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Pernission to speak SIR!

Posted: 29/07/2014 at 18:12
Dovefromabove wrote (see)

Ma didn't have anything as posh as a mangle  - just an electric copper and a big sink for rinsing in - she used to call Pa in to help wring the sheets by hand.  Then she got a washing machine - when it changed from Rinse to Spin she used to call out Thank you! 

Did your mum have the tin bath on two chairs system for doing the washing? That came in every friday night for my bath whether I needed one or not.

Pernission to speak SIR!

Posted: 29/07/2014 at 15:03

Oh she will remember, she would be my age but I dont know where she is now,we all walked to school with the milkman. I have had several house moves since those London days.

cabbage plants

Posted: 29/07/2014 at 14:58

That will give you time to get the ground limed, then manured and trod down firm

Pernission to speak SIR!

Posted: 29/07/2014 at 14:51

If you were milk monitor you could hang the job out till break was nearly over, th

en you didnt get so wet or cold when they chucked you out to play.

You know, I can remember that horse as if it were yesterday, she was the hugest cart horse I had ever seen, dapple grey, her name was Judy, everyone loved her.

Pernission to speak SIR!

Posted: 29/07/2014 at 14:11

When I was at infant/junior school, a little girl that lived nearby had polio and the milkman used to pick her up on his horse and delivery cart and take her to school, carry her in, then finish his round. 

Do you remember that lovely warm off tasting full cream milk in those summer days?

cabbage plants

Posted: 29/07/2014 at 14:02

Could I add that should your soil be at all acidy, you will need to sprin

kle some lime in, not sure if it can be done now, I think its an Autumn job? Someone, anyone.??


Posted: 29/07/2014 at 13:53
Gardengirl.. wrote (see)

That's Me Lyn

That's ok Lyn it is hard getting cutting to do well some times, these ones are already rooted just got to grow a little more before I send them to you

Thank you gardengirl, that would be lovely, i really love hebes.


Have you ever made a courgette cake, its absolutely gorgeous, I made them last year, all the family loved it. Havent grown them this year they took up too much space.I will next year, you have reminded me. You can use yellow or green ones.

Pernission to speak SIR!

Posted: 29/07/2014 at 12:12

Well, you've got to give it to Mr. Allen having his thread pulled off by the Mods hasnt detered him one bit.

I am afraid that fairer sex, sweet tones dear lady etc doesnt do it for me.

Salino, Izal toilet paper was brilliant, you could trace or do rubbings all day, great play value.

Pansy, you forgot cutting up newspapers to line your shoes when it was raining,  then your dad would nail Blakeys on the heals, that kept them going a bit longer.

No, not good ole days, unles you were rich.

We have all worked hard for little pay, 




Posted: 28/07/2014 at 22:07

Thank you FG i didnt get the tiny cuttings going, but I was new to cuttings then.

Shame about the fuchias, I lost a lot to rust, they are only just recovering now, I am soon to be taking cuttings ready for next year.


Posted: 28/07/2014 at 17:26


Gardengirl.. wrote (see)

Hello all,

Been hammering wood together for my new pallet project

You lot getting rain can't remember the last time it rained only had a 2 second spit on Friday here still hot here

Lyn - are you the one from Devon that I seed swapped with?

Yes its me, didnt I send you fuchsia plugs and you sent me hebe cuttings? Its a while ago now.

I think you sent me the white campion seeds which I am nowing sharing on this years seed swap.

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