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Pottie Pam

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Posted: 13/09/2012 at 09:57

   Kate thanks for the reminder re:- 'My sister's keeper' For some reason I can't get film 4 now. Will ask my DIL to record for when I'm on baby sitting duty.

The garden seems to be having a last burst of colour but hpoefully it will last a few weeks yet. The dahlias and trailing begonias are still flowereing their socks off and the kaffir lilies (I don't think it's PC to call them that now but can't remember the other name) are just coming in to flower.

Geoff, how is Cody? Is he a sulker when you've been away or just overjoyed to see you?


Weeds in my compost

Posted: 12/09/2012 at 16:21

I think drowning perennial weeds like figrat says is the best way. Even dried out weeds that look dead  have a nasty habit of coming back to life.

What's the weather like in your area?

Posted: 12/09/2012 at 16:16

I take back what I said about our forcast. It rained for a couple of minutes but has been beautiful since. I remember from geography lessons at school that the clouds rise over the hills and that causes the rain. Can you get a digger and move the hills, Frank?

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Posted: 12/09/2012 at 16:10

Welcome home, Geoff. We thought you'd been led astray.

Inka, you must be so low after all your hard work and losing your cat recently. The deer seem a real problem. Are the hunters allowed to take as many as they like? It's not good for the deer's welfare to have so many. There will be even less food for them in the winter. Are they usually such a problem? Look out on your beautiful view and I'm sure you'll feel better.

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Posted: 12/09/2012 at 15:09

Inka, I'm so sorry. I don't always reply but I love to hear about your life in such a beautiful place.

What's the weather like in your area?

Posted: 12/09/2012 at 11:27

You're a man of many talents, Frank. I must admit the forcasts here are right most of the time and being surrounded by sea it must be more difficult to get it right. Our forcast today says rain by 12.00 and it is just starting now so a little bit early.

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Posted: 12/09/2012 at 10:09

Why the 'goodbye' Inka?

Did Geoff say his last stop would be Amsterdam? If he's visited the cafes we might never see him again. 


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Posted: 11/09/2012 at 15:44

Not really a SCD fan but I did enjoy it when Anne Widdecome was on. She was such a good sport.

Lottie when is 'My Sister's Keeper' on. Like a good weepy.

Lovely photos, Nola.

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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.

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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.

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