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Is this an arrogance?

Posted: 20/07/2015 at 17:51
pansyface wrote (see)
...  I still don't have any smilies so please imagine a lot of them.

Have you tried going back to Advanced Editor? I had a problem earlier but by changing back and forth between Basic and Advanced I seem to have cleared it ...


Posted: 20/07/2015 at 17:45

I understand it was to do with some ads that are sometimes on the site over the weekend - it's hoped that forthcoming work on the site will stop it happening - I'm not aware of the timeframe involved.

Can bramble push through mulch?

Posted: 20/07/2015 at 17:43

It'll be the happiest bramble bush in Christendom

mystery plant

Posted: 20/07/2015 at 17:22

Snap Esspee

mystery plant

Posted: 20/07/2015 at 17:17

The photo is blurry, but that looks very much like a wild orchid............... !!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Where did the soil in the windowbox come from?

Bamboo query

Posted: 20/07/2015 at 17:15
georgiesunflowe wrote (see)

Memo to Alan Titchmarsh.


What on earth  were you doing allowing your team to plant a yew hedge in the garden where three little girls will play !

I hope the parents, who happen to work in a garden centre are.............

........ rational human beings who know about plants and will educate their daughters in a sensible way.

Making raspberry jam

Posted: 20/07/2015 at 17:10

I agree, don't cut down the amount of sugar - your jam will not keep!

Raspberries have only a moderate amount of natural pectin, so use Jam Sugar which has added pectin.  

This is different to Preserving Sugar which does not contain added pectin but has larger crystals which makes a brighter and clearer jam.


Bamboo query

Posted: 20/07/2015 at 17:01
philippa smith2 wrote (see)

That will be why they plant Yews in cemetaries then ............not too much risk to the occupants. 

If you are unable to treat nature sensibly, you should never leave the safety of your bed. 

One theory is that cemeteries/churchyards would never be grazed, so the villagers' animals would be safe, and the yews needed for the manufacture of long-bows, could be grown.

Is this an arrogance?

Posted: 20/07/2015 at 15:56

Think mine's elevated enough

Distorted fuschia

Posted: 20/07/2015 at 15:51

Could it have been watered with a watering can which had previously been used for weedkiller?

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