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Posted: 15/10/2015 at 18:57

Newquay aquarium today. Major disappointment compared to Monterey. Then we went to Padstow. All Steins places closed until later, so we ate at a place on the harbour. All I can say is the tea was good. The food was apalling. Mr Stein, please take over the clipper asap.

Rosemoor tomorrow on the way home.

Hosta and Lyns day out

Posted: 15/10/2015 at 18:53

I think we will go there tomorrow on our way  back. 

I've got a luverly bunch of ? Definitely not coconuts!

Posted: 15/10/2015 at 18:43

They look like ornamental gourds, which can be quite bitter.


Posted: 14/10/2015 at 23:12

We went to Heligan today. We did think about going to eden project tomorrow, but I am baulking at the admission charges, since I've been before. £50 will buy a lot of plants. Maybe Rosemoor on the way home on Friday as its free for RHS members.

Lucifer Plants

Posted: 14/10/2015 at 23:08

Contractile roots. Amazing


what's best item you've ever won?

Posted: 14/10/2015 at 18:20

I won a squirrel proof bird feeder about ten years ago. It looks a bit tatty now, but it still confounds the squirrels.

Then the year after I won a weeks diving trip on board Paradise Sport in Papua new guinea.

I've won nothing since.

Lucifer Plants

Posted: 14/10/2015 at 18:17

Lucifer tends to make chains of the newest years corm on top of last years, which is on top of the previous years etc. Only the youngest corm will flower next year, the rest of the chain can be discarded. Rejuvenate the soil with  a general fertiliser or blood, fish, and bone , before replanting.


Posted: 13/10/2015 at 19:15

Might go to Heligan if dry and Eden Project if wet.


Posted: 13/10/2015 at 18:49

Excellent weather today in the south west. I dropped off the top tier to diving friends in Hayle, then went to Trebah. Not many people there and gorgeous weather. Last night we had fish and chips at the rum and crab shack in St Ives. It took longer than usual to get here as an accident on M1 meant they shut it at our junction, and main roads around were gridlocked for fifty miles radius. It took two hours to do the 50minute run to Birmingham..

Tomorrow we go to st austell unless Verdun would like some chocolate cake.

what is this??

Posted: 12/10/2015 at 05:16

Houttuynia cordata chameleon. Sometimes it will revert to a plain green form. The leaves smell of bitter oranges if you crush them.

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