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Posted: 18/08/2012 at 15:45

There is a sign in the Oxfam shop that staff are not allowed to change prices.

Kate-sounds like cowboy dinner to me with tomatoes instead of baked beans-don't like courgettes

I am worried about the news that Barbie is coming out-I always thought she like the chaps-Ken in particular- not the chapesses-but such is the way in this modern world-she is confused

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Posted: 18/08/2012 at 14:27

The Olympics is starting again-athletes marching into stadium-I now know why I picked the no-commentary option-the commentary is dire

Flo-do you ever get people trying to nick stuff or complain about the prices?

Get Rid of your Lawns

Posted: 18/08/2012 at 14:10

My take on this is that it is all down to evolution-the days when cars were a luxury has long gone ,now the 2 car family is common then there are the 3 and 4 car families-all new builds will have parking spaces outside the house where the front garden would have been so lawns for those who want them will be at the back-and as back gardens are smaller than they used to be it is either a lawn which is a quick fix item once a week or so or a "proper" garden

If I take a walk into the local shopping centre-I would say that 50% of the front gardens are neglected scraps of grass and it looks so sad where as a tidy bit of blockpaving with a few pots is much more praticicle for the busy lives some people lead

I do take the point about the flooding issue but I think we have to accept that not everybody gardens-they use it just as an outside space-the days when men would push the mower up and down on a Sunday morning in unison, trim the edges tend the roses whilst Mother cooked the roast are long gone- now perhaps it is a trip to Tesco or B&Q and a quick run with the Flymo.

In my road that was built in the 1920's-before cars-I would guess that 80% do not have front gardens now with tended lawns-they are parking spots

Time moves on,fashions change as do priorities-what is important to us as gardeners may not seem important to all.

New site - bugs

Posted: 18/08/2012 at 13:47

E-mail notifications came back after the weekend-now have stopped again from this morning.

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Posted: 18/08/2012 at 13:45

I made a comment a couple of hours ago about the e-mail-perhaps someone has made an error somewhere and it trips out at the weekend-will report it as a bug- but no-one seems to respond to those nowadays

I have my own watering to do leggi but thanks for the opportunity to practise my technique-will my hose reach?

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Posted: 18/08/2012 at 12:24

I feel I have let everybody down-another failed mission

I read that the mind games have started with footy again- Mancini is telling everbody that Man U are favourites??

what to do with unwanted plants

Posted: 18/08/2012 at 12:01
abbottmorris wrote (see)

Unwanted plants are also a big problem for me. Because before two months my lawn is full of unwanted plants. That time i have just hire a specialish person to get rid from this problem...

Japanese Knotweed Specialist

And you have no connection with this company I take it?


Posted: 18/08/2012 at 11:58

I don't think David that anyone is shunning you it is just that the design of this forum does not seem to lend itself to a dedicated thread unless it get constant questions/answers to keep it near the top of the page-new posters come on start a new thread without realising you have started one to help them because that is pages back.

What is the solution?

Snowdrops in a Lawn

Posted: 18/08/2012 at 11:45

Yes you can -and no it wont.

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Posted: 18/08/2012 at 11:43

Hello Maud and welcome back to the outside world Pam

Am back from everybodystatsandrubbishwillseewhatwecanflogitforville-failed miserably on all request fronts-nearly bought another golf bag but didn't-got some ant-powder for 30p and OH got a couple of pictures and some small glasses-don'y need any of it really but heh-hoh

Been to Romsey-beige city

It is cloudy warm and muggy the sun has made fleeting appearances.

E-mail notifications stopped again?

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