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Xmas jokes

Posted: 23/12/2013 at 22:42

What kind of motorbike does Santa ride????

A Holly Davidson!

What do reindeer hang on their Christmas trees????




Posted: 23/12/2013 at 14:55

The Birmingham queue were wetting themselves. Shame the phone was switched off, It would have been a winner on rude tube.

Can you grow edelweiss in the UK?

Posted: 23/12/2013 at 14:52

I raised it from seed one year, but the lot rotted off outside in the winter.

 As Nut says, the grey hairy leaves don't like cold and wet.


Posted: 23/12/2013 at 14:47

Just to give you a laugh.

Last Tuesday, OH was on his way back from Toulouse, and queuing for the gate at Paris CDG airport. 3  fairly drunk glaswegians  were queuing, even though this was the Birmingham flight. A security man  built like a brick outhouse approached and asked for their boarding passes. They were somehow at the wrong gate. The glasgow flight was on final call, and some gates away. the three set off at a run. One of them had on what I call nappy pants, the trousers with the crotch around the knees. As he started to run, with his duty free  carrier bag clanking in one hand, a flight bag in the other, his trousers and underpants decided to start sliding down.  OH would have filmed it, but he had already switched  his mobile off for the flight. The trousers landed around his ankles, but he carried on trying to run. he then went flying, the carrier bag went  smash, and he ended up flat on his face. The other two had gone. Oblivious to the fact his bottles were broken, and he was exposing his hairy backside(not to mention the front) to an amused line of passengers, he then tried waddling, still with his pants around his ankles, to the other gate.  Whether he caught the flight or not, I do not know......

Mystery prickly plant

Posted: 23/12/2013 at 14:16

I have small hips on a Rosa filipes, but the blackbirds are working through them at the moment.

Can you grow edelweiss in the UK?

Posted: 23/12/2013 at 14:13

Yes, but you may need to prop a pane of glass over it in winter to keep some of the rain off.  Plant in very gritty free draining compost.

Kelsae Show Onions

Posted: 23/12/2013 at 09:45

I grew from seed, Verdun grew from plants.


Mystery prickly plant

Posted: 23/12/2013 at 09:37

I would leave the hips for the birds, and then prune down hard in Spring.


Posted: 22/12/2013 at 14:35

I love the reindeer gingerbreads.

I braved the crazyland that was planet Tesco this morning. I couldn't believe I managed to get the till with the operator being till trained. Three days before xmas!!!!.

It then hailed here, and the road and garden were coated white for 10 minutes or so.

 Looked almost christmassy. I still have an inclination to hibernate and emerge when its all over.

 Have a good day everyone.

Oh No!!

Posted: 22/12/2013 at 14:28

They might even release them on dvd. I have three of Geoff Hamiltons winter series on dvd.

There is a major blunder on Carol Kleins cottage garden bit. Even OH picked up on it. We were watching Geoff Hamilton in his cottage garden series, then the new series. In both of them, Dove Cottage near Ashbourne is featured. Now, when I last was in that direction, it was in Derbyshire, but Carol said it was in West Yorkshire. I think she was a bit lost.

It might make a good place for a forum trip next year.It has a nursery next door with lots of plants (No mail order) Easy enough for Notts/Derbs contingent along the A52, or from South Yorkshire.

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