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Brightened up a traffic jam!

Posted: Today at 12:42

Nothing to do with vans, but on holiday in Canada we saw a sign for Beancounters Inc, a firm of accountants.  Who says accountants have no sense of humour?


Posted: Today at 12:37
Hostafan1 says:

First things first. We need to see how the tenants leave it on Tuesday.

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 Not used Airbnb either as a customer or supplier, but did read an interesting article recently by somebody who did rent out a room through Airbnb.  They are pulling out despite the fact that most of their renters were great.  Their opinion was that the small percentage who were bad took all the enjoyment out of it for them.  A single bad review resulted in Airbnb trying to force them to reduce the rent, likewise a couple of unused weeks would have the same effect.

At the end of the day I think your own observation sums things up.


Posted: Today at 12:33
plant pauper says:

My neighbour has started this year (thanks for letting me know you rude little s**t) and had I known I wouldn't have bought this house. 

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 Is there something in the deeds of your property to say that your neighbour has to obtain your permission before letting their house?  If so I'd suggest taking it up with a solicitor, if not.....tough!

Cordless Strimmer

Posted: Yesterday at 19:09

Spare batteries often do seem to cost stupid prices.  A guy I worked with bought a cordless mower because it seems like a bargain - all that was missing was the battery!  Once he'd added the cost of the battery to the mower (he bought it without checking the cost of the battery) it was actually dearer than the mower with battery!!

How can I keep the ants off my stepover apple tree?

Posted: Yesterday at 11:57

If you stop the ants, the aphids will have a great time doing an even better job of destroying everything around them.  I haven't tried it but read somewhere about spraying a mild soap solution to kill the aphids.

Tree problem

Posted: 26/07/2017 at 14:33

If you can provide a photo it will help with identification of the tree and confirm the eventual size.  Just because the tree was planted in a small garden doesn't mean the tree will remain small.

Depth of new flower border

Posted: 26/07/2017 at 08:06

If by 'depth' you mean distance from front to back, then really as deep as you can make them.  That gives more options on planting to provide height and ground cover in the same area.  Narrow (shallow) borders do restrict planting.

What's your dream job?

Posted: 25/07/2017 at 15:25

They had it on BBC Breakfast this morning.  Panda Cuddler!  In China young pandas are being taught to look after themselves.  So that they don't become too comfortable around people, the keeper wears a panda suit.  The film was brilliant.

Grass shears

Posted: 25/07/2017 at 15:23

I suspect the OP has been looking at edging shears if they all have long handles.  Every manufacturer makes standard garden shears.

Hedge - Half Dead

Posted: 24/07/2017 at 20:46

I see wolftwentytwelve's post has disappeared.  It would seem they aren't actually willing to eat whatever they said they would

There was a hedge down the side of our garden which our predecessors and our neighbour referred to as 'the box hedge'.  When a pro gardener came round he said it was Lonicera.  He said the easy way to tell the difference is that if it needs trimming more than once a year it ain't box.

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