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You know you are getting old when...

Posted: 10/01/2014 at 23:17

when you talk to schoolkids about the 70's and they say, 'Yeah we are doing the 70's in history'.

History, HISTORY! History is dinosaurs and Henry VIII, that's history! The 70's can't be history I still remember it. Ted Heath, 3-day week, winter of discontent. Best thing about a power cut when your 10 is the candles, the worst bit is missing Z Cars.

I was a punk rocker for goodness sake! Much embraced with vigour by my 14 year old self.

History indeed!

sowing lobelia seeds

Posted: 10/01/2014 at 23:08

hi all

I will be sowing lobelia soon, I understand you mix the seeds with sand. What type of sand do I need to buy?

You Know You Enjoy Your Garden When...

Posted: 09/01/2014 at 20:42

Last year I had a whole week off work in May to myself in the garden. It was lovely, I would make sandwiches and a flask of coffee lock the front door and head down the garden to the shed. I had radio 2 on and rigged up some speakers not to loud.

I would do my gardening jobs, sit in the sun listening to 'Popmaster' for my tea break and stop for lunch listening to Jeremy Vine. I would garden to about 4.30pm, then shut up the shed and walk back to the house and start making tea for my wife ready for her return from work.

Yes its nice having time to yourself in the garden

Cannot send private messages

Posted: 09/01/2014 at 16:16

Hi, Might be an obvious question, but has the person you want to PM have their acceptance box ticked?

You know you are getting old when...

Posted: 09/01/2014 at 09:23

Hi Clueless

comfort trousers, how great are they! it's just one step near the ultimate goal - in your PJ's all day!

You know you are getting old when...

Posted: 08/01/2014 at 16:17

When you see the price of jeans and think how much stuff you could buy for the garden with that money.

Or when you spend ages looking for something and realising you never had it in the first place!

The plastic that can't be recycled

Posted: 07/01/2014 at 10:20

One thing that gets to me, is the amount of plastic that the councils say cannot get recycled. I do my best to save as many plastic food trays, I can turn some into mini props and even containers for odds and ends. But there is only so much you can hauled. What about those thick bubble wrapped items, you know the type, the ones you can cut an artery on when trying to open it.

How do others dispose of the so called 'unrecyclable plastic' 

You know you are getting old when...

Posted: 06/01/2014 at 20:00

...you walk down the high street and you are not given a flyer for the night club

or, when you now think Club 18-30 is the time to go to bed.

Stag beetle larvae

Posted: 06/01/2014 at 19:54

Hi Lizzie, glad to see Stag Beetles are still seen in France. I used to go birdwatching quite often at a place called 'Le Brenne' in Southern France.

First time I came across one, took me by surprise, then I started to get use to them. Could never manage to pick one up though.

Reducing the Noise from Road

Posted: 06/01/2014 at 15:32

Hi, I would go along to the local garden centre and see what they can advise.
They can show you different trees and hedges. And being local they could help you with what grows well in your local soil.

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