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HELLO FORKERS!

Posted: 30/07/2014 at 20:09

Today I fixed the internet.  I pulled out all the plugs on the router, pushed a pen in the reset button on the back, and then switched it all back on. Voila. Of course it could have been the moment the man plugged it in at the exchange

An hour later, the man who is "managing my expectations" rang to say he was sorry it was still down,but he could not give me any more information. Ha,have I got news for you,sunshine.

An hour after that a British Telecom engineer  arrived to sort out the non existent fault on the fax line.

I downloaded everything that had been backing up for 10 days and started ploughing through it. I might catch up by Friday.

Lilly trees

Posted: 30/07/2014 at 18:59

Tree lilies are available from a number of bulb sellers. I have had them from garden bargains.com(now defunct) and Parkers Dutch bulbs. Some call them Goliath lilies.

http://s4.gardenersworld.com/uploads/images/original/54366.jpg?width=272&height=350&mode=max

6 feet tall and very perfumed. They need no support, the stems are like broom handles.

Digging in slug eaten lettuce

Posted: 30/07/2014 at 17:43

If you want to plant straight away, I would put them on the compost heap,mixed up with other stuff.

beech

Posted: 28/07/2014 at 21:29

Beech can be clipped to whatever size  or shape you want.

HELLO FORKERS!

Posted: 28/07/2014 at 20:30

We have had four phone calls today by the man who is "managing our expectations". I've never heard such a load of management speak Bull **** in years. Give me someone who speaks plain English anyday.

Can anyone ID this plant please?

Posted: 28/07/2014 at 20:24

Thalictrum flavum, or possibly T. sphaerocephalon

Both have yellow fluffy flowers and aquilegia like leaves.

HELLO FORKERS!

Posted: 28/07/2014 at 19:38

Little hedgeehog who went to hedghog hospital on Friday,died on sunday night.

Work has had internet down for a week, because of storms last weekend. 300m of cable have been replaced, and we're waiting for a man to plug it in at the exchange

The amount of aggro,because stuff has been loaded on to the internet at one end, and we cant download at this end, is unbelievable. Tomorrow I might go down the exchange and plug it in myself. Apparently we are "Not priority" When I asked for compensation for a weeks lack of service, , the man who is "managing our expectations" said he would escalate the problem to a manager. Sod the manager, find a telecoms engineer.  Grrrr.

Large glass of white wine needed.

HELLO FORKERS!

Posted: 27/07/2014 at 19:57

Stick him under the patio, Panda. We won't tell

What to grow under eucalyptus tree?

Posted: 27/07/2014 at 19:52

A large phormium lived under my eucalyptus for many years until the really bad frost got it. Its coming back slowly from the rootstock.

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