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MOB rants

Posted: 21/06/2013 at 20:50

What I don't like to see is young children with pierced ears - and you now see babies/toddlers with them. Isn't that child abuse?.. Becoming very difficult if you have children because peer pressure means that 7 and 8yr olds are harrassing their parents to let them get their ears pierced. Glad I'm past all that stuff!

Re tattoos - there was a story on one of the comedy quiz shows  (HIGNFY I think)  a while back about a woman who got her husband to do a huge tattoo on her back. He did - covering her whole back - and she assumed it was a lovely picture as it took ages. What she didn't know was: he knew she was having an affair, so he had tattooed a huge t**d complete with buzzing flies .....

Now that's revenge!!

Good Evening FORKERS

Posted: 21/06/2013 at 20:18

Where was I? ...when ...how....can't remember......aaagh 

oh yeah....Woody's garden....forgot.. I flew about a bit last Sunday 

lovely pix Ggirl 

BL - so glad you're having such a lovely holiday. The opera sounded terrific. Can't beat a bit of Mozart- unless it's Verdi of course!

And I mean Guiseppi - not Verdi in Cornwall....

KEF I can take pix on my phone but no idea how to put them on here 

Been out all afternoon doing more bits to fence and making the gate for the side of house which will separate back and front gardens. Painted it but need one more bit of wood for the back supports, hinges to put on and screw together properly before putting it in place. Wanted to keep going while it was dry as it's to rain tonight and tomorrow.

Tina what was rattling your cage?


Posted: 21/06/2013 at 16:02

Sue if you can't get them in a supermarket try a hardware store or even a chemist perhaps? We would probably get them in DIY outlets here too. 

Gilly I expect the prog will be available on iPlayer at some point.

MOB rants

Posted: 21/06/2013 at 15:59

We've opened up a real can of worms here!!

Pentillie I used to work with horses and ponies produced for the show ring so attention to detail was vital. Well polished boots (and hooves!) were standard. An immaculately produced but slightly inferior animal could look head and shoulders above a better type which was poorly presented - especially if the performance was also immaculate.

And men in shops without tops on....please stop it!!!!!!

Gilly - how on earth do they walk in them? 

Glyphosate Concentrations

Posted: 21/06/2013 at 13:49

Yes Verd it was me who said Resolva seem to be more effective. We had terrible problems with an infestation of willow herb in a wild area at last house that had got out of control. We sprayed initially when it was 2'/3' high which killed it and then we used a combination of mower and resolva when it came back up  to keep on top of it. Some of the ground was quite unstable as it was next to the spring so we couldn't mow every bit. I used Resolva here for the driveway as I'd tried Roundup and it really wasn't effective. By the time it started to work the flowers were already able to come through and setting seed!

MMP - I hope you get on top of it before the neighbours send  the men in white coats for you! At least the brambles aren't too deep rooted so you can get them out relatively easily once you get rid of the top growth. Don't envy you though 


Posted: 21/06/2013 at 13:22

Verdun will know some gardens Matty - I expect he can give you a few pointers. Pity about your water lily- are the little ones a bit more tricky do you think? I'd like to get one for my big pot. 

Have a good break - hope the weather's kind. Verd's been banging on about it being scorchio down there for weeks!  

Have just seen there is a programme on BBC2 tonight after G's W  live from Lewis to celebrate the longest day (assume it's not just up here in Scotland) Looks like it could be lovely with lots of wildlife etc. May be of interest to lots on here 

Summer has arrived

Posted: 21/06/2013 at 13:18

Thank you Verdi. That Iris is actually just tucked in behind the Ligularia just now as it's still in it's little plastic pot so it gets a bit of support in case it's windy. Molly Sanderson was getting a bit limp, despite a bit of shade from the bigger pots, because it's been so hot but it'll appreciate the cooler temp today. Believe it or not that pot the Ligularia's in isn't terracotta - it's a resin one. Realistic isn't it? Still quite heavy. Wasn't dear- I got 3 of them for £30 at B&Q  with the 3 for 2 offer if you have their discount card. 

MOB rants

Posted: 21/06/2013 at 13:11

james - my point exactly. As we say here in Scotland ( as well as manky) -  clatty!

You'd think they could at least pull a pair of trousers over them, but I suppose that requires effort too 

Round 'em up and put them in the stocks! 

Good nice looking water butt advice?

Posted: 21/06/2013 at 13:00

I know you don't want to hide it away as such, but if all else fails you could screen it with trellis or similar and disguise it with pots and containers which you can change throughout the year. 

Will anything grow in full shade?

Posted: 21/06/2013 at 12:55

Chives will take a fair bit of abuse in terms of growing conditions and don't need full sun. When it's dry shade you either have to pick plants accordingly or be prepared to get some goodness into the soil and keep on top of the watering as many shade lovers  also require moisture! A mulch will help those plants too once you've got them in the ground and watered them in.

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