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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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Posted: 09/06/2012 at 17:17

Not sure what it was but the sky was a strange shade of blue and I got quite warm ... could this have been The Summer?  Just discovered that my delicious Italian tomatoes will never be (well not this year anyway).  Where can I find a source of names for roses which I have been given without labels?  They are grown up and flowering and I would like to know what they are called.

Good: time for a cuppa.  Bruises not too bad.  Thanks for your concerns.


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Posted: 08/06/2012 at 19:10

Inkadog: I am new round here.  Which island?  It sounds idyllic.  Can one choose not to have any news containing the word 'football'?  (Sorry all, but I am not a fan!)

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Posted: 08/06/2012 at 17:43

I have just realised it hasn't rained for nearly two whole hours: I think it's turning into summer.

How long do leeks normally take to germinate outside?  I sowed mine 10 days ago: I think they must be growing in Australia ....

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