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Posted: 03/11/2013 at 21:19

She sure did!  Mine made me porridge with cream and runny honey on top!

Is the bonny baby (above) one of your grandchildren Woodgreen?

what's still flowering in your garden?

Posted: 03/11/2013 at 20:27

I still have cosmos too, marigolds, cyclamen, geraniums (should get them in) -

lots of everlasting begonias going very strongly still and masses of honeysuckle

growing high on the wall where it catches the sun.  Hope the strong winds

here tonight don't flatten everything.


Posted: 03/11/2013 at 20:12

Thanks a lot Dove -  I'll do as you say - thanks for the link you gave me too,

I found it really interesting!   

Canadian snow

Posted: 03/11/2013 at 19:58

Memories indeed Woodgreen!  You've taken my mind back to the days

when kids could cycle miles without parental concern - I lived in rural

Cheshire in those days though and we used to take off at about 9a.m.

with sandwiches and pop and not get back home until tea time!  Happy days!

my OH and I love Milford too and Lymington, of course!   

Canadian snow

Posted: 03/11/2013 at 12:19

Hope you make it Star - I think you'll love it!  

Confession Times!

Posted: 03/11/2013 at 12:14

Ha ha - now we know who's to blame!

Confession Times!

Posted: 03/11/2013 at 12:08

I ate most of the sweets I had left over from Trick or Treat and now I have to

go on a diet!


Posted: 03/11/2013 at 12:05

Thanks for this Dovefromabove,  I too have kept a Poinsettia from last Christmas

and thought I was keeping it in total darkness until I read your post!  I have it in

a bedroom looking over the back garden (on the window ledge) and the garden is in

total darkness, but since reading your post I've suddenly realized that when my

next door neighbour sits in her conservatory (not often now the dark nights are

here thankfully) the light from that probably reaches the plant.  I do have about

four tiny red leaves (or are they petals?)  sprouting at the top of the plant, but

the rest of it is still green, so I'll put a box over it as you suggest to keep it in

total darkness.  Also Dove, I wonder if you could advise me if it's too late to

re-pot it?  I didn't bother to do it before, as I really didn't expect any red leaves

 - I've tried it so many times before and failed!  I would be very grateful for your

advice.  Thank you!  Also thanks to you Don for raising the question!  

Canadian snow

Posted: 03/11/2013 at 11:49

Hi Woodgreen,

No - it's the zigzag going down to Castle Beach from Highcliffe Castle - do you know this area?  We walk the our retriever there a lot and she loves it!  Parking is free 

in Highcliffe Castle car park from 1st October to 1st May,  which is good (in fact

all the car parks along the beach area at Friars Cliff and Steamer Park are free,

it's about the only concession Christchurch Council give us so we make the most

of it!  If  you like a good walk you could park at Steamer Point, walk through the

lovely woodlands and then go down the zigzag in the photo onto the beach,

if you turn left at the bottom of the zigzag you can walk all the way to the

Hampshire Border (ha ha) not as far as you think perhaps, but still a good walk!

Hope this will save you driving all the way to Bournemouth in the future

Woodgreen!  If you need any more info post me again and if you google

Highcliffe Castle, it'll give you all the history etc.  You get a good cup of

coffee there too! The bit you thought was Sandbanks in the photo is

Hengistbury Head - looks miles away doesn't it, but it's not really!  


Canadian snow

Posted: 01/11/2013 at 22:53

 Recognise this Woodgreen?  Not too far from the New Forest and a stone's

throw from where I live in Dorset.  It was taken in winter 2010 I think!

Bill - I've posted on your Northern Ontario snow post, not realizing you live

in Southern Ontario.  You live in a beautiful country and I'll never forget it,

but I'm really pleased we don't have your winters!  Really sad to hear about

your son Bill, it must be heartbreaking for you.

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