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Posted: 28/08/2012 at 15:04

Right then Kate CCTV is very easy to fool, put a screen up in front of his camera with a rolling video of an empty garden then go in disguised of course, how about the Grim Reaper with a chain saw instead of a scythe and hack it to bits. A loud recording of P Mc (ex Beatle) should make him put ear muffs on, it certainly makes me reach for mine. The scene of devastation should have him thinking the wrath of Odin has hit him.
On the other hand for a small fee I could arrive at midnight with my cross cut saw and fell the lot, I am a big lad, he would think twice, Frank Chaos Mayhem being my middle names.


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Posted: 28/08/2012 at 14:03
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Frank I appreciate what you are saying about pots, but some of my issues are his ignoring the boundary between his and my garden, he told me one day that he had planted the roses in my front garden, I was so flabergasted I could not reply.

I have custard creams but no cake

Kate I am speechless at the fact you were too flabbergasted to say anything, all I can think is you were in shock. Chop out the roses (after flowering of course) and sling them over his Russian Vines then plant Japanese Knot weed or Bamboo that will make him move on, mind it could take the rest of your life getting rid of it when he goes.
They do say we can do as we wish in our own garden so burying a bootle of killer with a drip feed top on his vine root should do something.


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Posted: 28/08/2012 at 11:02

Russian vine roots do not usually go deep they travel, when mine came out I found tangles of root twenty feet away, I followed it from the plant out of curiosity.
It was on stony ground so if Kate has some nice soft earth it is probably winding round like a coil.
I have a huge bed of Japanese Anemone that started life next door on a north facing fence and crept through to my side south facing, they now have none at all. They are all in bloom at the moment and I love them but they are also invasive. As that side is stony ground it holds them in check although if they ever cross the drive they will take off so I watch them.


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Posted: 28/08/2012 at 10:18

Sorry I could not bore you all to tears yesterday with ancient history it was the usual three falls day with this site on holiday weekends, to day it was back to normal.
Russian Vine is a brute, I put one on the stony side of the drive to cover a wall and it did but only in summer then I discovered its rope like roots had wandered right along and into my Herb area so out it came along with yards of root which had wandered all over the place, it will certainly suck up any moisture around.
Kate you will never grow anything there so put your plants in pots after covering the strip of soil with gravel.
I see we are going to get Wartime Farm, some of us had a field day with Edwardian farm and this is more in our lifetime so we will see.


What's the weather like in your area?

Posted: 28/08/2012 at 10:05

Posh M'dear, never ever been one of life's unfortunates and today when I switched on pressed favourites and straight to latest mail, IT'S THEM.
WE have blue sky fluffy cloud it is warm and this morning when I opened the East facing curtains I was blinded by the sun, that was 06:45am. The windows are open and Conservatory doors, if this is summers last fling then enjoy it I say. By the way the box at the side Saying the weather in Stockton on Tees has it right???
The road is empty of cars so the unfortunates are at work Posh, I can relax as Daughter brought the new steamer yesterday and vanished into the bathroom, Kitchen, Conservatory and every other room with a hard floor or tiles in a cloud of steam. I keep the place clean but it certainly put a shine on things, something that works.


What's the weather like in your area?

Posted: 27/08/2012 at 22:56

I never sign out and have it on my favourites so I just hit the button.
Late Saturdays Sundays and Bank holidays I hit the button and it comes up but at the beginning of the thread which in the case of some can be 4000 from the current postings.  It can also take a long time to get into the thing and then that advert covers the top.
I did sort out an update today which had me tearing my hair out and at the moment bring up the thread then at the top of the page press "go to latest unread message", this seems to work where as normally it takes me there without the hassle. See what tomorrow brings when they are back in the office.

It has not been a good day apart from a few hours sun this morning from then on we had wind storms rain storms and it got quite cold, every one back at work tomorrow so it is bound to be fine.



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Posted: 27/08/2012 at 14:22

Had the best of three falls with this board today, it would only give me the first ten pages no matter what I did. Signed in again after a tussle with the password and still having trouble, every holiday weekend I have the same problems.

The box at the side says Stockton on Tees light rain, "err no" full blown storm after a sunny morning, I had to lash granddaughters sunflower to a bigger stake as it was getting blasted. I took photo's for her to take to school although if she is here tomorrow will take one showing the flower is a lot taller than her, that should impress the Teacher.


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Posted: 26/08/2012 at 22:25

Indeed Penninepetal from a very early age. Mother and Father were competition dancers and I went with them to the local hall when the Baby sitter said I was evil.
Sit there don't move I did not need be told that I was mesmerised, the lights music and the smoothly gliding dancers. Being tall there was always some lady would get me up between the main dancing so by age 14 i was the MC at the Cadet dances and leading them off as we did back then.
Danced all over the place, met my late wife at a dance as we all did, the Palais Glide was one of those wartime dances allowing none dancers to dance in line to a simple set of repeat steps.
Danced the Waltz in Vienna on an empty floor surrounded by a milling crowd, I can only think they thought Joan and I part of the cabaret, we got applauded so must have looked OK.
Only dancing I do now is hopping around on one foot using unfamiliar bad language.


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Posted: 26/08/2012 at 16:43

"Hm" words beginning with "F" I know a few, Floribunda, Felicity, Flophouse and fig roll. It was not expected that the WO1 (me) would swear at the inept dancing called drill being performed by the young people whose heads were buried in the next Pop concert or a Naafi rock bun. When I had suffered enough a loud, very loud bellow of "Yer g'at moose feather pluckers" would bring them to a worried halt, and if I got very mad it would be "Yer G'at load of jumped up never come down black enamelled manure shifters" but they knew better than get me that mad. So we would get the three minutes of concentration they were capable off, they soon learned.

Lunch long over, chicken carcase in stock pot with veg on simmer, soup with the squash I roasted tomorrow, the last breast saved for a sandwich, waste ye not want ye not as my old Mum would say.

Well Songs of praise, love a good sing a long, Country File, Inspector Gently, it is in our area so we can pick marks off it.
PalaisGlide came about having three falls with the BBC over my old name for some reason, had five goes blocked each time and happened to be looking at a photo on the electronic frame of me dancing the Palais Glide with two WVS ladies on leave in Port Said, wrote it down was accepted and logged in before I could change my mind, so are world shattering decisions made.


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Posted: 26/08/2012 at 09:58

Morning all, I thought I had the weather thread by mistake all this talk of rain. Just posted on there because as usual the forecasters just cannot give an over all picture of our area, far too many variants from "Rains" Hills across the river Tees along the coast to us on the rise up to Durham and out over the Dales to Penninepetal.
My son lives in the vale of York and tells me they get frost before most other people, they also get more heat though when it is warm like today.
Better shut down for awhile and get lunch away, finish the work I started then with luck sit and warm my toes in the garden, probably end up hopping round on one foot pulling weeds.


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