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cold callers

Posted: 03/03/2015 at 12:55

I've just had a call from a gentleman introducing himself as Ronald Williams from the National Highways Department - he had a pronounced Indian accent, not what I'd expect from someone with that name, but that's by the by - he told me that he'd been informed by the National Accident Database that someone from this address had reported an accident within the past 3 years - if I could confirm this he would pass my details to his colleague - I asked him what his colleague would do with my details but Mr Williams didn't know - fortunately I was unable to confirm that I'd had an accident in the past three years, but I had kept him talking for quite some time - he'd done some very heavy sighing when explaining things to this batty old woman LOL


Posted: 03/03/2015 at 12:50

Great news Matty   What will you do with the time?  I wonder ............


BL - horses eh?  Who'd have 'em   Juno quite liked being kept in - her stable was near the house and she could see the owner's 3 boys playing in the yard - she liked that - I think it made her feel important rather than being stuck in the field with mere horses

Lilies & Cats

Posted: 03/03/2015 at 12:07

However, returning to the original post - I feel that this is an issue that cat owners need to make themselves aware of when they become cat owners - it's not the responsibility of gardening programmes.  After all, every time a GQT mentions growing potatoes are they also obliged to mention that the fruit of the potato is poisonous to humans?

Maybe all florists should enquire as to the pets that may be owned by customers purchasing lilies?

Just a thought

Lilies & Cats

Posted: 03/03/2015 at 12:04

Hi Claire - that's interesting - I was aware that cats may well have different sensitivities to those of humans, but the online research I did at the time said that Day Lilies weren't dangerous to cats - however, I'll be guided by you.


Posted: 03/03/2015 at 10:51

SGLily - thanks for that site - I didn't know that one - some great patterns on there

BL - poor horse - sore feet are no fun - the livery stable I used to use had a mare with a similar problem - casting my mind back I think they had to keep her indoors in the dry and on a firm-ish surface for a while until her hooves had hardened and she could be shod.  it was a long while ago ...

Dwarf Buddleia Buzz - how easy to buy?

Posted: 03/03/2015 at 10:39

If you buy from reputable online nurseries you'll get much more choice of variety and probably better plants than from a garden centre.  We have a thread of recommendations

Fruit tree pruning

Posted: 03/03/2015 at 10:36

They might be past their best cropping-wise, but they'd look fabulous with Clematis montana or a rampant rambling rose growing through them


cold callers

Posted: 03/03/2015 at 10:33

Are you talking about phone calls?

If so you should register your phones with the Telephone Preference Service it takes a while for it to take effect but when it does you can report them if they are phoning from the UK.  It has hugely improved things for us, but I'm afraid they can't do anything about calls from abroad.  I usually just leave them talking to themselves and turn the radio up

Lilies & Cats

Posted: 03/03/2015 at 09:27


Lilies & Cats

Posted: 03/03/2015 at 09:21

Most lilies are too tall for cats to reach the pollen.  It's lilies in vases that can cause problems, but if the cats are trained to keep off the furniture ........

Anyway, on the few occasions I've ever had a vase of lilies in the house, the pollen in the air has affected my sinuses so badly that I would now remove the pollen-bearing parts, even if it does look odd.  Don't want to go through that again!

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