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Posted: 16/10/2014 at 19:56

I've certainly worked on building sites where you can almost see the horses tied up outside

Why am I so special,to,the forum?

Posted: 16/10/2014 at 19:54

pansyface, 'gromet' is another useful word whose meaning I'm not sure of. As in 'ooo arrr, that'll need some gromets that will'

My favourite one is when I was painting murals in the Caribbean for a hotel, the owners asked me to brief the carpenter on some mirror frames. He was a very dignified local man, old enough to be my father. I described what was needed in terms of wooden mouldings to go round these mirrors. He thought for a minute and then said 'You'll need some rabbits'. For once in my life I was speechless, but being diplomatic I muttered, 'whatever you think is needed'.

Later I realised that rabbit was the local pronunciation of rebate.

solar or not

Posted: 15/10/2014 at 18:49

I believe the ones for electricity don't last very long. The ones for hot water do last.

Moth of the day

Posted: 15/10/2014 at 18:46

Well done Mr. Nut

Slow cookers

Posted: 15/10/2014 at 18:45

Thank you all for your advice.

Slow cookers

Posted: 15/10/2014 at 18:30

This lid actually rocked from side to side and I could see quite a large gap around part of the edge. I learnt recently that steam is invisible it is vapour that one sees.

Slow cookers

Posted: 15/10/2014 at 18:12

Not strictly gardening, but I will be putting home grown veg in it.

I bought a slow cooker today and then took it back as the lid did not fit snugly, to me it seems important if you are cooking a stew for 5 hours that the liquid should not evaporate due to an ill fitting lid. Was I right?


Posted: 15/10/2014 at 18:06

kev, you sound really upset. Could you raise the level of the top of the gate to the legal height for spikes? ...and also follow Dove's advice.

Moth of the day

Posted: 15/10/2014 at 18:03

That is a lovely photo Nut

Her Poor knees

Posted: 15/10/2014 at 14:42

Alan, on Amazon; Green Blade garden kneeler - £11.30. It's the same as mine.

Discussions started by artjak

Plant photos from French hols

Various intriguing things 
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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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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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Any wine makers out there?

What have you made this year? 
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Did I review 1500 plants in my sleep?

Why does it say I've reviewed all these plants? 
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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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