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Pottie Pam

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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.


Posted: 30/10/2013 at 10:01

Good morning all.

Lovely and sunny today although the weathermen say the winds are coming back at the weekend.  We didn't have much damage in the 1987 storm but in 1990 we were without power for six days as so many power lines were down. We were last in line as there are only two properties down our lane and the team who mended our lines had been sent over from Ireland. Western Power seem to be a bit more organised now and we frequently see helicopters inspecting the power lines and then get a knock on the door asking if they can go on our land to cut trees back.

Talking of ctting trees back, my mission for today is to finish cutting the hedge back. It is mostly the dreaded leylandii (planted not by us but about 30 years old) It's not too bad if kept small. There is honeysuckle and clematis montana going through it so looks a bit wild but quite pretty.

Good to see Verdun back. I'll have to fight for a slice of cake now.


Any damage?

Posted: 28/10/2013 at 10:16

Hope not too much damage for you all.

All fine in Cornwall although they are already forcasting another storm this weekend.

So sad about the teenager going missing in the sea at Newhaven.


Posted: 24/10/2013 at 09:59

Good morning all,

I've got my mask on this morning in case I catch one of your bugs.  Hope everyone feels better soon.

The weathermen are scaring us about the stroms over the weekend. This time last year we had floods everywhere.

Verdun, did you hear about the waxy stuff that's been washed up on our beaches? It has already killed a dog and made others very ill according to reports. Just be careful if you take your pooch onto the beach.





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