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Posted: Yesterday at 07:40

This is so funny! 

I'm also on a foody forum - there's a thread on there at the moment on what people find annoying about tv chefs - I think I must be really easy going - I just watch and accept people as they are, all different, all with their idiosyncrasies that make them human and interesting. 

I would hate it if all tv presenters, be they gardeners, chefs or even Top Gear presenters, adopted some approved middle of the road innocuous corporate style of presenting.  It would be the modern equivalent of  the received pronunciation that used to prevail on BBC TV back in the 50s and 60s.  Heaven forfend!!!


Posted: Yesterday at 07:31

Oooh, well done Clari - I'm ready for another coffee    Good morning 


Posted: Yesterday at 07:30

Good morning all   G'day Pat

Sorry about your uncle Panda ((hugs))   Please pass our condolences to your mum.

P'doc - good to see you ((hugs))  It must be so tough for you and OH - I know all the stuff about one door closing and another opening etc sound so trite, but they're often true - fingers are very crossed here.

Haha - hoho!

Posted: Yesterday at 07:13

4thPanda wrote (see)

Where was your pic from Dove? It looks very much like the one at Hylands House in Chelmsford 

I found the pic online Panda - I chose it 'cos it really demonstrates how it works - it's from Titsey Place in Surrey    Never been there myself, but the grounds and walled garden look lovely in the photos, and as I'm particularly interested in British native and rare breeds I love the cattle too. 


Posted: 23/11/2015 at 18:45

That's such good news Runny


Posted: 23/11/2015 at 17:09

I used to have a car with heated seats - had to remember not to wear waxed riding mac when driving

Don't want to buy a little tv as we've had a lot of expenses lately and may have to buy a big one - this one is quite elderly - but it's never been any trouble, until today. 


Posted: 23/11/2015 at 16:45


Harrumph!!!   We've just had to take the tv (our only tv!!!) to the menders.  It won't switch on .......... aaaargh!!!!!!!  When I asked 'how long' they said they hoped to be able to look at it within the next few days, and then - if they have to order a part .......... how long's a piece of string ............ I only have OH, you lot and the radio to amuse me


a funny little corner

Posted: 23/11/2015 at 16:35

You could plant or sow a few Eryngium giganteum - it's not for nothing that they're called Miss Wilmott's Ghost - if the prickles don't keep them away from the area, the pale ghostly figures dancing in the breeze should put the wind up the gents once they're well 'tanked up'. 

Haha - hoho!

Posted: 23/11/2015 at 13:38

Ah ha!  Perhaps this is what has confused the OP  (Scroll down to Perspective)

Haha - hoho!

Posted: 23/11/2015 at 13:03
Yes. a hidden ditch to keep parkland cattle from getting too close to the Big House, while not obstructing the view from said Big House.

 As shown here

and as described here




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ID please

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Flower ID please

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