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Strictly is back!

Posted: 28/11/2016 at 08:44
star gaze lily says:

Danny a 'ringer' KT53, not seen that........don't know what that means either.  He's my favourite, but do like Louise and Ori too.


Not keen on Claudia,  think she got 'carried' most of the time in Saturdays dance. 


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 Doghouse Riley used the term, apparently referring to Danny, in the post higher up this page.  The term is generally used to refer to something which is not what it claims to be.  I don't know if Danny had previous dance training, but if he did he certainly wouldn't be the first to appear on the show - and win it.

Strictly is back!

Posted: 28/11/2016 at 08:13

I'd like to see Ori, Danny and Louise in the final.  Absolutely nothing against Claudia, I simply think she is marginally the poorest of those 4.  Definitely have Judge Rinder out next week.


Have I missed something - the comment about Danny being a 'ringer'?

Strictly is back!

Posted: 28/11/2016 at 08:10
aym280 says:

My sense of fairness is a bit restored. Now remove the Sir before Mr shifty! And grab his wife's glorified BOAT! 


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 Apart from the first sentence, what the **** has that to do with Strictly???

Petrol Hedge trimmer

Posted: 28/11/2016 at 08:05

Petrol will generally be able to cut thicker branches than a battery powered unit.  That said, I gave up on my petrol one when it simply refused to start.  Cost of repair/servicing was stupidly high.  I also have the Gtech one and it does for me as I don't have a huge area to cut. 


The other option of course is cabled electric as these also tend to be more powerful than cordless.  They are generally also lighter and cheaper than petrol models.

How can I remove this clump?

Posted: 28/11/2016 at 08:00

Try to work around the edge of the clump with either a spade or pickaxe to create a trench.  Then work section by section to undercut the rootball.  If you are able to break the clump into sections, that will probably require a combination of pickaxe and normal axe, it will make the job a bit easier.


The main point is that once you can create some movement in a section it becomes much easier to break the roots.

Strictly is back!

Posted: 27/11/2016 at 18:09
GWRS says:

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Eds as we known is not the best dancer but does make me laugh paticularly tonight 


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 Ed's now well past his sell by date, and I certainly no longer find him amusing.

If you were to buy yourself 3 plants for Christmas...

Posted: 27/11/2016 at 18:06

For us it would be house plants.  Christmas Cactus and cyclamen for the conservatory because it's that bit cooler, plus jasmine because it's the only scented plant I can cope with in the house.


On the wider subject, there's only one specific garden plant I'm looking for, the snakeskin bark maple.  Hopefully get one next year.

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Your worst Christmas present!

Posted: 26/11/2016 at 17:22

Going off topic a bit.  My missus is sneaky (I think it's a female thing).  She'll see something in the sales after Christmas and say "That'll do for my birthday" - birthday in September!  Muggins buys it, then promptly forgets so she gets something else for her birthday too.  Same later in the year "That'll do for Christmas" in July or August.  Same thing happens again.  This year it's been a good coat and a tablet so far!  Gotta love her though.

Your worst Christmas present!

Posted: 26/11/2016 at 17:18
hogweed says:

I still remember my sisters face when she opened her present from our mum to find a nightdress that would have looked old fashioned on an eighty year old. She was in her early twenties at the time!


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A friend of ours was given a Damart thermal vest by her aunt.  Friend was in her 20's at the time too.  Unimpressed is putting it mildly.

Leaf mould success!

Posted: 26/11/2016 at 17:13

I've just vacuumed up about half a green waste bin of leaves.  I can't set up a container to do anything with them at the moment, but could I just spread them as a mulch?  They have been chopped a bit by the vacuum but not shredded.

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