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Posted: 15/11/2015 at 12:33

chicky  and  T'bird  

Worried about potential soil contamination

Posted: 15/11/2015 at 12:31

I doubt surveyors would check garden soil would they? Not something I'm aware of.

Think Yvie's right - if there's any possible issues, the solicitor would, or should, be aware of it and there should be insurance built in.

I'd also think B3's right - but then again, I don't trust developers to do the right thing regarding people's health and welfare 


Posted: 15/11/2015 at 12:24

Forgot to add this...

chicky wrote (see)


Much wind overnight here too ....will go and have a wander in a bit to see if anything moved.


was it the sprouts chicky?  


Posted: 15/11/2015 at 12:20

My sister phones me from the bath...I kid you not!  In fact, considering the weather today - I'm expecting one in about an hour or so as she'll assume I'm not walking.. 

Is it very bad if I don't answer? Caller display is so useful....

T'bird - I think I can get by with choccy cake and tea today and not feel too guilty about not walking. Just as long as I don't make a habit of it 


Posted: 15/11/2015 at 12:05

T'bird - the food police really need a kick in the doodahs don't they? Whatever happened to common sense....oh yes, I forgot, that gets removed at birth now ...

Re your friend - my sister's like that - an hour would be getting off lightly!  Managing it is tricky - I just do the same as you - get to the loo, and have a cuppa handy! 


Posted: 15/11/2015 at 11:24

Thoroughly enjoyed it doc  

What kind of climber support?

Posted: 15/11/2015 at 10:42

The one reason I'd use trellis is that it looks infinitely better than wires when plants like Clematis and Rose have died back for the winter, especially if it's a site you can see form the house.

Actually, two reasons - wires need to be attached quite close together so that self climbers like clematis can reach the next one 'up' easily if you're not quick enough to get them tied in. The growth can be quite heavy very quickly, and can become difficult to tie in without it breaking. 

I use both options depending on the site and the type of plant. 

Sorry if I've confused you now!

Spring bulbs sprout up

Posted: 15/11/2015 at 10:04

Not the same kind of bulb Benjamin. The spring bulbs we normally think of - daffs, crocus etc -  wouldn't regrow. If you cut back crocus foliage too soon, you prevent the bulb building itself up properly for the following year. The foliage provides the nourishment. Cutting back daffs and narcissus at that point would mean losing the flowers altogether, as the flower stems will be among the general foliage.


Posted: 15/11/2015 at 09:58

Portly is quite a kind description Dove 

There were some really interesting little bits - like when he played on stage with Bombay Bicycle Club. Nice back story with the connection to Ewan MacColl. 


stormy weather

Posted: 15/11/2015 at 09:53

Happy to be on exposed ridges and sub zero temps on summits, but you couldn't pay me enough to get in cold water ...   

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