Monday, 27 September 2010

Sunday, 26 September 2010

My favourite plant in the greenhouse

 

Nopalxochia phyllanthoides .
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Sunday in my greenhouse

 

 

 

So today I am up in my greenhouse .
All is clean and tidy , but I need to make sure I am ready for Winter . The windows are open and the deliciously pungant Pelagoniums perfume the air. Butterflies, bees, spiders and froggies are all welcome . My little yellow radio playing classic fm , a lovely place to be. Soon the windows must be closed up .I am checking the little heater is working and sorting out some fleece and polystyrene sheets ready to throw over the plants should it turn frosty .
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Wednesday, 22 September 2010

Treasures from the past

 

 

I very often find little pieces of the past whilst digging in my garden . Last week after a heavy downpour of rain I spotted a little flint thumb scraper washed up in one of my vegetable beds . I am thrilled ! Nearby I had also found the other stone tool , although I think this one has been broken....you can see that the edge and sides have been polished . A trip to Truro museum is now on my calender . I will take all the bits that I have found this time and see if we can find out about our ancestors that lived here back in prehistory times . The Portable Antiquities Scheme is there to help with identifying your "finds" . I have just discovered their brilliant website ...with a great data base and gallery .
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Wednesday, 15 September 2010

Kynance Gate Bronze Age Settlement

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Then on to Bodmin Museum !

 

We had been really looking forward to this visit and we,d driven a very long way to get here . Recent history is well covered we thought,but with all the ancient archaeology that is around in the surrounding landscape and hills of Bodmin, we felt abit let down with such a meagre display . We thought the model Bronze age village was superb !...and deserves to be displayed and illuminated better than it is at present, maybe with the artefacts that are associated with it . Still it was FREE to go in .
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Tuesday, 7 September 2010