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Posted: 18/04/2013 at 14:35

Hi Matty, if you need to talk to someone there are plenty of people willing to listen but you might want to do so by PM rather than the open forum since anything written here will still be here in a years time if not longer and I know I wouldn't want that for myself. I'm open to listening too as well as many others. I hope one or two of us can help.

wishing you all the best


What's the weather like in your area?

Posted: 18/04/2013 at 12:32

mix of sun and showers and a slightly chilly wind, north of Cork. Rain just quit now the wind is getting up again ... have to see if i can get out again. 


Posted: 18/04/2013 at 08:52

Good morning Verdun, bit chilly and muddy this morning but i have to get digging today. Greenhouse is full to bursting let alone all the stuff i have to sow direct. 

Least when its done i get to do the good stuff.


The very best variegated herbaceous n perennial plants....and do you like em?

Posted: 18/04/2013 at 07:34

aye the 2nd is 6 foot, could be too tall, (what kind of site was that) I thought it was supposed to be selling clothes but gives the models height?


Posted: 18/04/2013 at 07:27

hmm wind has dropped and there was some blue in the sky but it's all white now


The very best variegated herbaceous n perennial plants....and do you like em?

Posted: 18/04/2013 at 07:22

 The first was tricky had to save and upload the 2nd just a link.

Firefox with web developer extensions can get anything


Good Evening FORKERS

Posted: 17/04/2013 at 23:22

Hope your arm isn't too bad Dove, Took this picture yesterday and was thinking of you

 hopefully no one saw me laughing

MOB rants

Posted: 17/04/2013 at 19:33

“The reason that the rich were so rich, Vimes reasoned, was because they managed to spend less money.

Take boots, for example. He earned thirty-eight dollars a month plus allowances. A really good pair of leather boots cost fifty dollars. But an affordable pair of boots, which were sort of OK for a season or two and then leaked like hell when the cardboard gave out, cost about ten dollars. Those were the kind of boots Vimes always bought, and wore until the soles were so thin that he could tell where he was in Ankh-Morpork on a foggy night by the feel of the cobbles.

But the thing was that good boots lasted for years and years. A man who could afford fifty dollars had a pair of boots that'd still be keeping his feet dry in ten years' time, while the poor man who could only afford cheap boots would have spent a hundred dollars on boots in the same time and would still have wet feet.

This was the Captain Samuel Vimes 'Boots' theory of socioeconomic unfairness.”

Actually about €200 will buy good quality boots new, and they can be resoled as necessary. Trouble is shops that stock them are quite rare and to get them resoled properly in Ireland this is the only approved Vibram sole specialist.


Telephone/Mobile: 00353 14754832
E-mail: not cheap but then you will get years of use out of them.

keeping mice off pea seeds

Posted: 17/04/2013 at 17:10

peanut butter , mice love it and its easy to load. The only real problem with traps is you could have 10 identical looking traps and maybe 2 that actually catch mice, but those 2 are very good.

Bare in mind mice are incontinent and prolific do you really want them p& b ing over everything you own and they will.

companion plants chart

Posted: 17/04/2013 at 15:57

hard to drag in the wiki article but

that looks a good read but you might find racoons are less of a problem where you live interesting read thou.


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