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Posted: 26/08/2015 at 06:25

Good morning all

Damp here, 15.2C at the moment, and no sign of any storm ... hope no damage done Jo


Posted: 25/08/2015 at 20:22

Yes, it'll be great to see them

Weedkilling methods

Posted: 25/08/2015 at 19:52

Oh dear - how sad!


That's just down the road from MIL!


Posted: 25/08/2015 at 19:43

Just had a phone call from my Welsh cousin M - his brother T (the one from Tasmania that was in the bush fire with their grandchildren) is over in the UK and staying with their Mum in South Wales so M and his wife have a week off ....... they're doing a quick tour of the rellies in their campervan and will be in Norwich tomorrow - I'm at a funeral in Suffolk most of the day but hopefully should be back mid-afternoon so they're going to arrive here around tea time and we'll go to the local pub for supper - they'll park the campervan on our drive and sleep there the night (we've offered them the spare room but they insist they'll be fine).

It'll be lovely to see them.

Cousin's wife is a professional gardener ....... it's too late to do any weeding now


Posted: 25/08/2015 at 18:12

Yes Fg, I got in just after he'd won - but I'd got it taped!!!!!!!!!!!!

Moving into a house with Foxgloves?

Posted: 25/08/2015 at 18:11

Not to mention insurance companies!!!!!!!!!!

Moving into a house with Foxgloves?

Posted: 25/08/2015 at 17:57
Lyn wrote (see)

Snap, Dove.

Did they prove that eating green potatoes whilst pregnant was the cause of Spina Bifida, or was that just a scare story.?

I remember that Lyn, it was on Woman's Hour years ago - I was particularly careful when I was pregnant. 

Seems that link has been disproved now

However, green potatoes aren't good for you

Pansyface - it came from an Irish website ....... someone had obviously kissed the Blarneystone

Moving into a house with Foxgloves?

Posted: 25/08/2015 at 17:32

Hi Matthew

If you've survived growing potatoes then you'll be fine with foxgloves.

"... Potato poisoning is rare, but it does happen from time to time. Death normally comes after a period of weakness and confusion, followed by a coma. ..."  

Good luck with the house hunting - let us know how you get on

Bay tree

Posted: 25/08/2015 at 17:18

Hi Chris

Is your tree in a pot or in the ground?

If it's in a pot, have a look here and see if it's of any help


Posted: 25/08/2015 at 17:08

I remember those days too Verdun!  Once upon a time I worked for a motor engineer - one of my regular tasks was to drive crash-damaged vehicles to the body shop (12 miles) tor body work and windows to be repaired - you could drive them on the road back in those days if you put them on the garage's plates, at least we did - quite an exciting job for a 17 year old girl.  I also got to help work on Hot Rods and Stock Cars!

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