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philippa smith2

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To my loyal subjects

Posted: 25/12/2015 at 15:37

Liz............."a shufty " ???  You are in danger of descending amongst the plebs.  Still, not many vowels to strangle in that so you may just get away with it

Do you watch Corrie ?  The story line is crap but it helps me remember how to pronounce "a" and "u" properly

To my loyal subjects

Posted: 25/12/2015 at 15:10

I never knew you wore a crown Pansyface.......presumably you take it off when gardening or doing something talking to your subjects.

Could you just have a word with the BBC and ask them ( nay...demand ) to stop the excrutiating anthem played on the birthdays of all royal personnel.  Does my head in  ( or in royal speak.......makes me want to  my innards ).  Oh and the pics of royal babies......give us a break Liz.



Festive Cats

Posted: 25/12/2015 at 14:43

I need a new computer as I can never pick up the links anyone posts

OTOH, I can honestly say that I haven't yet seen Cats in Frocks........but thank you Dove...........I shall know what to look out for now  I rather think if one of those appeared I'd be too stunned to clap my hands and hiss. 

Growing Narcissus

Posted: 25/12/2015 at 14:29

Thanks didn't occur to me that the smoke produced ethylene.  I've used ripe bananas to help ripen tomatoes but I didn't connect this with that.

So does it matter what you burn as such ?  I mean green as opposed to coal, gas, etc. or is ethylene a component of all smoke ?  I'm not too well up on this as you can tell

Festive Cats

Posted: 25/12/2015 at 14:17

Not in the least Nutcutlet

If only Hostafan had listened to me when I suggested every POST would gain a £ instead of every Thread, I needn't have started Festive Cats  Don't want him having to do "cheap" on his hols after all........wouldn't look good would it ?

Festive Cats

Posted: 25/12/2015 at 14:07

I know, I know...........I really should get back to the painting I think

Growing Narcissus

Posted: 25/12/2015 at 14:00

Listening to Farming Today this morning ......from a Narcissus grower in the Scillies........... and was intrigued to hear the following.......

They cover the bulbs in the ground with plastic ( I can understand that for forcing growth ) but then light a little fire using straw at the end of each row so that the smoke is forced over the bulbs.  Is it to release carbon dioxide ?  I was half asleep so cannot say whether I missed the bit which said at which stage of growth this was done or whether they just assumed I would know.  Not that I can be bothered to replicate this but wondered if anyone has any other explanation ?


Festive Cats

Posted: 25/12/2015 at 13:30

A quick break from painting and lifting remaining laminate flooring to allow concrete floor to dry out.

Thought I'd add another £ to Hosta's bank account

Log burner

Posted: 25/12/2015 at 13:19

Mmmm..........sorry Flumpy......that's not the best position to be in then

Looks like you need to speak to someone with some expertise .......if it constitutes either a "nuisance" or, indeed, a health hazard, you can bet there will be some rule which you may be able to invoke.

Wood smoke ( any smoke come to that ) is fine but not when it is filling your house.

Would it be worth inviting your neighbour round for a cuppa and then they can see the problem for themselves ?

Log burner

Posted: 25/12/2015 at 12:48

Flumpy.........I don't know about any rules/laws as such but if it is that bad, a quiet word with the Environmental Health officer at your local council may elicit some advice.

The only other thing I can think of is whether your neighbour can extend the height of his chimney so that the smoke exits higher and blows over you.  Depends on the wind direction, air currents, etc. I imagine.

Best of luck anyway

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