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The daftest thing you've done in your garden

Posted: 11/05/2013 at 19:37

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Quite a daft thing to do. I made an 'island' out of a pallet with milk bottles underneath for bouyancy as Monty did on GW a few weeks ago. I think my grandson was hoping I'd fall in.

The daftest thing you've done in your garden

Posted: 11/05/2013 at 13:25

It wasn't me who did a daft thing but my MIL who was staying with us in between houses. She was making a stew and asked my daughter who was about five at the time to bring some onions in from the garage. She brought daffodil bulbs instead. The stew tasted fine but my young son didn't eat his so the dog got his share. Within about five minutes the dog was violently sick and one after another we all followed suit. We realised what had happened and rang the doctor who laughed and told us to drink plenty of milk. There were no lasting effects but I did hear that someone had died after eating daffodil bulbs. My MIL and dog are no longer with us sadly but we often laugh about it now.

MORNING FORKERS

Posted: 08/05/2013 at 07:55

Good morning all,

Just listening to Radio Cornwall from Helston. Never been to Flora day but my children used to dance through the streets of Perranporth when they were in junior school.

I'll also pinch out my cosmos today, Chicky. They were really lanky last year and I never thought to pinch them out. Will also plant out tomatoes in the greenhouse today.

A bit of rain overnight but is dry now.

Enjoy your day all. 

MORNING FORKERS

Posted: 27/04/2013 at 10:51

I'm only 22 Fairygirl as I told my grandchildren last year thatI I was 21.

He doesn't look like Simon Cowell, Dove. He wouldn't let the equine dentist put the gag contraption on so we had to give up. He was rearing and kicking his legs out and one of us was going to get hurt. She said the only way to do it was to have a vet sedate him but because of his age they might not be prepared to do that. Animals do cause a lot of worry. I told my daughter that when she puts me in a home to make sure I can't even have a budgie.

MORNING FORKERS

Posted: 27/04/2013 at 07:57

Good morning all,

The best time of the year. It's lovely to see all the trees coming into leaf. It's a bit cooler this weekend so still reluctant to get some things out of the greenhouse. I've had the sweetpeas outside for a few days so might plant them out today.

I've got two retired shetland ponies. (Can't teach them to moondance unfortunately) one is having his teeth checked this morning. He didn't seem too interested in his food  on Wednesday but has been fine since, so being an old pony,about 30 years old, wondered if he had problems with his teeth. I hope he doesn't want veneers or tooth whitening or he'll look like Simom Cowell.

Have a good day everyone.

MORNING FORKERS

Posted: 15/04/2013 at 15:34

Good afternoon all,

I've got a bit of a tip for hanging baskets and pots. I put a disposable babies nappy in the bottom (of the basket not the baby). Pull it open. They are full of a water retaining substance so really cuts down on the watering. Cheaper than buying the water retaining crystals. Really works for me.

WILDLIFE PICTURES

Posted: 12/04/2013 at 14:55

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The first adder I've seen this year. We are lucky to have adders and grass snakes living opposite our house on an area of gorse and heather. there are glow worms there also in the summer.

MORNING FORKERS

Posted: 12/04/2013 at 14:50

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I took this photo earlier on today. Quite often see adders here in the spring. They must hibernate in the rabbit holes in the bank. This one is a female as the male is a silvery colour. The first swallow yesterday so Spring has got under way at last.

MORNING FORKERS

Posted: 11/04/2013 at 08:16

Oh your poor OH, GG.

We've had a couple of days of showers and the garden is looking so much fresher. Can't believe we needed some rain after the winter we've had.

MORNING FORKERS

Posted: 11/04/2013 at 08:11

Good morning all,

hope you feel better soon Brumbull. It's very catching this lurgy. I think I'll start wearing a mask when I go on this site. 

I'm behind with sowing veg seeds. Got lots of flowers on the go but only leek seeds sown so far.

Have you sown the runner beans direct, Verdun? That's the only way I enjoy runner beans not too keen on them cooked.

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