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Room 101

Posted: 07/01/2015 at 18:06

I'm not sure I is worth including spelling and grammar these days....I doubt there is room.

But those who spell the dreaded "poo" as pooh" should go down the chute asap

Room 101

Posted: 07/01/2015 at 17:49

SG Lilly...........whilst it is cold, wet and generally horrid, move all excess Chocs to top end of garden.  If you venture that far, you are entitled.......if you don't, you're not

I might patent that idea

Bringing a bland wall to life

Posted: 07/01/2015 at 17:42

Bit difficult to see whether you have a soil border against your breeze block wall.

If you don't have a border or it is so minimal, why not use wall troughs ?  Fixings should be easy and safe in the blocks and you can grow quite a lot with a south west aspect. 

Fruit, such as strawberries or herbs or annuals.  If you are prepared to re plant your troughs ever 2 or 3 years, you can plant a semi permanent arrangement with perennials too. 

Decent troughs and supports and the wall is your oyster so to speak


Room 101

Posted: 07/01/2015 at 17:24

Strikes me Room 101 should actually read Room 1,000,001

Even then it may not be big enough for all our grouches.

It's my birthday

Posted: 07/01/2015 at 17:19

Bit late Gemma but hope you see this before disappearing under the table

Happy Birthday

hazel trees

Posted: 07/01/2015 at 17:16

Plenty of catkins here but old trees...........just hang on

Daily Bird Sightings 2015

Posted: 06/01/2015 at 19:14

All the usual culprits plus


GS Woodpecker ...female at the moment........male later

My Long tail tits come in waves......they never seem to spend more than an hour or two in my garden but at this time, every couple of days.  I've noticed this for years.    

Room 101

Posted: 06/01/2015 at 17:38

Awful habit.  Makes me physically retch when I hear someone start gargling in readiness.  Don't even need to see the result

Gardening clobber...

Posted: 05/01/2015 at 18:12


Is it just me or is that left leg ( right on your pic) smiling

Room 101

Posted: 05/01/2015 at 17:57


Litter louts and Fly tippers

Supermarket checkouts where they hand you a ton of bits of paper offering money off the items you have just bought

People who take advantage of others in any form

Modern journalism


Adults, including the medical profession, who persist in using the words Poo and Wee and thereby treating us all as if we were toddlers.

Macdonalds, Burger vans, etc. which waft awful "fried food" smells all over the place when you are shopping. 

Shop staff who, when asked for a particular thing which you and others have been buying regularly for years, say "Oh, there isn't a demand for that "

Discussions started by philippa smith2

Free tickets available

Want a day out at the Zoo ? 
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Last Post: 15/04/2015 at 17:37

Timber Compost Bins

Close boarded or open ? 
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Last Post: 08/02/2015 at 16:52

Elymus magellanicus - Blue wheat grass ( I think ! )

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Last Post: 23/01/2015 at 17:05

Great gardening weather

Dry, sunny and no wind for a change . 
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Last Post: 13/01/2015 at 19:47

Carex trifida "Rekohu Sunrise"

Anyone growing this ? 
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Seed sowing. 
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Last Post: 20/12/2014 at 18:00

Kindle e readers

Advice sought from Kindle users. 
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Last Post: 15/12/2014 at 22:49

Papaver orientale " Black and White "

Anyone growing this one ? 
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Last Post: 07/12/2014 at 16:33

Philadelphus coronarius variegatus

anyone grown this ? 
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Last Post: 07/12/2014 at 13:29

Nandina domestica

Regenerating old plant. 
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Last Post: 01/12/2014 at 18:33

Book Lovers and Library Users

Pay for a Library Service or lose it ? 
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Last Post: 06/11/2014 at 09:37


Wasps......lack of this year ? 
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Last Post: 25/11/2014 at 15:54


How to politely educate someone ? 
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Last Post: 05/10/2014 at 17:19


What do the various abbrevations mean and are we talking about the same thing ? 
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Last Post: 09/10/2014 at 08:59

Rude but funny.

Another Quotes thread.......can't find the old one. 
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