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Know your soil type

Posted: 16/08/2012 at 16:04

Does anyone know if soil testing kits stop working after a while. I bought one, didn't use it then rediscovered it a year or so later. When I used it it seemed to be telling me that my soil was very low on every nutrient going. I'm sure it's not that bad!!!

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Posted: 16/08/2012 at 11:44

Beg to differ on answer 9 Geoff. Spider mites surely have 8 legs as they are mites and related to arachnids with their 2 section bodies and 8 legs. Unless of course you have been pulling legs off your poor little spoider mites. I confess I thought this but did a quick googlecheck just now so I didn't make a total prat of myself.

Sad day, Blue Boy the hedgehog seems to have moved out. No food eaten for 2 nights :- ( 
Trouble is I tried to make the garden to keep the hedgies in so if they do shin up the ivy and go next door, it's well nigh impossible to get back I should think.

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Posted: 16/08/2012 at 09:32

Chris, I have this sign which I bring out when I get together with my four sisters ;- )

Have fun with your SiLs


Hurrah! New Gardening Prog.

Posted: 16/08/2012 at 09:24

It's not intended as a gardening programme, is it? It's a reality-feelgood-makeover show or whatever they call them. Personally I don't see anything wrong with these shows if viewers want to watch them - mawkish seems to be an audience-puller. It is a pity if the message is going out that this is how to 'do gardening' but I don't think it is.

Totally agree that there should be one more proper gardening programme somewhere in the schedule. 

PS I only watched the second half, that was long enough.
PPS I like Phil Tuffnell

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Posted: 15/08/2012 at 15:47

Hello Chris, I'm a Christine too but only called that by my mum or when I've been norty! I'm Chrissie to most people. However, I very much like being Flo and it's nice and short. The latest list of popular baby names is out, I think ours will be well down the ranking - it belongs to 'a certain era' as do I ;- )


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Posted: 15/08/2012 at 12:16

Kate, you hit the nail on the head! I headed straight for the Licious Cupboard. Second call was 14 mins but more helpful. I am calmer now, thank you Geoff. Especially as I have 18.6 and must be in gold medal position until the Chinese and the Americans have their goes.

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Posted: 15/08/2012 at 11:14

Trying hard to stay calm. Info from 16 min call didn't work, now waiting for my bank to deign to speak to me. 5 mins so far. Would I could just nip down the road to see Mr Mainwaring - or even his assistant :- (

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Posted: 15/08/2012 at 10:58

I've been waiting 11 mins on the phone so far. High call volume - what bad luck, if I'd phoned at any other time .... hmmmph.

Hippy pappy bthuthday Geoff :- )

Here are the answers:
1. antiantidisdisestablishestablishmentmentarianarianismism
2. I'm a pink toothbrush
3. Toothpaste, SR??
4. BillandBen
5. Wills and Kate
6. DunDigging
7. The School Inspectre
8.  Durr No!!!
9. mite be 8
10 2.47metres

It took 16 minutes to get through and they said if I pay the money over the phone it'll be another 1.5%. I hope your t&c's are more favourable, Geoff.

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Posted: 14/08/2012 at 17:31

You know what to do with beans, Kate. Chuck 'em out window, wait for huge beanstalk to grow in the night, shimmy up tomorrow and nick gold from sleeping giant.

Geoff, glad closing date is tomorrw, I'm in the middle of steam stripping flippin' ceiling paper woodchip covered with paint. It's been on hold for a few weeks due to general decriptude of my neck and shoulders.

Gary, thanks for link. I would like some highlights but not at £30.

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Posted: 14/08/2012 at 12:25

Kate, could it be the small dark smeaky slugs that lurk underground doing the damage? On more than one programme over the years I've heard that they tend to be the major culprits and it's the big fat noticeable ones that get the blame.

I'm using industrial quantitiies of anti histamine cream at the mo. as I keep getting small bites from passing mozzies.

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