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Titchmarsh oin Chelsea FS 2016 Compost Heap?

Posted: 22/05/2016 at 21:04
Ladybird4 says:

There's something about Joe Swift that I cannot really take to. Poor man - he's done nothing wrong. Its just me.

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 Not just you - me too.  He may be a very nice man for all I know, but he comes across so patronisingly I could slap him.

EU. In or Out?

Posted: 22/05/2016 at 19:09

I don't think we need to worry if we do vote OUT.  If we believe everything that Cameron is claiming the world will end withing 48 hours anyway.


Posted: 22/05/2016 at 19:03

Now that you have strimmed the garden I would concentrate on removing what are obvious weeds, e.g. nettles, brambles and similar.  Anything you aren't sure of allow to grow until it flowers and then post photos here.  Somebody will tell you whether they are weeds or useful plants.

Welcome to the never ending world of the garden.

Last edited: 22 May 2016 19:04:20

EU. In or Out?

Posted: 21/05/2016 at 18:42

The programme with Paxo was interesting.  I'd actually forgotten about the stupid move to Strasburg for 4 days every month.  What a massive waste of money, but small beer compared to the amount claimed in dubious expenses etc.

Progress update

Posted: 21/05/2016 at 08:49

I guess from the original comment about location, that on the old system clicking on the profile link provided the location, assuming that had been provided.  All you get now is info which has been put into the biography.

I don't know if that is different to the old system as I never looked.

Not a good day today

Posted: 21/05/2016 at 08:46

They say things happen in 3's so hopefully it all up from here.

My missus called me to say a sparrow had flown into the conservatory and was "dead on the washing basket" after flying into the window.  I went to investigate and there is was, on its back with its legs in the air (quite literally).  The only thing that suggested it wasn't dead was that it was blinking!  As I tried to pick it up, it managed to free itself from the washing, and flew into the window again.  It then fell behind the furniture and didn't move.  As I had to get the missus to work I left it where it was, planning to remove it on my return.

I got back, and no sign of 'dead' bird where it had fallen.  The conservatory doors were locked so it couldn't have go out.  I opened the doors to provide an escape route and gently started moving furniture.  Finally a brown flash appeared, and this time thankfully found space rather than another window.

Happy ending, although it must have had one heck of a headache.

Fish pond filters

Posted: 21/05/2016 at 08:37

A pond filter shouldn't be necessary for a 'normal' garden pond i.e. one with plants and a limited number of fish in it.  They are generally required for things like koi ponds because they tend to be more heavily stocked and have little planting.  I had ponds in my gardens for many years and never needed to install a filter system.

If the filters are becoming blocked as quickly as you imply, it suggests that the pond itself has a lot of silt in the bottom.  The only long term solution would be to remove the crud, and to do that you would need to remove the fish and drain the pond.

What size is the pond, and how many fish are in it?

Problems with sweet peas

Posted: 21/05/2016 at 08:32

Could it simply be down to the comparatively cold weather we've had so far this year?  Maybe they'll improve as temperatures rise.

EU. In or Out?

Posted: 20/05/2016 at 18:57

I have no problem with people posting opposing views either - as long as they realise they must be wrong.

Glyphosate alternative

Posted: 20/05/2016 at 18:54
Hostafan1 says:

Indeed so Swiss Sue. 

The irony is , any future ban will only apply to domestic use. Farmers, local authorities etc will still be able to use it.

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 And I wonder who would be more likely to over use it?

Discussions started by KT53

Locking threads after period of inactivity.

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Paeony flowers

how long do I need to wait? 
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Does the site have 'stickies'?

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Identification please.

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Alpines in raised bed

would this work? 
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Alpines in raised bed

would it work? 
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Last Post: 08/05/2016 at 15:38

British weather...

you really can't win. 
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Last Post: 08/05/2016 at 18:21

Subscription copy

late again 
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Last Post: 09/05/2016 at 08:33

Probably shouldn't be surprised but...

dry / wet ground 
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Last Post: 20/04/2016 at 19:28

EU bans glyphosate

nanny state again 
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Last Post: 16/04/2016 at 00:50

Can you identify this please I don't have a scoobie 
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Last Post: 14/04/2016 at 18:03

No Gardeners World and

it hasn't even been dumped for proper football! 
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Last Post: 09/04/2016 at 20:47

"Sunken" area of lawn to raise it? 
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Last Post: 03/04/2016 at 17:49

How do I add quotes from previous posts?

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Last Post: 27/02/2016 at 23:19

When will people learn the difference...

between "metres square" and "square metres". 
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