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Posted: 25/08/2012 at 17:45

Good afternoon everyone. Been an awful day and feel sorry for people coming to Cornwall but going to be much better tomorrow.

The only problem I have with this site is that I get no emails now when a response is made.

Going back to trailing begonias. I bought some plug plants this year 100 plus 60 free, so gave loads away. They grew so quickly and are still flowering really well with lots of different colours. I have kept some over winter before but have lost the odd one to vine weevil. Should I give them a dose of provado now or soak the corms when they dry off. 

What's the weather like in your area?

Posted: 25/08/2012 at 10:13

I flew on VC10's in the RAF and we stager through Cyprus and stayed in Akrotiri. The crew hired a car once on we went up into the Trudos mountains. It was spectacular but I don't know if you can go there now.

Loved the Lightnings, Frank. I once saw one take off and as it got airborne it put on re-heat and went up vertical.

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Posted: 25/08/2012 at 10:03

Jean, lots of blackbirds earlier on, got most of my red currants and blueberries but I think you are right, they are moulting at the moment and sulking away in the bushes. My swallow family left the garage yesterday although they had been out of their nests a few days. I counted 30 swallows swooping over the pond yesterday. they seem to be getting ready to go. Apparently the parents go first and the babies follow later on. It's amazing how they know the way. I might join them if this weather keeps up. Pouring here but there is blue sky coming across.

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Posted: 24/08/2012 at 18:58

I'm looking after my grandchildren's guinea pigs and hamster at the moment while they are on holiday. I agree with Jo that guinea are lovely but although hamsters are cute they are active at night so don't think they are ideal pets.

Enjoy your holiday, Jo. You deserve it. 

Anyone know what shrub/tree/bush this is?????

Posted: 24/08/2012 at 16:46

Hi Gavin, you must be thrilled with your new house.

Do you think it could be a form of rhododrenron. the new growth looks similar and some types have big leaves.

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Posted: 24/08/2012 at 11:33

Pepper is lovely.

Becks, do you and Jess have any pets?

What's the weather like in your area?

Posted: 24/08/2012 at 11:28

Good morning Frank. Glad you are feeling a bit better.

Raining again in Cornwall, but had a busy day in the garden yesterday so don't feel guilty about being lazy today.

Did you watch that program on Wednesday on BBC4 about jets and bombers in the 50's and 60's.  I was lucky enough to have a ride in a Victor when I was stationed at RAF Wittering. Fantastic experience even though I disgraced myself and was sick when they did a simulated bombing run.

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Posted: 24/08/2012 at 10:32

Flo, were you tearing pages out of the hymn books during the service to keep the kids amused?

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Posted: 24/08/2012 at 10:30

I've cleared a patch of grass for Lottie and Pam to pitch their tents and am debating what kind of cake to bake for their tea.

Glad you are going to Heligan, Lottie. I'm sure you'll love it.

Jean, that moth is amazing. It looks like Cody with wings I bet he is following Geoff around like a shadow. Dogs always know when something is up.

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Posted: 23/08/2012 at 16:14

Definitely Heligan. They say most of the locals were conceived in Heligan gardens. Is that right Dan?

Watch out for the 'headache tree' near the bee hives in the wall.

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