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What's the weather like in your area?

Posted: 24/04/2012 at 13:58

Palaisglide, I'd love to see her in all her glory - the photos I googled look fabulous. When we stayed on board we were told she was the oldest ship afloat. We helped dress her overall for the Queen's Silver Jubilee so that shows how long ago it was! Don't remember a U boat there.


What's the weather like in your area?

Posted: 24/04/2012 at 13:18
Palaisglide wrote (see)

 from my memories of Southampton Browndown and Gosport there were plenty of rusty arcs around, we rescued one and it now floats in Hartlepool fully rigged.

(hopping excitedly from foot to foot) Ooooh, Palaisglide, you don't mean Trincomalee, do you? If so, I stayed on her twice for residential trips with schoolchildren when she was the frigate Foudroyant parked in Portsmouth harbour. That was back in the day when you could do really adventurous school trips without sinking the ship under ten tons of paperwork (-;


BBC Gardening Arrivals - Meeting Point

Posted: 24/04/2012 at 11:47

S'very kind sotongeoff. I own a Shih Tzu, I'm used to being ignored (-;

Thank you Daniel - gosh it's like the Senior Prefect spoke to me!

Favourite tools

Posted: 23/04/2012 at 17:31

1) kneepads

2) forks - hand and border

3) pink trug bucket - it's my " useful pot to put things in"

BBC Gardening Arrivals - Meeting Point

Posted: 23/04/2012 at 17:26

Interesting you mention that, sotongeoff, because I do use the 'first unread post' arrow but it's not always there - even on a thread I have been following.

Anyone know why, please?

Poorly Rosemary

Posted: 23/04/2012 at 12:55

You don't say how many leaves - spotty or not - it has, but it may be worth trimming some off so the little bit of living root can cope with what's on top. Probably remove flowers too so it can concentrate on getting well.

Mycorrhizal Fungi

Posted: 23/04/2012 at 09:19

So is there just one kind of fungus that's supposed to work with any plant? I thought that plants had fungi that were specific to their particular needs.

Also, would it be really silly to dig up a very recently planted shrub to apply the fungus then plant it again?

Bear of Very Little Brain

Keeping Chickens

Posted: 22/04/2012 at 17:47

ChristyRose, that  sounds lovely. Already I can picture the girls jumping up to reach the goodies. Also, it's good to have an incentive to redesign the garden - long overdue, I have to say.

Keeping Chickens

Posted: 22/04/2012 at 09:02

Junohart, thank you for your book idea, I will look into that at once! Tattiebogle, I've looked at your suggestion - it seems like just the job as I'm a wildlife gardener at heart. Many thanks.

My girls' run - about 8ft by 5ft - has a large sheet of plastic fixed tent-style over it so is dry and cosy underneath. Not exactly elegant but I learnt the hard way when we had flash flooding last August and I thought I'd have to teach the poor birds to swim. They are out part of each day free-ranging so it's not their full-time space.

What's the weather like in your area?

Posted: 21/04/2012 at 13:24

East Dorset sunshiney in places, a bit blowy, thinking about raining. I found hailstones a mile and a half up the road when I took the dogs out!!

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