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Posted: 31/10/2014 at 20:35

Digger, who are Monty and Nigel?

Hallowe'en Howlers

Posted: 31/10/2014 at 20:31

Oh, FG...I'm finally getting my new oil boiler (£3600) installed next weekend. It broke down in Feb/ March, the other night I was at the Theatre in Kings Lynn and washed my hands in the ladies' loo and luxuriated in the feel of HOT WATER COMING OUT OF A TAP. Thank heavens I have an electric shower and a cold feed washing machine...but it's taken me this long to save for it and try to get an installer who can do oil. They are as rare as hen's teeth.

Hallowe'en Party 31 Oct in The Log Cabin, Verdun's Garden

Posted: 31/10/2014 at 20:23

He wouldn't...would he?

Hallowe'en Howlers

Posted: 31/10/2014 at 20:22

What even in Scotland...or are you on your way to the party in Devon (?)

Hallowe'en Howlers

Posted: 31/10/2014 at 20:19

FG and all the others...your coats are waiting for you

Hallowe'en Party 31 Oct in The Log Cabin, Verdun's Garden

Posted: 31/10/2014 at 20:16

Are we there yet?


Posted: 31/10/2014 at 20:13

Was it Karl Marx or Groucho Marx...ah yes it was Groucho who said 'I wouldn't want to be a member of any Club that would have me'. I feel that you, Digger, are feeling that way. In fact you sound really upset and I'm sorry for that. Soon after I joined this forum, I was sent a private message urging me to go on a 'chatty' thread; it may have been Forkers: I really did not understand it. It wasn't so much that it was a clique, more that the people on it have a different sense of humour to mine.

Obviously there are times in our lives when we would like everyone to have the same attitude to life/death/gardening/humour, as ourselves, but darlin' it ain't going to happen. And actually it would be seriously boring if everyone was like ourselves.

Again, I am sorry that you are unhappy with the people here. I have found them endlessly patient with my questions and obsession with composting. The ones I have met in person are utterly delightful.

Hot composting

Posted: 31/10/2014 at 19:36

As part of the Master Composter course I did provided by Norfolk Council and Garden Organic, we were taken to a landfill site. It really felt like the place that God forgot. All the local trees were festooned with plastic bags. The areas that had been 'capped off' had to have pipes coming out of the top to release Methane and pipes coming out of the base to release Leachate. The guys working there said that if their clothes were contaminated with even the smallest amount of this Leachate, no amount of washing would get rid of the smell; you simply had to bin the clothes.

The EU banned the creation of new landfills some years ago, and quite rightly! Landfill sites cannot be used for housing, farming or indeed anything else as the toxic fumes preclude any further use for 100's of years. We are simply poisoning the land (our country) with landfill.

What's the star in your garden right now

Posted: 31/10/2014 at 19:29

david s, what a lovely view

Hallowe'en Party 31 Oct in The Log Cabin, Verdun's Garden

Posted: 31/10/2014 at 19:27

Gooseberry wine on it's way...and we're all singing in the charabanc

Discussions started by artjak

Plant photos from French hols

Various intriguing things 
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Last Post: 16/09/2015 at 14:35

What is this please?

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Master Composters need your support

Vote for us 
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Gariguettes Strawberry

Has anyone grown them? 
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Last Post: 04/11/2014 at 10:50

Well, I never knew that!

The science aspect of wildlife 
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Last Post: 20/10/2014 at 16:18

Slow cookers

Any advice welcome 
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Last Post: 17/10/2014 at 22:48

Gressenhall Farm and Workhouse Apple Day

Info about this 
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Last Post: 03/10/2014 at 12:47

Wow, what a sunset!

Nature's generosity 
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Last Post: 25/10/2014 at 20:20

Weed Killer and compost bins

A response to a thread I can't find 
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Last Post: 12/09/2014 at 18:51

Phlox mould?

What is this stuff? 
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Last Post: 11/09/2014 at 21:31

Any wine makers out there?

What have you made this year? 
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Last Post: 03/10/2014 at 09:01

Did I review 1500 plants in my sleep?

Why does it say I've reviewed all these plants? 
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Last Post: 30/08/2014 at 18:51

Herniaria Glabra

Smooth Rupturewort 
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ngs garden in Peterborough

Unusual Hostas 
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Reduced Shredder from Tesco

Rubbish really 
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