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Posted: 26/08/2012 at 22:31

What were they mating ON?

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Posted: 26/08/2012 at 22:28

Jean, the forecast looks a bit dire for tomorrow, your pygmies may survive another day.

Dean :- D I'm sure your man's taking it one day at a time.

Pepper dog is only laid back and good when he's getting his own way. I think he quickly got over any shyness, Glyn, he kept sitting up like a meerkat, waving his front paws about and barking for attention! Anyway, he's very tired after all the excitement.



Posted: 26/08/2012 at 22:20

I have a mousie invasion in my bin cupboard at the moment. I use humane traps and put sunflower hearts in them which works a treat. If I have time I take them to the field a few minutes walk away and let them go behind the bus-stop. Otherwise they have to go down the end of the garden. Four caught so far. They are woodmice and extremely cute with their big eyes and big ears, I just wish they'd stay outside.


Posted: 26/08/2012 at 20:04

That's a worthwhile thought, Dove. The first owner of this garden had 4 espalier apple trees growing down the centre; only two are left and they're not exactly trained now. Concorde is one that I like but Doyenne du Comice is my absolute favourite so I'll have to check out pollinators.


Posted: 26/08/2012 at 19:46

Leggi, I'm trying to decide whether self fertile will really work out - many other fruits that say they are, are better with a pollinator. I did see that Marjorie's Seedling plum (which I like) is a pollinator for one of the greengages I fancied so that's a possibility. I just don't know if I have a sunny enough spot as there's a lot of tree cover. The thing is I'd like pears as well but I don't think I'll have room for two of those as well!

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Posted: 26/08/2012 at 19:38

Evening all. Good to know you've been playing nicely while I was out. Sorry to hear about the blighted. I have no blight but no tomatoes either. Tell a lie - I had 4 this week from 5 plants.

Pepper dog failed to misbehave so didn't win naughtiest dog. A very barky little spitz took the rosette. He's now barking very loudly and unnecessarily at sheep on Countryfile.

Becks, slugs :- D

Glyn, decisioning - yuk yuk yuketty  yuk

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Posted: 26/08/2012 at 13:29

Afternoon Pam. Hope you have a lovely lunch.

Good work, Dean, getting ahead of yourselves and earning a weekend off. I've earned myself a lunch-break from the village 'Fun Day' event.
Thank you for the compliment about Pepper dog. He is entering a little dog show at the Fun Day (no, not a show for little dogs...).  I'm putting him in the 'naughtiest dog' category. Curious to see how it will be judged. 

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Posted: 26/08/2012 at 07:58

Good morning.
Promising sunny start, hope it lasts as I'm at an all day outdoor 'fun day' today. Enjoy your day, forker-folk, whatever you decide to do.


Posted: 26/08/2012 at 07:54

Maybe we can learn along together, Leggi!

I like all sorts of plums - Marjorie's seedling and Victoria especially. Greengages have the plum taste and texture but are usually a little sweeter, softer and smaller. They're not in the shops for long and I haven't seen them in supermarkets (but that may be because I only buy fruit and veg there if no other option). I'm wondering if they only have a short season. I eat them raw like sweeties but there's no reason why they wouldn't make jam, I suppose.

I shall be interested to hear more about your researches and deliberations :- )


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Posted: 25/08/2012 at 14:32

:- D :- D nice one Becks.

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