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Posted: 07/01/2015 at 10:36

Love them Dove, want them, need them, must have them!

WOW! Just been wading in the stream, removing the debris, that comes off the moor, during heavy rainfall. I turned over a rock to remove a bit of black plastic, and I found a fresh water Crayfish [ American Signal type sadly], but still amazing.

We have so much life in the stream, which is remarkable considering that in the 1960s, it was regarded as too polluted to contain any life.

Isn't nature amazing.


Posted: 07/01/2015 at 08:07

Morning all.

Been outside with torch, and the water level in the stream has dropped a lot over night, so things looking good.

Just waiting for the next gales.

Have a good day everyone.


Posted: 06/01/2015 at 16:53

Afraid so DD, runs through the garden, then passes about 20 foot from the house.

Shouldn't tempt fate, but although the garden often floods, the house never has, although it got very close last winter.


Posted: 06/01/2015 at 16:36

Afternoon all, thoroughly wet and horrible here all day.

Stream is now a raging torrent, I do not want it to flood again.

Garden Journal/Diary

Posted: 06/01/2015 at 12:07

I keep a seed sowing diary, which lists the dates I sow, where I sow [ greenhouse, indoors etc ] and how well they germinate, plus anything else of interest.

This has now been going for about 10 years and I find it very useful to remind me when to do stuff.

I also make lots of to do lists, with jobs for the next few weeks. Unfortunately though I seem to make dozens of the lists, and can never find where I put them.

Writing a list sometimes seems to be a good way to put off doing something, a bit like revision lists at school.


Posted: 06/01/2015 at 11:01

If they are the Oriental type of hellebore, I would remove all the leaves in late autumn. Firstly this is because it shows off the flowers better, and secondly, because the leaves usually develop fungal leaf spot and look terrible.

Hellebores don't need too much sun, so maybe they don't need moving.


Posted: 06/01/2015 at 10:12

Morning all.

Rain of biblical proportions here, nearly got washed away in torrent outside bread shop.

So glad I retired early, although I didn't want to go at the time.


Posted: 05/01/2015 at 09:37

Morning all, damp and dreary here.

I don't want to rub it in, but I have just ordered our currency for our trip to the sun!


Posted: 04/01/2015 at 13:48

Sunny and cold here today. Just back from a yomp on the moors, now ready for a sleep. Start the year as you mean to go on!

Lovely to see you back SL / OL

Music in the Garden

Posted: 03/01/2015 at 23:10

Just watched PULP in concert 2005, on Sky Arts. Very good.

Discussions started by punkdoc

can anyone explain?

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Bad news

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Chelsea wish list

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Multipurpose potting compost

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Wishes and resolutions

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New TV programme

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What new flower seeds are you going to grow in 2014

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MD in current GW

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Good idea?

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Seed Companies

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They are back

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About to snuff it?

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