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Pernission to speak SIR!

Posted: 29/07/2014 at 19:48

We lived on a farm - the only people in the area with phones were farmers and the post office - there was a red phone box half a mile away - if anyone living at our end of the village had an emergency they would come across to the farmhouse and 'borrow' our phone, giving Ma 4d (old pence) for the call.  

We also took messages for people in the houses nearby if something was wrong with a relative, perhaps a son abroad in the forces.  We knew everyone's private business 

Roof repairs

Posted: 29/07/2014 at 19:42
Alan Apps wrote (see)

What do you think to putting over a sheet like this? I think this may look a bit more neat than a repair job as I am not massively DIY savvy.

That won't keep heavy rain out, and it'll get soaked and heavy and lead to rot in the any timber it touches.  It'll also prevent the mineral felt from drying out and that'll lead to rot as well.

The repair suggested by David isn't complicated - I could do it and I'm a retired girl!!! 

Powdery Mildew

Posted: 29/07/2014 at 19:39

It tends to strike when the plants are stressed, usually due to drought - keep the soil moist 

HELLO FORKERS!

Posted: 29/07/2014 at 19:38
bekkie hughes wrote (see)
Glad you all seem to have had a good day

Took the dog for a walk along the canal tow path, its not everyday you see two grown men paddling canoes down the canal TOWING A BATH????

I am trying to eat less dairy, is there anything else i could fry these cougettes in that will be as nice? .............

Were you in an episode of Last of the Summer Wine Bekkie?

As for courgettes, I fry mine in good olive oil with some crushed garlic and a bit of chilli  and some chopped herbs 

Pernission to speak SIR!

Posted: 29/07/2014 at 19:34

No shops where we lived David - miles from anywhere - just a tiny post office that sold only stamps and postal orders  - butcher, baker and greengrocer delivered twice a week and the International Stores delivered on Friday - Ma had to phone the order in on Thursdays.  

Pernission to speak SIR!

Posted: 29/07/2014 at 19:13

No we had a proper plumbed in bath in an upstairs bathroom, but the farmhouse was so old and the floor sloped so much that if you laid a board level on the doorstep it would rest on the rim of the bath!!!  The floors were big old elm floorboards and quite slippery - one day my Grandpa in his leather soled shoes slipped as he went into the bathroom and slid down the slope and landed in the bath 

Fruit trees

Posted: 29/07/2014 at 19:00

It's still a very young tree - virtually a baby - it used to be said that 'You plant pears for your heirs' meaning that they took a long while to reach fruiting age.  Whilst grafting onto better root-stocks has improved this no end, it's still very early days for your pear tree. 

Fruit trees

Posted: 29/07/2014 at 17:02

How old is the tree - how long has it been planted there?

We had a sharp frost here this spring which affected pear blossom - do you recall having frost at blossom time?

Corner needing a plant

Posted: 29/07/2014 at 16:48

It sounds just right for an astilbe 

Dinner time

Posted: 29/07/2014 at 16:03

Supper this evening will be tagliatelle with sliced yellow courgettes, french beans and cherry tomatoes softened in olive oil with garlic and herbs.  

The only ingredients from the shop will be the pasta and the toms - ours aren't ready yet. 

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