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Posted: 11/11/2014 at 08:29

Hello forkers.  Very wet 

not good with these dark days either........hate lights on during the day.  That light box sounds interesting Punkdoc.  Always feel better for being outside but it's difficult now it's so wet 

Not gardening but a computer question

Posted: 10/11/2014 at 23:29

Not exactly Steve.  No improvements to the system but security issues still addressed until 2020.   Windows 7 is still a worthwhile purchase if you can get it.  I'll check it out.

I think there is a little snobbery re MacBooks.  In fact with all Apple products.  MacBooks look plain in comparison to some of the better Wimdows laptops.  There is a flexibility and user friendliness with windows too And generally price for price better specs.  Ok, virus protection is needed so get it.  Still far, far cheaper than Apple systems.

Do you grow Aconitum's?

Posted: 10/11/2014 at 23:22

I've made some scones with a touch of aconitum ...just for my friends 

Do you grow Aconitum's?

Posted: 10/11/2014 at 21:54

Fishy, you can't be afraid.  If you want aconitum....I enjoy couple varieties I grow.....then sow your seed.

Christine Walkden Fans

Posted: 10/11/2014 at 21:51

Just watched it.  Brilliant.  Captured the essence of Cornwall.  

new job

Posted: 10/11/2014 at 21:47

Well done dannyboy

Not gardening but a computer question

Posted: 10/11/2014 at 20:37


go for Wimdows 7 unless you actually want a touchscreen .  It's a very good system, you should get a good deal and be able to haggle for an even better price.  Ask for best price, look at what is available on line (so you know what the computer is worth when you go into the store) and then ask for laptop bag (if you go for a laptop) and discounts for Microsoft office.  If you opt for extended warranty ask for an extra discount for this too.  Don't  ask and you won't get.  Salesmen desperately need to sell, remember that .  Don't forget to get anti virus for free or half price and ask for the best system they have.  I have great fun haggling for my element esp when the salesman initially says he cannot drop his prices.  

i think Apple macs are grossly overpriced.  I have an's excellent but not without its glitches. I pay for an IPhone (but own a Nokia ) which is excellent too but is no better than other cheaper phones.

microsoft will still service Wimdows 7 for few years yet.  Decide too on what specs you want in your computer and possibly which brand.  This makes it easier to compare prices

Good luck KEF.  Enjoy the haggling.

Christine Walkden Fans

Posted: 10/11/2014 at 17:14

yet to see the prog but if  Christine Walkden is over Cornwall right now in a hot air balloon she will be flying at hundreds of miles at hour is one heck of a storm right now.

Hellebore Query

Posted: 10/11/2014 at 15:19

Yes cut them off now.  Flower buds will start showing at the end of the year or early spring.

you could mulch them now with mushroom compost too

Deutzia dilemma

Posted: 10/11/2014 at 14:17

Ros, I would dig it up if mine.

however you grow it for the birds....fine.

pruning deutzia is easy.......they SHOULD grow 4 or 5 feet every year.  Prune out a percentage of old stems down to the ground and all flowered stems back to new shoots.

for me deutzia flower wonderfully well if pruned correctly.....the flowers soar above the foliage

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