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Posted: 14/11/2015 at 09:46

Best wishes to Chicky and hubby.

I went to bed at 1am,very depressed. If the BBC  news were making it all up, so were sky, CNN and the al jazeera news channel.  No doubt it is all we will hear about for weeks, until the next atrocity takes over.

In our thoughts

Posted: 14/11/2015 at 09:39

I agree punkdoc. Some people hate CCTV. I think if you are not doing anything wrong, whats the problem? People with hoodies up that are obviously avoiding cameras come under suspicion. I dont look at certain sites, or send dubious emails inciting terror. I would rather the security services can check out the terrorists. I feel safer knowing everone is scanned going through an airport. My underwater camera gear regularly gets swabbed because it is unusual. I allow extra time for the airport.

I do think that if that had happened in a UK city, we do not have the hospital capacity to cope, nor enough police and army to put on the streets as fast as the French did. The curfew  to clear the streets to allow security services and emergency vehicles to get through worked. I wonder if it would here?


Posted: 14/11/2015 at 00:34

I share your fears, Verdun. The Bali bombings, the attacks in Sharm, the London bombings and now this, strike fear into our daily lives. Holidaymakers and people enjoying a night out, are seen as soft targets.


Posted: 13/11/2015 at 23:47

First 12 dead, then40, now 60.   100 hostages.   Horrendous.


Posted: 13/11/2015 at 11:10

No storm here. I have spent a couple of days planting. I need to stop buying bulbs, every time I think there is a gap, I dig some up already planted there.  I planted four hellebores that have been hanging around in pots, a Bressingham blaze autumn anemone, and the last of the seed raised foxgloves. Just two ton of oak leaves to bag up now. Keep safe everyone.

Hostafan, I think they had Dahlia imperialis flowering at Rosemoor, so if yours doesn't flower this year, it may next

PUnkdoc, you  could ask your neighbours ever so nicely if they have had any trouble with vandals. You could say that your wife is so upset that you've had to install hidden CCTV, but it will be handy if they have any problems because it covers anyone approaching the houses. What a good neighbour you are smile sweetly, it will annoy them no end. Of course the thing about hidden CCTV, is they don't know where it is, or whether you have it or not.

Aquilegias help

Posted: 13/11/2015 at 10:42

Aquilegias retreat into a thick root structure in Winter. They are often sold like this in plastic bags with a little peat in. If they can survive that, potting them up and then replanting next spring is no problem. If you lose them and want some seed to start afresh, let me know by PM, I have some nice doubles and barlow types.


Posted: 12/11/2015 at 22:35

Just so long as you don't get in his car, runnybeak.



Posted: 10/11/2015 at 20:43

Good morning , Pat



Posted: 10/11/2015 at 18:54

We could always do an intervention for Verdun. Cold turkey... we take away his plants.

christmas cactus

Posted: 10/11/2015 at 18:50

Yes. Thats why I never buy the lovely ones in bud. Positioned wrong, they all drop off.

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