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Posted: 05/12/2013 at 21:20

It sounds as if your limestone bunds are a similar habitat to that at one of my favourite places, the Hills and Holes near Barnack in Northants - have a look at the list of wild flowers that grow there - they'd probably be very happy with you too 

Bottle propagator (see photo).

Posted: 05/12/2013 at 21:16

During the winter you could experiment with growing 'Mustard and Cress' then you'd have something to make egg and cress sandwiches with 


Posted: 05/12/2013 at 21:07

Hi again - glad you're all ok - I've been trying to contact son and his wife - they live just a mile inland from the Suffolk coast - no reply on mobiles or landline all evening - I began to think something was wrong ........... but they're fine - just out somewhere they had to have  their phones switched off.  They're on the way home now - they should be ok - if the sea comes over it'll get two nuclear power stations before it gets to them 


Posted: 05/12/2013 at 18:05

I saw ambulances from inland counties parked along the Suffolk coastline waiting to evacuate the infirm elderly if needed.  Daughter said that a colleague who lives in Felixstowe had to leave work early and return home as where she lives may be evacuating.  

Woodrush in my lawn

Posted: 05/12/2013 at 18:03

I never get email alerts - sometimes I get a number n the top right corner to indicate that I have a PM and sometimes I don't - Daniel said they're trying to fix it - apparently the difficulty is getting it right for all different operating systems - I suppose when you think about it this sort of technology is still in its infancy - in 50 years time it'll all run smooth as clockwork 


Posted: 05/12/2013 at 17:35

Hello folks   I'm home   'Glad you're all ok.  The worst bit of my journey was the ring road here in Norwich when I was almost home -  a tree on a car - don't think anyone was badly hurt and the police and men with chainsaws were sorting it out by the time I got there.  

Lily, maybe the sun over the sea had special resonance for me this morning, after having seen the most amazing sunrise.  Pa saw it too, but he saw it over the sea.  He said that the whole world was red - he was so chuffed that I saw it too.  

I stopped on the way home to watch a murmuration of starlings - they were flying low over the field because of the high winds.  I was able to park really close and watch them for quite a while before they just went up into the air then swept down into the reedbeds.  I started up the car and drove around the corner and saw them all settling into the reeds 


Posted: 05/12/2013 at 11:59

She'll hold you down better after she's had her dinner   Byeeeeeeeeeeeeeee 

See you later 


Posted: 05/12/2013 at 11:35

Mrs G, I'll go shortly 'cos it'll be worse later and much worse tomorrow from the sounds of things - it's just gusty here so far, it's working it's way down to us.  Pa sounded a bit down yesterday so I told him I'd visit - brother won't be able to go this weekend because he'll be dealing with floods on the farm - he's on the Deben estuary - they may well only be accessible by tractor for a while - it wouldn't be the first time.  

If you look here, this is the worst it's been for quite a while, and the APs are up past the top right hand corner on what might be termed 'high ground' for Suffolk!  

I won't be going to the Harbour Inn for lunch! 


Posted: 05/12/2013 at 11:12

Clarington - you're relatively new here so I can tell this one again (you others can go and make a cuppa).  My brother is a large potato producer and supplies the major supermarket chains.  One day whilst doing some shopping in a large supermarket (which shall be nameless) he saw that quite a few of the potatoes on display (which he had supplied) were turning green because they'd been exposed to too much light in storage.  He went and found the Veg Manager on duty and showed him the potatoes without introducing himself as the potato grower ..... "Don't worry sir" was the Veg Manager's reaction, "they soon ripen."   !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

The reaction of my brother (who is very proud of his potatoes) has gone down in legend amongst potato growers!!!

hedge cutting

Posted: 05/12/2013 at 11:06

Del, it's a wise man that knows his own strengths and weaknesses and lives his life accordingly 

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