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Pingles - old country name for ???

Posted: 20/02/2014 at 11:25

I wonder if Clare uses it to mean the little open spaces - glades - in the woods - that would make sense wouldn't it?

Design student looking for help!

Posted: 20/02/2014 at 11:20

Oh yes, a can of Redex kept by the pumps - supposed to clean the carburettor/points etc. 

And of course, that was in the days when you sat in your car and waited while someone came out and filled your tank for you and you said 'put it on the account' and sped off. 

Using water from flat roof

Posted: 20/02/2014 at 11:13


Nut,  not asbestos (the underneath was but we had specialists come and strip it all out and take it away in a sealed thingy).  Just bitumen-type felt roofing stuff - I suppose the brown is from the bitumen - does anyone know, does the bitumen make it foam as well?




Posted: 20/02/2014 at 10:20

That bike's for OH, to replace his mountain bike type - I've got a lovely bike but it doesn't take me out often enough - shall have to have a word with it 


Posted: 20/02/2014 at 10:17

I think the mild weather has been confusing some of our hedgehogs - hopefully as it's been mild there's been some food around for them.

First Spring Flowers

Posted: 20/02/2014 at 10:15

My first iris reticulata 'Cantab' is out in the garden 

Pingles - old country name for ???

Posted: 20/02/2014 at 10:14

I'll let you off, just 'cos it's your birthday 


Posted: 20/02/2014 at 10:12

 How stylish is that?   and much better for back/neck etc than conventional bikes. 


Posted: 20/02/2014 at 10:08

Oooh Pottie Pam, Many Happies to you too - hope you're having a lovely day 

Using water from flat roof

Posted: 20/02/2014 at 10:07

I've been meaning to ask this for ages.  We've installed water butts on our downpipes - however the water in the butt which takes the run off from the flat garage roof tends to be brownish and foams when you fill the watering can.

This isn't something I've come across before.

Last summer I restricted it's use to ornamentals but was I being over cautious? What's causing the discolouration and foaming and is it ok to use on the veg patch?

Discussions started by Dovefromabove

Grafting fruit trees

An art and a science 
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Crown Prince squash???

What do you think?  
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Have you seen this rose?

I can't seem to find it .............. 
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Wasps - such useful creatures

Just some of the ways they help us 
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To deadhead or not to deadhead - that is the question .... 
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Please put out a shallow dish of water!

Small mammals are not enjoying the heatwave 
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Brown patch on lawn

Yet another cause of brown patches on lawn identified 
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A perennial for a shady, long and very narrow border

Suggestions welcome 
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Caterpillar ID

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ID please

Does anyone recognise this? 
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Slug Pubs - research opportunity

Which beer is best? 
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Plant in need of ID

Does anyone recognise this? 
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