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Posted: 21/04/2016 at 13:48

I would be sorry to see this thread withdrawn Hazel......nothing upsetting or offensive about it that I can see.  It would be a bit odd if we were unable to have a discussion (and a bit of fun ) about our mother tongue. Or should that be the tongue of our mother ?

Probably shouldn't be surprised but...

Posted: 20/04/2016 at 19:17

The makeup of the soil can vary considerably....even within a few feet and affects water absorption quite dramatically.


Posted: 20/04/2016 at 19:12

Steve   Most of your post will resonate with many of just happen to be brave enough to list the "aaagh" bits 



Posted: 20/04/2016 at 18:48 why didn't I think of that ? 


Posted: 20/04/2016 at 18:39

Hostafan......."amazing" is bad but what about "awesome" ?  Now that has to be the most overused and abused word in recent times.

Steve.........way behind the times.....grumpy old man is 

I don't actually know what has replaced it..........someone will apprise me I am sure

He's a notty boy !

Posted: 20/04/2016 at 18:28

Hazel and Fairy.......I've got a feeling the North and Scotland weren't going to receive their leaflets until after the May elections.  I've no idea what the logic was behind this. Are you likely to be terribly militant and cause a riot if you have more time to peruse this document ?  Neither of you seem that way inclined but what do I know  ?

Top heavy Aloe Vera

Posted: 20/04/2016 at 18:19 don't cut this plant back but you do divide it.

Tip it out and separate the large shoots from the small.  Unless you want lots of little Aloes, the best thing is to discard the larger older sections and re pot the young, fresh growth.  


Posted: 20/04/2016 at 18:14

So Pansy........your's must be the only area where it isn't common speak then innit ?


Sad news rip Victoria Wood

Posted: 20/04/2016 at 18:03

That is very sad news.  The "Hostess trolley " was also a favourite of mine....I can see her now, bashing the keys and really enjoying it.  "Dinner Ladies" too and the antique emporium with Celia Imrie.  Victoria only had to appear and I'd already be laughing in anticipation.  A great loss to the world of comedy.


Posted: 20/04/2016 at 17:55

Or the constant upward inflexion at the end of every sentence ?  That's a killer too.

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