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A REAL SCARE.......a body

Posted: 02/02/2016 at 21:24

But I was frighto Tetley 

Lowering area with clay soil

Posted: 02/02/2016 at 16:04

My thought too Dave but I guess Ste9 has already considered that?  Ste9? 

Lowering area with clay soil

Posted: 02/02/2016 at 10:25

Just an observation Ste9 but your planned for trampoline is a little near the greenhouse for my liking......???

why did you decide to lower the ground there?  Apologies if you have already said why

Anyone done any gardening today?

Posted: 02/02/2016 at 10:18

Planted out pulmonaria Blue Ensign that I divided and potted up last spring.  2 large plants in flower now for immediate impact. Potted on salvias, agastaches, osteospermums and linum perenne. 

Holly tree, cematis montana and bird cover

Posted: 02/02/2016 at 10:10

No LG.  cut out all those straggly bits.  Get back to a solid, uninspirational circle of bare wood.  I see no reason why it wont recover its shape.  By mid summer you will have some idea

what else do you have in that border?  How about planting a dahlia or two there ?  Distraction whilst the holly recovers? 

hey! You have my loppers there 

A REAL SCARE.......a body

Posted: 02/02/2016 at 08:17 saw it too 


Posted: 02/02/2016 at 08:11

Morning folks 

rain overnight but dry and feeling quite warm this morning.patches of blue sky suggesting sun soon .....just a little 


Oh no.....NOT AGAIN

Posted: 02/02/2016 at 07:53

Welcome Ann too 

A REAL SCARE.......a body

Posted: 02/02/2016 at 07:50

This exceptionally warm winter has led to animal as well as plant life not going into a dormant stage

early this morning on my usual walk to the beach a sight to chill the blood.  Fortunately I carried a torch or I would have stepped on it.....and goodbye to Verdun folks /........

the biggest snake I have ever seen in the wild out there just lay there half curled,half stretched out.  Without a word of a lie it was 5' long at least and the thickness of my wrist.  Just did not move but thought I could hear a warning hiss under the noise of the sea.  In my panic I nudged my torch off so beat a hasty jump retreat.  I got to turn my torch on again not sure if it pursued me and the thing was still there.  My dog was well away.  Got nearer thinking it was dead but it moved...maybe the shadow created by my torch .....and I beat another hasty retreat.

still pretty dark and had to think about others walking out there.  Another regular walker was approaching ....he has 3 small I waved my torch up and down as a warning.  He gathered his dogs and held mine whilst I approached the snake.....not an adder, far too large for that, and not a python either.  Got to 6' or so and to my horror the realisation hit me hard.  It was







a piece of rope 

Oh no.....NOT AGAIN

Posted: 01/02/2016 at 23:08

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