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Pottie Pam

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Posted: 31/01/2014 at 06:05

Good morning all,

Thanks for your comments about my bumble bee photo. The honeysuckle still has leaves on the sheltered side of the bush, Chicky. One hydrangea in a sheltered spot still has leaves and flowers although the others are all bare with brown flower heads.

I watched the programme about dog food too, Lizzy.  Like you didn't learn much. My 11year old German Shepherd is a bit stiff now and can't walk far now. I've tried the really expensive dog foods for a few months but the programme seemed to suggest there wasn't a great deal of difference. The raw meat diet was interesting but that had it's drawbacks with samonella. I didn't agree with feeding dogs veggie and vegan diets. The programme didn't mention why dog poo doesn't turn white anymore.  That must be down to diet.




Posted: 30/01/2014 at 17:09

What is your mum planning to do with all that compost, Fidget? Sorry if I missed if you'd mentioned it earlier.


Are French Marigolds still in 'Vogue'?

Posted: 30/01/2014 at 16:46

Still like prawn cocktail and another 70's classic 'Black Forest Gateau'.

Are French Marigolds still in 'Vogue'?

Posted: 30/01/2014 at 16:43

 Oh Kef  got in there first.

Are French Marigolds still in 'Vogue'?

Posted: 30/01/2014 at 16:41

Hi Mark,

 I admit I don't really like French Marigolds buy I do plant them in the greenhouse with the tomatoes. They are supposed to keep whitefly away and I've never had it since .

Talkback: Valerian

Posted: 30/01/2014 at 15:52

The humming bird hawk moth loves this. My favourite insect.


Posted: 30/01/2014 at 15:45

Just taken this photo of a bumble bee on the winter flowering honeysuckle. It's not  too warm here but the sun came out briefly. I hope it finds somewhere to shelter soon. Really heavy rain forcast for tomorrow.  


Posted: 30/01/2014 at 15:32

Get well soon  Stacey and Verdun. Of course Verdun will be so much worse being a man. We girls don't know how lucky we are not to suffer like men. 


Posted: 30/01/2014 at 10:03

Well you won't have to clean the back of your car now Clari, 

Talking about 2CV, we went to Brittany looking for houses with the idea of movtng there one day. One farmer told us about the deux chevaux buried in the orchard. With our schoolgirl and boy French we thought he was talking about two dead horses but it was his old car.

On the same trip we were staying in a gite and we were feeding a stray dog that was hanging around. Two hunters turned up looking for their dog and our friend said ' We have ate your dog' instead of we have been feeding your dog.

Well must shake myself before the r***n comes down again.



Posted: 30/01/2014 at 08:20

good morning all.

Hope all are well. another day closer to spring.

A dry morning so I'll get out in the garden to try and keep 'cabin fever' at bay.

For those with itchy sowing fingers I've sown seeds such as beetroot, spinach and mixed salad leaves indoors to cut as baby leaves in a few weeks time. Also peas to use as pea shoots in salads. They are really tasty and you can use those dried peas from supermarkets. They are cheap and you get lots in a pack. I think it was Alyce Fowler that did this. It's a good way of using up opened packets of veg seeds and all sorts can be eaten as baby leaves.

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