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Gardening programmes

Posted: 09/11/2013 at 15:10
Forester2 wrote (see)

Dove - ???

Arthur Fallowfield was a comedy character created by Kenneth Williams 

extract from the link above...." Another favourite was Kenneth Williams’ country character, Arthur Fallowfield, who was based on Dorset farmer Ralph Wightman  who was a regular contributor to the BBC radio programme “Any Questions?” The scripts were full of innuendo and double entendre - on one occasion Horne introduced him as the man who put the sex in Sussex. Fallowfield’s reply to any question began: “Well, I think the answer lies in the soil!” 


Posted: 09/11/2013 at 13:26

Well, they are native hedgerow plants 

black fly and Green fly

Posted: 09/11/2013 at 13:18

Is this for fungus gnats Lurex? 

Great to be able to deter them 


Posted: 09/11/2013 at 13:15

I'm back from shopping, eggs, rubber gloves, lemons, bread and sellotape.  It's drizzling now, just as the load of towes is spinning - think it might be feet up with Columbo and some knitting 


Posted: 09/11/2013 at 11:47

It looks to me like one of the arums

a bit early to say whether the wild or the cultivated version, although the unspotted leaves points to it being the wild version.  I rather like them, they remind me of wandering wild in the spring countryside as a child - but I know many people really dislike them.  

The leaves appear in the winter and spring, and then the spathe (flower) - after which the plant dies down leaving just the orangey red berries on a stalk. 


Posted: 09/11/2013 at 11:24

Fingers very crossed for Tuesday Stacey (playing havoc with the knitting tho') 


Posted: 09/11/2013 at 09:01

GW boring?  I managed to stay awake through all of it without OH having to nudge me!!!

(but that says more about me not being tired than anything else).

I'm going to try to get out there today for a while.  Lots needs sorting.  


Posted: 09/11/2013 at 08:38

Yes it's the same colour - fell in love with it  - shame I can't knit myself a pair of cheekbones like the model has 

Planting Decisions

Posted: 09/11/2013 at 08:29

Sara   we have two of these fixed to our house wall - at the end of the garden we have a trellis 'arbour' and the posts have one of these on them for the line to hook onto.  (we fixed a little clippit-type thingy on the end of the line).  That way we have loads of washing line space but on days when the washing line isn't needed it's retracted and doesn't get in the way, decapitate OH when lawn mowing, scrape my specs off the top of my head and in general doesn't look unsightly.  We think it's a brilliant idea 

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