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Posted: 09/08/2012 at 10:46

Will football teams and golfers etc. be cupping in future?

I'd like to put in my leave of absence form from 10th August to !9th August.

Any holiday pay due please send to usual address.

new zealand flax

Posted: 09/08/2012 at 09:14

Maggi, I had 4 big clumps over 10 years old. The bronze one that is not supposed to be so hardy. Two died in different years for no apparent reason. The leaves still looked alive but the roots rotted off. They weren't in wet conditions.They do get dead leaves underneath and I pull them off in the Spring. I've got one flower spike on one of the remaining ones. They seem to flower better in hot summers.


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Posted: 08/08/2012 at 20:01

That is where the chickens live and they are put in at night. There are areas where they have made dust baths. The grass is greener where they are than in the rest of the garden. It must be the chicken poo. I agree with FloBear, Khan thinks the same as Maisie. I let them roam in the garden in the winter when they can't do much harm and I haven't had many slugs and snails in spite of the weather.

Geoff, samphire is a plant that grows on sea cliffs, but I've never tried it. I've never seen it for sale anywhere.

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Posted: 08/08/2012 at 19:00

Here's a photo of my chickens with their husband. (In his last life he was told he'd come back and have 11 wives so he's quite happy)

You'd don't need a cockeral Becks. that's when you will have a lot of noise. Mine can start before it gets light sometimes, but I like him and he really looks after his girls.

The biggest problem I have is foxes and I would have lost a lot more if it hadn't been for my dog.

Get some ear plugs and encourage Jess. She might turn out to be famous.

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Posted: 08/08/2012 at 18:42

That was lovely,Geoff but sad somehow.


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Posted: 08/08/2012 at 17:36

Geoff, do they still have the walking races? I could just see you being good at that, especially if you could wear your speedos. But I must admit it looks harder than running.

Is that a Linford Christie tomato, Dean?

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Posted: 08/08/2012 at 13:59

Hi I think it's definitely an earwig as Geoff says. They nibble dahlias but I don't know about strawberries.

My chickens were making a bit of fuss earlier so the dog and I had a walk round the fields to see if foxy loxy was about. I couldn't believe how many ripe blackberries there were so went back to get a container and have enough to make a blackberry sponge. They seem to get earlier every year.


Hibiscus buds not developing

Posted: 08/08/2012 at 13:05

Should dd get Sarah Brightman to sing 'Time to say goodbye'?

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Posted: 08/08/2012 at 12:59

Thanks everyone for your comments.

Geoff kindly tried to explain how to upload photos through photobucket. I managed to do on the BBC site but not here. I'm useless with computors. So I was pleased when I was trying to place an advert and my file was too big, so after having a fiddle with the camera found I could make the photos smaller. Now I'll be boring you all to death with my photos.

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Posted: 08/08/2012 at 11:42

Hope I've managed to upload a photo at last. I bought these begonias as plug plants but didn't expect them to do so well as they were tiny.

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