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Posted: 03/03/2015 at 14:10
punkdoc wrote (see)

Hopefully an Audi A1. It will be nice to have room for compost and stuff in the boot, but whether that compensates for not having a soft top, well that's another matter.

I've not driven one of those, but they do look as if they'd be quite fun to drive

I do enjoy driving - one of the first jobs I had after passing my test atg 17 was in the office of a garage where the owner and mechanics were real petrol heads and Hot Rod Drivers - they souped up a Morris 1000 for me to drive - loved leaving the lads standing when the lights turned green .  The boss had a TVR Tuscan - he sometimes let me drive it - still the best-sounding engine in the world IMHO

Electrics in a Greenhouse

Posted: 03/03/2015 at 13:23

Hello Frank - good to see you

We'd noticed you'd gone AWOL and were just a little bit anxious ......


Posted: 03/03/2015 at 13:21

What are you hoping to get Pdoc?  Not anything too sensible I hope

cold callers

Posted: 03/03/2015 at 12:55

I've just had a call from a gentleman introducing himself as Ronald Williams from the National Highways Department - he had a pronounced Indian accent, not what I'd expect from someone with that name, but that's by the by - he told me that he'd been informed by the National Accident Database that someone from this address had reported an accident within the past 3 years - if I could confirm this he would pass my details to his colleague - I asked him what his colleague would do with my details but Mr Williams didn't know - fortunately I was unable to confirm that I'd had an accident in the past three years, but I had kept him talking for quite some time - he'd done some very heavy sighing when explaining things to this batty old woman LOL


Posted: 03/03/2015 at 12:50

Great news Matty   What will you do with the time?  I wonder ............


BL - horses eh?  Who'd have 'em   Juno quite liked being kept in - her stable was near the house and she could see the owner's 3 boys playing in the yard - she liked that - I think it made her feel important rather than being stuck in the field with mere horses

Lilies & Cats

Posted: 03/03/2015 at 12:07

However, returning to the original post - I feel that this is an issue that cat owners need to make themselves aware of when they become cat owners - it's not the responsibility of gardening programmes.  After all, every time a GQT mentions growing potatoes are they also obliged to mention that the fruit of the potato is poisonous to humans?

Maybe all florists should enquire as to the pets that may be owned by customers purchasing lilies?

Just a thought

Lilies & Cats

Posted: 03/03/2015 at 12:04

Hi Claire - that's interesting - I was aware that cats may well have different sensitivities to those of humans, but the online research I did at the time said that Day Lilies weren't dangerous to cats - however, I'll be guided by you.


Posted: 03/03/2015 at 10:51

SGLily - thanks for that site - I didn't know that one - some great patterns on there

BL - poor horse - sore feet are no fun - the livery stable I used to use had a mare with a similar problem - casting my mind back I think they had to keep her indoors in the dry and on a firm-ish surface for a while until her hooves had hardened and she could be shod.  it was a long while ago ...

Dwarf Buddleia Buzz - how easy to buy?

Posted: 03/03/2015 at 10:39

If you buy from reputable online nurseries you'll get much more choice of variety and probably better plants than from a garden centre.  We have a thread of recommendations

Fruit tree pruning

Posted: 03/03/2015 at 10:36

They might be past their best cropping-wise, but they'd look fabulous with Clematis montana or a rampant rambling rose growing through them


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