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Japanese Knotweed on neighbour’s property

Posted: 04/10/2015 at 08:22

This may be of interest

I would get the knotweed professionally treated then you can answer the pre-contract queries truthfully, provide the guarantee provided by the professional company and avoid the risk of litigation against you should the knotweed reappear.


Posted: 04/10/2015 at 07:52

Good morning Wonky ((hugs)) and anyone else who's about

I woke several times during the night thinking 'have they thought of this, that and the other?' but have tried to convince myself that you and Lovely Hub are grown ups and can manage all these things - my role nowadays is simply to provide cake

Good luck

Now to read back on what went on yesterday ...


Posted: 03/10/2015 at 19:40

Hello folks!  I'm back, covered in speckles of a lovely Hazy Heather-covered Hills sort of colour - emulsion so it should wash off - just had a Chinese takeaway and I'm about to fall asleep in front of Dr Who so I'm going to scrub the paint off in the morning

Wonky and her lovely hub are working too hard, but there's no choice if they're going to get things done in time.  Friends are continually popping round to help them and they've made a huge difference already.  The plumber/kitchen fitter is arriving on Monday to fit new sink and other units. 

I'll read back properly tomorrow, but just picked up on Liri's dilemma ((hugs)).


Posted: 03/10/2015 at 09:53

Oh dear Pdoc ((hugs))  Good morning

Promise your OH that you won't do anything without running it past us first

Right, off to help Wonky and her lovely hub ... SYL folks - have a good day

Prep for apple tree and ivy

Posted: 03/10/2015 at 09:45

It is a good idea to have something on the bottom of a raised bed positioned on concrete to stop the soil/compost from washing out of the bottom.

How deep is the bed?


Posted: 03/10/2015 at 09:42

Clari - 16 year old gift - cinema vouchers?


Posted: 03/10/2015 at 09:41

Two coats on SGL, as well as regular application of Mavala Scientifique nail hardener and twice daily massaging in of nail protecting hand cream.  If I didn't do all that I wouldn't have any nails at all!!!

Low cloud here, but no fog

We have a Simplehuman pedal bin in the kitchen that is designed to use carrier bags as bin liners - seemed good recycling to us and seems daft to buy bags to use in it - then I pondered ...... all the wet and sticky waste goes either in the cooked food bin or on the compost heap .... so the general rubbish bin shouldn't need lining should it?  Just take it out to the wheelie bin, empty it, rinse it and voilá .... well, that's what we're going to try anyway

Animal droppings identification

Posted: 03/10/2015 at 08:40

The picture doesn't show bird droppings - bird droppings have white in them which is the urea as birds don't urinate separately. 

It's also much too small for pigeon droppings, and zooming in shows it to consist of soil particles.


Posted: 03/10/2015 at 08:00

Oh, good morning Verdun - you snuck in there when I wasn't looking


Posted: 03/10/2015 at 07:59

Thanks for the suggestion Fg , I do eat a lot of fish and take fish oils - I've always had weak flaky nails  - the problem has been made much much worse over the last 10 years or so by a severe hypothyroid condition which although helped by medication still has an effect on various bits of me (e.g. muscle and joint problems, tiredness and brittle splitting nails).

Good morning Wonky

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