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HELLO FORKERS!

Posted: 20/03/2014 at 08:08

Sorry meant to say, 'Hope your mam is okay KEF'.

HELLO FORKERS!

Posted: 20/03/2014 at 08:07

Good morning all,

Officially the first day of spring.

Thanks for the kind comments about my camelias. I'm lucky to be able to grow them here although roses don't do well here.

I bought four clematis from Morrisons last year. I potted them up as they were quite small and planted them out in the autumn. Three of them are growing away. Last week I found Clematis Etoille Violette at Morrisons , again for only £2.00. I have been looking out for this one ever since someone posted a photo of their's, I think it was Bizzy Lizzy.

My mission for today is to dig up some clumps of daff that have gone  blind and plant them round the pond. I know it's not the time to do this, unlike snowdrops, but I've done it before and they are now flowering again. I'd never remember which were the blind ones if I left it 'til the 'right' time. Going to rain later so will have to get out soon.

Have a good day all.

 

HELLO FORKERS!

Posted: 19/03/2014 at 14:35

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 Hello everyone,

A few photos of my camelias. The white has always been in a pot since I bought it as a small twig. The red one was a bit bigger and planted straight out in the ground. They don't get any special attention although I make sure they are never dry in the summer as that's when the flowers for the following year are formed. The red one was hit by a fallen branch a few weeks ago and had the top broken but hasn't come to too much harm. The blue tits are really attracted to the red one. The bees aren't interested. The blue tits aren't harming the flowers just pecking in the centre. It seems to be the pollen they are after because I can't see any insects there.

Oh eck

Posted: 18/03/2014 at 14:41

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My not very impressive photo of the basking shark I saw off Falmouth.

Oh eck

Posted: 18/03/2014 at 14:33

I've been lucky enought to see basking sharks on a boat trip out from Falmouth and a few years ago there were at least 12 swimming round in a circle just off Perranporth.

Orcas are occasionally seen on the crossing over to the Scillies.

I saw my first adder last week, Verdun. I know there not your favourite creatures but I love to see them. This one was only a baby. I've taken the camera back every day to try and get a photo but it hasn't re- appeared.

HELLO FORKERS!

Posted: 08/03/2014 at 11:59

Good morning(just),

I think if Lydia the Great White shark tries to get Verdun's donuts, I know who will win Dove .

Photos of your ponds please

Posted: 04/03/2014 at 15:54

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Another view taken at the same time. I've got lots of toad spawn now but never get any frog spawn.

Photos of your ponds please

Posted: 04/03/2014 at 15:47

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 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. 

 

HELLO FORKERS!

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.

 

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