Latest posts by KT53


Posted: 13/08/2016 at 13:04

I think there have been lots of valid comments about empty seats in many of the venues, but when you see competitors waiting until near midnight for their heats it's hardly surprising.  Why are they being scheduled for such inappropriate times?  To fit the US television schedules!!  How about putting the competitors first??


Posted: 13/08/2016 at 11:09

Lauding Rio for not having bouquets for the winners made me chuckle.  True, there is an environmental cost in producing them and flying them in from wherever they're produced, but in comparison to the environmental impact of producing, and using, the millions of tons of concrete required to build the stadia, the overall effect is miniscule.


Posted: 12/08/2016 at 17:33

That would definitely make getting to the 10 metre board interesting

Garden Rescue - TV Programme

Posted: 12/08/2016 at 16:25

Pretty sure the prices stated for the gardens will only be for the materials and the plants, not any labour content.


Posted: 12/08/2016 at 16:22
Fairygirl says:

But we're interested in other things than just gardening Papi Jo....  'The Potting Shed' is the place for all those other subjects that we enjoy.  

The Rio games are being pushed as being 'green' so, for instance, no bunches of flowers for every medallist - it's been tailored to suit only a few events. It's a huge waste when you consider how those flowers are produced and the massive quantity needed. 

See original post

 The pools are definitely green.  I've just read a report suggesting the reason for the colour change is that they've run out of chemicals to treat the water!  The water will then be environmentally friendly, but possibly toxic to divers!


Posted: 12/08/2016 at 16:20
Papi Jo says:

This is a forum for people interested in gardening, not sports!

See original post

 Actually it's not.  The descriptor for the Potting Shed is "Venture into the potting shed for garden gossip, topical debate or idle chit-chat."  I would suggest the the Olympics fits perfectly as 'topical debate' and comments about the quality of the commentators falls neatly into "idle chit-chat".


Posted: 12/08/2016 at 13:23

I'm actually quite surprised that nobody has started a topic about the Olympics, so I'm doing it.

I think it's good to see so much coverage of many of the 'minority' sports, and that they are available on terrestrial TV if you have a reasonably modern TV.  I'm guessing many of the channels are being broadcast on the HD section as I can get them on my set with an HD tuner, but not on the older set which doesn't have that.

What I think they are really doing well is using people with in depth knowledge of the subject alongside the 'normal' presenters.  I've particularly enjoyed Steve Redgrave and Chris Hoy's input.

I loved Steve Redgrave's put down of John Inverdale with his response to possibly the most stupid question I've heard Inverdale come out with (there have been plenty to choose from over the years).  Just before the rowing semi with Kath Grainger, Inverdale asked Redgrave "Just how important is this race to Grainger and Thornley?"  Redgrave's response was along the lines of "Stating the obvious, but very important.  If they don't get through, they won't be in the final!"


Posted: 11/08/2016 at 18:19

Heathers generally require good drainage.  I presume you've removed the old liner.

Box hedge

Posted: 11/08/2016 at 18:18

Box blight I'm afraid.

I nearly choked on my cornflakes

Posted: 10/08/2016 at 08:48

I was reading the on-line version of our local newspaper when I came across this -

"The defendant was known to the victim. Mr ..... ran a small drug dealing enterprise with his son and would often sell small quantities of cannabis to ...........

The court heard how the victim Mr ..... would buy bulk quantities of cannabis for approximately £1,000 and then his son would divide the drugs up into smaller quantities for resale."

I'm not suggesting for one moment that the victim deserved what happened to him, but the description of him makes it sound as if he was running some kind corner shop, or doing a public service.  He was drugs dealer pure and simple, and a fairly large scale one at that.

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