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Posted: 28/06/2012 at 21:23

No, haven't seen Gary's video but I will go and look for it when the Rosol/Nadal match finishes (no, I don't know anything about football).

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Posted: 28/06/2012 at 20:57

Sorry: I have been a bit distracted (family things) but am now back and concentrating on the garden in the sunshine.  It's looking a lot better, except for the veg garden, but so far I'm nearly winning the battle of the slugs and snails.  More rain due tonight: if anyone is in the North East, are you allright?

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Posted: 28/06/2012 at 15:34

It's a weird year all round: I have just picked rhubarb, raspberries and redcurrants from my garden: there used to be a 2 month gap between them.  I am sorry that I can't offer my bumper crop all round.  There's only just enough for us ...

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Posted: 22/06/2012 at 09:39

Weather report: 62 mm of rain since Wednesday night.  School fete cancelled, two weddings severely disrupted and my roof's leaking.  Apart from that everything's just fine and dandy ...

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Posted: 21/06/2012 at 15:03

I am not sure he likes being called Kevin: he'd prefer 'Admiral' or 'Emperor', but we thought that might be a bit posey.  His wives were called Sharon and Tracey - they had 22 peachicks between them, and the fox got the lot ...

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Posted: 21/06/2012 at 13:59

Not: he has a roost in a barn to keep him out of the rain.  Actually I have OH to blame, so I do, frequently.

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Posted: 21/06/2012 at 13:38

Well it's like this you see: 20 years ago we felt sorry for a peacock and two peahens who were being kept in a shed on an allotment in Frome.  So we adopted them, thinking that they would like some space.  They did: but now there is only the peacock (called Kevin) and he likes the garden best.  I don't know how long they live but I fear it may be a very long time ...

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Posted: 21/06/2012 at 12:07

I think Sybil will be allright, but I am not sure about the peacock ... euthanasia comes to mind.

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Posted: 21/06/2012 at 11:06

I am not sure whether this is a first but a peacock has eaten all my basil ... Guinness Book of Records or what?

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Posted: 20/06/2012 at 18:00

So do I rave about Heligan in this department or do I go to a special "Best Gardens I have visited" forum?  Well here goes: we chose the only dry 5 hours last week, and it was amazing (I know: those of you who discovered it decades ago will be glazing over at this point) - so amazing that OH was heard raving about it to some mates yesterday and he doesn't 'do' gardens.  The restored bit is a fantastic achievement, but the wild area and the Jungle are just lovely.  Want to go again.

Right now: queue up.  Steak and stilton for you FloBear, egg and bacon for Geoff, who have I forgotten?  Bon appetit ...

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