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Posted: 24/12/2015 at 10:26

Happy Christmas everyone. I just have to do a run to mums so she can make mince pies, and is happy that the stuff in my fridge is now in her fridge. I have done the bottom layer of the trifle. I had to make my own trifle sponges yesterday. I couldnt find any that werent full of weird ingredients that belonged in the chemistry lab.

Well done fairygirl, a brilliant poem.

My friends lad has just been collected from Manchester airport, he has been travelling in indonesia and Aus, and seems to be suffering from some sort of infection, possibly dengue fever. He's now home safe and sound, and no doubt will get lots of fussing.

Everyone have a lovely xmas, remember, do it your way, if that means a bottle of sherry and a tin of roses, fine.

'Twas the night before Christmas...a little homage

Posted: 24/12/2015 at 10:08

Brilliant fairy. May all your wishes come true.


"Show us ya baubles!"

Posted: 23/12/2015 at 06:38

I believe it stops the cat knocking them over. 


Posted: 23/12/2015 at 06:09

Good morning everyone.  

The absolut reminds me, I have had blackcurrants soaking in vodka since July. They should be about ready for straining off. 

Cornus Kousa

Posted: 23/12/2015 at 06:03

That would be pretty exotic looking. I know what you mean about moving. The owner of the wood next door where all my wildlife lives, is 96. When he dies, it is designated as building land,and most of the trees will be cleared. At that point, I will lose all my privacy, and am going to move. I am already startjng to think about propagating certain plants in readiness for moving.

I was attacked by a slug....

Posted: 22/12/2015 at 22:42

A biological enzyme washing powder might do it.


Cornus Kousa

Posted: 22/12/2015 at 22:40

I think I might try a few hardwood cuttings off it. Cornus sanguinea seems to strike easily for me, it must be worth a go.

Cornus Kousa

Posted: 22/12/2015 at 22:19

You could plant it in a large pot and sink it in the ground, then take it with you.

Cornus Kousa

Posted: 22/12/2015 at 21:39

When I planted the border, I alternated an expensive small slow growing tree, like the Magnolias and the Cornus, with cheap fillers like buddleia and Lavatera Barnsley, which fill the gap quickly, but don't last long. As the slow growing ones mature, the cheap fillers got taken out. I find I can propagate  Buddleia and lavatera easily from cuttings cadged off friends and neighbours.

black bamboo

Posted: 22/12/2015 at 21:19

Maybe you could get the pale stuff and use a dark shade of cuprinol (other wood stains are available)on it.

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