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Which subjects............

Posted: 11/01/2016 at 11:00

My understanding on joining this forum was that other discussions were to take place in the potting shed, a place for having a cupper and natter as gardeners do. For some reason talk back has become the chat column, why?

Sitting here whilst Granddaughter Phoebe granddad sits me, Daughter is having a new bathroom fitted so arrived here early and has now gone shopping whilst Phoebe six (so she keeps telling me) looks after me, already asked if I want her to make me a cup of tea? I rather think kettles and children do not mix.

Morning Verdun as Phoebe would say, what is all the fuss?




Compassion yes....but get real folksThe

Posted: 10/01/2016 at 12:18

"Whoa there" Verdun is allowed to air his thoughts, this is still a free country and one of the reasons right or wrong I spent years in the forces to keep it so. We are all allowed to respond in our own way although threats of dire consequence defeat the object being free to speak. It is not Verduns fault our mamby pamby Government tries to anesthetize us all into accepting we should bow down to strange rights in the name of Religion of any kind, we have our own religious concepts and live to them those coming in should accept this and act accordingly.

Now having aired my views this is a gardening thread and should be kept as that Politics belong elsewhere, thank you for listening.


Compassion yes....but get real folksThe

Posted: 10/01/2016 at 11:24

The world was made by refugee's. the exodus from Africa many times, the Americas Australia New Zealand where many of my relatives live, it would not be the world we know without mass migrations. What happened in Koln and many city's in Europe was bad although many of our city's would see the same during the madness of New Year, our Newcastle girls would just give them a hard knee in their soft places that rapidly cools them down.

The local Garden Centre has several people from abroad and the one with the most agricultural knowledge is from Poland, she certainly knows her stuff. My widow cleaners are Polish polite and very good at what they do, we cannot stop it so live with it and let us get on with gardening. Not today though cold wet muggy so the kitchen it is.


Anyone done any gardening today?

Posted: 10/01/2016 at 10:44

Walked up the drive took a look, walked back down, made more tea. Cold wet miserable, will concentrate on cooking lunch in warm kitchen, pork today.


Any tips for growing rice?

Posted: 09/01/2016 at 10:51

Nice one David, on a run up the Durham Road Thursday fields normally full of sheep were all under water, I thought, now Salmon are back in the Tees we could run fish farms, any advice on that?


Strictly is back!

Posted: 07/01/2016 at 10:45

PP, first thing i learned as a very young cadet, the passing of messages. Send reinforcements i am going to advance became, send three and fourpence i am going to a dance, you never forgot it.


Strictly is back!

Posted: 06/01/2016 at 22:54

Good advice Obelixx only I bought a new TV last summer. Then an oven washer and new car now a table, there is no point in hanging back so may as well have a nice oak one for the TV. I cannot take it with me and my lot tell me to spend it on myself. That will complete the cycle the new bathroom kitchen and refurnished the conservatory, I think that is a full cover. I think there is still three and fourpence left in the bank so will look and see.


Strictly is back!

Posted: 06/01/2016 at 13:45

Obelixx indeed you are right, problem my glass tv table now looks out of place as everything else is oak. I will not tell Pam until ready to buy one.


Strictly is back!

Posted: 06/01/2016 at 12:44

Should have mentioned now the owner of new solid oak table, Daughter took me to shop said that is the table we picked, "err" sorry dear I said a round one that opens and there it is right next to your choice. We did all the tests girl said you can have that one if you wish deal done and away home. Daughter, one thing about you dad you never dither, in job done and out. What other way is there?


Strictly is back!

Posted: 06/01/2016 at 11:57

Darcy could stagger all round the floor and still get tens from me as David says Phawwww.


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