Posted: 13/11/2017 at 09:46
OK Clari. I have a pic of you giving a talk to a load of old codgers sat there in their wrinkly skins. It's not good at this time in the morning. As you are now the forums expert on plant galls you can help me. Our oak is covered in the spangle galls as on your leaf, not to mention the oak apple type and the crown gall type. The leaves get mown up and then in a builders bag.(Two bags full yesterday. ) As there is some grass in there as well, it heats up. Will that kill all the possible wasps or am I due an invasion next spring. Should I be annoying the neighbours on this fine day by having a big smoky bonfire instead to kill them all off? Is there anything that predated on these thing? Am I doing it all wrong? Help.
Regarding blue planet. The coral reef bit was a bit early for me. It should have been January. That is when I will reach maximum withdrawal symptoms. At the moment I am a bit dived out. We did do 54 dives over three weeks, mostly just over an hour, but some up to 90 mins, including one memorable one, where we had a mimic octopus at the end of the dive, OH carried on photoing, the diveguide ran out of Nitrox, and we carried on breathing off of my tank. You're supposed to hit the surface with 40 bar or more, starting off with 200. OH had 40 , I had 30, Diveguide was on fumes. Mouth a bit dry but brilliant dive.
January I start watching the home made videos over and over. As someone said, I can just relive the best bits. The video is not up to Blue planet quality, but it keeps me happy.