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Pottie Pam

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I have a birthday this year so what are ŷou going to get me?

Posted: 29/03/2014 at 08:01

I've thought long and hard about Verdun's present and I think I've come up with the perfect presents. I know he dosen't really like adders (unlike me) so I thought a forked stick or even some soil from Ireland. I read that there or no snakes in Ireland as Saint Patrick drove them out. An immigrant to Australia was so worried about the snakes that he imported a load of Irish soil to surround his house and apparently  was never bothered by snakes again.

Dose anyone know where I can buy Irish soil?

Daft thoughts

Posted: 27/03/2014 at 13:53

Orchid lady asked about dogs  understanding a foreign language! I read once that when they record bird's distress calls and then play them to frighten birds away from aircraft runways they have to catch local birds to record their alarm calls as apparently birds have local accents too.

Moving peony

Posted: 26/03/2014 at 07:11

I have a lovely pink paeony that had a wonderful scent but the last few years the buds only reach the size of peas then turn black. I have top dressed it over the years so is it worth digging it up now and replanting it?

worst gardening old wives tales

Posted: 24/03/2014 at 14:16

I read that holly was planted in hedgerows as witches flew along hedges and the holly trees stopped them. When we bought our house 25 years ago the previous owners said that holly grows along ley lines so our house was in a happy place. Might have been a selling point but I've always been happy here and never seen a witch either.


Posted: 22/03/2014 at 08:57

Posts keep crossing. Hope your results are good Andy.


Posted: 22/03/2014 at 08:55

Good luck with your GH Tracey. Is the spinning with wool and a spinning wheel or some new dance craze?


Posted: 22/03/2014 at 08:52

That could be right Dove. Not heard where Lydia is lately. Don't want to scare the tourists off.


Posted: 22/03/2014 at 08:47

Good morning again,

I wish  I hadn't put fish in my pond, Dove. Only six rescue goldfish were put in and now there are hundreds. It's a big pond and toads and dragonflies do well but the fish must eat a lot of creatures.

 It looks a bit bare at the moment not like this.

I've just heard on Radio Cornwall about the grenade on Gwithian beach,Verdun. I hope Spike didn't dig it up.


Posted: 22/03/2014 at 08:01

Good morning everyone,

Just watched your youtube link David. I like Carol but she has certainly changed her presenting style since then. Lovely to see Geoff H. too. Never realised they were on telly at the same time.


New perrenials... Should i protect?

Posted: 20/03/2014 at 08:19

Wasn't  Monty mixing garden soil with compost when potting plants up? He said that the plants would build strong root systems as the soil would have beneficial fungus. It seems to make sense.

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