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Multi Purpose compost

Posted: 23/11/2013 at 12:18

Clear views re Humax here 


Posted: 23/11/2013 at 12:14

Hopefully it's just her and she's not being sent door to door by someone else.  

Any crumpets left?


Posted: 23/11/2013 at 11:46

Verdun, if you visit this site and put your postcode in, you can check whether the Children's Society are collecting in your area this week.  

Sadly there are people out there using fake ID etc - some of them have fallen on hard times themselves, and some are just crooks  but many of them are being used by crooks to get money - sadly young girls are often exploited in this way by men to get money for drugs - sadly it usually ends up with the girl being prostituted by the man - pimping for drugs   I knew one of the girls who was murdered in Ipswich a few years ago - that was how she'd ended up in prostitution - she was a lovely lass. 

If you need help with toasted crumpets dripping with butter - I'm your woman!!!


Posted: 23/11/2013 at 11:34

They're tough as old boots and as pretty as a picture 


Posted: 23/11/2013 at 11:05

Nick, see your pansy thread where I have extolled the virtues of violas - luvvemtobits!!!

They'll keep going all winter and through the next spring, and if you take care of them you can even keep them for several years and take cutting, not to mention collecting and sowing seeds from them.  

Superb little smiley faces grinning up at us from the terrace outside our dining room door - and some of them have such gorgeous scents - bury your nose in them when they've been sitting in a patch of warm winter sun - mmmmmmmmmmmmm 


Posted: 23/11/2013 at 11:02

Think Verdun's dog might lick any intruder to pieces 

As long as it was no one from our log cabin mistaking his shed for the 'Conveniences' 

Winter Pansy's

Posted: 23/11/2013 at 10:59

Winter pansies will last all winter, given a little shelter from the worst of the weather.  They sometimes look quite poorly after sharp frosts or snow, but given a few days of fine weather there they are, smiling back up at you again.

Violas are even more resilient.

Yes, deadhead them. 

Simple questions are the ones nobody ever asks, consequently lots of people never find out the answers.  

Keep asking 

silly quotes

Posted: 23/11/2013 at 10:20

Cloud cuckoo-land 

Decomposition of Racehorse Poo

Posted: 23/11/2013 at 10:11

Oldcompostheap says that the delivery he's received is more or less solid droppings rather than bedding, which is why I'd be happy to put it straight onto the land rather than compost it.

Need help. Something eating all my plants

Posted: 23/11/2013 at 10:09

Photos of the damage might help narrow down the culprits 

Click on the little tree icon on the toolbar above where you type your post, and follow the instructions to upload an image from your pc.

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A perennial for a shady, long and very narrow border

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