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Trip to Cambridge University Botanical Garden 11th October

Posted: 13/10/2014 at 12:04

Lovely photos Artjak - hope you're fighting fit very soon ((hugs))

How long does Roundup last in the soil?

Posted: 13/10/2014 at 12:01

The spraying of wheat etc with Roundup isn't usual practice but is done in certain circumstances.

The wheat has already stopped growing and is drying off at that stage so the Roundup doesn't affect it's growth.

Not a practice I'm enthusiastic about, but I know farmers who say that the resulting lack of weeds etc in the harvested grain improves storage quality etc. 

I've eaten Ground elder in the distant past - we steamed it and incorporated it in mashed potatoes, like a sort of champ, and also in a minestrone-type soup.  Quite edible but not an outstanding flavour, but my reasoning was that if it became aware that we actually wanted it to grow it was more likely to do the opposite

However, we moved house before the trial came to an end!

Prepare for a heatwave!!!

Posted: 13/10/2014 at 11:07

All heatwaves are relative BL

It's stopped raining - Phew!  I thought we were going to be washed away!

Christmas stuff in shop

Posted: 13/10/2014 at 11:01
Alan4711 wrote (see)

MY Christmas pressy please can it be a bloody great umberella ,,its bucketing it down ere,Sat nite im outside watching the lightning and thunder display when it exploded in front of me ,i fell into the porch,the telephone lines are gone,the houses 100 yards away have a hole in there roof and the elections are as we type changing ALL there melted wall plug sockets, I thought i was a gonner and its only not long ago we had a new TV thing on the chimney which was blown to bits A week later Have pitty up there will u this is getting bloody expensive, Merry wotsit  avagooden,cupo coffee time

Alan, I just mentioned on Hello Forkers that your village had been hit by lightnig!

Glad you're ok - I'd have a brandy in that coffee if I were you!


Posted: 13/10/2014 at 10:24

I'm just wondering if our Lovely Builder is a Weather Prophet - when he refurbed our roof he recommended replacing the old shallow guttering with a newer higher capacity type - seems like he knew we were in for tropical monsoons ........


Posted: 13/10/2014 at 10:22

Flamin' tippin down here - don't often get rain as heavy as this

Hope Alan4711's ok - just read the local news - a house in his village was struck by lightning Saturday night

Prepare for a heatwave!!!

Posted: 13/10/2014 at 10:19

Are they going on your C*mas list Pdoc?

Christmas stuff in shop

Posted: 13/10/2014 at 10:11

Offsprung are asking what I want for C*mas!!!   


Posted: 13/10/2014 at 09:37


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