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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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Posted: 25/08/2012 at 14:29

Afternoon all. Glad there is some sun about. We've had some here and I'm hoping it will at least stay dry for this afternoon's dog walk.

Frank, nice to see you here pottering. I'm sure you'd have enjoyed Olympic fortnight when some of us were spotting and conjugating new verbs - to podium being just one of them. It was positively heartwarming for an old pedant such as wot I are ;- )

I too was all eagrness to hear about slug-repelling on GW last night then left disappointed by the lack of information and suggestions. One photo of a slug-up in a brewery is all I remember seeing. Perhaps you are supposed to whack them with a sheaf of papers.

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