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Fishy's 'pleasant reminders of schooldays. Not !!!

Posted: Yesterday at 22:16

I didn't see this thread Runnybeak  Bless you for getting caught short. Other people's houses could be a bit scary at that age.

Pansyface - I just guffawed at your story  The innocence of childhood. I'm only just old enough to remember the 'old' money. Those huge pennies, the sixpence and the funny shaped three penny piece bit. People used to say 'bob' for money, chips were wrapped in newspaper.

My sister is 7 and a half years older than me. She must have been 11 or 12 I suppose but she would say a tiger was coming and then run on ahead. Or the Germans were coming if an aeroplane flew overhead (sorry to any of our German cousins if you're reading). Then she put me off yoghurt for life by telling me it was made of sour milk.

Of course they were the days when milk did go sour and bread went stale 

a good turn needs to be considered......

Posted: Yesterday at 19:57

Runnybeak  That did sound a bit odd didn't it. I think what I'm trying to say is that getting stung by nettles is (or was) an integral part of growing up. That scent of damp woods, tree camps and big nettle patches to fall right into  But those dock leaves really do work don't they 

Talkback: How to increase tomato yields

Posted: Yesterday at 18:30

I'm growing gardener's delight and the final growing position will be grow bags in the greenhouse. What sort of feed is best and what can I expect taste-wise? Last year I grew money maker and while they were nice and big, the taste was more bland than I was expecting.


Posted: Yesterday at 17:58

Yes!! We have a frog  No spawn but an adult frog. 

a good turn needs to be considered......

Posted: Yesterday at 17:53

 Verdun. Seriously though, why is it some nettle stings are worse than others? Are there different levels of the stinging chemical between individual plants? I actually quite like being stung a bit (gets weird looks), it reminds me of my childhood 

Worries & troubles that affect Forum friends.

Posted: Yesterday at 16:18

Mrs F and I will be thinking about you tomorrow Lyn.

a good turn needs to be considered......

Posted: 30/03/2015 at 22:39

I think you're two days early Verdun? 

aquilegia new disease

Posted: 29/03/2015 at 19:32

Hmm...I can't see it either now. Its a mildew Dorset, they think it might be a new and more virulent species. If you google it there's info at Touchwood Plants.

aquilegia new disease

Posted: 29/03/2015 at 18:57

 Let's hope the aquilegias develop a natural resistance in time. Its not nature's way to wipe out a species with another, only humans do that.Some rabbits have become resistant to myxomatosis so hopefully the same will happen.

bad day

Posted: 29/03/2015 at 17:05

I'm really sorry to hear that graham  How horrible when something like that happens...

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