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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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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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