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Latest posts by Pentillie

MOB rants

Posted: 16/06/2013 at 18:42

Frank, I clean our shower with white vinegar, leave it to soak for a couple of minutes, then clean off with a rubber window scraper, and polish off with balled-up kitchen roll - always seems to work well. Certainly all the bathroom and kitchen sprays seem ineffective - just like most of the garden sprays and powders nowadays. Shall we blame it on Health and Safety or the EU?

Good Evening FORKERS

Posted: 08/06/2013 at 21:26

Thought of everyone working in their gardens today - I was taking it easy by the riverside, glass of wine, soaking up the hot sun, and enjoying watching the Marlow Town Regatta  Poor old rowers looked knackered, don't know how Steve Redgrave stuck it for so many years!

Back to reality, and the allotment,tomorrow!

What's the weather like in your area?

Posted: 08/06/2013 at 21:18

Lovely sunny day in Marlow in the Chilterns - today and tomorrow is the annual Town Regatta and the weather was perfect! The town looked great, full of ladies in their long,summer dresses, and the men in their blazers and straw hats - all very much an Edwardian picture 

drat and curses to this hot sunny weather

Posted: 08/06/2013 at 10:30

Don't you go putting the Evil Eye on the weather Verdun! I will be having lunch at The Tinners Arms, Zennor, this coming Wednesday, so if the weather's c..p I will know who to blame  ..... and we know where you live (ish!)

Good Evening FORKERS

Posted: 07/06/2013 at 09:37

Another name I haven't seen for ages is Brumbull, but I don't always manage to check the different conversations, so perhaps he's still around.

Good Evening FORKERS

Posted: 06/06/2013 at 00:04

I seem to remember reading that eupatorium can be poisonous to sheep and horses, and if eaten by cattle can affect their milk and cause sickness in humans who drink it. 

Whilst it's a striking plant perhaps we should exercise caution if growing it in a rural environment.

MOB rants

Posted: 05/06/2013 at 10:08

Sorry to return to this subject, but this morning's rant is the Post Office - again!

The postman has just delivered another pile of junk-mail, most of it the same as delivered over the last two days - in three days I have amassed nearly an inch of paper! With this junk there were several letters, two dated 27th and 28th May - one was to remind me that my car insurance was due to expire on 1st June ( lucky I had renewed elsewhere!)

I know that the argument is that the Post Office need the junk-mail service to help provide a decent postal system, but a decent postal system is not what I'm receiving at the moment. Then the local Council is constantly nagging us to ensure that every last bit of 'our' rubbish is properly sorted - I'm b......d if I'm going to sort out the Post Office rubbish - it's all just gone in the local postbox for them to dispose of!

drat and curses to this hot sunny weather

Posted: 05/06/2013 at 09:31

Tell them to keep the heating on next week down there, Verdun! 

drat and curses to this hot sunny weather

Posted: 04/06/2013 at 22:45

This time next week I'm in Cornwall, staying at Pentillie Castle for a few days - I hope Verdun's wish for rain and cold isn't granted by Fairygirl's  Cornish cousins!

Today I feel so happy....

Posted: 27/05/2013 at 10:52

It was great FG ......... Red kites have to be the most striking bird of prey I've ever seen - their mainly red colour,with black wings, flashes of white,are really highlighted when they circle in bright sunshine. Yesterday the weather was perfect - warm, sunny, breezy. I would think that in my part of the Chilterns they are now one of the most common birds. Yesterday was a good day for wildlife, with a few Brimstone butterflies in the garden, and in the evening, the blue butterflies appeared - they like the fir trees we have.

Discussions started by Pentillie

To-do lists

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Lost,stolen or strayed?

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Mind your own business

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Brussels sprouts

Blown sprouts 
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Today I feel so happy....

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Horticultural plastics

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Fruit and veg ripeness

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Toadstools on lawn

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Sheep it or Slug gone

Feed and slug deterrent 
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