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Posted: 12/08/2015 at 08:00

You're a lovely lot

I do make Scotch Eggs Bushman, but if I'm visiting Ma I often pop in at a local deli and pick up one of these http://www.handmadescotcheggs.co.uk/scotch-egg-menus/handmade-scotch-eggs/Black-%20watch-pudding-%20scotch-egg

Oh dear Snoodle! 

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Posted: 12/08/2015 at 07:42

Exactly Bushman

I try to visit in the mornings and leave when her lunch is ready - that way there's a natural ending to my visit - then I go down to the harbour, buy some fish fresh from the boat and eat my sandwich or a Scotch egg while watching the tide racing in or out at the harbour mouth - it's very therapeutic


 Southwold Harbour

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Posted: 12/08/2015 at 07:23

Morning Bushman

I think the most difficult bit is that she doesn't remember that Pa died in March, and from time to time she thinks he's at their old house waiting for her so she must get back

Fortunately ??? she can't walk ................................ I'm so sorry for those people whose parents are found wandering

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Posted: 12/08/2015 at 07:19

Cheers Pat and Verdun   It's always an adventure - I'm never sure who she's going to  think I am - I mean, she knows I'm Dove and important to her, but just lately Dove is her sister, not her daughter.  I suppose it's better to be her sister than the family solicitor which is who she thought I was a while ago. 

I spoke to her sister on the phone the other day, but if I tell her it may confuse her totally  When Wonky and I visited together recently Ma thought it was lovely that we'd met after all this time   It's no good telling her any different, it just upsets her - so I just go with the flow - but it does make for complicated conversations 

wasps in my polytunnel

Posted: 12/08/2015 at 07:10

Are you sure they were wasps and not hoverflies?

I've never heard of wasps attacking tomatoes - they will go for soft/damaged sweet fruit a bit later in the season but usually orchard fruit, not what you'd have in your polytunnel.

However they will attack and eat any aphids they find - I'd leave the door open and let them come and go as they please - wasps are the gardener's friends

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Posted: 12/08/2015 at 07:03

Good morning Verdun   Hope you and Spike have a lovely walk

Mild and a bit drizzly here, but not enough to do any good.  I'm glad I gave everything a good soaking yesterday. 

Yvie, horrid about OH's eye -  fingers very crossed that they can sort it

The plan for a bit later this morning is to get some petrol then visit Ma - hopefully the petrol station will have a magazine that will hold Ma's interest for a little while. I used to wonder who bought all the magazines with pics of the royals in them ....... now I know ...... it's those who have mothers with Alzheimer's.

Stringy runner beans

Posted: 11/08/2015 at 20:22

Are they stringy all over, or is it just at the edges of the pods - I always trim off the edges of runner bean pods like on here https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qsBghwRfoeY

Sorry if I'm teaching my grandma to suck eggs, but I've met plenty of people who've never used fresh runner beans.

rabbits

Posted: 11/08/2015 at 20:06

I've seen peregrines take gulls on the wing at Tintagel but think they were Common Gulls, not a whopping Herring Gull. 

We have peregrines nesting on Norwich Cathedral spire each year and they've certainly cut down the feral pigeon population in the city, as well as taking a wood pigeon off the ridge of our house roof. 

The city council plays a recording of the sound of peregrines in the city centre to keep pigeons off the library, the guildhall and St Peter Mancroft - perhaps a cd of peregrines would be enough to cut down on seagull problems?

Japanese knot weed

Posted: 11/08/2015 at 17:05

In theory you can replant as soon as the weed has died - gone brown and has been pulled up.  Glyphosate based weedkillers don't persist in the soil.

However, as Japanese Knotweed is such a pernicious weed I wouldn't plant anything just yet as it may well reappear and need several applications to get rid of it totally.  Repeat applications aren't a problem.

It would be a shame to spend money and time on planting something only to lose it because you have to treat the area with weedkiller again. 

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