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Posted: 15/12/2015 at 05:52

Good morning all

Today is the day I go to have Christmas lunch with my former colleagues - they didn't invite me last year ... what do they want?

While I was at France I took a cutting,it's rooted but what is it?

Posted: 15/12/2015 at 05:37

Apparently, the village where I grew up used to get water from the moat around our farmhouse - the same moat that the drains from the farmhouse ran into

Then, during WW2 one of Hitler's planes dumped some bombs on the fields as it was damaged and being chased back towards the North Sea - one of those bombs made a crater that filled with water from an underground stream and that water was piped into the village - how the villagers blessed that German bomber

Aeonium with white things and blacks things plus dropping leaves

Posted: 14/12/2015 at 21:14

I'm wondering if they're suffering from an attack of Horsechestnut Scale or one of the other scale insects?


Let's hasten the winter! What are you looking forward to flowering in spring?

Posted: 14/12/2015 at 20:23

I'm really looking forward to seeing my new native daffodils (Narcissus pseudonarcissus)  and the Rip van Winkle daffodils that I planted in September - they always remind me of the vegetable garden at the farm where I grew up.


Posted: 14/12/2015 at 20:10

Liri - I might try lemon for the next batch, you can try orange

Yvie  ((hugs)) flippin 'eck!  Bring back the old days when you didn't expect to  Complete until 6 weeks after you'd Exchanged and the date of Completion and consequently the moving date were written in stone in the Contract.  I know, many many years ago I used to type the Contracts and the Conveyances!

Christmas must nearly be here - I've put myself on the outside of a Tia Maria and Coke  

Found the Tia Maria in the Aged P's sideboard when we cleared the house and it's been in a box in the garage ever since - until today when I was searching for the baubles for the tree

Raw Manure

Posted: 14/12/2015 at 19:59

Give it a stir every couple of weeks, turn it properly in April and my guess is it'll be ready to mulch your beds with by late summer if not earlier.  Fresh manure will really get it working.

"Show us ya baubles!"

Posted: 14/12/2015 at 19:48

At first he thought it might give him a migraine ........ now he's not sure


You might have expected Dove to have birds on her tree

While I was at France I took a cutting,it's rooted but what is it?

Posted: 14/12/2015 at 19:44

I don't suppose Ryan will believe that some of us are old enough to remember moving to a village where there was no electricity so, although we took our tv with us from the old house to the new one, we couldn't plug it in and switch it on for two whole years!

Neighbours came to look at it in our sitting room but, as they'd never seen one before, they couldn't imagine what it did


Posted: 14/12/2015 at 19:32


 Cake?  Did someone mention cake?


Do I Need A Boundary Fence?

Posted: 14/12/2015 at 15:00

Sounds odd to me. 

We only have one fence around our garden - on the left hand side and the rear boundary we erected and maintain the fence and on the right hand side that neighbour erected one (when the previous one blew down) and he maintains it.

Most gardens only have one fence around the boundary.

How is your neighbour going to maintain his fence if you have another fence butting up against it?  Sounds a bit 'fence obsessive' to me.

Perhaps a case for the Citizens' Advice Bureau - a written response from them might be helpful.

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