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Pernission to speak SIR!

Posted: 29/07/2014 at 19:13

No we had a proper plumbed in bath in an upstairs bathroom, but the farmhouse was so old and the floor sloped so much that if you laid a board level on the doorstep it would rest on the rim of the bath!!!  The floors were big old elm floorboards and quite slippery - one day my Grandpa in his leather soled shoes slipped as he went into the bathroom and slid down the slope and landed in the bath 

Fruit trees

Posted: 29/07/2014 at 19:00

It's still a very young tree - virtually a baby - it used to be said that 'You plant pears for your heirs' meaning that they took a long while to reach fruiting age.  Whilst grafting onto better root-stocks has improved this no end, it's still very early days for your pear tree. 

Fruit trees

Posted: 29/07/2014 at 17:02

How old is the tree - how long has it been planted there?

We had a sharp frost here this spring which affected pear blossom - do you recall having frost at blossom time?

Corner needing a plant

Posted: 29/07/2014 at 16:48

It sounds just right for an astilbe 

Dinner time

Posted: 29/07/2014 at 16:03

Supper this evening will be tagliatelle with sliced yellow courgettes, french beans and cherry tomatoes softened in olive oil with garlic and herbs.  

The only ingredients from the shop will be the pasta and the toms - ours aren't ready yet. 

Pernission to speak SIR!

Posted: 29/07/2014 at 16:00

Ma didn't have anything as posh as a mangle  - just an electric copper and a big sink for rinsing in - she used to call Pa in to help wring the sheets by hand.  Then she got a washing machine - when it changed from Rinse to Spin she used to call out Thank you! 

Identification ?

Posted: 29/07/2014 at 14:36

You beat me to it Nut 


Posted: 29/07/2014 at 14:13

 From what Johanna said I was assuming that the fruits were falling off before they'd grown

johanna bolland wrote (see)
.......... when they start to fruit they always fall off......


- I thought it might possibly be a pollination problem 

Pernission to speak SIR!

Posted: 29/07/2014 at 14:09
pansyface wrote (see)

Izal toilet rolls were made in our village. ............Once a mega roll slid off a lorry and began to roll down the hill into the village. ............

That  could have wiped you all out 

Hardy Hibiscus

Posted: 29/07/2014 at 14:01

Some plants need more water than others.  Your hibiscus probably has enough water to grow, but producing flowers needs more water than merely growing. 


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