Gardening Grandma

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Good Evening FORKERS

Posted: 28/05/2013 at 19:03

Verdun, quite agree about the plugs - and also many of the shrubs, which aren't much more than rooted cuttings.

MOB rants

Posted: 28/05/2013 at 18:53

Good idea, TT!  You can also get gadgets that send a high pitched sound inaudible to humans but irritating to dogs - we've got one we use to shut up one of our dogs when he barks.

Good Evening FORKERS

Posted: 28/05/2013 at 18:49

Evening Forkers. Looks like I'm the first tonight. Too wet for gardening today, but the gardens did desperately need the rain.

Went to Swansea with family and bought lunch at the Toby, so NO COOKING TONIGHT! (Quick burst of the hallelujah chorus!) Am now shattered and broke, but it was a nice day.


MOB rants

Posted: 28/05/2013 at 18:37

Personally, with regard to barbecues, I think that if neighbours have to take in the washing or get it ruined, that is a bit antisocial. Screaming kids sre pretty irritating, too. Children can't talk quietly and adults just have to tolerate the noise. obviously, children have to play and people are entitled to cook in the garden now and again. We are caravanners and, on a campsite, people are camped pretty close together and many of them like to barbecue in the evenings. It is just something that has to be lived with. Same with trampolines. All one can hope for is that people behave with some consideration. Trouble is that as we get a little older, we like peace and quiet more and more, and we have the time to enjoy it. 




Posted: 28/05/2013 at 07:55

Morning Kef. I also find it impossible to keep up, but the downside of merging them is that there wold be fewer interesting conversations. At the moment, different ideas can be pursued at the same time, which I quite like.

MOB rants

Posted: 28/05/2013 at 07:52

The internet is a wonderful, dangerous place, with every kind of extreme, good and bad. Our children are in moral danger of a kind my generation never dreamed of and we have to protect them. However, all kids get up to mischief and flout rules and as long as the example and atmosphere at home are (is?) healthy, they will probably be OK. Home is much the biggest influence on them, though they may have a horrible phase of being influenced by the wrong peer group at times. Drugs are the biggest risk because they enslave people. My DIL grew up at a posh public school where a close friend got onto drugs and ended up actually murdering someone while under the influence of drugs. Drink is an increasing problem because really young children do stupid things like fighting and procreating when drunk -  and drinnk is easy to get. I'm glad I don't have children to bring up now.  


Posted: 28/05/2013 at 07:20

Morning, forkers. It looks like rain again today. Off to Swansea museum, where there is a display of OH's family's pottery. I've seen it before, so I'm not excited       () but son wants grandkids to  know their family history. There's a replica of the pottery building at St Fagan's folk museum, too, and I must admit it brought a tear to the eye to see my grandkids making pots at the very wheels where their great-grandfather worked. (The pottery is now run by OH's cousin, though OH worked there as a boy). 

I've just about recovered from Saturday's exertions in the garden. Inner person thinks it is 27, body won't cooperate!

MOB rants

Posted: 27/05/2013 at 21:03

Really worrying,  Zoomer. I should think it is unlikely at school, unless things have changed since I retired, because pupils are supervised when using the net.


Posted: 27/05/2013 at 20:11

TT, I rthink you are right, especially as Gilly suggests that I would have to dress the part. I have no idea how gangstas dress! I do rather like the idea of me snarling 'You dirty rat!' at those who displease me. Tempted many times while still teaching!

That new roundup gel

Posted: 27/05/2013 at 20:05

Applying it properly is the problem, though, because it is hard to tell whether enough has come out through the applicator. It does work - but it takes a few weeks. I find it clumsy and would prefer a brush, like Verdun.

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