philippa smith2

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Charlie Dimmock

Posted: 07/04/2016 at 18:50

Are you having a dig Hostafan?

Never heard of Linford .....the description gives food for thought tho....yuk

Tomasz is , of course, absolutely above all this and shouldn't be mentioned in the same breath

Have you got yours yet?

Posted: 07/04/2016 at 18:43

Nor me Verdun.......the glossy stuff goes to the Council for recycling, the matt stuff I keep for my own heap.  Trouble is, more seems to be of the glossy variety these days.

The Post Office would do well to just junk 90% of the material to the Council sites....I feel I just act as the Middleman ( oops.....Middleperson ! )....god only knows how much organisations waste on this ( literal ) rubbish.

Rant over

Charlie Dimmock

Posted: 07/04/2016 at 18:23 I missing something vital/important?

Have you got yours yet?

Posted: 07/04/2016 at 18:21

Someone asked about recycling paper waste if it is glossy ?  I always put glossy stuff for the recycling bin ( I assume they know how to deal with it ) and just use the "matt" stuff for my compost bin.

Not sure if the creatures in my compost bins will vote IN or long as they eat the paper

Preformed wildlife pond

Posted: 07/04/2016 at 18:02

You can also use a half barrel.......sink into the ground approx 6 or 9 inches below soil level.  Use a liner to go into the barrel and spread the liner out into the soil at the same level.  You then have a "deep" bit....the barrel......and a boggy or marginal area surrounding it.  Works well ........mine did anyway......lots of small wildlife including Newts.  A good surrounding habitat is essential

Charlie Dimmock

Posted: 07/04/2016 at 17:48

How odd no one comments on the male presenters "assets".........or don't they have any ?

Male or female......they can have as many or as few assets as they like........all the same provided they know what they are talking about I think

Fern growth

Posted: 07/04/2016 at 17:38

 What's a plan ?

I think it's one of those thingies that you do in......say.....October.... which is then supposed to come to fruition about now ?

The only one of my Ferns which isn't showing much signs is the Matteucca but that was a new one this year.

There's time yet TinyGGirl 

Campaign to save the pain of.....

Posted: 06/04/2016 at 18:28

I'd second that Verdun

Worries & troubles that affect Forum friends - part 2

Posted: 06/04/2016 at 17:14

Lyn.....I have sent you a PM

Slow worms

Posted: 06/04/2016 at 15:50

Ooh..........serious Naughty Step for you then Snow


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