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Posted: 24/01/2014 at 10:49

It was really interesting to learn so much about the haggis, thank you.

My grandparents were Scottish so I have eaten haggis but if I'd known how cute they were I wouldn't have.

I wonder why they weren't featured on Winter Watch!


Posted: 24/01/2014 at 07:54

Good morning  all,

How difficult are haggis to catch? I understand the legs on one side of their bodies are shorter so they can run round mountains without falling down.

Today I feel so happy....

Posted: 24/01/2014 at 07:26

Wonderful news Pentillie. I'm always amazed how we can feel our cyber friend's pain and share in their joy.

Verdun is right about finding a cure for cancer. Although treatments are improving how often do we hear that the best drugs are too expensive to use.

Millions have been spent on a space probe to land on a distant comet. Athough fascinating how much better for mankind would it have been to spend the money on medical reseach.


Posted: 24/01/2014 at 07:16

Tracey is right, most sites call them tubers, after all they are called 'tuberous begonias'.

According to Mr Google they are neither corms or tubers, they are hypocotyls.

'The hypocotyl is the stem of a seedling. In a handful of plants this stem is enlarged to a fleshy underground storage vessel. Tuberius begonias and cyclamen are examples of this.'

It goes on to say examples of corms are gladiola and crocus where the old corm die and leaves babies round the edge.


Posted: 22/01/2014 at 10:44

Hi Tracey,

I bought plug plants of trailing begonias form Jersey Plants. I think it was free P&P and they were really cheap. They were really small when they arrived but I potted them on and they flowered that first year and made tubers.

Like Blairs says Vine weevils are a pest but when the the plants die down in the autumn i soak them in a solution of Provado VW killer. I've kept the tubers for two years now and some of them are about 5inches across now.

I've also bought plugs of pelagoniums form Jersey Plants before. Again very small but flowered well in first year.

Just looked at this years catalogue pelagoniums £14.99 for 180 plug plants

Begonias start at £14.99 for 180 plugs.



Posted: 22/01/2014 at 10:28

Good morning all,

Get better soon Punkdoc.

I loved your blog Clari. One I'll watch along with Higgie's.

I heard on the radio that they are developing a drone that can identify weeds then zap them with lasers. We'll all be able to garden from our armchairs.  How long will it be before we are asking on this forum how to reprogramme our drones because they've zapped the dahlias instead of the dandelions or given the neighbour a nasty shock when she went outside in a flowery dress?


Posted: 18/01/2014 at 11:48

Good morning ,

Hope all are well. It's dry at the moment but forcast is for more rain. I suspect we'll have brown lawns and hosepipe bans in the summer as we must have had our year's ration of rain already.

I inspected the rose hedging I planted earlier this week and some little creature had been digging them up. I think it must have been Mr Fox after the blood, fish and bone I put in the planting holes.


Posted: 17/01/2014 at 12:58

Is it a self-drive digger or does it come with a man (or a lady)?

I think Verdun is in charge of the weather, Clarington.


Posted: 17/01/2014 at 08:41

rosa rugosa (must check before posting) slapped wrist.


Posted: 17/01/2014 at 08:38

Good morning.

Fidget x.

Looks as though it's going to be dry but cold. I heard a blackbird singing this morning.

I was lazy yesterday so must carry on with planting the rosa rugura hedge. The plants are heeled into the veg garden at the moment so if I don't crack on they'll be there for ever more. 

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