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Pottie Pam


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Fork Handles

Posted: 11/09/2012 at 13:14

Sorry about Twinks, Flo. She looks such a sweetie. I'm sure she'll soon find a home but a lot of shelters are innundated with unwanted pets at the moment.

I'm not much of a dancer but I loved what they called 'country dancing' at school. The Gay Gordons and Strip the Willow were my favourites as they were fast and furious. 

Lottie the hyacinths will look lovely by your door. You can buy prepared bulbs now which have been chilled and they should flower by C*******s indoors. Over the years I've planted out indoor grown bulbs when they've finished flowering and the followering years they flower just after the daffs.

Fork Handles

Posted: 11/09/2012 at 10:12

Good morning forkers,

I'm also worried about Becks. Perhaps she has found a Spanish waiter that she was warned about.

Not too much to do in the garden at the moment. Just keeping up with dead heading the cosmos and dahlias to keep them going as long as possible. I always plant lots of daffodils this time of year and then think this is taking for ever, why did I buy so many.A few years ago I bought a big sack full of 'White Lion' not really expecting much as it was late in the season and some of the bulbs were going a bit soft but they are a picture every spring. I'm a bit mean and don't like to spend a lot but have great succes with pound shop bulbs. Last year I bought some hyacinths from there. They were a lovely very dark maroon with a black stem so hopefully they'll appear again next year.

Sorry to ramble on about gardening. Enjoy your day all.

Fork Handles

Posted: 10/09/2012 at 09:22

Well done Dan. It's makes you feel good to do something scarey. The zip wire at Eden Project next. I'm sticking to the zip wire in our local children's park which has just had a makeover.

Flo, my friends near Oxford would probably agree with that name for Red Kites. They said with in minutes of putting food out for the birds Kites would swoop down to get it. I was still fascinated to see them though. We've got lots of buzzards here and although they are mostly carrion eaters too, are quite shy so not a problem.

I think Summer is finally over. I watched a programme about the Artic ice melting and that could cause our summers to be wet in the future.

Fork Handles

Posted: 09/09/2012 at 18:50

Hello everyone.

They get quite excited here in Cornwall when a red kite is spotted. I went to London  in May, for a rare treat, to see 'War Horse'. We stayed over night with some friends near Oxford and I was amazed to see lots of red kites . Apparently they were almost extinct in Britain just over twenty years ago. Impressive birds.

Fork Handles

Posted: 08/09/2012 at 09:59

Good morning all, Hope all the holiday makers enjoy themselves. Looking forward to Beck's tales.

I'm a bit worried in case Mrs. Geoff has taken 'Fifty Shades of Grey' as her holiday reading. We might never see him again.

Lovely photo, Figrat. Life is too short to dust down cobwebs.

Also Gary's photos are great. I meant to get some heleniums last year but definitely will after seeing these photos.

Talkback: Bats

Posted: 07/09/2012 at 16:44

Hello  Auntie Betty, I always thought it was an old wives tale about bats getting tangles in your hair. I hope my sister-in-law doesn't hear about your experience as she was always terrified that this would happen to her.

I think any encounter with wildlife makes your day.

local flower show

Posted: 07/09/2012 at 16:38

Well done Budlia

Fork Handles

Posted: 07/09/2012 at 12:20

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I have posted about my chickens before,Flo. I have ten and one cockerel. I have a lot of trouble with foxes and even though the fox can't get in where they are in the photo they still fly over the gate. I could clip their wings but they wouldn't get up on the perch then.

What's the weather like in your area?

Posted: 07/09/2012 at 10:49

Glad you are feeling a bit better Maud and Frank also.

Lovely here in Cornwall. You've got sewage in the sea , Maud. We've got warnings about Portugese Man of War. Yikes.

Fork Handles

Posted: 07/09/2012 at 10:37

I can't see that kitten moving out Flo. You will miss him when he goes.

There's a song that goes 'You're my favourite waste of time' and I think that applies to animals too. I could spend ages watching my chickens. They've all got different personalities.  the life of chickens and pigs in little cages doesn't bear thinking about.

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