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Posted: 17/03/2014 at 08:20

Good morning, everyone.

Planting done yesterday, then I watched 5hours of line of duty back to back. OH gone to Scotland via Manchester yesterday, so I made up for his 6hour rugby fest on Saturday.

Sheets in washer, buddlejas to hack down today.

Have a good day folks.

Plant for tidal beach?

Posted: 17/03/2014 at 00:15

Samphire, sea kale, should cope.

Can someone tell me what this is...

Posted: 16/03/2014 at 12:02

is there anything in them or are they empty?

Electric propergator question

Posted: 16/03/2014 at 11:59

I switch them off during the day and back on in the evening. Same as the electric fan heater.

Oh eck

Posted: 16/03/2014 at 08:44

It's the killer coconuts you have to watch out for. More people get killed by coconuts falling on their heads each year, than get eaten or maimed by sharks.

Of course there's not many coconut palms in Cornwall either.

Oh eck

Posted: 16/03/2014 at 08:23

I'll tell you a little secret. The tourist authority in Cornwall has a hotline to the redtops. Every year as soon as the basking sharks are seen, some idiot reports a great white off Cornwall. This fills up  all the available boats with reporters and their cameras. It helps to make up for a rotten winters fishing. The baskers move around from mounts bay to sennen cove  then up to the isle of man. Lots of excitement. I've snorkelled with basking sharks off porthcurno. They eat a lot of plankton. What nobody reports is the orca off gurnards head.  I have to say that the day I saw one doing his shamu impression, I was gobsmacked.They don't get reported because killer whales eating baby seals is not good for the tourist industry.


Posted: 15/03/2014 at 21:45

I've already squashed one this year. The lilies aren't even poking through yet.


Posted: 15/03/2014 at 21:14

I spent one summer trying to wipe off larvae. I always manage to miss one, and by the time I looked again, they were stripped. I sprayed once last year,in around May time, and that kept the whole plant pristine.

 I try to encourage predators, but there is nothing in a UK garden that eats them.


Posted: 15/03/2014 at 16:36

OH watching men squabbling in the mud over a funny shaped ball. This will go on until 7pm . England trounced Italy, Wales are thrashing Scotland, just Ireland v France to go.

Not a lot of gardening done today... too stiff after too much digging yesterday. I need to watch GW on i player, I fell asleep last night, by 8.30.

A bottle of SB in the fridge beckons.

sowing peas

Posted: 15/03/2014 at 16:28

mice love peas and beans. I use mousetraps in the greenhouse and tight fitting propagator lids, since I lost two entire trays of sweet peas in one night.

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

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how to take brugmansia cuttings. 
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fungi identification please

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Snakes in the kitchen? NOOOOOOOO!!!!! 
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Photos of fasciated flowers/stems/seed pods. 
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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.

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