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Couple of IDs please

Posted: 01/10/2016 at 15:01

I think the top one is a form of sedge, the bottom one is a foxglove.

HELLO FORKERS! October Edition

Posted: 01/10/2016 at 14:56

We've had thundering and lightening here for the last hour, now its piddling down.

Telly watching afternoon I think.

Chicky, I think Lord Lambourne are wonderful. We have about a dozen on the little tree. Something to savour, you never find them in the shops.

HELLO FORKERS! October Edition

Posted: 01/10/2016 at 13:00

Time for breakfast here. We are only just up. Hubby woke up screaming in the night. Thank goodness, only cramp in his thighs. I thought it was going to be an ambulance job again. After Brunch, I have a load of bulbs to plant, and some to go to mums.... Dads red daffodils ( family joke, they are red tulips), to go around his fruit trees, and some double peachy ones for mum.

 Have a good weekend everyone.

My plant this summer

Posted: 01/10/2016 at 12:22

Don't forget the cacti need to go indoors in a cool frost free room for the winter. Keep on the dry side to stop them rotting.

Potatoes in grow bags

Posted: 01/10/2016 at 12:15

Potatoes need plenty of nutrients. If you mix in fertiliser with   cheap grow bags they will grow well.

Is this a weed?

Posted: 01/10/2016 at 12:06

A weed is a plant in the wrong place. That looks like one of the mallow family.

Enough is enough

Posted: 30/09/2016 at 23:03

Not always.I have had some gorgeous days in Lamorna.On a sunny day, it's the best place in the world. I also remember one Easter when the storm was throwing waves up to the top car park.  About 50 ft up. I never noticed the houses up above the cove, I was usually concentrating on getting down the road avoiding other traffic and those unforgiving granite walls.

Enough is enough

Posted: 30/09/2016 at 22:40

Not sure about the cooking bit at the end.Too many cooking programmes as it is.

Enough is enough

Posted: 30/09/2016 at 22:15

I sat there thinking about Lamorna.I used to do a lot of diving out of Lamorna The rocks shown at the left hand edge of the cove are known as the Cannon site,some old cannons were found there from a Shipwreck. Doing a giant stride entry off the harbour wall was interesting.  An old man was walking through the cove one day,I was sure I knew him. Hello, I said , and smiled.He smiled back andsaid Hello.  It wasn't until he was half way up the path on the other side of the cove that I remembered.John Le Carre , he has a house overlooking the sea half way between Lamorna and Porthcurno.

Potatoes in grow bags

Posted: 30/09/2016 at 21:26

Dont reuse compost that has had potatoes in for any of the potato family, including tomatoes, as it will spread disease.  If growing in soil in the garden, practise a three year rotation.

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