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Latest posts by Lyn

A "how much?!!?" moment.....

Posted: 05/11/2014 at 19:27

My OH has just said that they cannot go to the quarry anymore,  which is in St Breward, Bodmin,  for Cornish granite.

It now has to go from the quarry to Hull, then it goes to Bristol then it is delivered to their workshop about 10 miles from the original quarry, then, if its not

Headstone standard, which has to be very good, the process is reversed, hows that for travel miles!!!

Talkback: How to store, freeze and dry your harvests

Posted: 05/11/2014 at 19:00

I think with lemons and oranges it would be better to just freeze the juice. You could grate the rind to freeze separately.


Posted: 05/11/2014 at 18:46

I wonder if they are migrating to different climes, damp here or warmer in Cornwall, I dont know.

Do you know where your pets are tonight?

Posted: 05/11/2014 at 18:05

Thomas cat is in winter mode, you wouldnt get him outside after 3pm from now till Spring.

He is frightened of thunder but we are so remote here there will 

be no fireworks.

Talkback: Christmas daffodil pot display

Posted: 05/11/2014 at 15:22

Has anyone smelled those paper whites, I did them for my daughter, my mum and myself, we all thought they smelled like dog do, and put them in the garden, OH was making all sorts of accusations!

Anyonr like them? 

Chilean Lantern Tree - crinodendron hookerianum

Posted: 05/11/2014 at 10:31

Plant them out in the garden, mine are as Steephills, 12ft high or more, they are real tuffies usually.

They are not really pot plants, if they survive the winter, and they should, they grow easily from seed or cuttings. 

Friend or foe

Posted: 05/11/2014 at 09:54

My tom will not touch a rat! I. Hope it stays that way, you can get horendous vet bills from a rat bitten cat.


Posted: 05/11/2014 at 09:45

I wonder if they have migrated to the south west, there is no shortage down here. We have a large wasp nest on a bit of waste ground in our garden where OH parks his truck. They are fascinating to watch and he parks up and sits there observing.

They didnt like him there at first and showed signs of aggression but later they were very calm about him. My parents wanted it destroyed but we just couldnt do that. As Dove says, they are marvelous at hoovering up greenfly.

My daughter lives in Cornwall and for the first time one of her children was stung.

My grandsons friend has the most awful phobia and had to ask to leave the class room because of them. 

Interesting to hear from Verdun has 

to say if they are any further west?


Posted: 04/11/2014 at 13:18

All this talk of much loved furry toys reminded me of the story /film of the Velveteen Rabbit, I used to read it to my son and he would cry everytime, but always wanted it again.

crop protection

Posted: 04/11/2014 at 13:14

Its no good just draping it over your crop, the butterfly will just sit on the mesh and lay eggs through it, you must make sure crop is well away from the mesh.

Discussions started by Lyn

Common. milkweed

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New pond

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Royal Cornwall show and WW1.

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would anyone know what this is please.

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would anyone know what this is please.

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This is what happens when.....

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pepper plants

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unwins catalogue

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Advent prizes

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ground for runner beans

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My best buy of the year

Lobelia Richardii 
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