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Taking life for granted......

Posted: Yesterday at 22:17

Yeah, you never know what tomorrow will bring, but you can't live as if today is the last day either.  It's a difficult balance to get right.  My brother died a month short of his 65th birthday, my father 4 months after his - I'm 65 next March!

I'm told I'm more like my mothers side of the family and my mother and grandmother lived to 86.  I'm gonna stay positive and work on the basis that if I'm wrong I'll never know anyway

Taking life for granted......

Posted: Yesterday at 18:39

As they say "Life's a b**ch, and then you die".  My best mate died at the age of 42, and it was a long, slow, unstoppable decline as there was no effective treatment for the condition he developed.  It certainly makes you re-evaluate things.

Wooden building

Posted: 04/10/2015 at 09:55

If planning have already said they aren't going to do anything then that route is dead.  I certainly don't see them enforcing removal if it is only a couple of cm over the permitted height.

Your only option is to screen it.

Even if you could get the law changed it wouldn't be retrospective so it wouldn't help your situation.

Horsetail : I am winning the battle

Posted: 01/10/2015 at 10:55

It's tough stuff but doesn't seem to like competition or regular weeding.  Parts of the garden which are heavily planted have much less of the beast than areas which haven't been used.  My main problem area is a veg plot which hasn't actually been used for a few years.

Horsetail : I am winning the battle

Posted: 01/10/2015 at 08:25

I have had some success by using Roundup at the highest recommended dosage.  I worked by pulling all I could see out and then waiting until new growth was a few inches tall.  Then walked all over it to bruise the stems and finally sprayed Roundup.  Stems turned black within a few days and didn't have any major regrowth for a couple of years. 

Unfortunately I was then unable to do much due to knee problems and it did reappear, so it was a battle won, not the war!.  This time I have dug over the area and removed all I can of the root by hand.  I know it won't stop regrowth but I'll be better placed to treat any that does appear.

wedding music

Posted: 28/09/2015 at 18:25

You're all being way too polite

England rugby

Posted: 28/09/2015 at 18:22

I've loved the tournament so far but way too much time is being lost with huddles before line-outs and scrums.  There needs to be a strict time limit on getting ready for both, with penalties being dished out for failure to comply.

Lord knows what the thinking was with England on Saturday.  Either stupidity or arrogance are the only options I can come up with.

Ideas on how Solve a Pet Problem Like this...

Posted: 27/09/2015 at 17:51

Sadly, the one thing is does show is that even the best behaved pet can get into trouble if it's away from control.

I must stress I'm not criticising DD who said in the original post that the dog had managed to escape from the garden.  How many of us can say, hand on heart, that our dogs have always behaved impeccably??

Noisy Mower

Posted: 27/09/2015 at 17:48

How sexist can you be???!!!!!!! 

My missus never reads instruction manuals.  She chucks them at me and says "How do I....."


Ideas on how Solve a Pet Problem Like this...

Posted: 27/09/2015 at 12:45

Just caught up with the topic after a couple of days away.  Delighted to hear that a new home has been found.


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Bye-bye bamboo

...eating my words. 
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At least it's well watered

forgetting you've left the sprinkler on. 
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Suggestions needed

Replacement for bamboo grove. 
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Leaking connections on Hozelock watering system

How to stop them. 
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Dahlia buds forming but not opening

Turning brown from the tips. 
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Phyllostachys aurea canes dying

Canes dying from the top. 
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Fargesia nitida overgrown

Best way to get back under control 
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Last Post: 23/05/2015 at 20:10

Can somebody identify this one?

Mystery plants appearing. 
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Last Post: 15/05/2015 at 14:01

Malvern Spring Garden Festival

back on track. 
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Last Post: 10/05/2015 at 08:17

When gardens fight back

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****** NHS box tickers. I need to vent

Stupidity of the NHS. 
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Last Post: 12/11/2014 at 18:56

Clear timber preservatives

Any experience? 
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Last Post: 05/09/2014 at 08:56

Spring bulbs lifted from pots

Worth keeping? If so what do I need to do. 
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Last Post: 15/06/2014 at 23:49

Hydrangea leaves being attacked

No idea by what! 
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Last Post: 26/05/2014 at 14:41

Employment Law

Where can I find easily understandable info on line? 
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