them to look at it 

Think a Crunchie and icecream would do me well - actually I'd rather have the inside of the Crunchie than the outside, so if anyone wants the chocolate coating ....? 

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