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Pottie Pam

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A hummingbird!

Posted: 25/06/2015 at 08:55

This was taken last year.

A hummingbird!

Posted: 25/06/2015 at 08:50

There was one on my sweet rocket about two weeks ago but haven't seen one since. Also some painted ladies butterflies. One looked very bedraggled as if it had over-wintered here.


Posted: 24/06/2015 at 09:44

Good morning all,

Beautiful day here. Must get out soon. Sweet rocket has been marvelous this year. will I get a second flush if I cut it down? Thrilled to see tiny flower buds on the brugmansia. I grew it from seed two years ago but it never flowered last year. 

Pippin is lovely. I think she has landed on her feet to have found a home with Mattie.

Lizzy, how long do new mums stay in hospital? They kick them out within hours in the UK.  When my first was born we had to stay in ten days and the second four days. I had my second at home as I didn't want to leave my daughter for four days.


Posted: 22/06/2015 at 09:08

Congratulations on your new grandson, Bizzy.

Lovely gentle rain overnight but is clearing later.

I was connected to BT superfast broadband two weeks ago. I only switched because Virgin Media wasn't going to provide broadband any more to non- cable customers.  I can't say it's any faster than before but I do have an elderly laptop. It was a bit of a nightmare. The engineer couldn't connect it and I was left with no internet or telephone as he'd disconnected the copper line. After days going on to the BT helpline  and promising to get back to me on my mobile, which never happened, I eventually got a call in the evening by a very helpful man who talked me through what to do to get broadband, which the engineer hadn't been able to do and the telephone was restored the next day. I'm happy now as it's a lot cheaper than what I was paying before with Virgin Media.

Have a good day all.


Posted: 10/06/2015 at 18:15

Hope Reggie is better soon. What sort of dog is he? Not a labrador obviously! 



Posted: 10/06/2015 at 17:35

Poor Clari and pouch. Could have found something disgusting to eat while out on a walk. My daughter's dog ate something really smelly on the beach before she could stop him and he sprayed the hedgerows all the way home.

I've got a big male German Shepherd. He's elderly now and when I thought he had a problem that needed sedation I asked if his nails could be cut at the same time. He didn't need sedation after all so the vet produced to cut his nails with the help of a muzzle and my daughter and myself holding him. The muzzle somehow came off and the vet shot behind the table. It was so funny. Khan was perfectly calm once his nails weren't being cut and he doesn't hold a grudge. 


Posted: 10/06/2015 at 13:53

Really excited as I've just seen this flower on my tulip tree. It has never flowered before and must be over 25 feet and 15 years old. Can only see one flower and a bud but it's a start.

 Makes up a bit for planning for a gypsy site next to my field which I look out on. We live in a village and no one knew about this until the police came at the weekend to tell us and have a look at the site. My daughter went to the local Council Offices in Perranporth and they said there was a meeting that night and we only had until this Thursday to object. My daughter and I quickly printed off some info and went round as many houses as we could to inform people. There was no planning notice at the site and, as neighbours, we should have been informed. At the meeting they realised this and gave us three weeks to object. Also no notice was posted in the local paper. Everyone seems confident it won't go ahead but worrying all the same.


Posted: 02/06/2015 at 10:15

Good morning all,

Hope poorly ones are feeling better and gardens have survived the windy weather.

Someone near Truro has won 13 million on the lottery. Do you think it might be Verdun?

Magpie Burying Nuts

Posted: 24/05/2015 at 11:17

I watched a magpie burying acorns in the Autumn then it went into a nearby tree and seemed to be imprinting on it's memory where it had put them as it was looking down at the site then looking back into the tree.

I read that a lot of oak trees are planted by magpies that forgot where they had planted the acorns.


Posted: 23/05/2015 at 17:29

If you'd kept your shirt on,Verdun, when scything that meadow we wouldn't have had so many visitors

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