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Camera Corner

Posted: 11/10/2015 at 12:21

It was soooooooooooooooo peaceful down there Hosta - even in St Ives


Posted: 11/10/2015 at 11:55

That sounds like a good trip Hosta - haven't been to Tintagel for a few years - we had some very inferior pasties there - hopefully they've improved by now. 

I've posted a few of our holiday snaps on the Camera Corner thread

yellow dogwood

Posted: 11/10/2015 at 11:51

How much sunlight is it getting?  If it's in a shady spot it'll grow towards the light.

When you prune do you cut back to a upward facing bud?

Pesky mossy pain

Posted: 11/10/2015 at 11:32

Sorry ... magic wand ran out of ooomph years ago


Posted: 11/10/2015 at 11:31

We'll keep you company and keep you out of mischief Hosta - say Hi to your OH for us - that really was 'an exceptional plate of food'

Is this really cruel?

Posted: 11/10/2015 at 11:29

I think you probably are SGL  

Blood Fish and Bone

Posted: 11/10/2015 at 11:01

RDZphoto   sorry, should have said Welcome to the forum

Don't worry about where to put your queries - we find them.  A good clear title to the thread (like yours) is a great help

Blood Fish and Bone

Posted: 11/10/2015 at 10:47

It's not poisonous to pets as far as I'm aware (many dogs I've known have eaten it to no ill effect).  However it is very attractive to dogs and foxes and can result in the garden being dug up by animals in search of whatever it is that is smelling so delicious.

That being said, lavender is not a hungry plant and if it's not doing well I suspect that it may be a problem of inadequate drainage rather than lack of nutrition.  I never feed lavenders. 

Lavender needs free-draining gritty soil.  If your soil isn't like this you can add a bucketful of horticultural grit to the planting area before planting, and even raise the lavender on a little hillock to facilitate draining away of rainwater. 

Is this really cruel?

Posted: 11/10/2015 at 10:27

I'm glad that your burns were promptly and properly attended to by a Qualified First Aider Wonky - they were certainly healing very well when I saw them last

Is this really cruel?

Posted: 11/10/2015 at 10:16

Never was there a better illustration of

"A little knowledge is a dangerous thing"


A small amount of knowledge can mislead people into thinking that they are more expert than they really are.


'A little knowledge is a dangerous thing' and 'a little learning is a dangerous thing' have been used synonymously since the 18th century.


The version 'a little learning' is widely attributed to Alexander Pope (1688 - 1744). It is found in An Essay on Criticism, 1709, and I can find no earlier example of the expression in print:

A little learning is a dangerous thing;
drink deep, or taste not the Pierian spring:
there shallow draughts intoxicate the brain,
and drinking largely sobers us again.

The similarity of the two phrases is demonstrated by what appears to be an impromptu coining of 'a little knowledge is a dangerous thing' in a piece in The monthly miscellany; or Gentleman and Lady's Complete Magazine, Vol II, 1774, in which the writer misquoted Pope:

Mr. Pope says, very truly, "A little knowledge is a dangerous thing." ...........


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