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Camera Corner

Posted: 15/10/2015 at 08:00

Jo - they can't move,  they're all up to their necks in sewage and Satan goes water skiing.....

Keep up girl....


Posted: 15/10/2015 at 07:56

Morning all  

Do you have that strange, stretched surprised look that Sir Tom has Verd? 

Lesley - it's probably just as well the thermometer isn't working. Hope fully it'snot quite as cold as yesterday was. 2 degrees when I went to work and struggled to get into double figures. But it's lovely and dry! How's your foot?

The hoovering can wait Pat - take it easy today 

'Steven Spielberg' is putting the final touches to Pudsey's adventure, so hopefully it'll be on here somewhere later ( when she gets home from Uni and makes me a cake! )

Have a  great day everyone, whatever you're doing. 

It's my birthday

Posted: 15/10/2015 at 07:48

Aw shucks....thanks folks  

Have the Fire Brigade standing by for the candles later.....


Posted: 14/10/2015 at 22:51

I've never rolled my a*** RB.......oh, I see what you mean.... 

I'm off to bed now - I've been arranging the walk photos and oldest fairylet will put them on a thread here for me tomorrow 

Glad that stamp's straight lily, or I'd have to deduct points....

Night all, and have a good day Pat!   

Hosta and Lyns day out

Posted: 14/10/2015 at 21:32

Lovely pix Lyn, terrific autumn colour - and a glorious day for your jaunt!  

I take it that's you on the left Hosta ?   

Cutting Verbena

Posted: 14/10/2015 at 17:34

Perennial here too, as long as they're somewhere with adequate drainage to cope with winter rain and cold soil. Having other planting round them also helps to stop them turning up their toes in very cold spells.. 

I cut them back in spring if I want to keep them at a reasonable height. Leaving them till then gives them a bit of protection from bad weather. You can cut some back again later on and use that material as cuttings. They 'take' very easily in gritty compost. 

Lucifer Plants

Posted: 14/10/2015 at 17:25

You can leave the foliage to die back itself FC. 

The little bulbs are the healthy new bits of the plant so just plant those if they're detached from the older, bigger pieces. If they're all still together, just plant the whole thing. It usually does the job well enough, but others may say to separate them and take all the old bits off! 


Posted: 14/10/2015 at 17:22

Hi all - home from t'mill  

Cool here and the sun went several hours ago. 

Doc has sent me his donation with a little note so hopefully he's ok. I was worried that he'd done away with the neighbours and was in the clink....

I'll post him a cake with a file in it if he is! 

We get those nuisance calls at work too. I answered the phone yesterday and the nice little man was calling because someone 'had been in an accident'...  I asked him the name of the person he wanted to speak to that had been in this 'accident' , and he kept faffing so I kept repeating the question. He eventually got the message and hung up. 

Murky water in Pond

Posted: 14/10/2015 at 08:08

Small ponds will tend to be greener than bigger ones as they heat up more quickly in spring, creating the perfect conditions for algae etc. It's important to have some 'muck'in the bottom for wildlife though. Make sure you remove any leaves or debris falling in - that will help. I use a handful or two of watercress in spring which absorbs many of the nutrients blanket weed feeds on, and that will clear it quickly - just chuck it in and it will root, or tuck it in somewhere at the edge. It's easy to pull out if it grows too much, and just spreads across the surface helping to give some shade too. Full sun is best for a pond, but as long as it gets some sun through the day it'll be fine. Good luck with it Wendy 

My tiny pond is now very clear but has plenty of stuff for any little creatures. The tadpoles all 'frogged' successfully ! 

Tree advice

Posted: 14/10/2015 at 07:59

I'd  like a tree with a 'raffish air' b'cup!  

Is there a reason why you need trees as well Ritchie, if you already have hedging, or have I got that all wrong?  ( Quite likely  )   Double 'layer' for noise baffling for instance? 

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