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Pottie Pam

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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

My New Garden Friend....sorry I had to come and show off

Posted: 23/05/2015 at 17:19

Showing off too, although not a very clear photo. Two years ago an electricy pole had to be replaced at the bottom of our field because woodpeckers had bored nest holes in it. There are plenty of trees around so I don't know why they chose that.


Posted: 19/05/2015 at 10:37

Good morning,

Really heavy thundery showers at the moment.

I,m enjoying Chelsea but not seen anything different yet. I love the gardens with the big rocks and cow parsley and grasses.

Fairy, my brother did go to Lochnagar and said that they saw a big dog at the top of the plateau obviously lost and panicking. It ran towards them and then took off before they could catch him. the next day they walked along the Pass of Larigh Ghru.


Posted: 18/05/2015 at 11:00

Good morning all,

Everyone seems really busy at the moment but isn't it a lovely time of year? the rain has been welcome and has bedded in some new plants.

I'm sure your supply of doughnuts will be fine Verdun .

My brother is hiking in Scotland now and emailed yesterday to say they had done 5 munros above Braemar and had crossed snow fields. they had seen mountain hares and ptarmigan. We haven't had one flake of snow all winter here in Cornwall. 


Posted: 17/05/2015 at 19:40

I wonder which plant will be the plant of the show at Chelsea?

I just missed you, Verdun, in the Camborne B&Q.I went with my daughter to buy a lawnmower there yesterday and when she got it home and set it up petrol poured out. She phoned the manager and he said he'd compensate her for the petrol and the travelling. When they looked at another mower it also had a hole under the petrol tank. the manager couldn't understand it. Perhaps it was some drainage system and had something missing. Well she asked if she could 10% off so she bought a more expensive one.

Perhaps if we'd seen Verdun there he could have got her an even better deal. 


Where have all my fishes gone?

Posted: 10/05/2015 at 11:51

I've got hundreds of goldfish in my pond, all from 6 that my grandchildren had in a small tank. Earlier they all came to the surface and were swimming around in large groups but they have now disappeared and I haven't seen  one for over a week. the heron does visit but there are so many that if a few get taken it's not a problem. I suspect yours, Tizams Mum, like mine are sulking in the bottom of the pond.

Honey Bee swarms

Posted: 03/05/2015 at 18:23

'A swarm in May is worth a load of hay'.

I didn't think bees were dangerous when they swarmed. Have you seen photos of that chap with bees all over his face looking like a beard?


Posted: 03/05/2015 at 18:19

Hello all,

The garden is growing before my eyes with the rain over the last two days.

I'm sorry to hear about shadow DD. I once was walking along a lane when suddenly round the corner some sheep had escaped from their field. My dog took off after them and followed them back into the field. I was terrified the farmer would see him and still sometimes have nightmares about it. Dogs think it's enormous  fun to chase things. They are not too far from wolves after all. Apparently that's why they get excited when they are about to go for a walk as they think they are going hunting with their pack.

I heard of a drastic way to stop a dog showing interest in sheep and that was to tie the dog to a ram. The poor dog was a bit battered but he never looked at sheep again.

Hope you find a solution,DD. It's so difficult to keep a dog from straying if he's determined. 

The dangers of gardening

Posted: 30/04/2015 at 16:37

Oh poor you. I've never broken anything (touch wood) but I've pricked my eye, once on a yucca and another time on a bag of compost. I looked liked a vampire both times.

Hope your shoulder is better soon.



Posted: 12/04/2015 at 13:16

Hi everyone,

Ed got Verdun's joke. Leighton Aspel was the winning jockey. He won last year too.

I saw the first swallow on Wednesday. Although I haven't seen one since. He might have gone back to Africa as it's turned quite cold.

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