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Pottie Pam

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toad spawn

Posted: 06/03/2015 at 16:02

I was thrilled to see lots of toad spawn today. I thought I heard a toad the other night but I haven't seen any. Last year I found at least 6 adults dead or dying with wounds. I suspected birds but all's well so far this year. I never get frog spawn not sure why.


Posted: 13/02/2015 at 13:15

Smack on hand. Look before you send.

I meant clashing with your hellebores.


Posted: 13/02/2015 at 13:14

Good morning,

Poor Shadow. I'm sure he'll be fine.

Hope your washing wasn't clashing with your washing, Verdun

camillia bush

Posted: 12/02/2015 at 16:55

Hi Kelly.

This sounds like sooty mould.

Aphids and scale insects excrete a sugary substance and this turns into sooty mould.

You can wipe it off the leaves with week soapy water. I don't think the mould itself harms the plant, it just looks unsightly. It might be a bit time consuming as it's a big bush.


Posted: 11/02/2015 at 13:59

Thanks Verdun,

I'll wait a few weeks.


Posted: 11/02/2015 at 11:16

Good morning all.

Thoughts with those who haven't been too well lately also poorly pets.

It's been good to get in the garden the last two days, mostly clearing up and burning some branches and prunings.

I'm after some free advice from Verdun, please, before he gets his head examined.     (Hope everything is okay.  Wise to get these things checked out)

I want to split a stipa gigantica, giant oat grass. It's one of three that have been in about ten years. Is it still too early here in Cornwall to do this?


Posted: 07/02/2015 at 12:19

Good morning all,

Hope all are well. It's really cold so not planning to do any gardening today. I ordered 2 collections of  shrubs from Leadthegoodlife so I potted them up yesterday. they were a bargain at £10 for ten shrubs. Fairly small but had a good root system .

I hope Tigger is okay Lizzy. My elderly German Shepherd went off his food a month ago.  I usually feed him on tinned meat and biscuits. I bought a bag of frozen free flow tripe and pour boiling water on and mix with his complete dog biscuits. It absolutely stinks but he loves it. Now he's looking for his dinner whereas before I was feeding him by hand to encourage him to eat.    

Fern identification and help

Posted: 05/02/2015 at 16:06

Could it be a buckler fern, Delboi?


Posted: 05/02/2015 at 11:41

Good morning,

Thinking of Verdun too today.  Hope all the family can talk about and remember all the stories they will all have about his mum.

Photos of your ponds please

Posted: 03/02/2015 at 13:42

Wey aye, man. Peat B

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