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Posted: 08/09/2015 at 13:44

 Hi Malcolm and welcome - I don't find that enlarging the font screws up the formatting - perhaps that's because I've downloaded an adblocker.  Perhaps you could try that?

I will flag this up to Katie who's working on re-vamping the site so that if there's anything that can be done to help, they know about it.

Grass clippings spreading into bark

Posted: 08/09/2015 at 13:40

Of course it should be give and take, but even a bit more generous giving than taking is worthwhile for a quiet life - a bad relationship with neighbours can be a living hell.


Posted: 08/09/2015 at 11:20

Lesley   glad it worked!!!   But the main thing is getting good pork

Hosta - you have a reply


Posted: 08/09/2015 at 11:08

Morning Hosta   Don't wear him out - he's got an important job next week!!!

DD, I've got a brain like a sponge - it's crammed full of stuff.  If I get like Ma and it all starts coming out in the wrong order, it's going to provide someone with a lot of amusement


Posted: 08/09/2015 at 10:32

Morning DD


Posted: 08/09/2015 at 10:31

Yvie ((hugs))  is there another hospital your mum could go to?  I can understand that she feels anxious about going back to where she had such an awful time. 

Towards the end Pa stated very firmly that he didn't want to go back into hospital and that whatever happened he wanted to remain at The Lovely Home - he said this to his GP and it was put in writing on his notes and on the computer system.  When he was taken poorly the GP and the Practice Nurses managed his symptoms and kept him comfortable.  If it was out of hours the Emergency Doctor who attended was shown a copy of the relevant papers on his file and all was done as he wanted.  However, it was known that he did not have long left. 

Good luck to your OH with his op.  Fingers crossed here for a very postive outcome


Posted: 08/09/2015 at 10:25

Morning KEF

While I was talking to Wonky the sun came out and the sky was blue so a load of jeans went into the wash ........... where's the sunshine gone??????????  Was it my fault?

bine weed

Posted: 08/09/2015 at 10:18

Sorry to say it'll come back next year Pink lily.  Any teeny tiny bit of root left behind will re-grow and as bindweed roots are very brittle you'll never get it all out. 

Spray with glyphosate on a dry day and keep the dog in for an hour or so until the foliage is dry - it'll be fine. 


Posted: 08/09/2015 at 10:15

Silaging - making silage, a type of semi-fermented grass fodder for cattle.  Grass is cut and put into anerobic containers (used to be a silage pit or clamp - now plastic wraps).

The advantage over hay is that it can be made when the weather isn't as good as that needed for haymaking and the meadow can be cropped several times during the summer.  I think I'm right in saying that it also has a higher nutritional content. 


Posted: 08/09/2015 at 10:10

Good morning again ........ Update for Flatface the Cat fans - I've spoken to Wonky - Flatters has an appointment with the vet this evening. Wonky has been reminded that 'of course she's tired - she's had all summer lazing about in the garden   Getting back into the swing of things was bound to come hard ... (am I a tough mum or wot? )  I've also told her that the occasional convenience meal rather than cooking from scratch in the middle of a busy week isn't a crime

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