FloBear


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Posted: 11/09/2012 at 09:43

Kate, I'm just off out to chat up the vet nurse and see if she would like him. Of course, if she'll take the two young dogs instead, I could keep Twinks ;- )

SCD - bring it on! It's the only 'reality' show I can bear to watch. I love Craig RH and can't wait to see how Darcey B's style as a judge develops.

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Posted: 11/09/2012 at 08:49

Morning each.

Nola, another chicken owner here  ~ ~ (that's my version of waving)

Hope the weather is kind to everyone. I might even have time to go in the garden today.

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Posted: 10/09/2012 at 22:17

Hello and goodnight all. Well done to those who kept things ticking over today, it's good to catch up with all your news after my busyish day. I did get a chance to sit down and watch some of the athletes' parade whilst keeping Twink the kitten company for an hour. Tomorrow will ring Cats Protection and ask if they can find him a home - though it's possible that the vet-nurse who scanned him for a microchip might be interested. I'll chat her up tomorrow and sing his furry praises.

I'm not at all brave when it comes to adventurous stuff. My youngest sister and her family go caving - too claustrophobic. A few years ago on a school trip I braved a (not very high) zip wire because the children in my class had all done it and were egging me on. They were so thrilled when I gave it a go and were very sweet and encouraging as they could see I was nervous!

Jasmine stopped flowering

Posted: 10/09/2012 at 22:07

I have the same jasmine by the sound of it. I just let it get on with life, I don't feed it, I chop chunks off when it gets too big and it has an initial flush of flowers followed by a smaller amount continuously after that. Perhaps you are being too nice to it and it is producing lots of leaves at the expense of flowers. Mine is in a deep raised bed shared with other plants, it has never been fed nor had any soil replaced.

Toads

Posted: 10/09/2012 at 20:56

Brilliant news that the toads found your pond. When you net it leave a few places where the net is held up a couple of inches so they can get in and out. Like most amphibians they do not spend much of their time in the water, you are much more likely to see them lurking in cool damp places in the garden. I have frogs mostly, and they tend to start calling and mating in the pond in Jan/Feb time depending on the temperature.

I'm sure a toad expert will be along shortly!

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Posted: 10/09/2012 at 08:39

Dan, madness or what? I bet you feel well-chuffed with your achievement though.

I couldn't get into the GW website at all last night but I can see you managed to play nicely without me  ;- )  I half-watched the closing ceremony but went to bed before the end

My sister-in-Wales lives in a Red Kite area. I found out that in the 'olden days' when they were common everywhere they were known as Shite Hawks because of their scavenging behaviour!

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Posted: 09/09/2012 at 17:30

Chicken and mushroom kebabs with kale and or cabbage for dinner.

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Posted: 09/09/2012 at 16:17

Afternoon all. I have been out for my birthday treat today - paid for in May when the birthday actaully was. Went to a falconry and got up close and personal with some beautiful birds. The owner and his able assistant are knowledgeable, caring and engagingly enthusiastic. I'll post a piccie later.

Glyn, I still remember that Sunday-before-going back to work feeling, hope you're having a great day.

Kate, like you I would be very bothered by the builders' radio. Once  my next door neighbours went out all day leaving a window ajar which meant that their alarm beeped continuously. The other-side-neighbour who has access to their house was also out. After about two hours I could stand it no more and took myself off for the rest of the day.

 

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Posted: 08/09/2012 at 20:01

Glyn, naughty step - NOW! And the RHS can join you there for starting the rot!

Rubarb

Posted: 08/09/2012 at 18:58

Christopher, I did wonder whether to pick some more because mine took off big-time after I'd decided to stop. Still it will be in good fettle for next year!

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