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Monty Don

Posted: 12/04/2013 at 10:50

And that folks is why I like Monty, he tells it as it is being there to advise new and old gardeners he told them it was no good planting out yet.
In my neck of the woods visiting the local Nursery the shelves were bare, a gardener said they had held back on seed sowing this year and would not put stuff out to frost.
I will sow seed, it will come when the frosts are finished and be there late into Autumn, meanwhile we have established plants bushes and trees so stick some pots into the bare patches with flowers in them and change when the flowers finish. Old gardeners know all the tricks so let us tell the young ones how.

Frank.

MOB rants

Posted: 12/04/2013 at 10:41

Blackest (I wrote backrest not thinking) I keep my son well away from my laptop, it takes me a day to find everything if he has been on it, my grandson is not too bad it only takes me half a day to get back.
He was in computing in the RAF then worked for the MOD where they had to invent computers then program them for specific jobs some to do with rocketry. If you could see his computer wall, and that is what it is, made up from old bits and pieces mixed with the latest stuff, it was him who offhandedly said the Acer would do what I wanted?
Cinnamon added to Honey is a good cure all. Chrome has me puzzled so I stick to what I know and learnt at Computer school where I mastered the Apple and loved it, do not think they are worth so much more than a normal computer is all.
As to my Granddaughters and their up to date icky phones, they are talking to me and their thumbs going twenty to the dozen, I said future generations will be born with two long thumbs and no fingers. One was watching me on the laptop and commented, Granddad you use all your fingers to type? "err" yes what other way is there? Oh well they are the future and welcome to it as far as I am concerned.

Frank.

MOB rants

Posted: 11/04/2013 at 22:50

Blackest started with a desk top then a Dell that gave me four years and is still being used as back up by my Daughter. The Toshiba has given five years service with nothing serious going wrong, it is just too slow now.
Son runs Linux for research and work, I write reams on History local and national when asked plus making a complete history of the family for the family so a good keyboard essential. do not use glasses apart from bad light so not worried about screen pixels.
Those ipod things go mad when I touch them, Daughter handed it to me to see some photo's they vanished quick time.
I am not in a rush now as the power cord works everything although the batteries are duff will wait for the sales and go with Toshiba again, there are a couple of 17.5 screen with plenty of storage on the £400 + Mark but this one was marked down £90 when I bought it as a new version was coming out, could work again at the right time.
My Mobile a clam shell five years old pay as you go will stay with me until it dies, I was the only one getting a signal when we were in Scotland among the hills, the modern go mad touch everything at X£ a month had to rely on me.

Frank.

MOB rants

Posted: 11/04/2013 at 17:19

Acer was just looking and the replies say it all. My current one is Toshiba on Vista which I love, certainly an improvement over windows 7, still it is five years old which in Laptop terms warrants a telegram from the Queen.
Back to Toshiba I think although no rush now I am back on line, had HP in my office so many years ago now we had to reinforce the desk big ugly and to me a waste of time and paper
At computer school I used the Apple as no one else would go on it, thought it a wonderful machine and program but why so costly compared with other well known names.
Will wait for the sales when the children are back at school, mine are away caravanning in the Lake District.

Frank.

MOB rants

Posted: 11/04/2013 at 14:06

Back again, sent for new power cord Tuesday, £20 plus postage, arrived today plugged in and away. Still going to buy a new one though, this is old and slow like me, looking at Acer, anyone got one and comments.
Read through the thread thought I was on the wrong thread, I arrived at Secondary School on crutches and a big pot on my leg so got a good bullying, two weeks later Mother got a letter from the head master, tell your son to stop using his crutches as deadly weapons, end of being bullied.
In the forces you stand up to be counted even though your guts turn to water all good practice to supervise the ICI heavy squads and worse still the Office girls.
Rant today is that Easterly wind when will it turn away? the weather forecast says warmer, last night was frost and today bitter.

Frank.

MOB rants

Posted: 09/04/2013 at 17:24

Blackest, my laptop is coming up five and nearly full even though I put stuff on disc. I saw a flicker of life a minute ago so came on fast.
The batteries are dying, the power cable has a fracture somewhere and compared with modern laptops mine is heavy so new it will be after all I cannot take it with me and I saved some money towards it with shifting my house insurance.
If this was a horse I would have to shoot it.

Frank. (made it, I hope)

MOB rants

Posted: 09/04/2013 at 13:05

Fairygirl/Daughter, I keep getting a flicker on the thing then it cuts out so this may not go.
Looking for mid-range with more speed as I write for the local libraries History plus putting it all down for the Grandchildren to read some day, the printer gets red hot.
Already won half the cost, changed my house and contents insurance this morning saving £247 a year, the old insurance did not even ask why i was leaving them after all those years.
Hope to be up and running soon.

Frank.

MOB rants

Posted: 09/04/2013 at 10:20

To my friends (that is if I have any) I will be off air awhile.
My laptop has taken a turn for the worse and very hit and miss at the moment.
Part ordered although looking to buy new, there is so much choice I am taking my time.
Will be back sometime.

Frank.

What's the weather like in your area?

Posted: 09/04/2013 at 10:15

Stockton Dull and cold.

My last report for a while as laptop on the blink, posting hit and miss.
New part ordered although looking at new ones, it is a minefield, too much choice.

May be gone a while Frank.

mulching advice please

Posted: 07/04/2013 at 23:16

Raw wood chips take the Nitrogen out of the soil and if fresh contain natural retarders, as Bob says add a bit at a time to the compost heap or the black bags and forget it for a while.
I start my new compost heap by throwing woody sticks into the base, this allows air in at the bottom to circulate up and rots the wood down. I am using one heap and filling the other so it has time.
Once tried wood chip many years ago and regretted it never did that again,

Frank

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