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Posted: 07/10/2012 at 21:06

I really enjoyed SCD this weekend, seems that finally it's got back to it's original format of being a dance competition without the pantomine.  The forced standing ovations did get on my nerves as well as DB's constant use of the word yeah- but I think she is really good addition to the panel. Glad they are reverted back to previous shows on who stays on. I don't mind Craig- he is honest if some what harsh. As for Bruce, I can put up with him, he is true professional, he is over 80 and still hosting a live prime time slot- good for him.

Watched Hunted and really enjoyed it- might have to watch it again before next weeks episode just to make sure I haven't missed anything.

Also saw Prometheus today- amazing, brilliant film. As good if not better than Inception in my opinion. If you enjoyed Alien that you would love this- left me asking loads of questions.

@geoff- disco tent- made me chuckle.

Not going so well with shed cat- some difficult decisions have been made

Long-handled bulb planter

Posted: 07/10/2012 at 20:07

Have to agree, Monty's looked really good

shady plants

Posted: 05/10/2012 at 23:11

I have been developing a  very shady area, woodland plants do very well. I would suggest all the lovely spring plants that you can grow from bulbs. I think it's always the best route to try and imitate nature. Crocus, snowdrops, bluebells, foxgloves and forget me not, really hardy but reproduce or self seed every year so they are sustainable for a  minimal cost.


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Posted: 04/10/2012 at 22:46

Becks- I know, even in the days that I'm talking about they were like that. I remember them climbing up 3 flights of stairs to have a look that I didn't have a portable hanging around. I didn't, so it was a  wasted journey. it seems to be if you declare that you are no tv you are classed as suspicious.

As long as you  prove on their initial visit that you don't have a "live" feed of (bbc)tv coming into your house that's all you have to do. As far as I know in this country the only people who can insists on coming into your home are the police- they still need a warrant.

not sure how the bbc are going to work out the radio stations in  the future- as far as i know you don't need a license to listen to them


Posted: 04/10/2012 at 20:52

on the same subject of echinaceas & cutting them back. I've sowed some from seed this  year and at the moment I have some flower heads developing. I know that as it October these flowers are not going to come into fruition. I was going to just let them die back this the right thing to do?

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Posted: 04/10/2012 at 20:44

phew- been trying to catch up Great peppers & chillies everyone, made me hungry just looking at them

Spectrums, commadores (not the band)(although that could work as well) & SNES are the antiques of the future- especially if you have the games etc as are LPs which are making a comeback. Not sure about Betamax though

my OH regular visits the darlek compost bin, he says saves him having to go back  into the house.

Nola- frost? please no

On the subject of the dancing- if this year is full of gimmicky pantomine rubbish then that will be it for me- I was very tempted to switch off last year- but I'm going to give it another go.

I had times in my life where I didnt have a tv at all and that was before the days of the internet- what I can remember that it gave you time to do all the other things that you were meaning to do.

You don't need a tv license- if you don't have a way of getting live TV into the house so a satilette dish or ariel. you can use bbc iplayer as long as you don't watch any live tv being streamed, you can still watch the programmes on iplayer or download them on dvd or dvix format. It's an option I'm considering, think in the long run, the BBC should be afraid of.  The internet can be a splendid thing

I really dislike yvette fielding as well




Posted: 04/10/2012 at 19:38

on reading this post  me too geoff......just didn't want to admit it


Posted: 04/10/2012 at 19:17

I see what you mean now MikeP- . I generally have different passwords for various sites particularly for those for banking etc.

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Posted: 03/10/2012 at 22:09

Ah- I have heard of it, Kate- not me, I don't even have a proper cooker

its it me of has the weeks from the last show when they introduced the so called celebs with their partners flown by? I do enjoy the show but hopefully we will have some proper dancing this year- that means that  it takes two is going to be on- now I do watch that every evening


Planting wallflowers

Posted: 03/10/2012 at 21:40

I would say bare root plants are fine to buy and plant now- I agree they are so versatile, tough,beautiful and good for insects

Don't know about the depth, not heard of that. The bare rooted ones I bought last Autumn I just planted them as I would any other plant.

When raising them from seed, if you nip out the growing tips they then bush out so ultimetley you get more flowers. I would say that this theory would apply to bare rooted ones as well especially if you are putting them in now as they have more time to grow & develop before they flower. I haven't fed my biennial types but I have given the bowles mauve ones a bit of feed during the summer


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