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Pottie Pam

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Posted: 31/01/2015 at 13:59

Lovely helebores Matty.

Agree with Beckie and Ruunybeak, Punkdoc. Just the thing to chase 'the black dog' away.


Posted: 31/01/2015 at 11:33

Good morning all.

Glad you are improving Mattie . I don't post much but try to keep up with you all.

Poor DD hope toay is better.

That's my dog, Khan, inspecting the snowdrops. He's 12 now so not so keen on 'gardening' as he once was but like everyone says,Clari, you will have some fun with Reggie.


Old Wive's Tales/Tips and Wrinkles

Posted: 29/01/2015 at 11:45

Someone once said that if you see a farmer in shirt sleeves in January (meaning it's mild) that there's bad weather to come.

My mum thought Christmas roses, hellebores, were unlucky for some reason.

Also a bird coming in the house meant a death. A cheeky robin quite often comes in my house if I leave the back door open then panics and poops all over.

Worries & troubles that affect Forum friends.

Posted: 26/01/2015 at 10:54

So sorry Verdun. You'll always remember that lovely smile she gave you a few days ago.


Talkback: Long-tailed tits

Posted: 25/01/2015 at 16:43

I'm not sure why your LTTs have disappeared.  Do you feed the birds. They love the fat balls in my feeders.

Worries & troubles that affect Forum friends.

Posted: 21/01/2015 at 14:25

Heartbreaking to hear what you are going through, Lyn.

My mum lived with us for the last six months of her life suffering from bladder cancer. Near the end I asked if the Macmillan nurses could call. They were brilliant and did all they could to keep mum comfortable. I remember one saying that I wished it could be all over and he was right. He made me cry every time he visited, not in front of mum of course. I think that was part of the healing process for me. The Macmillans are there for the families as well as the patients.

Hugs to Mattie and Verdun too.


Posted: 21/01/2015 at 11:18

Good morning

Hope everyone is well and those who aren't soon feel better.

I'm glad the sun is out now with you,Verdun.  I'm about 15 miles further east and you get the weather before me. The weatherman said there would be some sunshine today so was hoping to cut some more brambles down the bottom of the garden.  I'm starting to get cabin fever.




Posted: 12/01/2015 at 11:28

Good morning all,

Hope everyone is okay in this windy weather.

I've got solar panels, Dove, but I was lucky enough to have them fitted free when it made it worth while for firms to fit them when the feed-in tariffs were a lot higher. They are on the back of the house where they are not too obvious but they look ugly if they are overlooked.  I had an old electricy meter until the electric company changed it and it turned backwards when I didn't use all the electricy generated but unfortunately the new meter doesn't do that.  The company does any maintenance as another thing to be aware of is the inverter which converts the direct current coming in to alternating current can fail and this can be expensive.

I'm happy with mine as I live in Cornwall and they were fitted free but I am not sure that it would be worth paying for them. 


Posted: 01/01/2015 at 12:07

OOps sorry on wrong thread.


Posted: 01/01/2015 at 12:03


Not too many flowers for the count.



Perrenial wallflower

Winter flowering honeysuckle

Flowers still on two varieties of fuschia

A solitary flower on forsythia

 Happy New year all.

I took this photo this morning. They were weighed down with frost the two days ago. Most of my other daffodils are hardly showing above the ground. This must be an early variety.

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