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Posted: 21/03/2013 at 14:30

Caz, I said Geoff looked perky (or whatever I said) because he said "good morning" and there was a smiley. Recently he's been saying "grunt"!

Just out to do some gardening. Not raining.

MOB rants

Posted: 21/03/2013 at 14:23

I love Thirsk and all the surrounding area. I have friends in Ripon and an uncle near York. My heart always lifts when I get back to England too. But I grew up in Surrey and lived in Kent when married.

I only know of one shop here where they sell cottons and tapestry things, but they hadn't got the right canvas so I bought it in Battle, East Sussex!

The English don't know how to praise themselves. The French think the only English cheese is Cheddar and that English food is like school dinners after the war. English sparkling wine won a world prize, beating French Champagne, but the French think that wine isn't made in England. English fashion is way above French, the French are just beginning to realise it. But all they see are retired English women on holiday wearing baggy Tshirts with baggy shorts. English architecture is wonderful - look at the Houses of Parliament, Lincoln Cathedral, thatched cottages and Cotswold stone houses. French men have a reputation for being good lovers, but they can be bossy and rude, the English men I know are far more considerate. And so on ..............


Posted: 21/03/2013 at 14:08

That is laurel, looks like last owner had thought to plant a laurel hedge. It can be pruned easily with secateurs, not a hedge cutter, but if not pruned it will grow very big and bushy. They are pretty tough and it's still early enough to move them, but don't move them any nearer the fence - they'll end up pushing it over!. The roots shouldn't damage the house. They are often used for fencing houses when you want total privacy.

Fork Handles

Posted: 21/03/2013 at 10:57

Hardly likely Flo!!! Morning Geoff, you look perky this morning!

Iris problem

Posted: 21/03/2013 at 10:55

Looks like my sisyrinchium which also gets black bits in winter. I cut them off when it grows it's new leaves for the summer, but I don't really know what to do. They have a habit of disappearing and popping up in a different place nearby.

Soil Problem

Posted: 21/03/2013 at 10:50

Could the previous occupier have used a strong weedkiller to try to get rid of the ivy, which is very resistant to weedkillers?

Fork Handles

Posted: 21/03/2013 at 10:48

Hey, when I said I had a pile of ironing I didn't mean I'd do everyone else's! Mine's bad enough!

MOB rants

Posted: 21/03/2013 at 09:43

Derek, 2nd hand cars are much more expensive here! (France)

Good Morning ..... :D

Posted: 21/03/2013 at 09:41

Morning all. Funny, I didn't see this yesterday! There's now so much to look at and soon it will be the busiest time of year  outside. I've said good morning in several posts already! I really should stop sitting in front of this computer and get up and do something, even if it's only the ironing.And there's stacks to do outside, but it keeps raining. GH is up to date waiting for plug plants next week.


Posted: 21/03/2013 at 09:35

You've really had your question answered, I would have answered like Joyce and Obelixx. I'm replying so I get sent the email because this is a subject that interests me and if this one continues I would like to see how you are getting on.

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