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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.

Wild life...

Posted: 01/11/2013 at 22:00

Yes I watched Autumn Watch tonight and thoroughly enjoyed it -

especially the starlings and the red squirrels.  I live in Dorset, but a couple

of years ago my OH took me to see the starlings over the Somerset Levels

and it will stay with me for the rest of my life.  According to the experts, there

are two million starlings "doing their thing" at sunset every night in the winter

over the Levels and it was a wonderful sight to see, especially as there was

the most beautfiul sunset. Like you, Zoomer, I think Autumn Watch is a 

great programme - now we'll have to look forward to Spring Watch!!    

Leaving my garden

Posted: 31/10/2013 at 21:53

Best wishes for your move Hollie!   I would feel just the same as you, but

just think of all the plans you can make during the dark winter days for

your new garden and how lovely to be moving to the country - I do envy you!  

Talkback: Growing spring flowers for bumblebees

Posted: 31/10/2013 at 21:49

Thanks Nutcutlet - will have a look at that!  

Northern Ontario Canada snow

Posted: 31/10/2013 at 21:47

Ah yes! I remember Ontario winters well - I lived in London Ontario for eight

years and never saw snow like it before or since!  I've been back in England

for thirty years now, but will never forget my first winter in Ontario in 1975.

The snow started to fall in early November and we didn't see the pavements

again until March.  On top of that we had an ice storm which brought down

the hydro wires, so we had no lighting or heating for days.   We moan about

the weather here in England, but I'd rather winter here than in Ontario!

Talkback: Growing spring flowers for bumblebees

Posted: 31/10/2013 at 21:28

Is Pulmonaria rubra a wildflower Nutcutlet?  Sorry, I don't yet know any of

the latin names for flowers!  Also I've been told that oxeye daisies and poppies

thrive a lot better if they have some tall wild grasses to support them - does

anyone know the name of tall grasses that would compliment both these

flowers, but wouldn't take over too much and restrict their growth?

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