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Mark 1963

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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 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.

I wish I did not like biscuits so much

Posted: 06/01/2014 at 15:13

Is it me, or do others take a packet of biscuits and a soft drink down to the potting shed to get you through a hard morning/day in the garden.

I look out of the window on a Saturday morning and think, yes I can do this and that today, but first a trip to the village shop for a bottle of coke, diet of course and a pack of choc digestives.

Stag beetle larvae

Posted: 06/01/2014 at 10:04

I never realised they were rare in the UK, I use to see them all the time in France. Mine, that was a few years ago now.

Need help with Forum techie stuff

Posted: 05/01/2014 at 21:51

hi all, panic over. I gave the extension as .com instead of, DOH!

Growing plants is much simpler. All set up now!

Need help with Forum techie stuff

Posted: 05/01/2014 at 19:36

I have just changed my email address in my settings, it says I have to 'validate'. I click on it to send to my new email address, nothing has appeared yet. So it says having trouble, click here and enter validate number. WHAT NUMBER! ARRGHH!.

I cannot see my messages now because of these 'validate' thing!

FREE seeds to a good home

Posted: 05/01/2014 at 16:57

hi all

that's the offer closed now, I had a large responds. All seeds spoken for

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2015, here we come!

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Movie quotes

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apple id

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non flowering hebe

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I cannot wait for the first frost

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