Latest posts by KT53

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.


Posted: 12/09/2016 at 08:59

If the headline had said "Joining the team of regular contributors" instead of "the new presenter" I would agree that there is no ambiguity.  The full article does make it clear that Monty remains the core of the programme. It was the use of "The new presenter" which to many, myself included, suggested a single individual who would be 'in charge' of the show.

In the current format I would suggest that Monty is 'the presenter' whilst Carol et al are regular contributors.

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Please sign the petition

to Carol Kirkwood for summer weather! 
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Is there a problem with the site?

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Roundup Ultra

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any ideas what? 
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Any dahias which don't need to be lifted?

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