FloBear


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Posted: 22/08/2012 at 13:31

2 is definitely quince, probably an ornamental variety as I don't think the truly edible ones are red. Mine's a white one but has identical fruit right now. A while ago I asked on this forum if the fruits could be used for anything. I can't do links yet but if you search for 'quince' then look in the forum bit you should find the thread.

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Posted: 22/08/2012 at 10:38

Good moaning from here too.

Sun out, eggs collected, dog delivered to vet for sedation and claw-cutting, half a crossword done, think it's time I did some proper chores.

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Posted: 21/08/2012 at 22:44

I agree. When I grew them they were called Acidanthera but I knew they were related to gladdys. I think they're gorgeous and have a very distinctive scent but they only lasted a couple of years for me..

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Posted: 21/08/2012 at 22:41

Did you have single canes or what? I use bamboo for most things, even runner beans, but fix three together at the top so they stand like a tripod. For a row of beans, I make two tripods and fix a can from the top of one to the top of the other.

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Posted: 21/08/2012 at 19:20

Well, Geoff, at least they've got grownups playing and don't have to field a team of babes in arms like poor old Pompey.

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Posted: 21/08/2012 at 19:19

Oooh, thanks, Kate :- ) It's years since I had one of those.

My internet is creeping along at a snail's pace just now. I'm throwing in the towel and going to find that toffee apple.

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Posted: 21/08/2012 at 18:53

Becks, don't Asda have a scheme whereby they could text or phone you when they're on the way or half an hour off or something? I've had deliveries - from Comet I think - where they did that. It's such a pain having to stay inside the house!

Jean, such a relief for you now the fence is done. When I had one recently, the chickens had already trashed the area so Simon and his pole-thumping machine made no difference.

I had a mad moment this afternoon and nipped into a paving/patio/driveway place. Just to look, you understand ;- )  I came away with a contact number and thoughts of this and that....

Geoff, surely the team you mention has won no matches because for the last three months it has been the blessed time of year when we are footie-free and therefore they haven't played any!!

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Posted: 21/08/2012 at 13:44
sotongeoff wrote (see)

"One persons patch of weeds is another's wildlfe meadow"

-the thought for the day

I shall henceforth rename my front grass 'The Meadow'. 

Gary, independent minded, that's me. And I can't be a**ed with mowing. I didn't mention that the screening hedge is actually two thirds dead so I think there may be one or two people along my road who consider me the neighbour from hell ;- ) I love your Coventry meadow though I feel a bit sorry for hay-fever sufferers.

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Posted: 21/08/2012 at 11:28

I'm on the Parish council for our village. Some people do moan about the state of verges. The County Council halved the amount of cuts they do and when it's done the long grass is lying everywhere. When asked, the mower man said 'It's not our job to pick it up'! The PC has put out an appeal to anyone who is able, to mow their own verges which some do anyway, like my lovely next door neighbour who has done mine ever since I moved here. We also have a group of volunteers from the village residents' association who go out every Tuesday mroning to tackle some of the bits that don't really belong to anybody.

My front 'lawn' is knee high, I haven't had the mower out all year, just haven't got round to it. Luckily I have a dense hedge across the front garden so I'm not disgracing the neighbourhood!

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Posted: 21/08/2012 at 09:34

Dean, couldn't agree more about breakfast - it's my favourite bit of going away. Two weeks of breakfastses - wow!

Jean, I gave up on the site last night as well. Geoff, it might be your server (double faulting al over the place). Mine I think is my phone line, it's two miles down the road in a rickety shack and I only get 2 mb on a really good day.

Becks, you'll have a better time than you think - remember Kate and the evening reception! And Jess will be so full of fun that you won't be able to help yourself :- )

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