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Strictly 2016

Posted: 04/09/2016 at 15:53

Verdun - I never use smilies and they don't register with me.  The one you refer to looks more like Pinocchio growing his nose telling porkies than someone trying to be funny.   

Tess's dress choices do seem odd sometimes for someone with such a gorgeous figure.  Too much black too.   I rather like Claudia's jokey bits like the long jumper and am pleased to see her wearing fewer "tents" of late.  She too has a lovely figure and you don't have to show acres of bare flesh.  Discreet and elegant is far more sexy on both men and women IMHO.

Who put a rather rotund Ed Balls in horizontal stripes?   And wotsit Redknap in that pink thing?

Strictly 2016

Posted: 04/09/2016 at 13:21

If you haven't watched it properly you can't  have an informed opinion.

I suggest you record the news and watch it twice instead.

All the Strictly judges have a background in dance and performance so judge accordingly.  The 'nasty' one was actually very mellow and constructive in his comments last year and I have found in the past that those that get his scathing comments generally deserve them.

Bulbs for Autumn and winter

Posted: 04/09/2016 at 13:14

The leaves feed the bulbs so yes, removing them will kill them and taking off any flowers will stop them seeding.

Bulbs for Autumn and winter

Posted: 04/09/2016 at 13:01

Thanks for the tip.   I'll try it that way first.

They're growing round an old well in the middle of the front so not prolific but not staying either.    I'm getting a flame thrower just in case cos I don't like to use weedkillers unless it's really persistent nasty stuff.

I have some seeds of proper bluebells to try and don't want contamination.

Strictly 2016

Posted: 04/09/2016 at 12:34

See reply on t'other thread.   Celebrity is a fairly loose term these days and most of it goes over my head as I don't watch much TV and no soaps or sports.

Strictly is back!

Posted: 04/09/2016 at 12:29

That was explained last night - actors, singers, sports, TV presenters, politician........

If, like me, you don't watch sports, ITV or soaps you'd be hard pushed to recognise them.

Strictly 2016

Posted: 04/09/2016 at 11:58

Haven't heard of some of them but I like the look of a few Frank and expect some fun and some good dancing as the weeks progress..  

I just hope they take advantage of their 3 weeks of one to one lessons with a professional to produce a decent 90 seconds when they come back.  Doesn't seem too much to ask.

Can do without all the hype and padding but can't miss a week in case there is the odd early gem.

Bulbs for Autumn and winter

Posted: 04/09/2016 at 11:45

I spotted some Spanish bluebells in the new garden we're moving to soon.  They'll get nuked the minute they have enough greenery on to absorb some weedkiller.

Meanwhile, bulbs can planted in pots and kept cool but sheltered from frosts and then displayed or planted out where you have spaces and gaps next spring.   I leave all my bulbs in situ - snowdrops, crocuses, daffs, hyacinths, snowflakes, tulips, alliums, nectarospordums - and don't lift any once they're in the ground.  I only grow botanical tulips as the bigger hybrids don't do in my garden and I only try the botanicals in teh sunniest, best drained beds.  T

Strictly is back!

Posted: 04/09/2016 at 11:03

Predictably they gave the oldest lady to Anton - does he get paid extra? and some who should be the most relaxed about performing were the most nervous.   They put the skinny footballer's wife in a hideous long pink sack dress with fringing which promises well for wardrobe this year and have found a new professional male dancer who looks about 8 years old.

Never mind.  The pairing up show is always just a bit of hype with lots of padding.   Now the real work starts and, with any luck, they'll produce some proper dancing and some fun.

very old rose

Posted: 04/09/2016 at 10:52

Some of that old wood with no green stems is very thick so you may need to buy or borrow a pruning saw and some loppers to cut it out.   Leave any green stems with foliage on as they will be feeding the roots that will, as I said earlier, appreciate some bonemeal and a mulch for winter health.

You will be left with a rose that looks thin and bare but will have healthy stems and roots ready for normal pruning and feeding next spring.   You can also take cuttings form the existing green stems next spring as insurance just in case but it should respond well to the TLC and become a very healthy, floriferous rose over the next couple of years.

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