Dovefromabove


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Voting for EU Brexit

Posted: 19/04/2016 at 15:48

If students have got any sense     they'll have organised themselves a postal vote, and the date has been known for ages so anyone planning to go to Glasto should have done the same.

I'm pretty sure Student Union Reps will be reminding their members to make sure they've done what is necessary. 

We've a holiday booked in June so as soon as the date was announced I checked that it didn't coincide with our holiday, otherwise we'd have requested postal votes.

 

Voting for EU Brexit

Posted: 19/04/2016 at 15:21

Voting for EU Brexit

Posted: 19/04/2016 at 15:17

Presumably that either means that there's 1m potential voters who's votes were being cast fraudulently, so at least that's been stopped; or there's 1m potential voters who can't be bothered to register in which case c'est la vie

Not a lot we can do about that unless we go for compulsory voting. 

Espalier not throwing out enough side branches

Posted: 19/04/2016 at 15:14

Yes, you've got it, you cut the leading stem back at each tier, allowing three shoots to grow - the lower two are to form each lateral and the top one will become the leading shoot.

cutting back,climbing roses.

Posted: 19/04/2016 at 15:05

Train the main canes as near the horizontal as you can manage - do not shorten the main canes unless they are way too big for the space. 

Reduce the side shoots to three buds.

Here's a video which explains it really clearly https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1o-o_FHPoEU

 

Candleabera Primrose

Posted: 19/04/2016 at 14:26

Last time I sowed primulas I used a mix of John Innes seed compost with some added home made leafmould.  It worked for me

Voting for EU Brexit

Posted: 19/04/2016 at 14:21

Can't see any objection to that Pansyface - it was done to prevent one person in a household registering and voting 'on behalf' of all the people in that household - it was alleged that this was sometimes the situation among ethnic minority families - this was electoral fraud.  Surely it's a good thing to prevent that happening?

Slug pellets

Posted: 19/04/2016 at 14:14

My understanding is that slug pellets containing metaldehyde are dangerous to birds, mammals and amphibians and they are definitely not recommended by the RSPB.

Slug pellets containing the active ingredient aluminium sulphate or ferric phosphate are not believed to harm wildlife and are considered safe to use in limited amounts, according to instructions on the pack in the short term or if other methods of slug control fail.

Free super 100 tomato seeds

Posted: 19/04/2016 at 13:57

I've just sown my second batch of free Supersweet 100s ..... watch this space ..... or not, as the case may be

Voting for EU Brexit

Posted: 19/04/2016 at 13:14

You need to be on the Electoral Register https://www.gov.uk/electoral-register/view-electoral-register

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