Pottie Pam

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Photos of your ponds please

Posted: 04/03/2014 at 15:47

 Lovely photos everyone.

This is my pond late spring last year. The'island'  in the middle is made from a pallet keep afloat by plastic milk bottles tied underneath. Monty Don made one for his pond on GW. It's half sunk at the moment so I'll have to get my waders on and see if I can refloat it. A public footpath runs by  so I'll do my wading when I don't think anyone will be passing. It's just my luck to fall in. 



Posted: 04/03/2014 at 12:19

Happy Shrove Tuesday all,

Hope you'll all be tossing later.

Congratulations to your parents, Dove.

Lovely photos of the sparrowhawk, Archie. No wonder the birds kept away he looks quite sinister..

Finished planting my rosa rugosa hedge at last just before the rain started. Came in and had a toasted teacake. I felt I deserved it.


Snowdrops in the green - offer

Posted: 04/03/2014 at 08:00

I find that snowdrops like company when planting out. Before I knew better I planted some singley and they haven't made big clumps like the ones planted together in fives.

I always dig some up every year to pot up indoors to enjoy as soon as they are poking through the soil then when they go over plant out again.


rosa rugosa

Posted: 04/03/2014 at 07:50

Good morning,

I bought 20 bare rooted  rosa rugosa from ebay at a very reasonable price. I've planted about 15 so far and had the rest heeled in in the veg plot. That is my task for today to plant the rest of them. I'm making a hedge with them. I didn't realise they grew so tall but that's not a problem. They are supposed  to be rabbit proof and so far they haven't been nibbled. I hope to use the hips for jam and rosehip syrup.


Posted: 28/02/2014 at 12:37

Good afternoon all,

Thankfully our Cornish winds have died down for the moment and even got blue skies.

I was just returning from a dog walk when a massive branch fell down in my son's garden next door. He has workmen in and it just missed one of their cars.

Sadly a body was found in the sea on Tuesday on our local beach. The police can't identfy him although a jacket was found nearby with a photo of a boy in the pocket dated 1952. Tragic that no-one has reported him missing.

Plant ID Please

Posted: 28/02/2014 at 12:09

hi Siamcat. I've got something similar but has a red stripe down the leaves and the label says 'Draceana'.


Posted: 28/02/2014 at 06:37

Bill, I can only echo what others have said. Your son was so brave. I agree with Lily that 'People live on on the lips of the living'. In time you and your wife will be able to smile at the good times you had together.

Hope someone will help you put the dock out.

No need for moss killer.

Posted: 27/02/2014 at 07:18

Hi Edd,

Lovely to see your photos.

Is the spring the one that smells and tastes of sulpher? We used to have a drink when I lived in Gainford as we were told it was good for you It tasted foul.  Might be some truth in it as I'm stil fit althugh I'm now 27 .


Posted: 25/02/2014 at 05:56

Good morning all,

It already seems a lot lighter, Archie. I feel as though I'm coming out of hibernation.

Thanks for the yorkie recipe, Jeanie. I do much the same but only use two eggs.I shall definately try your way. the results look amazing. 

No need for moss killer.

Posted: 25/02/2014 at 05:09

Hi Edd,

I was brought up in Gainford  and married in the church so was sorry notto be able to see your photos.

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