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Latest posts by Pentillie

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!

words

Posted: 23/11/2013 at 21:19

It shouldn't offend anybody unless you understand the Gaelic language!

MORNING FORKERS

Posted: 21/11/2013 at 19:31

Return of the Wanderer! Hope all OK with you Brumbull?

MORNING FORKERS

Posted: 16/11/2013 at 17:18

Something seems to be missing from this thread..................?

Too late to plant bulbs?

Posted: 16/11/2013 at 17:17

I'm still planting narcissi bulbs, although my sister in Cornwall mocks me! She is lucky enough that because of the mild weather where she is, she can pick daffodil flowers at Christmas.

Compost again

Posted: 12/11/2013 at 22:42

I always put as many nettles as I can get on my compost. Nettles are rich in nitrogen, and act as a great (free)accelerator.

Pots going green!

Posted: 10/11/2013 at 17:25

If you use a jet-spray on a patio, it can also be used to clean pots and containers - but  as Bob says, most containers look better with a nice bit of weathering; even better if the algae develops into moss or lichen!

Remembrance Sunday

Posted: 09/11/2013 at 22:34

Thinking of my little sister Barbara, and all those others killed in conflict - rest in peace.

what's still flowering in your garden?

Posted: 07/11/2013 at 00:13

Still have begonias, New Guinea busy Lizzie, pelargoniums, lobelia, all doing well in pots dotted around patio and garden. Garden is still full of cosmos, antirrhinums, penstemons, and the garage roof is covered in flowering honeysuckle.Pinch me; it is November isn't it?

Discussions started by Pentillie

To-do lists

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Last Post: 25/10/2014 at 22:48

Window boxes

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Last Post: 22/04/2014 at 19:37

Seed prices

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Last Post: 24/03/2014 at 20:23

Lawn scarifiers and rakers

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Last Post: 28/11/2013 at 00:19

Petrol generators

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Last Post: 06/11/2013 at 20:11

Lost,stolen or strayed?

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Last Post: 18/10/2013 at 22:20

Dangers in your compost

Talkback 
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Last Post: 08/10/2013 at 21:36

Mind your own business

Help  
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Last Post: 29/06/2013 at 09:40

Black spot on roses

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Last Post: 31/10/2013 at 09:30

Brussels sprouts

Blown sprouts 
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Last Post: 15/04/2013 at 20:37

Today I feel so happy....

Talkback 
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Last Post: 26/01/2014 at 11:00

Horticultural plastics

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Last Post: 24/03/2013 at 16:18

Fruit and veg ripeness

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Last Post: 08/08/2012 at 08:14

Toadstools on lawn

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Last Post: 08/07/2012 at 07:11

Sheep it or Slug gone

Feed and slug deterrent 
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