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Latest posts by Pentillie

Too late to plant bulbs?

Posted: 16/11/2013 at 17:17

I'm still planting narcissi bulbs, although my sister in Cornwall mocks me! She is lucky enough that because of the mild weather where she is, she can pick daffodil flowers at Christmas.

Compost again

Posted: 12/11/2013 at 22:42

I always put as many nettles as I can get on my compost. Nettles are rich in nitrogen, and act as a great (free)accelerator.

Pots going green!

Posted: 10/11/2013 at 17:25

If you use a jet-spray on a patio, it can also be used to clean pots and containers - but  as Bob says, most containers look better with a nice bit of weathering; even better if the algae develops into moss or lichen!

Remembrance Sunday

Posted: 09/11/2013 at 22:34

Thinking of my little sister Barbara, and all those others killed in conflict - rest in peace.

what's still flowering in your garden?

Posted: 07/11/2013 at 00:13

Still have begonias, New Guinea busy Lizzie, pelargoniums, lobelia, all doing well in pots dotted around patio and garden. Garden is still full of cosmos, antirrhinums, penstemons, and the garage roof is covered in flowering honeysuckle.Pinch me; it is November isn't it?

Good Evening FORKERS

Posted: 06/11/2013 at 21:46

...........luckily, so well hidden that most English tourists cross the Tamar bridges and go racing on towards Newquay and St. Ives !

Good Evening FORKERS

Posted: 06/11/2013 at 21:24

The bedrooms at the rear look straight across to Dartmoor, with the Tamar in the foreground - perfection!

The Tamar valley is Cornwall's best kept secret!

Good Evening FORKERS

Posted: 06/11/2013 at 21:08

Oh sure, probably 4 or 5 times a year. Sister lives on the northern edge of Dartmoor, so we go down to her, and then onwards for a few days in Kernow. Have stayed in my birthplace at Pentillie, which is now probably the most luxurious B & B in the UK - check the website!

Petrol generators

Posted: 06/11/2013 at 20:11

Thanks a lot Chicky, I'll check the websites!

Good Evening FORKERS

Posted: 06/11/2013 at 20:08

Don't I know it! I miss my lovely Cornwall.

Discussions started by Pentillie

To-do lists

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Petrol generators

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Dangers in your compost

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Mind your own business

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Brussels sprouts

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Today I feel so happy....

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Horticultural plastics

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Fruit and veg ripeness

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