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Spiky weeds??

Posted: 15/03/2016 at 18:31
nutcutlet wrote (see)

I've been bitten by a euphorbia, not much fun. (Not this one, E. myrsinites, a fine spry on a hot day when I cut the stems off.)

I still pull them up bare handed though


So do I Nut, even though I was badly burnt as a child - however, I always tell other people not to - then it's their fault if they're burnt, not mine

And as DD has her own and other people's children around, and a hotter sun than ours - best to be aware


Spiky weeds??

Posted: 15/03/2016 at 17:49

If you're going to pull them up use gloves and long sleeves.  Don't get the sap on your skin. 

HELLO FORKERS March 2016 edition

Posted: 15/03/2016 at 17:47

Hello non-horsey folks

Panda, have you seen Nora's thread about tablets?

HELLO FORKERS March 2016 edition

Posted: 15/03/2016 at 16:43

Oooh that sounds good Hosta

Cold and mizzly here all day

Help with leggy new privet hedge

Posted: 15/03/2016 at 16:40

 That's your prize Verdun

How to find out if compost is peat free?

Posted: 15/03/2016 at 16:36

Tunstall do make a peat free compost - have a look here

Which one have you got?

water fountain - noise level -

Posted: 15/03/2016 at 16:19

It's not that it drowns out the noise of conversation - the theory is that your ear focuses on the sound of the water and not the chattering.

A bonus is that the neighbours may spend more time going back and forth to the loo and less time sitting conversing ... although that may affect you too

tulip growing problem

Posted: 15/03/2016 at 15:24

Those in the picture are some of the freebies that Wyevale gave away to GW readers two or three years ago - bargain

HELLO FORKERS March 2016 edition

Posted: 15/03/2016 at 15:14

BL the first horse I ever rode was my uncle's point to pointer called Panada (a cooking connection there) - I was about six years old and was put up and walked around the schooling area - I was in heaven.  After that when I visited there was a pony for me to ride  - sometimes my uncle's friend and neighbour the late great showjumper Alan Oliver gave me a lesson. 

For a couple of years in my early teens I'd go and stay with my friend at her sister's place.  Her husband was the local MFH and in exchange for long hours mucking out and cleaning tack I got to ride out on one of his steadier horses. 

Lovely big horses with muscle, power and character

water fountain - noise level -

Posted: 15/03/2016 at 14:29

Or you can make your own

The greater distance between the water spout and the basin the noisier the noise

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