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You wont believe our favorite telly programs.

Posted: 02/12/2013 at 22:46

We used to watch Butterflies - starred among others, Wendy Craig, who we see regularly shopping in town - very nice lady.

My favourite was, and still is, Auf Wiedersehn Pet - such a well balanced cast.

What can be killing off my plants?

Posted: 29/11/2013 at 20:04

Are you all perhaps using horse manure from a local stables, or compost that hasbeen made using it? Previous threads have discussed how modern Pyalid herbicides used in fields, and ultimately ending up in hay and straw, have caused wholesale damage to crops?

Buried treasure

Posted: 29/11/2013 at 16:49

I unearthed a beautiful Victorian water pump at my old allotment - apparently the water table is only a few feet down and before water was piped to the site, the old gardeners dug their own wells to provide water. The pump is now a great feature in my patio garden!

When our road was properly made up a few years ago, in a pile of earth at the roadside, I found several dozen Georgian/Victorian bottles, some quite valuable. It was apparently the site of a pond,opposite a long-gone pub, and people supposedly used to throw their pots,pans, and bottles into the pond!  It was a lovely reminder of days long gone.

 

 

 

Good Evening FORKERS

Posted: 28/11/2013 at 19:29

Thanks for your thoughts on the other thread Brumbull ; we intend to have a brilliant Christmas, and the little 'uns will be spoiled rotten ( as usual, of course! ).

Have a safe and enjoyable trip Saturday!

Positive thoughts and silly things for the tough times

Posted: 28/11/2013 at 19:04

Thanks again everybody 

Positive thoughts and silly things for the tough times

Posted: 27/11/2013 at 22:30

Thanks folks. It's like life has been in suspended animation for months, and today's news is so so encouraging. As you say Verdun, Christmas is back on the menu for us, and Stacey. My daughters two little ones, aged 4 and 6,will get back to normal for a while - they have been so supportive and loving towards her, and I know the whole thing has had a profound effect on the 6 year old - he is very sensitive, and picked up on things, and looked them up on the Internet - but he stayed strong, and he certainly will enjoy Christmas!

Positive thoughts and silly things for the tough times

Posted: 27/11/2013 at 21:55

I celebrated with the real thing tonight, fresh up from Padstow - my daughter is suffering from breast cancer, and despiteone more session of chemo to come next week, this morning her consultant says her lump seems to have disappeared - she will have a lumpectomy on 7th January, but doctors are surprised at the results of her chemotherapy, which was the strongest they could give her. So, we and her two little 'uns are happy tonight - things are looking positive. Best wishes , and hope, to anyone else out there who is suffering.

Lawn scarifiers and rakers

Posted: 27/11/2013 at 21:07

I agree with both Forester and Dove, great exercise, but like Lyn my lawns are a bit too big - there are too many other jobs in the garden that need attention, and sometimes time is at a premium!

My sister lives down your way Lyn - near Beaworthy - and strangely enough she uses a Draper to tend her very large lawns, so perhaps I will check a Draper out a little more closely!

Lawn scarifiers and rakers

Posted: 27/11/2013 at 16:40

My Qualcast scarifier has just given up the ghost - it was very good at its job, but I found the collection box a pain - loose fitting, and grass bits kept falling out the sides. 

Have any of you out there got any recommendations, or strong feelings for or against any particular makes - would welcome your input.

Presents I've been given that I really really like

Posted: 24/11/2013 at 20:35

Some of my best presents have been flying lessons, in gliders and little Cessna's. But the best present was a surprise flight in a 65- year old De Havilland sea-plane when we were in Vancouver. We took off from the Harbour and flew over the Rockies, with me at the controls for 5 minutes, and finally flew right round the City, and landed on what is effectively the Pacific Ocean. My wife hates water, and there were times when I thought she would pass out, but she loved it! .......or so she said!

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Today I feel so happy....

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