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Posted: 29/11/2014 at 22:51
Over the past few days, I have had my computer give up the ghost. Online my shall we say my forum love life has been destroyed. My computer totally gave up. So I had to connect and use my reserve. My oldie served me well using XP Pro. Now I have Win 7 At this point I welcome support. For instance. Win Xp had an email address book. Now trying to emiail anyone. I have a mystery course. Help.

Black Friday bargains

Posted: 29/11/2014 at 22:40
Yet once again our cousins across the pond have scored one against us. What is it with the Brits. We so often take all theses things,hook line and sinker. Lets face it. Our seasonal calendar. The usual festivity periods. Out come the easter eggs etc then the summer hols, followed by what? Halloween, another US export. The Xmas. Please try and see where I am coming from. Britain educates so many, then those one leave our shores for the US. Then we brits buy back. Sorry even as a scientist to me the basic formulation just doesen't equate.

To cut everything down, or leave.

Posted: 29/11/2014 at 22:27
Hey friends. Surely enough is enough. OK if we were all seated around and could see each others faces. Yes it would be great. However on the internet things are different. Can we perhaps return to some kind of respect etc, and not jump on the bandwagon to shout down a fellow member. I have noticed that on occasions certain members only contribute to shout down contribute to jump on the bandwagon.

To cut everything down, or leave.

Posted: 29/11/2014 at 22:19
Hey you lot. No I don't frequent pubs as my dear friend Dove once implied in relation to the forum and real life. I admit I take a tipple of single malt late in the evening and that's it. For one and all. I am not a boozer so can we please stop all this hic etc.

What do you have left to do in the garden this year?

Posted: 29/11/2014 at 22:15
Yes even though we have had some good weather and at time soggy days Bringing down to a personal stage. Sad to say, I underwent hospitalisation for cancer. No probs. I was declared due to surgery etc as fine. However I now find myself in a kind of mystery dream. As most members are aware Horticulture is my life. In short now.. Excuse the expletives but. Sod it. Meaning Mike has suddenly lost interest.

deleting od posts

Posted: 29/11/2014 at 22:09
Perhaps off course as usual but. OK in my case. I post late at night and usually fighting tiredness, OK Dove. Hands up, I usually take a tipple at bedtime. I subscribe to a police form and at one time the format was Home Office. Then it changed. Now, even now ages after posting a comment one is able to edit or even delete ones post. So as some might take it. Mike posts. Then in the morning, when the tiredness has passed and a re-read, one can touch up the post. All this IT is leaving far behind.

To cut everything down, or leave.

Posted: 28/11/2014 at 23:49
Friends and forum family. Mike has been overtaken by various posts. Please bare with me. I have been quoted as staring a thread, and in most case a valid one. The following many responses. Mike turns up some 24 hrs later. This is the state of affairs. So Mike is and has been retired from paid employment for a long time.. I have continued to study and learn. I have gained various fellowships etc and ordinary membership to various horticultural based organisation. This is costing loads. Believe me to have letters after ones name, in my case costs me around ??300.00 per year. Gemma Dove and others have a more fixation on horticulture. So the midnight vampire. Hey I like that. So Mike only logs on around Nine PM. Lets solve the problem. First and foremost. Mike is now single and a widower. Yes I admit I am now a lonely old so and so. Yes I have found some TLC from a forum member. What might develop is anyones guess. That is confidential between us. As a challenge. Dare any member suggest names etc. Mike is despite being long retired still very busy. I have my home to care for, then the basics washing ironing etc plus shopping
and as
most ladies know a vast array of tasks Then I have my own bits and bobs etc. I usually log on around 9pm. I check my emails and reply straight away. To me The computer is an aid, not a master. No I don't sit around with the computer on and chi-chat. My dear forum friends whatever you may think of me. I trust and love you all. No Mike is not some weirdo. Mike only wishes to help.

dwarf raspberries

Posted: 28/11/2014 at 23:15
So Ekay welcome to the old farts group. To be honest I am not a fruit man...perhaps at time a bit fruity..joke. In my employment days, I did have to contend with several soft fruits. To be honest, nothing was labelled so much had to be played so to speak, by ear. Forgive me but I am inclined to link alpine strawberries to this subject. Then to basics. Surely the grower and final eater must decide. Yes great tribute is paid to the opinions of many masterful gardeners. At the end of the day. You the grower has to decide. Is it worth my effort or not. Kindest regards. Mike.

To cut everything down, or leave.

Posted: 28/11/2014 at 23:02
Hey ho!. A slight wandering off track.. So control.. Vampire calling. jolly forum members at angels one five.
So our course has changed. Well done. Hey all this peeing on the compost heap. A few months back, had I done that, I would have had the brightest red compost on record. Ladies please, it is now nearing the end of November. Winter drawers on. Back to AT and others. Geoff was such a great guy. He reminded me of a personal friend. Always there to help and aside from his skills, he always, somehow managed to as it were, transmit a certain empathy and TLC. Great guy, sadly missed. Alan, yes he has worked hard, he has been a Kew student, and our host Daniel knows all about times at Kew. I took a peek at Wikipedia about Alan. Wowee. this bloke has his finger in so many pies. Actually my eldest daughter Kerry met him whilst he was buying ducks etc for his pond. She mentioned she had an ancient Blue Peter book that featured him.. He signed it and at the same time comment on the tatty condition. On the odd occasion of seeing his TV show. I somehow had admiration for him then on the other hand, I was a bit grieved. In all honesty I think that the media is somewhat responsible. It is not only individuals such as Alan, but sports personalities etc. Suddenly they are snatched out of their realm and given high spots on TV. What can I say?

Once again. SORRY.

Posted: 27/11/2014 at 23:28
Friends and fellow gardeners. So, Mike has fallen short once again. Various post migh suggest I pack it in. Friends please bare with me. OK I might at vtimes post in somewhat cryptic manner.. I am sorry.. For those who questionmy whereabouts during the day. I have vowed that the coputer and the net, in no way are to dominate my life. My day.Get outv of bed. Kettle on and a cuppa. Shower and get dressed. Two slices in the toaster. By now cuppa number three. Then Clear the sink. Folloewd by a clean vac of the flat. This also include the washing machine. Must have a clean bed and undies.. Zara, no, I haven't yet had probs with mixing coloureds. Then shopping. Thenevening dinner. A briefspell taking in the BBC news and NCSI on ch.31. The to thecomputer. I have to admit by this time Nine pm. M|ike enjoys a tipple, Then the world opens up.. Thee ar only two forum site I visit. A police site and this. As i have always posted. This forum is great. The members are great... Friends his is something special. I confide in you. This oldie is suddenly obsesed with having made friends.special friends with a forum member. So sad to say.. Our minds think alike, yet there is such adiference in our ages. She is such abeautiful lady. In adition. December tends to wake up so many sad memries for me. OK. I came along onthe 28th. Sad to say.. My mum and dd and much beloved sister died in December. However whatever this post might convey. At the moment Mike is very much dowm. Very sad and lonely.

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