Was amazed to notice when walking around my garden the other day – a whole bunch of bananas and their flower beneath. Have had banana plants for about 15 years but have never seen them flower or fruit outdoors… Advertisements Continue reading Am I Going Bananas??!!
http://www.tmswiki.org/ppd/An_Introduction_to_Tension_Myositis_Syndrome_ Have you struggled with chronic pain or another medically unexplained symptom for a long time? Have you tried everything to alleviate your pain, but nothing worked? Have you had doctors tell you they “just can’t find anything wrong?” Then you may have Tension Myositis Syndrome (TMS). TMS is a condition that causes real physical symptoms that are not due to pathological or structural abnormalities … Continue reading TMSwiki site and forum – for those dealing with pain…
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Call it sour grapes, if you like… Dear Simon Crook Thank you for your interest in ResearchGate. Unfortunately we were unable to approve your account request. ResearchGate membership is limited to those who are part of the scientific or academic research community. Based on the information you provided during sign-up, we couldn’t confirm you’re a researcher… Thanks, The… Continue reading Gatekeeping the Ivory Towers and Paywalls: Outside and Against the Academy.
When a group of wasps started making a nest under the eaves of the tool shed, something had to be done! I refused to let him outdoors kill them or spray them (I don’t think he would – he just likes to wind me up..) so he got all togged up in waders, a thick jacket, gauntlets and a balaclava. Armed with a thin chopping … Continue reading Wily Wasps Waste No Time!
The sun comes out and so do we. Into gardens neglected over winter, choked with debris and with fresh weeds growing like – well weeds! Many of us elect to take charge of the situation. We rush to the nearest nursery or garden centre, fill a trolley with eye-catching colourful plants that seem a bargain and return to our plots bursting with enthusiasm. After several … Continue reading Before you rush out to plant a border…
It poured with rain from the moment I set off. Oaky had seen his bag of dog food land in the back of the car and assured of being fed later he retired to curl up on the back seat. I drove across Devon, the drizzle choosing to patter one minute and almost hail the next. There was no let up as I started scaling … Continue reading Oaky And Jo Go The Long Way To Heathrow
(book available on Amazon https://www.amazon.co.uk/Oakys-Grand-Tour ) ‘They had got to be joking!’ My heart sank as I surveyed the grotesque contraption they had called me out to see. Two large wheels supported a tattered chassis, coloured in a gaudy combination of yellow, red and purple. ‘Oaky’ she crooned ‘Look what I’ve got you’. ‘Come on, it’s a trailer – for you!’ I turned in disgust and … Continue reading Excerpt from book ‘Oaky’s Grand Tour’.