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Posted: 02/10/2013 at 11:07

Good morning all,

I feel different about Autumn now, Stacey. Although the colours are lovely it just seems as though everything is dying but your cab driver makes a lot of sense.



Posted: 02/10/2013 at 10:40

I've grown cobaea from seed for the first time this year so I'm encouraged that there is still time for the buds to open. They've had big buds for a few weeks now.     I live in Cornwall where it should be warmer and they are in a sheltered position.

I've grown one in a pot and there is only a tiny bud on that one but I'm hoping to over-winter it in the conservatory and plant it out next year


Posted: 26/09/2013 at 09:46

Good morning all,

Lovely to find you all again, hope it lasts. Very misty here in Verdunland. the spider's webs look amazing this morning draped over the gorse bushes.

Still lots of colour in the garden, dahlias, fuschias and cosmos mainly.  The cobaeas I sowed in the spring have lots of buds but not opened yet so hope the weather stays warm enough for them.


Plant ID

Posted: 13/09/2013 at 15:22

Could it be cape gooseberry? Some seedlings come up every year in my greenhouse.


Posted: 12/09/2013 at 09:48

Good morning all.

All our thoughts are with you Pentillie. A bit of hard work in the garden is good therapy for you.

Has anyone noticed that there aren't many sloes or holly berries this year? I've got lots of apples and a few pears but maybe it was too cold when some things were in blossom.

I missed most of the programme about harvest last night but the bit I did see was talking about which crops had done well this year and which not so well. Must remember to watch the next episode tonight.


Posted: 11/09/2013 at 15:56

Hi Stacey,

I've dunked broody chickens in water before. It's supposed to lower their temperature. I close the door to their normal chicken house and make them use the other one when they get broody and that stops them after a couple of days. I decided to let this one sit on the duck eggs as my grandson wanted some more ducks.


Posted: 11/09/2013 at 09:44

I think cricket finished last weekend in Cornwall. Have a good day wonderboy.


Posted: 11/09/2013 at 09:32

I think Verdun is scared to admit that even here in Cornwall it is getting a bit A*******l.

I thought we gardeners could be winding down now but there seems to be more to do than ever. The dahlias and cosmos are still flowering their socks off so I'm deadheading dayly to keep them going as long as possible.

I'm thrilled to find buds coming on the cobaeas that I sowed earlier this year so I hope the weather doesn't turn too cold so they can open. Some posted that they wouldn't grow them again  as they never flowered so fingers crossed.

One of my chickens is broody and my grandson has brought six fertile duck eggs for her. She is going to get a shock if they hatch. It takes 28 days so she is going to have a long wait. She is sitting tight and I have to lift her off the nest to feed and drink.

I hope Verdun arrives soon with his advice. He even got me into planting two helebores this year.

Wood lice

Posted: 29/08/2013 at 17:36

I've found woodlice inside holes in strawberries. Maybe if the tomatoes were damaged or splitting the woodlice would have a nibble.



Posted: 21/08/2013 at 10:08

Good morning all,

Lovely morning here in Verdunland. I've been picking wild blackberries for a week now. They are in the freezer for winter puds and pies.

Thanks for the info on ragwort, Nutcutlet. It must be an age related symptem as I'm now 27 going on 28.

Betjeman is buried in Cornwall. I think he prefered it to Slough although I think he had a few digs at Cornwall too.

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