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Posted: 07/06/2014 at 07:18

Here it comes!  Heavy rain in big loud drops getting faster and faster .........


Posted: 07/06/2014 at 07:06

Morning Fg and Clari 

Clari - take a look here it says they should be available from 2014,

Hmmm, it's clouding up in the west 

Helleborus niger in family garden- too dangerous?

Posted: 07/06/2014 at 07:00

I've had several labradors in my time.  Super dogs and very easy to train as they want human attention (and food).  

Have a look at this It's a very useful way to train your dog, reinforcing good behaviours rather than punishing bad ones.  

Labrador puppies need things to chew - get him a puppy sized Kong toy and whenever he starts to chew something he shouldn't, give him the Kong.  He'll need bigger ones as he grows - all 'retriever type' dogs need things to chew on until their around two and a half years old.

If you allow your dog to dig and chew plants in the garden you'll never have a garden, so until you've got the hang of the clicker training, distract him when he's going to do something you don't want him to.  Don't leave him in the garden unsupervised, and enrol yourselves on your local puppy-training course.  

Good luck and enjoy him.  

PS.  You might find this site interesting 


Posted: 07/06/2014 at 06:40

Good morning all   Still warm and dry here - but thunder, lightning and hailstorms promised for later - seedlings in pots etc all under cover with the toms and chillies. 

Friend arrived 7.30 ish last night so lots of chatting, eating and drinking happened - eventually I left them to it and went to bed - no idea what time OH came up - I was sound asleep.  Of course, there's no sound from OH or the spare room this morning.  However, croissants are proving on a baking tray and as soon as I hear footsteps upstairs the oven will go on.  Raspberry jam and orange juice and a big pot of coffee will keep them good company 

Of course, with all that going on I missed GW, but it's been recorded, so will watch it later.

We're off to visit the Aged Ps later, then have a pub lunch ........ well, that's the plan anyway. 

Sale of the day

Posted: 06/06/2014 at 17:18



Posted: 06/06/2014 at 17:17

Scorchio here too - it's been up to 25.4C   I just poured myself a Pernod and then realised I'm supposed to drive to fetch OH's friend when he rings to say his train's in - given the Pernod to OH (he doesn't drive) - he's made me a long cool fizzy Elderflower Pressé 

Wildlife pond gets some wildlife!

Posted: 06/06/2014 at 17:09

It is exciting isn't it   We've got a new pond and we were so excited when the frogs and newts moved in 

Sale of the day

Posted: 06/06/2014 at 17:08

You'd be better off sitting in it Alan - we could find someone to pull it


Can any one tell me what this is

Posted: 06/06/2014 at 16:44

Aha!  Here it is 


That is Acanthus mollis aka Bear's Breeches 

A lovely thing 

Can any one tell me what this is

Posted: 06/06/2014 at 16:43

A Happy Gardener 

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