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Posted: 05/11/2013 at 07:10

Hi  Clarington,

I learn more in the first hour or so in the day lying in bed with the computor than the rest of the day.

My young grandson who lives next door went out to feed his young hens a year ago.  When he opened the door to the hutch he found most of the 15 hens dead or dying. When he ran to tell his parents they found a badger still inside the hutch. The floor of the hutch was removable for cleaning and the badger had pushed the floor up but couldn't get out again. It had gone through an electric fence as well.


Posted: 05/11/2013 at 06:36

Good morning everyone,

Have a lovely day, Dove. Within a few weeks you be wondering how you ever had time to work. I'm sure your work mates will miss you.

I wish I had a Hefty. I haven't seen a hedgehog for years. A lady I was talking to who was a voluteer for a hedgehog rescue group said that if there are badgers about there won't be any hedgehogs.

silly quotes

Posted: 03/11/2013 at 13:44

Brilliant quotes all.

Some are based on fact. I saw a programme once about cows lying down. They did a speeding up version of the cows activities and they did seem to lie down just before rain. Perhaps to have a dry spot to lie down in.

The quotes about red sky in the morning is somthing to do with the way light is refracted and that storm clouds are on the way. Someone who understands it better than me might explain.

My mam used to say a robin coming into the house was bad luck. They come in here oftern but the worse bit is they poo everywhere when i chase them out.


Posted: 02/11/2013 at 10:27

I think on one of the gardening programmes it said that although it was an ideal time to split and plant most perennials grasses were best left to the Spring. So maybe that's why GCs don't have thenm now.

I read in the Daily Mail last week that if you have a pampas grass in your garden it's a sign that you are a 'swinger'. Luckily mine is out out sight right at the bottom of the garden so i don't get any unwanted visitors


Posted: 02/11/2013 at 10:20

Mornind everyone,

Sunny at the moment but heavy rain earlier. I just managed to have a dog walk without getting wet. We've been told to battern the hatches down again this weekend but still haven't found them from last week!

I took my mam to Keukenof when I was about 20. It was the only time she'd ever flown and we went on a tiny aircraft from Southsea airport. I didn't really appreciate it then but she loved gardens.



Posted: 31/10/2013 at 16:18

Good afternoon all,

A bit drizzly this afternoon.

Well done for saving the iris, Stacey.

We haven't had any really cold weather here yet so the dahlias are still flowering. I leave them in the ground over winter just put some bracken over them.

Hope you feel better soon B Lizzy and you get your heating fixed. Not good to feel poorly and cold too.



Posted: 30/10/2013 at 14:57

Although I've reached the grand old age of 27 I don't remember the war but I'm sure I read somewhere that they used roasted acorns as a substitute for coffee. Could that be a solution to your  problem Matty?

You're right about the danger to horses Woody. I was talking to a lady and her horse was very ill with colic but happily survived.


Posted: 30/10/2013 at 13:51

Back after cutting the hedge back. You're right Sue, things do manage to grow near. There's day lilies, hardy geraniums, sweet rocket and lots of spring bulbs.

Acorns don't last long here, Matty. Lots of squirrels and this year lots of jays. I think the jays come from the continent especially for the acorns.

The village is Goonhavern, James. Look forward to meeting you if you come down.


Powdery mildew.

Posted: 30/10/2013 at 10:13

I used about a tenth of milk to water but the clematis did succomb in the end. Perhaps I didn't start the treatment early enough. I think cream would be okay. I think it's the lactic acid in milk  that affects the mildew.

I've planted some viola this year but haven't for a few years as in the past they've been affected by some sort of virus that causes black spots on the leaves and they eventually died


Posted: 30/10/2013 at 10:04

Hi James,

I live near Perranporth so you and your wife are very welcome to come for a coffee if you are down here next year.

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