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Posted: 25/06/2015 at 10:40

Hope you find him on the mend Verdun ((hugs))


Posted: 25/06/2015 at 10:14

Panda, your job is to put the kettle on and leave them to it ......

Getting ready here to head for MIL's this evening so we can go to friend's funeral tomorrow morning. Back tomorrow evening.

The builder is here glossing garage door and doing a bit of snagging re earlier decoration work. There are at least five frogs basking in the pond in the hazy sunshine and I'll be outside watering pots and veggies when I've finished noddling on here and drinking coffee ......

Grass and slabs...

Posted: 25/06/2015 at 08:44

Steve, get a goat by all means - get a Golden Guernsey (I used to breed them ) but they won't eat the grass while there are roses in your garden

Shock!!! Horror!!!

Posted: 25/06/2015 at 08:41
WillDB wrote (see)

I doubt many social workers talk about 'bastards' these days though ;P

Unless referring to the present government of course, tee hee...

If the cap fits ...   

Shock!!! Horror!!!

Posted: 25/06/2015 at 07:48

The thing is, there are areas of life where difficult things have to be spoken of (or at least written down)  - the law, social work, etc.  Finding acceptable terms for very personal situations is a minefield ...

Alan's new series

Posted: 25/06/2015 at 07:41
Verdun wrote (see)

Donut...did you say donut runnybeake? 

I agree about some of the content....plastic wall and only lasting 5 yearsnot for me ......but it is a prog I shall watch again.   Better than the cheating amd viciousmess of tv stuff like Eastenders.

Don't watch Eastenders either - not since the stealing of Kat's baby - couldn't bear that  

The only soap I watch is the Archers - the pictures are better

Need a Gardening Guide

Posted: 25/06/2015 at 07:23

Tell us more Oscar

Accidental application of Pathclear to runner bean plants

Posted: 25/06/2015 at 07:19

Oh dear - so much wrong with this.

If it was Weedol Pathclear the beans will die.  In any event I would not eat anything that had been sprayed with a herbicide.

How close are the lettuces and peas to the beans - did they get any of the weedkiller on them?  If they did they'll die or at the very least look poorly.  If they do then I wouldn't eat them either.

Pathclear contains an ingredient that will stop new seeds sprouting and will kill plants in the soil for a period of at least 3 months.  However, as you sprayed the bean plants and not the soil, there might not be much residue in the soil.  You could take up the beans and try sowing some quickly germinating seeds to see what happens.

Good basic gardening practice

  • Do not store chemicals in unlabelled containers.
  • Do not discard the packs with the instructions.
  • Do not store mixed garden chemicals for more than one season.  Dispose of according to instructions on pack.

Good luck


Posted: 25/06/2015 at 07:03

Good morning all

Thoughts with all those heading for the saltmines this morning

fidgetbones wrote (see)

Dove said.

I was worried that they wouldn't, but both my salvias got through the winter and are an absolute picture at the moment - 

S. gregii 'Icing Sugar' and S. gregii 'Trewithen Cerise' and S gregii 'Nachtvlinder' .7


I made that 3


Yes, that just confused me when I read it back - what happened was that I was sure I'd bought  S.Trewithen Cerise, that's what the label said, however it didn't look cerise to me, but that's what I wrote in my book  - but when I planted it out I found that the label stuck on the pot said Nachtvlinder and that's certainly what the flowers look like.  I wrote it in the book but when I wrote that post Trewithen Cerise was still in my head - then I checked in the book and wrote Nachtvlinder, but forgot to edit out the Trewithen Cerise - does any of that make sense???  

Shall I make some more coffee ...


Shock!!! Horror!!!

Posted: 25/06/2015 at 06:44

One day the world will have turned full circle and illegitimate will be forbidden and bastard will be the acceptable term - just not sure if we'll be around to see it!


I read in the Independent the other day that Michael Gove  has forbidden people in his government department to start a sentence with the word 'however'.   

However, since then the Independent seems to be starting every other sentence like that, and I shall do the same

However, it's up to you whether you emulate us or not

Discussions started by Dovefromabove

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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Foxglove 'Illumination Pink'

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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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Last Post: 10/07/2015 at 06:56

Sisyrinchium striatum

Aunt May 
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The reason I'm not weeding

And it's not laziness ...  
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Last Post: 07/07/2015 at 09:35

Markings on hosta leaves

What can I do about this pest? 
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Last Post: 03/07/2015 at 12:41

Shock!!! Horror!!!

Whatever next??? 
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Last Post: 25/06/2015 at 19:10


Congratulations to you both ... 
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Last Post: 21/06/2015 at 19:25

ID please - is this Toothwort?

Can anyone confirm 
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Last Post: 15/06/2015 at 15:20

I was going to mow the lawn but ......................

Excuses, excuses, excuses .......... 
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Last Post: 14/06/2015 at 09:15

Hail storms in East Anglia tomorrow/Friday!?!?!?

Weather warning! 
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Last Post: 11/06/2015 at 19:34

Good intentions ...

Things I really must get around to doing ... one day ... 
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