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Posted: 22/08/2015 at 10:39

Morning Wonky - enjoy your un-accustomed weekend!!! 

The National Grid man didn't even want a cup of coffee, and the boiler engineer had only just had his breakfast so all he wanted was a cup of tea.  Just as well, we ate the rest of the cheese scones last night.



Posted: 22/08/2015 at 10:04


Boiler has been serviced - just a slight hiccup as the pressure at the meter was wrong, so we now have a nice man from the National Grid doing things in the garage!


Posted: 22/08/2015 at 09:36

Have a good journey Julie   We'll be there in a month's time so please try not to use all the sunny weather up   If you see a tall man with a  labrador say Hello!  It might be Verdun .................

Yellow patches on lawn.

Posted: 22/08/2015 at 09:08

If you do as Fairygirl suggests (and I think it's a good suggestion) sprinkle a little of the seed all over the lawn as well as reseeding the thin patches - that'll help any different colour/texture of the grass to blend in with the rest of the lawn.

Green blobs

Posted: 22/08/2015 at 09:05


Could we see a photo please, with something (coin/matchbox etc) to show an idea of scale?

To post a picture on here you need to click on the green tree icon on the toolbar above where you type your post.  Afraid it doesn't work for iphones - yet.

I'm worried ...............

Posted: 22/08/2015 at 09:03

I remember many years ago a friend erecting her chicken pen around a clump of JKW - she said that after a few years of being eaten by the chickens, the JKW had given up and died - that was some 35+ years ago and they've moved on - I'd love to go back and see if it's reappeared - perhaps I'll drive past some time and crane my head over the hedgetops.

Dogs and Manure

Posted: 22/08/2015 at 07:58

Stoppit Tetley !!!  I've had Golden Retrievers, Springer Spaniels, Labradors and terriers of all sorts of brands and varieties, and when she was nobbut a lass, Wonky had a Mini wire-haired dachshund x Jack Russell who was just the most lovely little dog. 

Now neither our lifestyle nor our home are suitable for doggies, added to which OH's chest wheezes alarmingly when confined in a room with a dog.   Fortunately his chest behaves when taking dogs for walks so we enjoy other people's dogs

 Cathy   Honey is gorgeous ... so much like Wonky's adorable Yo-yo mentioned above


Posted: 22/08/2015 at 07:07

If it's food poisoning (and it sounds as if it is) then you should report it - there's obviously a hygiene problem or systems breakdown at the café - that sort of thing can cause real real problems for the vulnerable - and do take care of yourself too - E Coli and that sort of thing are contagious!

Tree ID

Posted: 22/08/2015 at 06:58
Jedward wrote (see)

Thanks for your advice Pete8 and  dovefromabove.

is there any point hanging the bird feeders now or should we wait until next year? we have noticed alot of ladybirds and bees around the tree 

I'd start feeding the birds when the weather gets colder this winter, then by the time spring comes and it's aphid time again, they'll be used to coming to your garden for food - hang the feeders in or near the tree and they'll queue up in your tree and hoover up the aphids while waiting their turn on the feeders

And yes, those ladybirds know what they're doing!  Next spring/summer look out for these on your tree and don't panic - although they look weird they're baby ladybirds and eat aphids too.  

That's why insecticides are sooooooo bad!


Posted: 22/08/2015 at 06:46

Good morning all

Pat, hope your OH is feeling better - you don't need to drive into town, you can make your own DIY rehydration drink - it's a mixture of 10 parts sugar to 1 part sea salt, dissoved in water.  Very simple   You just need to get the proportion right as too much sugar can make matters worse!

It's a lovely morning here - and a mini heatwave is forecast - and apparently Norfolk is the only place that isn't going to get tornadoes and storms today, so I suggest you all come here and I'll get the sun lounger and the BBQ out

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