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Pottie Pam

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Posted: 15/01/2013 at 10:13

It is sad that another big chain of shops has gone but it is so easy to shop on line. What will the high street look like in another 20 years or so.

I've got a lot of blackbirds too, Jean, mostly males. Chris Packham said on A-Z of gardening that they are migrants and our local birds go further south.

I heard that hot water can freeze quicker than cold. Is that true? Hot stones seems a good idea. Water hasn't frozen here yet.

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Posted: 15/01/2013 at 10:07

Good morning all,

Hope you are all keeping warm.

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Posted: 14/01/2013 at 13:34

It's good to grow something different, Jean. hope you succeed and send us some photos.

Did you leave the reindeer behind at the nursery, Becks? 

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Posted: 14/01/2013 at 13:09

Hi Jean,

I saw the bat flowers growing in the tropical biomes at the Edan Project in Cornwall. Amazing looking plants. They were growing in very hot humid conditions so I don't know how easy that would be to replicate.

Just watched the A-Z of gardening.  Chris Packham said the birds we have in our garden now are migrants from Scandinavia and the continent and our local bluetits,blackbirds and robins have migrated further south. Here's me feeding the birds hoping they'll pay me back in the spring and summer by eating all the bugs when all the time I've been feeding foreigners.

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Posted: 14/01/2013 at 10:08

Thanks all. I'll watch it on IPlayer.

I wish I lived nearer to come to your open day Pam. Do you have to be inspected every year to be included in The Yellow Book? 

Shame on you, Becks.  I still love snow. Well done with Jess's bedtime.


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Posted: 14/01/2013 at 08:45

Good morning all,

Wet and soggy here.

Your beef wellingtons do look scrummy. We had chicken wellingtons (if there is such a thing) with mushrooms and chorizo.

Have you a date yet for your open garden yet, Pam?

I thought the second part of A-Z of gardening  was on over the weekend but couldn't find it.I saw last weeks and am going to have a go at apple grafting. I've got three trees about 15 years old  and two planted last year.


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Posted: 13/01/2013 at 14:20

Aren't dogs little darlings. It's usually something dead or fox poo they roll in. I bet he thinks he smells divine.


Posted: 13/01/2013 at 14:09

 I've had a self fertile kiwi for about 15 years and although it has plenty of flowers never had fruit. Looking at the photos in nutcutlet's post it looks to be a male plant.

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Posted: 13/01/2013 at 13:42

Thanks all for your sympathy about my chickens. I let them out while I was in the garden earlier but they are still nervous. Safely back in their shed now.

Your daughter is lucky Bjay. I wonder if the pandas will perform this year.

Did any one see those adverts that popped up for wooly hats with a beard? I'd like to knit one of those for my grandson.


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Posted: 13/01/2013 at 11:06

Good morning all,

Hope you all have a bit of sunshine too. The forcast says we are the only region not to have snow tomorrow.

I'm going to give up keeping chickens. I went out yesterday afternoon to find a lot of feathers everywhere, one chicken missing and one dying. I've only got four left now. It's almost impossible to keep them safe. They are shut up now and I'll let them out when I go in the garden soon but then put them away when I go inside again. I was talking to a friend of my DIL and she said that they have a big electric fence around their  chicken run. The fox can't get in but it runs around outside and panics the chickens and they fly over the fence. I'm afraid the fox has won.

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