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Posted: 12/06/2014 at 16:26

Going to nip into the chemist on my way home Dove - I've run out of pain killers in my work bag aside from a Lemsip and I've been rather tempted to take that!


31 minutes.


Posted: 12/06/2014 at 16:05

As Fidget said - they're just plastic / plastic composite with a reflective surface on one side hence why they don't break. Cheaper to make no doubt and of course lighter for that improved fuel economy.

I've had ear ache since I visited the doctors on Thursday morning and its getting worse. I really hope he didn't damage anything or push in an infection while he was poking about! I don't want Mondays test being delayed

51 minutes until home time Miners!!


Posted: 12/06/2014 at 14:37

Wing mirrors (the "glass" part) are indeed attached with an adhesive tape type glue. Very often when you have extreme heat rises (of course being metal they absorb all the heat and get extra hot if heat is reflected off buildings etc.) they can come loose or even fall off. The bonus is that of course they're very easy to pop back on!

(They can also fall off when its very cold - as mine did a few years ago!)

Plantus Unidentifidous

Posted: 12/06/2014 at 11:29
Buddyboy wrote (see)


I think your Holy Hostas are needing some divine intervention

Depends if those upstairs are gardeners or slug lovers!! Last thing we need is them encouraging the slugs! (Hostas soon to be rotting happily in the compost bin).

Dovefromabove wrote (see)

The sand will explain why the slugs/snails didn't attack it when it was young and vulnerable!!!  Good instinctive gardening skills there Clari!!! 

Amazing what a bag of builders sand can do for the garden!


Posted: 12/06/2014 at 11:21

It wasn't as sunny then! I'm all for a bit of fresh air blowing through your hair but not when it risks burnt bits!


Posted: 12/06/2014 at 10:17

mmmm redcurrant cordial. Not had the proper stuff for a while! Something to look forward too next year (hopefully).


Busy-Lizzie you can't expect people to go out in the all together surely?! Just think about the amount of sun tan lotion they'd need to apply!

Plantus Unidentifidous

Posted: 12/06/2014 at 10:14

I just let it grow like a weed - occasionally running it over with the wheelbarrow, catching it with a lawn mower, squashing it with big feet as I tried to reach the things propped up against the garage, oh and it spent about a month with a ton of sand on top of it not long after it started to grow. I take it this is not standard good delphinium husbandry?!

There are plenty of slugs in the garden I can assure you - those holy hosta thingys were proof enough. My resident frogs just don't seem interested in keeping the ping pong of life balanced!

It seems to be on the dangerous list for chickens alas (we're keen for the chickens to roam a great an area as possible so it'll only be the vegetable garden that's fenced off - all other flower beds will be defended as required if I want any chance of the herb garden being usable!) so it looks like some research is needed as to whether I can move it out of potential suicidal chickens way or whether its future in this garden is limited

Put wrong fertiliser on my lawn, now patchy urgent advise required!!!

Posted: 12/06/2014 at 09:03

Just keep watering it and keeping off it where possible until its established especially with this glorious weather where despite all the rain we've had it could dry out very easily.

I had a new lawn laid a few years ago - it did look very scruffy for a while but grass has an amazing ability to bounce back from very scruffy messes.

Plantus Unidentifidous

Posted: 12/06/2014 at 09:01

I'm not a flower plant person. Vegetables and fruit I can deal with, but all these plants that pop up and flower are lost on me. I can't even guess what they are!

This rather large and terribly beautiful plant / weed has been growing up by the garage quite happily. Its in what is the designated wildlife / overgrown / where ill looking plants come to die / get a second chance / are stuck in the ground and fingers are crossed area.

 It stands at about 4 1/2 ft high.


Any suggestions as to what it is?


Posted: 12/06/2014 at 07:24

Morning Dove. 

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