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Posted: 08/12/2014 at 10:34
Edd wrote (see)

I know who did it FEF.

Its you!!! They have got you going as Harold Shipman!!!


Too soon?

I think that's taking eccentricity a mite too far


Posted: 08/12/2014 at 10:32

I've got a good image for you KEF!

 Ticks all the boxes!

west facing wall

Posted: 08/12/2014 at 08:52

Yes, plant clematis a good couple of inches below the level they were in the pot.  I find that adding a small amount of lime to the backfill soil is good for them too. 

Have a look here - I've bought several clematis from them, they always arrive in superb condition and you'll be spoiled for choice


Posted: 08/12/2014 at 08:47

KEF  - shock horror!  Who says that a 'slightly bonkers elderly family doctor' has to be a chap??? 

I certainly remember being 'attended to' by an elderly female doctor who was certainly 'on the bonkers spectrum'  - you need a double long bead necklace and hornrim glasses on a chain and a tweed skirt and jacket with a vyella blouse like Miss Marple wears (the proper Joan Hickson Miss Marple that is).  And some brown granny shoes with a sturdy heel.

Perhaps the dinner jacket might be easier?


Posted: 08/12/2014 at 07:07

Good morning all Chilly here this morning but the temp in the back garden only dropped to 2C so I think it's the cold wind that's making it feel so nippy.  They've promised us that it's going to get colder this evening - winter drawers on!

Cards will be posted today and the plan is that some spiced pickled pears will be made - however plans may change ....

By the way, I've heard from Daniel - he will remind the Tech Team that Christmas Smileys have been requested - however they are currently buried under a mountain of IT work so he can't promise that they'll flick the switch or do whatever it is to make them appear immediately - but here's hoping


Posted: 07/12/2014 at 20:12

You could get a price for each along with the bricklayer's opinion as to how long the existing brickwork will last after having been repaired, and then make your choice.  Replacing just a few spalled bricks shouldn't cost much, but if the brickwork is in generally bad condition it may be better to replace it.

just info

Posted: 07/12/2014 at 20:05

I was wrong - the General Sales are usually once a month - the Fine Art auctions that my son goes to are usually monthly

west facing wall

Posted: 07/12/2014 at 19:55

Don't forget to plant any climber well away from the wall and train it back to the wall/support as there will be a rain shadow at the base of the wall - most climbers like to get their roots well down into cool moist soil.  I would dig a generous amount of organic matter into the border in preparation.


Posted: 07/12/2014 at 19:49

A bricklayer should be able to chip out and replace any 'spalled' bricks that have begun to crumble due to age and weather conditions, just as he would with a house wall.


Posted: 07/12/2014 at 14:01

Brrrrrr!  the blue sky has been replaced by stormy yellowish-grey clouds and a strong gusty wind is whooshing in the chimney and the temperature is dropping.

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