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Posted: 14/10/2015 at 06:52

Good morning all and G'day Pat

Being a country girl I was used to occasional power outages in bad weather, and they sometimes occurred when we lived in the city centre too, but since we've lived here we've not experienced one at all (fingers crossed).  I wonder if things are better maintained because we're near to the big hospital or is it just good luck

It's raining here this morning - I wasn't expecting that - I thought they'd been telling us we're in the middle of a dry spell, or have I mis-remembered   I've just checked the forecast and the fine weekend I was expecting seems to have disappeared too


Posted: 13/10/2015 at 18:40

Surprise surprise this time every year the Express spreads doom and gloom about the forthcoming winter. 

Wrap up warmer, turn on the heating, wear sensible shoes, make comforting and nourishing hot meals, put a thicker duvet on, insulate your greenhouse.

It might be colder than average, it might be a bit milder - prepare for the worst and hope for the best - that's my mantra and it's not failed me yet

Sambucus pruning

Posted: 13/10/2015 at 17:44

I agree with Nut - cut back now and give the shrub the opportunity to recover from the shock of moving.

Thuja occidentalis 'Brabant'

Posted: 13/10/2015 at 17:39

I remember reading somewhere that beds/borders should not be built up around the trunks of conifers as it would kill them - this sounds the same sort of thing to me. 

Did they plant them so deeply to try to avoid the need for staking such tall trees? Sounds a bad idea to me.  Sorry


Posted: 13/10/2015 at 16:47

It's been cool and damp here all day - the temp hasn't risen much above 10C - but I've been in the kitchen stirring chutney again, so I've been nice and warm   This is another batch of tomato and chilli. 

Next on the list will be apple and sage chutney, and then my Harvest Festival chutney made of whatever is availabe - in the village where I used to live the church would sell off all the fruit and veg that had decorated the church at the farvest festival, to raise money for charity and every year I'd buy loads of stuff and make chutney out of it.  Some of it we'd sell to raise money for the playgroup which I ran, some would be given as presents, and the rest would line the shelves of my pantry, gradually disappearing as the year moved on

old roses

Posted: 13/10/2015 at 15:40

The Classic Roses website has the option (down the left hand side of the page) to filter for a specific date range - I've selected 1930-1949

There's a great choice - you can narrow it down by also selecting the type and colour of rose that you want.

Hope that helps


Posted: 13/10/2015 at 13:26
Hostafan1 wrote (see)

why do you think I left?

Clearly still not got the hang of quotes.

Hosta, after you've clicked on the Quote/Unquote button, then the " ....... where is your cursor flashing?


Posted: 13/10/2015 at 12:23
Bushman2 wrote (see)

Glad you had a good time. Mallaig was stunning. surprised how busy a harbour it is!!!!

Did you meet a certain polldark gent per chance dove?

Apparently he was on Bodmin - but I took my own Poldark with me so no problem   and we also visited Hosta and his lovely OH who cooked us a wonderful brunch and Lyn and her lovely OH were there also.  

Strange problem....

Posted: 13/10/2015 at 12:09

Get a couple of Neutradol jars and put them near the cooker - they neutralise smells without making the house smell like a bordello and it doesn't seem to affect people with dodgy chests

Strange problem....

Posted: 13/10/2015 at 11:01

Dead mice absolutely stink  

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