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Pottie Pam

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Posted: 10/06/2015 at 13:53

Really excited as I've just seen this flower on my tulip tree. It has never flowered before and must be over 25 feet and 15 years old. Can only see one flower and a bud but it's a start.

 Makes up a bit for planning for a gypsy site next to my field which I look out on. We live in a village and no one knew about this until the police came at the weekend to tell us and have a look at the site. My daughter went to the local Council Offices in Perranporth and they said there was a meeting that night and we only had until this Thursday to object. My daughter and I quickly printed off some info and went round as many houses as we could to inform people. There was no planning notice at the site and, as neighbours, we should have been informed. At the meeting they realised this and gave us three weeks to object. Also no notice was posted in the local paper. Everyone seems confident it won't go ahead but worrying all the same.


Posted: 02/06/2015 at 10:15

Good morning all,

Hope poorly ones are feeling better and gardens have survived the windy weather.

Someone near Truro has won 13 million on the lottery. Do you think it might be Verdun?

Magpie Burying Nuts

Posted: 24/05/2015 at 11:17

I watched a magpie burying acorns in the Autumn then it went into a nearby tree and seemed to be imprinting on it's memory where it had put them as it was looking down at the site then looking back into the tree.

I read that a lot of oak trees are planted by magpies that forgot where they had planted the acorns.


Posted: 23/05/2015 at 17:29

If you'd kept your shirt on,Verdun, when scything that meadow we wouldn't have had so many visitors

My New Garden Friend....sorry I had to come and show off

Posted: 23/05/2015 at 17:19

Showing off too, although not a very clear photo. Two years ago an electricy pole had to be replaced at the bottom of our field because woodpeckers had bored nest holes in it. There are plenty of trees around so I don't know why they chose that.


Posted: 19/05/2015 at 10:37

Good morning,

Really heavy thundery showers at the moment.

I,m enjoying Chelsea but not seen anything different yet. I love the gardens with the big rocks and cow parsley and grasses.

Fairy, my brother did go to Lochnagar and said that they saw a big dog at the top of the plateau obviously lost and panicking. It ran towards them and then took off before they could catch him. the next day they walked along the Pass of Larigh Ghru.


Posted: 18/05/2015 at 11:00

Good morning all,

Everyone seems really busy at the moment but isn't it a lovely time of year? the rain has been welcome and has bedded in some new plants.

I'm sure your supply of doughnuts will be fine Verdun .

My brother is hiking in Scotland now and emailed yesterday to say they had done 5 munros above Braemar and had crossed snow fields. they had seen mountain hares and ptarmigan. We haven't had one flake of snow all winter here in Cornwall. 


Posted: 17/05/2015 at 19:40

I wonder which plant will be the plant of the show at Chelsea?

I just missed you, Verdun, in the Camborne B&Q.I went with my daughter to buy a lawnmower there yesterday and when she got it home and set it up petrol poured out. She phoned the manager and he said he'd compensate her for the petrol and the travelling. When they looked at another mower it also had a hole under the petrol tank. the manager couldn't understand it. Perhaps it was some drainage system and had something missing. Well she asked if she could 10% off so she bought a more expensive one.

Perhaps if we'd seen Verdun there he could have got her an even better deal. 


Where have all my fishes gone?

Posted: 10/05/2015 at 11:51

I've got hundreds of goldfish in my pond, all from 6 that my grandchildren had in a small tank. Earlier they all came to the surface and were swimming around in large groups but they have now disappeared and I haven't seen  one for over a week. the heron does visit but there are so many that if a few get taken it's not a problem. I suspect yours, Tizams Mum, like mine are sulking in the bottom of the pond.

Honey Bee swarms

Posted: 03/05/2015 at 18:23

'A swarm in May is worth a load of hay'.

I didn't think bees were dangerous when they swarmed. Have you seen photos of that chap with bees all over his face looking like a beard?

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