Pottie Pam

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Posted: 12/10/2012 at 13:36

Oh, Kate I'm disappointed now. Fritillaries do seem to need special conditions though so I can only try. 

Geoff, aren't chickens horrible when they catch something alive? One runs arround with it dangling out of it's mouth with the others chasing it. Mine caught a toad and I'm sure they couldn't have ate it. Supposed to taste awful and are poisonous. I managed to rescue the toad but I  don't know if it survived, didn't look too happy.

I took down and emptied out a window box this morning. It was full of vine weevil grubs. I'm sure I gave it a dose of provado earlier but must need a couple of doses. Chickens were grateful for the feast.


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Posted: 12/10/2012 at 11:41

Good morning F.Fs

Lovely photos Jean and Chris.

Lottie are you going to Soton to view the house next door to Geoff?

Gave myself a treat and ordered some fritillary bulbs after seeing them on GW last week. I think if I plant them in the garden the squirrels and rabbits will have them so I'll pot them up and plant them out after flowering next year. They have included 15 peach tulips with order free.

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Posted: 11/10/2012 at 11:14

Hello bjay,

If you click on 'view first unread message' it should get you there but if you haven't posted recently perhaps you wouldn't see that message.

I don't think we are supposed to mention the C******* word but maybe the powers that be will let you off this time.

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Posted: 11/10/2012 at 10:38

Good morning all. Love toffee apples. Have to guess some.

Chucky -Childs Play

Norman Bates- Psycho

Freddy Krueger - Nightmare on Elm Street

Damien - the Omen

Jason - Halloween

Michael Myers  - Friday the 13th

Annie Wilkes - Misery

Hannibal Lecter - Silence of the Lambs


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Posted: 10/10/2012 at 16:36

Glad I don't have to dig a bunker.

Hi Maud,

I read on one site that the skydiver was going to have another go tomorrow. They can't use the same balloon again and the balloons and helium gas are so expensive that if tomorrow is a failure they will have to put if off indefinitely. May have all changed though since I read that.

I always thought that when any sort of gas filled balloon got to a certain height it would burst as the pressure inside would be more than the outside pressure. I must be wrong,

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Posted: 10/10/2012 at 13:16

Oooh nasty. I missed that one, Gary.

I watched a programme about the Mayans a few months ago. i can't remember when  their civilisation came to an end but at the time they could predict solar eclipses. They interviewed some of the modern descendents of the Mayans and they'd never heard of the calendar and didn't seem bothered that it predicted the end of the world. 

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Posted: 10/10/2012 at 12:41

Jean, what about the Mayan calendar that only goes up to December the 21st 2012.  Some say it means the end of the world and others say that machines will rise against man.

The solar storm of 1859 knocked out  the telegragh systems of the time. If a similar one happened now think of the chaos. We won't be able to get onto this forum

I haven't decided to bring C******** forward or not bother to do any shopping at all.

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Posted: 10/10/2012 at 09:38

I love blue flowers, Pam.

The birds are going to have a feast in your garden, Gary. lovely plant.

Have you ever seen the film, 'Saving Grace'? Really funny about a pensioner having to make some money after her husband  died and she grew cannabis.

We've got a lot of wild areas in Cornwall covered in gorse and a couple of years ago two chaps made a clearing in the middle of a thicket of gorse and grew some plants. They spent all summer tending them and carrying water over quite a distance. Unbeknown to them the police knew about it from the start and when the plants were ready to harvest the police pounced.

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Posted: 09/10/2012 at 19:18

Hope you do see the Northern Lights, P. Petal. Too cloudy and too far south here.

Fascinating sighting, Figrat. I'm not sure these unexplained things are from other worlds but UFO's all the same.

I think the launch is delayed again because of the wind. Not a good idea to have beans for tea before attempting to break the sound barrier

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Posted: 09/10/2012 at 18:45

I did see something like those white balloons in front and behind of a helicopter which was flying very low. The 'balloons' were travelling in the same direction as the helicopter and not in the same direction as the wind. Suddenly one 'balloon' shot of at right angles at a high speed of knots. I was so intringued and rang the local RAF base to see if the pilot had reported anything. Air Traffic said that as the pilot was flying low level it wasn't under their control.  the next day the station commander rang me to ask what I'd seen but never heard anything more. He didn't treat me like a batty woman.

Has anyone else seen something they couldn't explain? when they were sober that is.

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