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what is the red chilli for please?

Posted: 07/07/2012 at 10:22

Hello Insomnia and welcome.  I came to this board after the demise of the BBC, and have found it to be really friendly.  In fact (and I trust I'm not tempting fate) I dont recall seing any rude postings or removed posts for anything untoward.  Just a nice bunch of people, chatting and helping each other.  I agree - the best site that I've ever come across.

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Posted: 06/07/2012 at 22:16

David!    Or - to be Wimbledon relevant, "You cannot be serious!"

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Posted: 06/07/2012 at 21:03

Thanks for the good wishes David.  Fingers etc etc crossed re weather!

We're not setting out until the afternoon, so we'll take a raincheck (geddit???) on whether or not to delay the journey by a day if necessary.

And thank you weed for reminding me about the raspberries - they're  beginning to ripen, so I'll pick and freeze what I can tomorrow morning, and instruct son in the complicated arts of doing the same in my absence.  I would show him how to water things, but in the circumstances .  .  .  .

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Posted: 06/07/2012 at 20:10

OMG - I've seen the news, and great swathes of the country seem to be inundated or will be imminently!  I just hope that all of you in vulnerable areas are able to take care, and take preventative action against flash flooding if necessary.

It's raining here, and the local weather has put part of our region (fortunately well to the south of us) on Red Alert. 

We're off on a week's s break to Cornwall tomorrow.  I'm looking out me flippers and scuba gear, sou' wester and wellies.  Ought to take care of it.  After all, "they" say there's no such thing as bad weather, only bad clothes and preparation. (Try telling that to some poor people in the painful throes of clearing up the mess).

Oh, and we're near the thousand posting mark.  David - over to you for the honour? 

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Posted: 06/07/2012 at 09:57

For once we have the (slightly) better weather.  Although there's no blue sky, the clouds are white and high, there's a bit of a breeze and it's dry enough for me to chance putting the washing out!  We may get some wet stuff later in the day, but given what dire weather is being experienced elsewhere, I'm counting my blessings!

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Posted: 05/07/2012 at 23:30

Grey damp and dank again for most of the day.  It did brighten up briefly this afternoon - but the forecast isn't very clever. 

On the plus side, driving across Exmoor this evening, the moon was huge, yellow and was an amazing sight.  May have been weather related or just some sort of atmospheric phenomenon - but pretty spectacular nevertheless!

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Posted: 04/07/2012 at 22:17

Frank - pleased to hear that the sunflower is doing well.  I remember when my son had to grow a daffodil when he was a Beaver Scout.  We put the pot outside with minimal protection - but it did so well, we had to photograph it to prove that it had grown enormous and had flowered weeks before he was due to take it back to show the leaders and other Beavers!  I expect your GD is as proud of her horticulture as he was at the time.

Obs - glad that you are making progress after the surgery and back problems.  It is so frustrating to know that you want to get out and do stuff in the garden, and yet not be able to do so.  Hope you continue to make good progress!

Oh, and I was surprised to find that the wet stuff stopped, despite all expectations.  Went out and was followed around on the patio by a strange thing.  I then realised it was - my shadow!!!

Floppy Rose

Posted: 04/07/2012 at 22:05

Wow!  I knew that there would be someone out there better organised than I am.  So why, I wonder, did I think it was an American thing?  Either I dreamt it, or there was some form of link to an American website  But, whatever the case, many thanks Dove to  have followed up on my (poor) memory.  (Note to self:  save it!  Reference it!  Remember it!)  Thank you again

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Posted: 04/07/2012 at 11:34

That's what we need Frank - a bit of HRT (Horticultural Retail Therapy).  I wouldn't mind a drop or two of your sunshine either.  I can't see the hills the clouds are so low and the rain looks like it's set in for the day.

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Posted: 04/07/2012 at 10:14

Ditto David.  Also alliteratively, dank, so feeling downhearted awaiting downpour!

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