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Hallowe'en Party 31 Oct in The Log Cabin, Verdun's Garden

Posted: 26/10/2014 at 18:39

As Cornwall has now been granted National Minority Status by the EU, it might be advisable for you to take your passports with you. If you upset the Natives, you might find yourself waking up in a Tiddy Oggy mine - no doubt Verdun will tell you the safest way to approach his place without causing any undue ripples on the surface of the Tamar!

To-do lists

Posted: 25/10/2014 at 19:13

I seem to be collecting  to-do lists (tdl). I have a garden one, a bedroom decorating order-work one,a general one, and a shopping list for garden and DIY bits.

I know most people have TDL's of greater or lesser size, but does anybody manage to complete them fairly regularly? I seem to complete a job, cross it off the list, but whilst working on the task  seem to notice some other job that needs to go on the list.

I have even ,occasionally, put a reminder on the general TDL to check one of the other lists - I think I know what a dormouse on a treadmill feels like.

Am I sad, and on the road to nowhere?

Impressions of the posters here

Posted: 22/10/2014 at 19:04

The only picture that comes to my mind is Verdun - as a typical Cornishman, and there is a definite type ( or two) ! Phillipa smith is probably spot on.

Frank (palaisglide) is a big lad, still pretty fit - and ,of course, light on his feet!

HELLO FORKERS!

Posted: 22/10/2014 at 09:19

Sadly, only 10 per cent of the money made from theTower of London poppies will go to charity - the rest going in production costs and other overheads. Nevertheless, a wonderful sight and as the saying goes, 'every little helps'.

Blowing a gale where you are yet?

Posted: 21/10/2014 at 22:03

Breezy in the Chilterns, with a few short heavy gusts, but mainly lovely blue skies, with a couple of very brief heavy showers in the area, but no rain on the hill where I live - very strange!

We obviously missed the worst of the promised storm, and I spent the last hour of daylight up the allotment doing a bit of digging.

Still strange as I 'm probably no more than 30 miles from Ginglygangly - at 5pm I was off to the allotment in glorious sun!

Will probably suffer tomorrow!

New allotment OMG...

Posted: 18/10/2014 at 20:21

Turned over my compost heaps this afternoon, but had to watch out for the slow worms - there are quite a few living in the heap, usually lying half buried, just under the old carpets covering it all. Lovely little creatures, but causes my little five-year old granddaughter to scream like a banshee when they appear!

HELLO FORKERS!

Posted: 18/10/2014 at 20:16

Busy afternoon trying to catch up on all my jobs - planted up window boxes with Narcissi and pansies - wall planters to do tomorrow.

Spag Bol tonight, with home-grown onions,sweet peppers,celery,garlic,basil,oregano, tomatoes, and grated carrot - pity the meat and bacon had to come from Sainsbury's!

HELLO FORKERS!

Posted: 17/10/2014 at 18:40

Evening all - just back from a break in Cyprus , and a long break from this Forum - hope everyone is well and had a good summer?

When I left Cyprus the gardeners were just starting to plant the next lot of petunias and bedding plants - I'm going to spend the weekend clearing the remnants of mine.

Only a few hours away by plane, but a world away horticulturally!

Rubbish mpc

Posted: 16/05/2014 at 09:21

A friend at the allotment ,who has been gardening for years, has started buying ASDA own -brand compost, ans swears it's the best he's used for ages. I haven't seen it yet, but wonder whether any of you out there have any experience ( good or bad ) with it?

buttercups in my lawn

Posted: 04/05/2014 at 00:19

I seem to remember at school, many years ago, being told that buttercups had three types of root - runners, bulb, or rhizome, depending on the variety.

I think runners are most common, but you could be lucky and have a few of the other kind, which would obviously be easier to get rid of.

 

 

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