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Posted: 23/08/2016 at 17:28

doc's was the winning joke Pat. You can find them online. I liked Gary Delaney's as well. 

I'm afraid fairylet's cake won't look much like a cake. She just wanted chocolate sponge with cream so she'll just take a chunk of cake and spread cream on it - like bread and butter! Much easier than her big sister's usual requests for Superheroes or the 'precious' ring form Lord of the Rings that I had to do a few years ago 

Got up to the dizzy heights of fifteen here Ppauper - barbecue weather!  It was 11 when I went to work this morning. 

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I.D. Please

Posted: 23/08/2016 at 17:23

My thoughts too. The foliage can be quite big, and then they start to look like something else 

Leather Jackets

Posted: 23/08/2016 at 17:09

Just caught back up with this thread. You're right Verd - our  conditions probably don't suit them. I've never had an issue with them.

Never mind 'leather jackets' they'd need fur coats....

do you see what I did there? That was a really good one Verd  

We always have loads of crane flies but perhaps the soil and weather make it tricky for the larvae when they emerge. Even on the hills earlier this year, it wasn't 'the midge' that was the issue, it was the clouds of crane flies erupting out the ground with every step. 


Posted: 23/08/2016 at 12:49


I might save you a bit of chocolate cake later - if there's any left....

I did take some cuttings from it, which have been distributed to various people - including one or two members here, so it will hopefully  'live long and prosper'  

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Posted: 23/08/2016 at 12:47

Oh chicky - can you send some. It's fifty shades of grey here - and not in a good way  

East side getting all the good stuff eh LP? Glad it's good for your break.

B'man - I've never seen a chough - although I may have and just not realised. 

Forgot to wish you Happy Anniversary obelixx. Congratulations. My sister has her fortieth in a week or two.

It reminds me of one of the Edinburgh Festival jokes just now (they're all good) by Mark Watson - 'I've been happily married for four years, out of a total of ten '.....

Garden Pictures 2016

Posted: 23/08/2016 at 12:41


It's a beautiful pic. 

Help needed for pot bound Camellia

Posted: 23/08/2016 at 12:34

Patsy's soil is alkaline though Verd, not neutral, otherwise I'd have said the same  

Tomatoes not ripening

Posted: 23/08/2016 at 08:11

It's consistent temps that make a difference. Ventilation / good airflow  is vital. I also remove a lot of foliage as it's largely redundant once the fruits are set. We don't have regular temps in double figures even in summer so they're under cover, but even then it can be tricky to keep the balance. 


Posted: 23/08/2016 at 08:07

I love the black one 'Schwartzkopf', but there's no chance of growing them here except indoors for most of the year though.

I'd love to have some in the garden but I'd need to build a conservatory for them to live the other nine months of the year! 


Posted: 23/08/2016 at 08:04

Too many for me to choose. Nick Skelton certainly, and all the 'history making' and multi medals in all sorts of sports, but some of the failures, the really unexpected successes, and great sportsmanship made for marvellous viewing too. 

The runner who helped another girl who was actually quite badly injured, was really moving. They both received the de Coubertin medal. 

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