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Posted: 27/01/2015 at 23:31

I'm impressed punkdoc. I only climbed one mountain. or was it a big hill?. Above Buttermere on a school camp. Shenanigins the night before meant I had little sleep, and I opted for an extra 10 minutes sleep over breakfast. Half way up I went hypo, and slithered down a wall. A packet of dextrosol later I was skipping around like a mountain goat.  One of the lads from the boys school still remembers me coming out of the cold tarn in pants and a wet T shirt....


Posted: 27/01/2015 at 23:24

There is something very special about swimming with wild dolphins. My first one was just outside St Ives harbour. we often had dolphins bow riding the dive boat, but one day, when a 12 year old was learning to dive, she had finished doing the "hover", and the instructor gave the sign to turn around. As she turned around, she came face to face with a dolphin looking at her, with the sort of expression that says, "what are you doing?"

A very special moment for a new diver to tell her friends about at school after the weekend.

The cornish pod move around Lands end, from St Ives, to Sennen, and around Lands end to Mounts Bay. Exhilarating but tiring to snorkel with.

Kat the Dugong is very special too. He creeps up on divers, and uses the shot line to floss his teeth with. He only does it with the dive boat line, not interested in other boats.  and then theres Phoenix the manta, who hangs around until you've got the perfect shot...


Posted: 27/01/2015 at 23:03

Parfumiers will pay a fortune for whale vomit.(ambergris). Best fixative for perfume there is.


Posted: 27/01/2015 at 23:00

You should have seen my OH when we found the blue ringed Octopus in October.

Drugs can't get you that high. It took him a fortnight to come down.

 Colours have NOT been manipulated in photoshop.


Posted: 27/01/2015 at 22:39

I have shark teeth , from a shark dive on the great barrier reef, but its nowhere near that big. Where did you get that? 

Nice urchin shells. 


Posted: 27/01/2015 at 22:31

I'm going to bed now, but I dream of this when I want  sweet dreams....


Footage from a dive in Cocos (Keeling) island,  Indian Ocean.  Nice warm water,good company.

What is your favourite gardening book?

Posted: 27/01/2015 at 22:19

Was it Gardening News? My nan used to have it delivered each week, along with Amateur Gardening. I got them a week or two later.


Posted: 27/01/2015 at 22:17

Ignore the lawn until March. Feeding at this time is a waste of time and money. Most lawns are too soggy to cut now.  Keep off it while it is frozen or muddy.


Posted: 27/01/2015 at 22:06

Yes, I have been scuba diving since 1994. 21 years this year!!!.

More warm water these days than cold.but I still have my dry suit and thermals.

What can I do for you edd?



Posted: 27/01/2015 at 13:00

There is time yet. The ones I bought last year from Ashwoods are in bud, lots of promis  of flowers to come.

Discussions started by fidgetbones

Has anyone got a trail cam for night time critter visits?

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Last Post: 19/01/2015 at 23:02

Brugmansia cuttings.

how to take brugmansia cuttings. 
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Last Post: 08/01/2015 at 23:04

white mouse

Is this an escaped pet (or a boas dinner) or a natural occurring albino? 
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Last Post: 17/09/2014 at 21:33

fungi identification please

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A walk at Attenborough by the River Trent.

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squash crown prince

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Talkback: The best way to grow potatoes

I always thought that potatoes need a lot of water. Certainly the potato growers in Lincolnshire seem to use water cannons to irrigate throu... 
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Last Post: 08/08/2014 at 18:34

Talkback: Grass snakes

Snakes in the kitchen? NOOOOOOOO!!!!! 
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Fascinated by Fasciation

Photos of fasciated flowers/stems/seed pods. 
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Talkback: Seven-spot ladybirds

This year is the first time I have seen ladybirds mating. Then I found another lot the same day.I recorded them as well. Well, I would soone... 
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ladybirds mating?

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Bug identification please.

black and yellow body, yellow legs, black antennae 
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Identification needed

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