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The Supernatural

Posted: 07/08/2015 at 23:14

Susan.  Tom eventually just turned into a bit of a nuisance , for instance going into a shop with one member of the family who was buying a shirt who found when he was leaving there was a tie hanging out of his pocket.  Things like that.  So he was told to go and he just did.

i like the sense of authenticity about the stories here.  Blighty Mams episode in that house is amazing.

Even you hard hearts......

Posted: 06/08/2015 at 00:09

That series by Carol Klein is wonderful.  She really is the best of the lot.  Giving new information on tulips, insects, breeding, terrific this week.  There truly are some poor programmes,too, tho.

The Supernatural

Posted: 05/08/2015 at 23:57

Never see the connection between God and the supernormal myself.  I don't believe in the first , but definitely do, the second.  

 My mother lived as part of a large family which moved house several times.  The ghost or poltergeist, whatever you call him, came too!  This went on for years and years, and the kids liked having him as he could be blamed for lots of things they were responsible for.  He did seem to be more active when one member of the family was present but not exclusively.  He seemed rather simple but had a huge range of activities, hiding things, (once a visitor's baby) ,throwing small things, floating objects though the air,ringing doorbells, fixing up strange scarecrow figures with pillows and hats etc.  he got more and more skilful with time and was able to do things like picking out on the piano a melody that was running through someone's head. Or laying a table, but never in a useful manner, ie, a salt spoon for the grandfather and a soup ladle for the baby. Eventually they were able to communicate with him, and he said his name was Tom and he just liked being with them.

i don't see why the subject should be avoided.  Ignored by those not interested, perhaps.  I never join discussions here on grafting,or cacti, or coleus!

What's your worst nemesis, your most dreaded weed or plant?

Posted: 27/06/2015 at 06:19

i have some wretched things to contend with, but no horsetail, japanese knotweed.  And nor do I have varicose veins, so I am calling myself a lucky woman this morning!

Plant ID

Posted: 26/06/2015 at 08:55

Actually, Justin, I think you are on totally the right track.  Just try googling tansy and wildlife together.  Much better than perovsKia which I don't think would contribute much, but could be wrong there too as I think it is a wild plant in some part of the world. Could you put it in some other part of the school property to do it's good work?  I can see a great future with you and the kids becoming dedicated guerrilla gardeners!

if you want it in your border just do it.  It will be easy and effective and encouraging.  You can hack at it another time.  One thing I would not put in a border is comfrey tho bees love it.

Plant ID

Posted: 25/06/2015 at 22:49

Yes, I think I could be wrong that it is Achillea.  Right about the rest ,tho'. ?

Plant ID

Posted: 25/06/2015 at 22:16

Looks like Achillea to me. Is there a strong bitter smell from it?  It spreads underground like fury and can be hard to get rid of.  Also called Tansy;  I had a kitten called Tansy. The softest sweetest little thing you ever saw!

Am I grumpy cos.....

Posted: 13/04/2015 at 21:37

Celandine, hate it and it's nasty little potatoes. wygeilia ,( sp). The cranesbill with the small pink flowers, packets of seeds with mixed colours, like lobelia, plastic planters, coleus and I will think of more in a minute!

3 for ID please

Posted: 13/04/2015 at 21:06

Definitely not sweet rocket, looks to me like evening primrose, which I think has been suggested.k

Red Admiral

Posted: 03/01/2015 at 10:47

Gone to God by now I'm afraid.

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