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Posted: 17/08/2015 at 11:50

Jo, I got my bike second hand from a lady whose husband had bought it for her as a retirement present and then she developed Menieres and couldn't keep her balance - it was a shame for her especially as she had always enjoyed cycling.  She'd only been out on this one half a dozen times and it was really expensive - I only paid £50 for it!  It was just what I wanted - straight handlebars, comfy seat, ok for longish legs ... it's just all those gears ... but I will get the hang of them - hopefully it'll keep my BP in check


Posted: 17/08/2015 at 10:51

Hello folks - I'm back from a trip into the village - I didn't need much so I went on my bike   I should do it more often   it's a nice bike and I like cycling - it's just I've never quite got to grips with the complexity of the gears - think I have about 30 to choose from - I was always used to a bike with just 3.  

For those who think that Norfolk is flat ....... think again

Bad Soil?

Posted: 17/08/2015 at 10:46

No point in not pointing out what the problem may be - that's never helpful - as long as we don't make people feel foolish for making honest and well-intentioned mistakes.

We all started somewhere and the man who never made a mistake never made anything. 

Bad Soil?

Posted: 17/08/2015 at 09:40

Many good points there Tetley   particularly the point about the Roundup

Looking back I can't see which tree was referred to, but if it was an attempt to kill off the suckers under the apricot, it would undoubtedly have killed the tree too

And even just spraying the grass/wild flowers around the base  will have damaged the tree unless the trunk was protected.

The method of planting may have caused problems in a wet year, as sometimes the hole can act as a sump and the tree roots simply drown. 

Lots to consider. 

Lilly pollen

Posted: 17/08/2015 at 09:31

Try the Long Reach type nail scissors with a newspaper spread underneath.


Posted: 17/08/2015 at 07:49

Oooh yes, hope the sun shines on Runny's son today too

Bad Soil?

Posted: 17/08/2015 at 07:48

I'm also puzzled ....... David, can we see some photos of your garden please  .... maybe we'll spot something that could be causing problems

All my gages have gone!

Posted: 17/08/2015 at 07:42



Posted: 17/08/2015 at 07:17

Good evening Pat


Posted: 17/08/2015 at 07:16

Wonky, if that's the problem with yours, I'll have a rummage and see if I can find the receipt - it's only a few weeks since we bought that - they can give you another one - we'll tell them Verdun says so!!!

Discussions started by Dovefromabove

Geum Totally Tangerine

It's got to be moved ... 
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Which Cornish Garden to visit in September?

If you could only choose one ........... 
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Winter container display

Stuck for ideas 
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Shall we pool our piggy banks?

Or shall we stick with our seed swap? 
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Oh dear! Is this the beginning of the end?

Shall we have to say goodbye ... 
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Visit to Bressingham Gardens

Monday 27th July 
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ID please

Can't remember  
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Flower ID please

Spring flower in Northern Brittany  
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Sisyrinchium striatum

Aunt May 
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The reason I'm not weeding

And it's not laziness ...  
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Markings on hosta leaves

What can I do about this pest? 
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Shock!!! Horror!!!

Whatever next??? 
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Congratulations to you both ... 
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ID please - is this Toothwort?

Can anyone confirm 
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