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David K

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What's the weather like in your area?

Posted: 12/07/2012 at 19:14

Fine sunny day here in the Midlands today, although we are starting to get the obligatory rain now.

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Posted: 11/07/2012 at 20:36

Locally we have bread sauce  (and other stuff of course) with ours, Kate.

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Posted: 11/07/2012 at 20:07
kate1123 wrote (see)2 you can also change your settings so that you are always sent to last post, was quite a relief when I found that.



Posted: 11/07/2012 at 18:57

Yes, it's that bluddy unfolding 'Clas Ohlson' advert that's the real pest.

Sheeps droppings

Posted: 11/07/2012 at 17:25

Chris - Didn't hear this ref on J Vine show, but this is not only true, it has been kicking around since Victorian times.

The principle is very much like making tea with a tea-bag.

Take a small hessian sack, half fill it with sheep droppings (preferably gathered fresh from the field, although you can also use dry cow-pats) tie the top & hang over the side of a *water tank and let it soak for a few days.... the mixture is ready for use when it resembles tea. Before use, be sure to stir well to mix sediment from the bottom

*Personally I think the capacity of most water butts would be too much, hence you would need a huge sack of poo, otherwise the mixture would be too weak. I think a small hessian sack & something like an ex-household cold water tank would be best.

The resultant liquid manure is great stuff! 


iceberg climbing rose

Posted: 11/07/2012 at 16:17

Have you pruned it? 

Climbers should be pruned in the autumn after flowering, bush roses are pruned in the spring.....if you pruned in the spring you may just have removed flowering wood.

I understand that it is a new plant, but it could still be the problem.

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Posted: 11/07/2012 at 13:11

Southampton =  light showers 1400 & 1500 followed by heavy showers 1600 & 1700, then back to light showers.

Wadda you mean, wrong thread?  

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Posted: 10/07/2012 at 19:18

Don't know if any of you guys ever saw this YouTube clip...I have to say it had me in stitches!

Eat your heart out, Monty Don:



Isn't a thankyou in order?

Posted: 10/07/2012 at 15:30

Wake-up, Insomnia!  

I'm not sure where to post (Geoff will know) to give you ideas (can't be this one) of edibles that are fairly easy to grow (I always think failures are a bummer for newbies).

Unless you already have, I would like you try Swiss chard - The variety 'Bright lights' would be my recommendation.

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Posted: 10/07/2012 at 15:15
sotongeoff wrote (see)

I remember those days

David your Federer pic has been removed any ideas why?

Yes, twas me, Geoff... I didn't think it was one of my better judgements, especially as the lump in my throat was as big as anyone's, on hearing Andy M's post-match interview.

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