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Exotic plant or weed or triffid?

Posted: 16/12/2014 at 22:47

Looks like a euphorbia to me too.

Rain water

Posted: 16/12/2014 at 22:26

Distilled water has no dissolved solids in it. Rain water reacts with carbon dioxide in the atmosphere to form a weak solution of carbonic acid. More so in some places than others, hence acid rain.

IMHO  glass is better than plastic for storing stuff in. I still think Lucozade has never tasted the same in plastic bottles as it used to in the nobbly glass bottles.

What did you want to use the rain water  for?

large beds

Posted: 15/12/2014 at 13:11

Excellent idea. If you are raising from seed, and have no greenhouse, one of those plastic growhouses will last a year or two until you have built up your stock.


Posted: 15/12/2014 at 13:09

Couldnt get anywhere near the motorway island, so instead of main roads,I had to go cross country on minor roads. Only five minutes late for work. I'm up in the derbyshire peaks today. We had what looked like sleet this morning. I think I had better get the snow shovel out of the garage and into the car boot tonight.


Posted: 15/12/2014 at 07:15

Everyone still in bed?

Apparently there is gridlock up by the motorway island, so I had better get moving. Work today.

large beds

Posted: 14/12/2014 at 20:59

Beautiful beds Lynn.

Neill  Also if you cant afford all the perennial plants that you want at first, Use a few large annuals like cosmos as filers until you get all that you want.


Posted: 14/12/2014 at 20:52

Well after having  the old car on the drive for three weeks , and no one wanting it, all of a sudden, yesterday, four people wanted it. The lodgers friend reckoned it was worth £500, where he works  at the vauxhall breakers. Someone put a note through the letter box,asking it it was for sale, and then offered £200. OH's brother in law rang up and wanted it for his daughter. While OH was showing someone, the man across the road came over, had a run around in it, and offered £450.  Came up with the cash, so its gone (across the road). Its had three new tyres, a new alternator and exhaust this year, so it has to be worth that. It looks quite impressive now its had its first wash and polish for three years.

Also the Jeweller rang. With everything else that had been going on, I forgot my Birthday prezzie.  Anyhow, it's been collected, but we are waiting for new years eve, get the funeral and christmas out of the way.... and then a fresh start.  There will be more than one sparkler on New Years eve.

watch this space.

aerating shoes

Posted: 13/12/2014 at 09:07

Being stuck in the mud, reminds me of a time at Parr sands. Me and my sister were in wellies in the clay run off on the beach. We got stuck. At the finish my dad rescued us, one under each arm, and the wellies left standing there.

netting crops

Posted: 12/12/2014 at 21:51

You need a very fine mesh. Try Enviromesh. The holes are too small for the butterflies to get through.


Posted: 12/12/2014 at 20:51

Did I mention that my aussie lodger was a (australian qualiied) sports physiotherapist.

Available at good rates.....

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