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Pottie Pam

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Posted: 03/10/2014 at 12:41

Swallows are my favourite bird andI I get so excited when I see the first one in spring.

I thought they'd all flown away this year but there were six swooping over the pond this morning.  They were this years babies as they had shorter tail feathers. I understand that the adults fly away first and the young follow afer. It's amazing that they can find their way.  I've often wonder if the kids go to the same area as mum and dad, it would be even more amaing if they did.

Ah well,roll on next april.

Wrapping up my gunnera!

Posted: 25/09/2014 at 07:50

Hi Sertolicell,

I just fold the leaves of the plant over mine in the winter but I'm in Cornwall so a bit warmer than you.

Cutting back Philadelphus

Posted: 25/09/2014 at 07:46

Thanks Verdun,

I've cut the older shrub right down and am now taking he roots out. I think I've been patient wth it long enough. I will follow your advice about the younger shrub and give it ome potash in the spring.


Cutting back Philadelphus

Posted: 24/09/2014 at 10:10

Hi, is there anything I can do to encourage flowering? I've got two shrubs which have never had more than a very few flowers. Just this week I've cut the older one (over ten years) down to the ground and am going to remove it. I think I've given it long enough to perform. I've never pruned them so have not cut next year's buds off but I've never fed them either.  I'm going to leave the other one to see if it will flower eventually but would like some ideas, please to help it.


Posted: 11/09/2014 at 10:39

Hello everyone,

I've not been on here too much lately as had visitors. Sorry some aren't too well.

I'm glad to see Verdun on this morning as there was a big gorse fire over night near him. I was worried the cabin might have gone up in smoke.

A Senior Moment.

Posted: 23/08/2014 at 12:36

I used to love it when the school milk was  frozen. Pretended that it was icecream.

Does anyone remember when we were paid to collect rose hips? I got a badge for collecting over 20lb. I think we got 5 old pence a pound.


Posted: 11/08/2014 at 10:52

Good morning everyone,

Hope the poorly ones are feeling better and no one else has suffered too much storm damage. Poor LP . Still nice supply of logs for the winter.

I'm so excited. I've got a Hefty. I haven't seen a  hedgehog for years, not even a squashed one on the roads . I let Khan, my german shepherd, out about midnight and he started barking. He'd found a small hedgehog.  It took about 20 minutes for him to uncurl but I sat and looked for the meteor shower but the moon was too bright . It's a supermoon at the moment when it is bigger ad brighter than usual.










Posted: 07/08/2014 at 10:34

Good morning everyone.

You and Mrs Bill must miss your brave son dreadfully, Bill. Hugs from us all.

No keys on ash trees

Posted: 07/08/2014 at 10:20


No keys on ash trees

Posted: 06/08/2014 at 16:20

We didn't have any sloes last year but lots this year.

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