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Tree/shrub id help

Posted: 18/11/2016 at 12:44

The wild type of clematis known as Old Man's Beard and also Traveller's Joy will grow into a huge plant. 

If you like the seedheads there are slightly more manageable clematis with attractive flowers which also have the lovely feathery seedheads - one of the best is C. Bill Mackenzie  shown here (scroll down for the seedhead pic) 

HELLO FORKERS! November Edition

Posted: 18/11/2016 at 12:36

Pottiepam   re messages - are you clicking on the link in the email and then getting take to a GW heading with a blank page beneath it?  If so, click on your Avatar/name in the top right hand corner and then you can click on Messages 

Memories of the past

Posted: 18/11/2016 at 10:01

Muddle Up - Rawhide gave us our first introduction to Clint Eastwood 

and what about Bonanza?  Our tv was so old that it only received BBC but the children in the village had new tvs and watched ITV so we would wangle invitations to tea so we could watch Bonanza and Sunday Night at the London Palladium.

Memories of the past

Posted: 18/11/2016 at 09:56

Kitty  I always loved The Man with the Stick 

Memories of the past

Posted: 18/11/2016 at 09:41

Kitty - you might have guessed that we too are big Vic Reeves fans 

HELLO FORKERS! November Edition

Posted: 18/11/2016 at 09:34

Sounds idyllic Pdoc - I've only been to Sheffield once - we were visiting a former tutor of OH's who lived in a lovely area - there was a main shopping street and then a wooded area up the sides of a cliff - I'll ask OH the name of the main road when he gets back from work.  We drove there after staying a few days Castleton and I remember the view of Sheffield from the moors 

Which LED Grow Light

Posted: 18/11/2016 at 09:28

Beware of using grow lights or other heat producing light sources in your shed or attic - police helicopters regularly fly over housing estates etc checking for 'hot spots' in roofs indicating the possibility that marijuana is being grown in attics. 

You may well find armed police knocking insistently on your front door, and the back door ... and sniffer dogs camped out in your garden.  

Memories of the past

Posted: 18/11/2016 at 09:18

I loved the Black & White Minstrel Show as a child - of course I didn't understand the cultural significance then - nowadays it really shows how many of the horrors of life were disregarded by so many for so long.

However, I used to practice doing high kicks during the programme, and still have ambitions of being a Television Topper when I grow up  

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HELLO FORKERS! November Edition

Posted: 18/11/2016 at 09:08

Oh Hosta   hopefully you'll be able to really relax and unwind in the warm - are you taking some good books to read? 

Pdoc  - curling up with a good book while the snowflakes settle - sounds perfect - it seems a bit early in the year for snow, but perhaps not where you are?  

Ma used to quote an old saying 'Ice in November to bear a duck ... nothing to follow but mud and muck.'  meaning that a really cold snap early on will be followed by a mild winter.  Have you had any ice that ducks can walk on yet?

HELLO FORKERS! November Edition

Posted: 18/11/2016 at 07:58

Morning DD. Good luck with the property 

Trousers knickers and pants are plural because they used to be made of two separate tubes of fabric with a drawstring threaded through at the top to go around the waist. They didnt have a crotch seam  - a bit draftybut more convenient in some circumstances!

Hence a 'pair of trousers'

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