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Posted: 04/02/2014 at 19:12

Stay in, stay warm, stay safe, Verdun.


Posted: 04/02/2014 at 19:05

Not much hope for the harbour wall at Lamorna I presume. When I started diving, I did my first qualified dive in lamorna cove. We used to get the boat from there to various sites. The end of the harbour wall had a big hole only visible at low slack. The dive school offered to help pack it with sacks of cement if the owners would buy  the materials. They weren't interested. five years on, huge cracks appeared part way along the jutting out bit. Last pictures I saw there was a massive gap in the wall. the new owners weren't interested, as the wall brought in no income.(unlike the cafe, houses and car park)


Posted: 04/02/2014 at 16:41

Ok I'm picking up Panda from the train station. Finalised details are 1pm , meeting at the cafe outside the main entrance. (coffee inside if wet)  I will have a picture of a panda on a stick to id us.

 Anyone else (clarington and  mrs garden are in the vicinity I think) let me know . There are some vouchers in the local papers for two for one admittance, or a valid RHS card will give up to four people 10% off.


Posted: 04/02/2014 at 16:37

I suppose we could all wear odd socks as a method of identification, but they might be hidden by the wellies. LOL


Posted: 04/02/2014 at 16:25

The harvington pink isn't properly open yet, !'ve just peeled back the petals


Posted: 04/02/2014 at 16:25

 Queen mix bargain

 Mrs Ranicar

 Harvington pink speckled.



Posted: 04/02/2014 at 16:09

I didn't get any grit. I might order a tonne bag, it will last a year or three, but cheaper in the long run.


Posted: 04/02/2014 at 16:08

Well, The hellebore collection has just been increased by three. I went out for horticultural grit. First garden centre, price has gone up to £5 a bag . £4 last year, and 3 the year before. Their hellebores were helleboring, greeny white wishy washy things. Next garden centre, I got a Mrs  Ranicar for £10 and a spotted pink Harvington for £13.  Local nursery next. i have been keeping an eye on a load of hellebore marked Queen doubles, in a corner, left over from last year, in smallish pots, but with buds coming. as they were mixed, I wanted to see a flower out first. They were priced up in the small pots at £5.99. Then someone decided to repot the lot and put them in the poytunnel.  I found a nice speckled white double, no price. No one had cut last years leaves off, so it looked a bit tatty. How much ? to the lady on the checkout. She looked at it, Oh its one of last years that have just been repotted ( I knew that), will £3.50 be all right?   Thank you very much. The flower head is not as big as Mrs Ranicar, but a nice position and some feeding, and it should be good.


Posted: 04/02/2014 at 12:14

The blackbirds are gobbling up apples. There are only a few left in store, but they have done well this year. I've spread FYM on the onion patch and the pumpkin/courgette patch. I have to top dress the tree lilies, and a few other things.  Lots of white heads showing on my snowdrops but they are not open yet.

 I need a new barrow. the wheels have gone on both the old ones.

For hellebore enthusiasts.

Posted: 03/02/2014 at 20:56

Verdun, a quick zip up the M5 in your new car, will be great.  and there is the added attraction of large portions of cake.

 I'm not keen on green flowers, they look too much like foliage to me.

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