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A Valentine meal with who ?

Posted: 10/02/2016 at 18:09

Bacteria who ?  Got a surname Pansyface ?  Sounds an interesting sort of person and probably not too fussy about the sort of meal I could dish up.

A Valentine meal with who ?

Posted: 10/02/2016 at 17:54

Fat, bald and idle ?  But has he got nice eyes ?  Eyes will do it every time.......well, provided they aren't crossed anyway.  In that case, how would you be sure exactly who he has an eye on ? .Would he be able to differentiate between starters and main course ?  Bit of a minefield IMHO 

A Valentine meal with who ?

Posted: 10/02/2016 at 17:05

Missed opportunites is littered with them

A Valentine meal with who ?

Posted: 10/02/2016 at 16:58

 Ooh yes Tomasz place or yours ?

Oh hang are a Piggie.........getting my hopes up like that.......may your Cat Bank Balance turn to dust ( or crap )


Clematis wrapped round tree

Posted: 10/02/2016 at 16:44

If it is a Montana you can cut back practically to ground level but it will still smother a small tree.

In some respects you may need to choose between the tree or the clematis but if you keep the clematis under control, your tree should still have chance to grow.  A large tree will take a Montana but only if you keep on top of it.

A Valentine meal with who ?

Posted: 10/02/2016 at 16:37

See what you mean Kef........bit of a poser isn't it ?

I expect Dove could come up with a suitable recipe ?  

Otherwise what about the Edwardian little Pillbox hat with a veil ?  You could sit with your chin charmingly cupped in your hand staring into your guest's eyes whilst secretly picking your teeth under cover of the veil.


A Valentine meal with who ?

Posted: 10/02/2016 at 16:17

No indeed Kef..........tho  I'd have to check the correct spelling for poor Tomas's surname as I would have a little card with place name for my guest.

Mmmm...........maybe I'll go with much easier and he rarely discusses wind

Help and Advice on Tired Looking Decking.

Posted: 10/02/2016 at 16:08

Or perhaps gravel rather than slabs ?  Much depends on what the OP needs in the way of hard landscaping and for what purpose......people, vehicles or WHY

A Valentine meal with who ?

Posted: 10/02/2016 at 15:47

David Attenborough.............lots of interesting salads


Tomas Schaffernaker............something with beans as he is always warning about the wind.

Help and Advice on Tired Looking Decking.

Posted: 10/02/2016 at 15:39

Tetley is quite right Hazel.  Either renew your decking with some good quality stuff or get rid and lay paving on a good sub base.  You will double your trouble if you simply add one to another  Maybe consider a smaller area of hard stuff and make some borders for planting

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