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Posted: 20/08/2015 at 10:04

Christmas Day and Boxing Day seem very close


Posted: 20/08/2015 at 09:57
WonkyWomble wrote (see)
...  Right hand was obviously bitten by something yesterday as it was double the size of the other with no knuckles! Antihistamines last night and its a bit more normal now!  ...

Better check Flatface Shed Cat for critters!!!

Have another great day ((hugs))

It's my birthday

Posted: 20/08/2015 at 09:52

 Have a brilliant birthday!!! ((hugs))


Posted: 20/08/2015 at 09:47

Our cousins in Tasmania always said that we spend too long working in the UK and not enough time playing -  until we explained that we only work so hard in order to pay our fuel bills in the winter!!!

merged front yard

Posted: 20/08/2015 at 09:44

I think that some of these tv programmes about awful neighbours cause more trouble than exists already.  It just makes people anxious and then instead of people treating each other normally a fear and anxiety gets between them and stops them having a proper relationship.

I've always found the Polish people I've worked with or lived near to be very reasonable and friendly family-oriented people - they can't be blamed if they're used to a less formal lifestyle than some of us - just have a pleasant word with them.   I've also found most of them to be very good cooks - enjoying swapping recipes and baking cakes for colleagues and neighbours. 

Do they know that the slamming of the door upsets you?  Perhaps the door sticks and they need to get their landlord to fix it.

Smile at them and say hello - it's a start to a good neighbourly relationship - and then hopefully you can be friends - good neighbours are worth their weight in gold

ID if possible please!

Posted: 20/08/2015 at 09:37

Sword shape leaves make me think of a bulb or corm - like a mini gladioli.

What is this?

Posted: 20/08/2015 at 09:34

Good luck with the house move


Posted: 20/08/2015 at 09:33

Good morning KEF


Posted: 20/08/2015 at 09:32

It's funny thinking of you having short summers Pat - we grew up thinking it was summer all year round in Australia  

We didn't use pumpkins for Hallowe'en when we were children - we used hollowed out mangolds or sugar beet and did apple bobbing - but it was a pretty low key affair as Guy Fawkes Night a few days later was the Big Event. 

That reminds me of an 'overheard' in our office before I retired - I heard someone bemoaning that

'its a shame that Hallowe'en is so close to Guy Fawkes Night this year' 


What is this?

Posted: 20/08/2015 at 08:08

To clarify:

Himalayan Balsam is not 'notifiable' and is classified as a 'naturalised non-native plant' but invasive.

The legal position is found here

In summary it says:

Prevent the spread of invasive, non-native plants

You must not plant in the wild or cause certain invasive and non-native plants to grow in the wild. This can include moving contaminated soil or plant cuttings. If you do, you can be fined or sent to prison for up to 2 years.

The most commonly found invasive, non-native plants include:

  • Japanese knotweed
  • giant hogweed
  • Himalayan balsam
  • Rhododendron ponticum
  • New Zealand pigmyweed (this is banned from sale)

You’re not legally obliged to remove these plants or to control them. However, if you allow Japanese knotweed to grow onto other people’s property you could be prosecuted for causing a private nuisance."



Himalayan balsam is an annual and whilst it is certainly causing real problems on riverbanks it is not going to prevent you from selling your house.  I think Iced Herb is getting it confused with Japanese Knotweed.

Hope that helps

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