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New GW...??

Posted: 16/09/2016 at 12:26
hogweed says:

I wish they had bits on the technical side of gardening - like how they do things on a grand scale, how all these grand water features work, how to clean tools, Best Buy secateurs etc.

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 They are highly unlikely to do 'Best Buys' because it's likely to be considered advertising, and this is the Beeb.

Spring is finally here!

Posted: 14/09/2016 at 08:27

I've got an aster of unknown variety which literally started flowering yesterday.  I'm sure it wasn't this late in the season last year.

HEY! This aint right!

Posted: 14/09/2016 at 08:25

Typical of this country.  All the good stuff is always kept for the London area.  Those of us out in the provinces are left with the rubbish.

Wasp nests.....

Posted: 14/09/2016 at 08:23

Our local council charge roughly £50 to deal with them.  As it's on an allotment, assuming it's a general compost heap not one for your own use only, I would expect the committee to sort it out.

What is your weather like? (2)

Posted: 13/09/2016 at 18:34
Kitty 2 says:

We're having the most unbelievable thunderstorm here in South Manchester 

Torrential downpour of rain, constant flashes of sheet and fork lighting every few seconds and the thunder is earsplitting. This has been ongoing for at least twenty minutes with no sign of easing.

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 That was us at lunchtime!

What is your weather like? (2)

Posted: 13/09/2016 at 15:50

At about 12:30 this lunchtime I was driving down the motor way when I got caught in a thunderstorm which required the wipers going full blast to clear the water.  The announcer on 5 Live comes on with a weather forecast stating it was hot and sunny for most of the country.

They should also tell that the the guy in the Porsche convertible with the lid down who had to stop rapidly on the hard shoulder to convert back to hard top!

PS Just started persisting down again as I type this.

Very slippery decking

Posted: 13/09/2016 at 15:44

The decking needs to be cleaned regularly to avoid a build up of moss and /or algae which can become lethally slippery when it's wet.  Problem is greater in areas which don't get a lot of sunlight.

Stinky plant

Posted: 13/09/2016 at 08:01
Wayside says:

Flowering currant smells fantastic. 

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 Obviously not to everybody.

Stinky plant

Posted: 12/09/2016 at 19:12

Flowering currant (ribes) also stinks when wet.  Known as "cat's pee plant" by my mother!!

Spring is finally here!

Posted: 12/09/2016 at 09:01

To misquote Eric Morecambe - We are getting all the seasons, just not necessarily in the correct order.

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