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Before the darkness

Posted: Today at 00:50
Isn't it time we dumped all this wartime do-dar. Oh how us Brits love to dwell in the past. Let's live todat....today. Not yesteryear.

Leaf mould

Posted: Today at 00:45
Hi Mike.
To be honest. I doubt if there is a satisfactory answer/solution to your question. Each of the answers given, are in fact true, however it seems that you are looking for perhaps more instant results. From practical experience. I would suggest. Gathering up the leaves, then when digging by hand and not using a cultivator. As you dig, lift and forward the spitful, then line the spcae with the leaves. The the next row, you will bury the leaves and so on. This way, the whole process is more accellerated and in a short time the leaves ahave decomposed and ALL the nutrients are back in the soil. Partial storing and rotting etc can be of use. When appropriate the mulch can be applied. Just a point. The general composition of beech leaves, make them amongst the longest rotters. The best leaves for mulches and compost will always remain the oak..the common oak, Quercus rubor. Otherwise you might try hawthorn and elder, mthese decay much faster.

YOUR view of music over the years.

Posted: Yesterday at 23:55
Perhaps strange, but most everyday music never appealed to me at the time. Now, compared to much present bits and bobs, I quite like some of it.
My taste is very wide. [go say it. Big mouth] The 60's era mostly was love ballards, and being as I got married in 1962, the songs served a purpose. Nice to see another member likes Lanza. I have and enjoy the big bands, Miller, Dorsey and Co. Military bands also tempt my ears. Classical and semi classical. The Shadows are still amongst my most played. Probably due to the fact I knew them personally. I love piano music, and the type of music that to me, takes me on a journey. Nat King Cole is a favourite. Especially 'When I fall in love'. When our first daughter was born. I requested to be played on the hospital radio. The words stayed with us. Then I had it played at my wife's funeral. There wasn't a dry eye around. Even now as I type, my windows are misting up. So what better words to close with.

YOUR view of music over the years.

Posted: Yesterday at 00:54
Salino. Please! Why all this Mr Allen? Jokenly, will you be addressing me soon as Prof. Back t the subject. I must confess. During younger years. I considered Pessley as a greasy yank. Then as time passed, and perhaps as my Valerie liked his renditions. YES, he really had it. The lyrics of his songs and the geneneral get it together. Compared to most of todays songs etc. So be it. Salino. Please drop the Mr. You make me sound like a consultant.

Impressions of the posters here

Posted: Yesterday at 00:36
So. Perhaps time to say goodnight.

Impressions of the posters here

Posted: 23/10/2014 at 22:12
Gran. Thanks.

Pauline 7. Out of the two. Brian Blessed and me. I have a much softer voice.

hornbeam hedge questions

Posted: 23/10/2014 at 00:42
My dear friend Dovefrom above has most respectfully reminded me of a few points. As a Gent. May I offer my apologies respecting my advice etc. I had not fully read the deatils etc. So perhaps the scoreboard might read. Experts. 0 Team 1

So sorry.. Mike.

Worries & troubles that affect Forum friends.

Posted: 23/10/2014 at 00:33
Great thread. Thank you.
Well Mike called in at the medical center today. Hi, are my blood test reprts in plese. Mike Allen.. Yes Mike. Good news. The doctor has read the report and marked it as no further action . Wowee. As usual this old fella had to have a joke. So sweet receptionist. This, sadly means. We wont be seeing each other for a while. Thank you so much. Take care ladies, keep smiling. Following my cancer ops. The GP had noticed abnormal ferrins in my blood. Too much Iron. He thought at the time it might be due to the upset and inbalance of the cancer. Thankfully I have the all clear, not only on the cancer but also the blood problems.

Impressions of the posters here

Posted: 23/10/2014 at 00:23
Becs. The purpose of a beard is to.. Save some for later. wink.

YOUR view of music over the years.

Posted: 23/10/2014 at 00:16
Thanks to the author of the books thread, well done. This is what we need more of. Each getting involved. So friends. How a bout this thread. Perhaps we might include our favourite tunes. The time period, our choice of music and how it affected us, then and now. So be it. Crying into your pillow or dancing the night away. Using a pop star of whenever to convey your thoughts and feelings to a loved one. C'mon, let's talk.
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Fantastic site.

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Talk about daylight robbery!

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Makes you Wonder!

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A Wee Bit Cooler

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