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Posted: 08/08/2014 at 20:18

Has someone remembered a big bone for spike?


Posted: 08/08/2014 at 20:16

I'll have a glass please

wasp residue on damsons

Posted: 08/08/2014 at 18:11

Good luck with that. I find damson stones are well stuck in. Damson cheese is good, simmer damsons in a little water until soft. Put through sieve. discard skin and stones that dont go through the fine sieve. Weigh pulp, add equal amount of sugar, boil until thick and set in small  sterilised jars. Great with cheese.

wasp residue on damsons

Posted: 08/08/2014 at 15:46

Yes, Just knock off any gummy bits when you wash them.

Chinese Pond Pump / UV filter

Posted: 08/08/2014 at 15:39

Dont you have to pay import duty on top?

I suspect the only standard they have to adhere to is chinese standards.

 I doubt they have the EU safety standard.

Are they 110 or 240v? What is the plug like?


Posted: 08/08/2014 at 13:43

How many hanging tent thingys will we need for tonight?

They should at least stop us getting wet feet, and punkdoc won't have to sleep in verduns grasses this time.

I've got some Doritos.

Another plant ID please

Posted: 07/08/2014 at 17:12

I thought nicotiana too.


Posted: 07/08/2014 at 13:53

Aussie lodger should be back in Oz by the time we go on holiday. Difficult to determine though as he seems to have gone walkabout. (might be in London???)

I will probably get another phone call when he runs out of money again.

He seems to be rather more fond of Stella Artois than Fosters.

I have a job for him, involving moving large lumps of stone to build a wall that OH has been promising for two years.

Next door lodger is usually amenable, but she was brought up in an inner city flat and is terrified of snails, creepy crawlies,frogs etc, and there is usually at least one frog residing in the greenhouse.  Mind you, at that time of year, I can probably just give everything a good soak before we go, and make sure the heater on the frost stat is on.


Posted: 07/08/2014 at 13:37

I wonder if I can train the lodger to water plants while I am away???

I bought two little vases for £1 in the charity shop. They were labelled as sherry glasses, but no stems? Anyway the lady behind the counter seemed quite aggrieved when she said they were cut glass and good value for £1, and I said that they were only pressed glass, but still useful for £1 as the sweet pea stems are getting shorter.

Sunny here, but not exactly a heatwave.


Posted: 07/08/2014 at 13:29

Sorry about your lilies, Bill. Glad to see you are back.

Holiday plans are going round in circles.

Passport application which was rejected the other day, has now gone in. Crossings out are allowed, but only if done as each letter in a box has to have a cross through it,not line through.!!!

Holiday trip and dive medical emergency evacuation insurance is now sorted. The people that the travel company recommended said they had never heard of them. Back to plan A.

Have got antimalarials. need to book in for jabs. Wonder where I can get some gilliweed for breathing underwater. It would be a lot easier than tanks.( see Lycanthrope/ werewolf thread)

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fungi identification please

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