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Creosote

Posted: 31/01/2014 at 17:15

So did my father-in-law - bit like using Wrights coal-tar soap when I was a kid - lovely smells ( but in moderation, I suppose - wouldn't like Annie8's problems with the smell from next door!)

Creosote

Posted: 31/01/2014 at 17:02

Creosote, whilst having a noxious smell and toxic properties, was more effective at protecting outdoor wood than most modern paint-type substitutes - it also enhanced the texture of the grain of fences and sheds to advantage.

I now use something called Creocote, which is oil-based - it soaks into the wood like creosote, and the smell is a less strong version of creosote, and only lingers for 24 hours at most. 

New to gardening and forum

Posted: 29/01/2014 at 17:12

Welcome Wendy - next time I am in Town, meeting friends at Hays Galleria, I must pop by and see what you have achieved! Good luck in your efforts.

HELLO FORKERS!

Posted: 24/01/2014 at 23:21

The wild (very wild) haggi have managed to cross the Tamar and have invaded Cornwall - Punkdoc is quite obviously, and wisely, hiding from them 

HELLO FORKERS!

Posted: 24/01/2014 at 17:21

Looking good Dove - I'll be there!

HELLO FORKERS!

Posted: 24/01/2014 at 17:01

Adnams is a lovely beer from Southwold, in Suffolk. When in Cornwall there are many good local beers - Doombar ( named after the sandbank between Rock and Padstow) and made by Sharps of Rock. Also the beers made by St.Austell brewery - Tribute, or Admirals Ale, named Worlds Best Beer in 2010 and 2011.

There are many small breweries dotted around, and a good time can be had checking out the best beers ( whilst checking out the best oggies ) - I'm sure Verdun could be persuaded without too much effort!

Methinks it's time to pay a visit to my Sister down there - soooooooon!

Today I feel so happy....

Posted: 24/01/2014 at 10:20

Thanks everybody! 

HELLO FORKERS!

Posted: 24/01/2014 at 10:19

All wild haggi are called Jimmy. The whiskey-sodden hunters can be heard down in the valleys, as they run around the mist-covered hills, crying ' see you Jimmy !'

We need some wild haggi down in Cornwall - they might scare off some of the Emmets!

 

Today I feel so happy....

Posted: 23/01/2014 at 17:03

I am happy - daughter was told by her consultants that following her operation two weeks ago, and six months of chemotherapy,there is now no trace of her tumour, and the surrounding tissue is clear. In a months time she will start a four week course of radio-therapy, but things look so much better than they did last summer.

Snowdrops are coming out all over the garden, a few bumble bees are floating around the porch, and all the little birds are re-appearing - a bit early to say it, and probably tempting fate, but I can almost smell spring!

Good Evening FORKERS

Posted: 22/01/2014 at 21:40

Welcome back Brumbull 

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