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How much....

Posted: 28/08/2015 at 20:22

Fairygirl. I was once in charge of 10 managers, eight of whom were men. I took one of them to a trade show. The salesman spent 20 minutes selling something to him, only for him to say he would have to ask the boss. When is he coming , asks the salesman. Well actually, you've been ignoring her for the last 20 minutes. Oops.

and yes, I get treated the same in car showrooms if I have a male with me.

Flower in Africa

Posted: 28/08/2015 at 20:18

The first one looks like a member of the arum family.  The second one looks like a hibiscus.


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Posted: 28/08/2015 at 18:20

Congratulations Panda.


How much....

Posted: 28/08/2015 at 14:19

I got mine free when I was 18 . My grandad bought it (Black morris minor deluxe with grey leather seats but no seat belts) when I was three months old. He only used it in the summer, the rest of the year he used his business volkswagon van. So when I got it it had less than 50, 000 miles on the clock.  I used it for five years, then when I got a company car, my brother had it. He took out the 948 cc engine and put an 1100 in. He got quite adept at changing engines, gear boxes, and a back axle.  He had it for another four years.   We found the original receipt.  £504.

What is this please?

Posted: 27/08/2015 at 22:20

Could it be a foreign type of hawthorn, such as chinese or russian?. the  fruit look very hawthornish.

Canterbury Bells

Posted: 27/08/2015 at 19:23

Get them in their final positions, and then give them a good watering in.They are biennial and need to make good root systems before next spring.

Is this an underground weed?

Posted: 27/08/2015 at 19:01

I think alstroemeria from the leaves.  Easier to eradicate than bindweed.


Posted: 27/08/2015 at 08:47

Time to give them a nudge and drag them into the 21st century, Clarington. Most people pay by BACS these days. Practically instantaneous. Apart from one person I work for, who likes to pay me in cash to save him having to bank it. When I take it to the bank, they look at me as if I have been working on street corners. I think I prefer snotty clothes shop assistants who treat me like a bag lady. Amazingly, if I go shopping directly from work, in a suit, they can't fall over themselves fast enough.


Posted: 26/08/2015 at 23:43

Once they start forming the black seeds, the plants die off as they are annuals. Collect the seeds and sow next spring for more plants next year. Seeds dropped in the soil now will overwinter and flower earlier than a spring sowing.

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