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Secateurs.....bin them or sharpen them

Posted: 01/11/2012 at 22:35

Figrat  ----   That little gadget looks very handy, I think there will be a rush on to buy them. They are also available on Ebay.

Kate,---- I think Figrat has probably supplied you with the ideal solution.My OH uses something called a wetstone, and oil, sounds messy to me.


Secateurs.....bin them or sharpen them

Posted: 01/11/2012 at 17:14

Kate, Will do, but at the moment he is having forty winks, he's worn out with all the decorating.

What's for tea?

Posted: 01/11/2012 at 17:10

Inkadog, - Thanks for that. Just like to ask, is 18% cream the same as our single cream and do you use tinned pumpkin? I have seen it in some supermarkets over here. I will download the recipe and try it.

For tonights tea we are having. Plaice, mashed potatoes, cauliflower and broad beans with parsley sauce.


Secateurs.....bin them or sharpen them

Posted: 01/11/2012 at 17:03

Allan4711. sounds as if he could make a fortune, I'll have to hire him out

Years ago there used to be knife sharpeners that came round the streets, they would sharpen scissors knives, etc. I suppose as we now  live in a throw away society, quite sad really, they're gone the same way as the rag and bone man.


Secateurs.....bin them or sharpen them

Posted: 01/11/2012 at 14:49

My OH disappears into the garage with my secateurs and comes back with them lovely and sharpe. He has got some sort of stone that he used to sharpen everything, knives, shears, scissors,.lawnmower blades, if fact I daren't say anything is blunt.

Fork Handles

Posted: 01/11/2012 at 14:42

Like the look of the champers. Congratulations to all forkers, who would have thought it when Kate first opened the thread. Here's to the next 10,000.

Congratulations on the new job Kate

Cheers. Chris.


Verbena Bonariensis

Posted: 01/11/2012 at 14:36

I do both, cut some down that are in the way or just to tidy up but if they are doing no harm I  leave them. Mine have survived -18c 2 winters ago. and I have seedling popping up all over the garden. They do seem to seed in between crack and on gravel. I would leave the seed heads on this year and you will more or less guarantee seedlings next year.

A lot of my garden is fairly sheltered so perhaps that helps.

I have given them away to friends and relations and all from 1 original plant.


What's the weather like in your area?

Posted: 01/11/2012 at 12:30

Nr Lincoln.

Rain first thing and very murky, but the sun has come out and it is a lot brighter, quite mild. Let's hope it lasts


Fork Handles

Posted: 01/11/2012 at 09:43

Hi Jo,

As the saying goes. "Keep calm and carry on", it will be worth it in the end, just not at the moment.~~~~~~~~( you have my sympathy)


Fork Handles

Posted: 01/11/2012 at 09:37

Good morning all.

Ah, it's good to get that Bat Woman costume off, and get back to wearing something  normal.

Geoff.-- love the new avatar of Cody and does the C******* poster mean we can now talk about C*******.

We didn't get one caller last night so OH will have to eat the sweets, he will be pleased.

We have got to go and get some emulsion today, hopefully we will be finished by the weekend As my Mum used to say, It's easy to be mucky, but d....d hard work to be clean.

Have a good day all.


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