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Plants in pots

Posted: 28/10/2015 at 23:06

Be very wary of pruning Acer branches in Spring, they are well known for bleeding, which can lead to disease and / or death.

Transplanting japanese acer

Posted: 28/10/2015 at 10:02

Graham, Acers naturally lose their leaves at this time of year.

There is no need to give it any special care at the moment, and you don't need to give it any more water.

Next spring give it a feed and all should be well.


Posted: 28/10/2015 at 09:48

Chicky, so sorry to hear your news. I hope that goes well and wish Mr Chicky a speedy recovery.

Just been out to look at the stream, it has gone from about 3 inches deep, to over a foot in the last couple of hours. Serious rain.


Posted: 28/10/2015 at 08:40

Morning all.

Biblical type rain this morning, I have cancelled the cleaner, as I always go out when she is here and it is far too wet to go out.

Got my light box on in front of the computer, so hopefully my mood should remain good.

Dove, I really really miss my soft top, p###s extension or not.

Have a good day everyone.


Posted: 27/10/2015 at 18:30

Jo, am I right in that you are in North Wales?. If so do you know whether Petes Eats still exists in Llanberis. It was one of my favourite haunts when I used to climb in that part of the world.


Posted: 27/10/2015 at 18:27

Clari, that is hysterical, I am actually giggling as I type.


Posted: 27/10/2015 at 18:03

People who think a mobile phone is all they need, because they can call for help if they need it and are then surprised that there is no signal.

I once had a n argument with a girl I met on Blencathra [ in the Lakes ] who was only wearing trainers. It is a slate mountain, with quite a narrow ridge, that gets very slippy when wet. Needless to say she ignored me. [ to be fair most women have done that though!! ]

What bird of prey would attack a skein of geese?

Posted: 27/10/2015 at 17:44

I don't think a goose would be bothered  by anything smaller than an eagle.


Posted: 27/10/2015 at 17:41

Evening all.

Never did make it outside today, just kept finding excuses, ended up getting bored, but own fault I suppose.

DD, can I have a bit of lemon drizzle please.

Don't be too hard on OH, us men are sensitive souls! He is probably very scared about what has happened, but does not want to admit it.

I have had 2 personal experiences of Mountain Rescue. First time I was benighted in the Cairngorms in bad weather and met them walking in, as I was walking out the next morning. I bought them breakfast in Braemar.

Second time was much worse, had to call them out when a friend I was climbing with, was killed. Their support for me over the next few days was amazing.

Better start the dinner, see you later.


Posted: 27/10/2015 at 08:45

Morning all.

Thick fog here, just had a heron land on the lawn, obviously couldn't see the pond!

Lots to do outside, but I can feel a lot of excuses coming on.

Have a good day.

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