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Pottie Pam

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Posted: 26/10/2012 at 10:38

Good morning all. Really cold here.

I wonder if Gary could identify this fungus. Took this photo this morning. Strangely in spite of the damp weather not too many toadstools about. I'm usually picking lots of field mushrooms by now but not a sign this year.

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Posted: 20/10/2012 at 10:05


Good morning all.

Poor Jo, hope you feel better soon.

Hope you've put your speedos away, Geoff. Looking forward to some gossip when she gets home.

It's been chaos in Cornwall since Kate came down. Floods on Wednesday. Mysterious bangs on Thursday and yesterday the centre of Truro was abandoned because an unitentified package was found in a bank. They sent for the Bomb Squad but couldn't get the robot into the bank so sent a poor chap dressed like the Michelin Man in. He came out with a camera that had been put inside an ice  cream carton and taped up, that someone was posting on and left it in the bank.

Lovely day here. I'm just waiting for the dew to dry off the caravan then I'll put the cover on for the winter.

All the shrubs and trees have gone mad this year and tempted to cut some back although I know you are supposed to wait until the spring.

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Posted: 19/10/2012 at 10:28

Oh, Geoff,

I never thought of that.  I had some weird dreams about flying in a spaceship last night and I have some strange marks on my body this morning.

On the other hand if it was a meteor, I believe they are quite valuable. I will of course share if I find one.

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Posted: 19/10/2012 at 08:44

Good morning all,

Big excitement in Cornwall as a loud boom was heard all over Cornwall yesterday afternoon , not an earthquake  and some theories are that it was an asteroid. I think it was an aircraft as there were a lot of military aircraft flying around at the time.

Or could it have been Kate digging the plants up?


Posted: 18/10/2012 at 14:56

Hi Mel, My daughter was bought one for her birthday and it was grafted onto the bit where it 'weeps' at the top. could yours be the same and the graft has failed. Have you scraped the bark lower down to see if that is still alive?

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Posted: 18/10/2012 at 11:17

The sad thing is, Lottie a vandal could sue if he injured himself on the wire, although I think we can use resonable force if a burglar breaks in.

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Posted: 18/10/2012 at 10:14

You must have efficient police there Geoff to spend so much time unless sh'e caused an accident. 

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Posted: 18/10/2012 at 10:10

Loved the roses, Becks. Wish I had an acer in my garden to have a go at those.

Really awful about the thefts on the allotment. The owners would have been waiting for the pears to ripen. A whole year gone to waste. As if gardeners didn't have enough to put up with this year.

I'm going out now to pick a bunch of dahlias. Still going strong. 

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Posted: 18/10/2012 at 09:54

Good morning all,

Loved the dog video too.

Jean, slightly worrying about your daughter's house sale. It's a toss-up whether to sell before you find somewhere else. My brother and wife sold their house near Derby then stayed with me for four months until they found a house down here.

They are teachers too, Flo and they came down here to retire but now do supply teaching  to pay for improvements to their house.

Haven't seen Kate yet. We had the highest tides of the year yesterday so hope she's okay. Her parents live on the moors so maybe the tide didn't reach that far.

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Posted: 17/10/2012 at 14:45

I quite agree with Gary and Maud. Animals have a short lifespan compared with us and I think it's selfish to keep an pet that has reached the end of his life.

The vet said he probably has anal furunculosis which is a disease that only German Shepherds seem to be prone to. At the moment he is fine on steroids but I will know what's best for him not me.

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