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Forgive my ignorance David but how do you make a hot-heap as opposed to a 'normal' one?
Hello NornBlue. I'm fairly new here too and I can tell you there is a vast amount of knowledge within the membership. I've learned so much already. They're a pretty nice bunch of folk too!
I have a border spade and fork that belonged to my grandfather. I don't know how long he'd had them but he died in 1973. My dad used them from then until 1984 when I got married and I've used them and abused them for the last thirty years. The heads are forged steel and the shafts and handles are ash. I don't really know how old they are but I'm guessing at around 50 or 60 years at least (grandad was housebound from about 1960 so he wasn't buying garden tools after that).
I still use them regularly and wouldn't swap 'em for anything new.
Thank you Lily Pilly. His a typical labrador, mad as a bag of frogs until he was about three, then gradually turned into a wonderfully placid gentle soul. Not an ounce of aggression in him and soooooooooo intelligent.
Lucy Hawker. Why not go the 'whole hog' and use undiluted used engine oil? That way you can really do your bit to bugger the environment. Used engine oil is carcinogenic (have I spelled that right?) and very detrimental to anything that grows or breathes. That's why you are required by law to dispose of it at an approved recycling centre.
Thank you Dove for your advice.
I'll go and pot it in a thrice.
I'll leave it be to it's own pace.
'Cause natures course is not a race.
And if one day it is a rose.
I'll smile and think.
Your the Dove that knows.
I took a cutting from a rose.
What type it is, no-one knows.
It grew no roots but to my disbelief.
It has now sprouted two new leaves.
If I put it in a pot.
Do you think it will grow or not?
Blimey, when I started this I thought I might get told off for talking about pets on a gardening forum! Here's Frank with his favourite toy, 'Squeaky Long Dog'.
I know this is not a pets forum but, he is my gardening buddy............