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Posted: 20/06/2012 at 16:11

Hi all, Back from Cornwall.  Had all the weather choices except snow, and got soaked by a huge wave at Polperro Harbour.  Enough sunshine to feel we've had a holiday, and back to a slightly manic garden, but at least the French beans have come up, and we haven't had another hurricane so the roses are still upright.  Haven't had time to read all the last week's messages, but hope everyone is OK.  The virtual pasties will be despatched later ... can't find my list ...

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Posted: 12/06/2012 at 20:26

No, I shall conjure them up out of mid air cos it's easier to send them to you all that way.  I think that must be the drink talking: I must go and pack.

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Posted: 12/06/2012 at 20:05

No, no, you don't understand: I am taking orders for when I come home again next week - as long as I can stand the rain that long.

Inkadog: your island and your life sound wonderful apart from the tent caterpillars.  Thank you for the word picture.


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Posted: 12/06/2012 at 17:16

Sotongeoff: I draw the line at bringing you a chicken korma patsy: how about a bacon and egg one?  Apparently they are quite good. 

There's a duck in my garden: perhaps he's heard about the slug buffet.  He's welcome.


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Posted: 12/06/2012 at 12:54

Hedgehogs don't obey curfew round here which is why they become road pizzas - v. sad.

Apparently the sun is shining in Cornwall ... so off we go, and I'll see you all when we get back.

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Posted: 11/06/2012 at 11:02

It isn't raining.  I am sure there's something I ought to be doing but I can't remember what ... I know, gardening ...

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Posted: 10/06/2012 at 12:22

Kate: your poor OH and passenger: hope all mends soon.

Weather forecast was a bit pessimistic.  We've mowed the grass, tied up all the escaped roses and sown some more French beans, so can I watch Rafa in the final of the French Open this afternoon? Pretty please ... ?

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Posted: 09/06/2012 at 20:04

Yup, Kate, still plenty in the bottle.  Just seen the forecast for a.m. tomorrow.  Not really worth getting out of bed ...

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Posted: 09/06/2012 at 19:22

The one big advantage of the BBQ is that OH does a nice line in chops/steak/bangers and doesn't make the house smell of cooking.  He just has to put up with cooking on his own (he's under cover: I don't make him cook in the rain).  Of course you can come round, Kate, I'll get him to put extra on ... oh, too late, he says it's ready.

PS the bloomin' slugs have eaten the cucumber plants as well.  Time for a proper drink...


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Posted: 09/06/2012 at 18:02

Kate, the tomatoes started by being attacked by Thursday's typhoon so I tied them up really thoroughly in their south facing (sheltered!!) bed.  But I forgot to renew the slug pellets after the rain, and last night the slugs went straight for the bruised stems and ate straight through them.  I would like to have the post of slug made redundant, except that it would probably mean that something, somewhere goes hungry.

OH is lighting the BBQ (gas) as we speak, so there's something non-veggie tonight.


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