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shed base

Posted: 13/10/2014 at 15:23

If you lay it on slabs they'll move unless you bed the slabs on concrete so you might as well lay it on a concrete base.

And as WO says - fewer lairs for lurking slugs

Trip to Cambridge University Botanical Garden 11th October

Posted: 13/10/2014 at 15:20
nutcutlet wrote (see)

I'm on a bit of a skive as well. Nothing wrong with me, though we did go for the flu jabs this morning so who knows what will happen next.

 

Have you had bad reactions from flu jabs Nut?  OH used to have flu jabs 'cos of his asthma, then one year he was taken very ill a few hours afterwards, vomiting and very high temperature, chattering teeth and shaking throughout most of the night and very peaky for the next couple of days - I nearly called an ambulance! 

He's refused flu jabs ever since. 

I used to have them 'cos of my work, but have never had a reaction.

Why am I so special,to,the forum?

Posted: 13/10/2014 at 14:48

I believe the reason for Verdun's name is that some of his family's blood was left in France - and the Plaza you saw would have been named to commemorate the battle and lives lost in the small French town of Verdun on behalf of us all.

HELLO FORKERS!

Posted: 13/10/2014 at 13:09

Maybe your pipes are frozen FG - you are in Scotland and everyone knows the weather's worse up there

silver birch for front garden

Posted: 13/10/2014 at 12:25

A crab apple like Golden Hornet, even when 40 years old like the one I know well, doesn't take up a lot of space either above or below ground, and is good for wildlife.

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!

HELLO FORKERS!

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 ........

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