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Posted: 11/01/2013 at 22:25

OK, Geoff. I have realised that the red web thing does not appear until I actually put in a search   I've done it now  thank you  

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Posted: 11/01/2013 at 20:26

Thanks for the goggle tip, Geoff. Unfortunately I don't have a red anything - perhaps cos I'm on IE and you're on Firefox. It does say Google uk in the middle of the screen but it doesn't stop a certain American-ness.

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Posted: 11/01/2013 at 17:22

Sorry, I know I should go on a computer forum for this but if anyone can help, it will save me hours of wading through twaddle. On Google searches there used - until quite recently - to be an option on the left side for 'pages from the UK'. It has now gone and I get fed up with getting American sites when I want results specific to here! Does anyone know where it is? Or how to get the same effect without having to remember to type UK every time?

Thank you if you can help.

Flo x

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Posted: 11/01/2013 at 17:06

Would that be un blaireau mort? I've never had occasion to look up a dead french badger before

Feeling virtuous, have spent the afternoon clearing a very overgrown and mucky path. I think I've used enough calories to earn a shortbread bikky 

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Posted: 11/01/2013 at 09:47

Poor Becks, isn't it bloomin' typical - gadgets and gizmos all deciding to give up at the same time   

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Posted: 11/01/2013 at 09:33

Morning all.

There's always a killer-something isn't there? As the article says at the end, to gardeners a slug is a slug and they will all be treated the same. I think you're right, Lizzie, that it's the little ones that sneak about unnoticed that do the major damage.

Sun here, hoping to get in in it, suitably clad.

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Posted: 10/01/2013 at 21:10

Inka, pizza for brekkie !! 

I understand that we're due for biting winds here soon


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Posted: 10/01/2013 at 18:11

All this talk of cake ... I mustn't succumb or I'll be a FloFatFairy again

Maybe I'll borrow Geoff's drill and put up a shelf to take my mind off eating


Doesn't mustn't look odd with two t's in? Musn't would look better.


...or maybe not


Posted: 10/01/2013 at 18:04

The RHS have had a Campaign for School Gardening running for quite a few years. It is free to join and there is lots of advice and help for teachers/parents/TAs who help with gardening clubs. There is also the opportunity to take part in simple growing trials, receive seeds, gain awards etc. - well, that was the case when I finished teaching two years ago.

I agree that it's very important, in fact I've always claimed that almost the entire National Curriculum could be taught through gardening and its related activities - and what's more, it's much more fun that way!! I found the work I did, although small, often engaged children who were turned off by the 'sitting down stuff' as well as showing the more academically inclined that there was life beyond a desk or a screen

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Posted: 10/01/2013 at 10:13

Geoff - well done you   Perhaps there should be a 'smug' smiley for occasions like this

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