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Posted: 04/08/2016 at 07:45

Sunny here. I'm off to work. Have a good day, everyone, especially wonky.

I see there is another outrage in London. They are talking about mental health issues again. I do think that calling religiously motivated terrorists , "a person with mental health issues" does not help anyone. It means anyone with mental health issues tends to get regarded as dangerous, and gives religiously motivated nutters an excuse.  The facts are yet to emerge, but I hope there is not a fudging of reasons or a cover up.


Posted: 04/08/2016 at 07:20

The asbestos concrete sheets for roofing are actually pretty safe. It's the fluffy stuff used for lagging and insulation, that sheds fibres that is dangerous.

My flowers ..

Posted: 04/08/2016 at 07:16

With lilies... buy big bulbs. Plant deep in a pot of compost enriched with a handful of blood fish and bone. Top dress with compost mixed with well rotted manure. Water well but let it drain.

Tree lilies are now several years old, planted in Sandy soil, given a handful of BFB as they emerge, top mulched  with  Well rotted FYM.

I spray just the lilies with provado ultimate bug killer when I see the first Lily beetle. All visible Lily beetles get squashed. The provado has worn off by the time the buds are formed, so I had to hand remove the larvae with wet kitchen paper. There is some Lily beetle damage but not much.


Posted: 03/08/2016 at 21:53

I liked  Terrys blackcurrant pastilles too.

It did my teeth no good at all working a summer in a sweet shop when I was 17.

Well you had to test them all to know what you was selling.

My flowers ..

Posted: 03/08/2016 at 21:37

A Roscoea purpurea hybrid

Yellow tree lilies

Lilium longiflorum in a pot by the back door.

The cutting garden 2016

Posted: 03/08/2016 at 21:24

The pink one is self set, in a crack in the front wall. I have to threaten the council man and his weedkiller, to save it.

It has gone a bit bonkers this year though.


Posted: 03/08/2016 at 21:21

I used to like Old English Spangles. and Aztec bars

and Tiffins and Terrys 1767?collection.

Dragonfly ID

Posted: 03/08/2016 at 21:17

Any ideas as to identification.?


Posted: 03/08/2016 at 21:10

and Olay was called Oil of Ulay.

The Garden Party

Posted: 03/08/2016 at 21:08

I have a Bose sound dock and an Ipod. My brother has a juke box in the living room.

He acquired it as broken, and then spent I don't know how long taking it to bits and fixing it.  I suppose it's better than a motorbike in the lounge.

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Post your photos, lets see all the variations. 
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What the chuff have you done to it? 
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Grow your own flowers for the house. 
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time limited special offers 
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Other papers have fantasy football, or fantasy portfolio. As we can't do much in our real gardens at this time of year, let us have a fantasy garden 
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any non religious ideas 
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We all like a bit of plant porn. 
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bananas from seed

has anyone achieved this? 
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