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Where are YOU?

Posted: 23/04/2014 at 17:57
otnorot but just call me Bill wrote (see)

I worked 30 years with two fellows from Nottingham and they had such an accent it was very hard to understand them.Ronny Balchin was one fellows name and every one called him marbles.But Ronny and his wife were good friends of mine.It was a bit of a laugh when the two of them got together,then there was no chance of knowing what they were saying.

 Bill

Aye up me owd fruit! I'm a nottingham lass born n bred me duck.  Uni in Liverpool for 3 years, then Uni in Sheffield for a year, then the big smoke that is London for 14 years, then back to my beloved home county (well, on the edge in a small village between Grantham and Newark).  Int it grayet tu be on ear duckeh?! Aftu un ard day at wok it's luvleh to be at om in meh gradin! Am gonna wumph down a cob fomeh tea than gerrourt into meh green-arss fu sum plantin! Grayet int it?! Turah!

 

 

How to propagate Rhododendron

Posted: 22/04/2014 at 06:03

Let us know how you get on Catie. I'd love to so the same and would be really interested to learn how yours get on.

Help with Hostas' location

Posted: 21/04/2014 at 17:05

One of my favourite sights in the garden is seeing the hostas come up. This one always has beautiful purple sprouts (ermm, I'm sure thats not the right term but I hope you know what I mean!?)...

http://s4.gardenersworld.com/uploads/images/original/42916.jpg?width=360&height=350&mode=max

 

Compacted soil

Posted: 21/04/2014 at 16:52

I've found that a quick dig during or after rain helps a little. Can be back breaking stuff but think of the savings on gym fees!

Rhubarb Crumble

Posted: 21/04/2014 at 08:52

Evaporated milk - now that is a blast from the past for me. I remember my dad always opening about an inch with a tin opener and us pouring it from the tin. yum! 

Gardeners who love their feline friends

Posted: 21/04/2014 at 08:46

How many cats so you have Jean? I love the ninja photo. I have a soft spot for grey coats as my first cat was grey. Very handsome. 

Trixie looks adorable! Plus your garden looks very very tidy Tim!

 

Do I talk too much.?

Posted: 21/04/2014 at 08:40

Mike, you are integral to this forum! It is essential that you keep posting! I love your advice. I also like your narrative structure. In fact, you are a tip top perfick poster so please keep sharing with the folk on here. This forum is lucky to have someone with your depth of knowledge and experience. 

Rhubarb Crumble

Posted: 20/04/2014 at 18:09

That takes me back to wonderful childhood days Tray14! Best eaten whilst looking for the next stalk to pull!

Rhubarb Crumble

Posted: 20/04/2014 at 17:43

A fat blob of double cream for me Orchid! Freshly whipped! Extra thick layer of crumble too, especially when it's rock hard! My favourite!

Companion planting

Posted: 20/04/2014 at 17:41

Yum. I love beans. The summary on them says they don't thrive with onions though, but are especially good with sweet corn. It says bean plants give lots of nitrogen to the soil. It also says broad beans help deter a fly that goes for gooseberries. French beans give an earlier crop when planted with strawberries.

Discussions started by Tootles

Blowing a gale where you are yet?

Has Gonzalo visited? 
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Aerating the lawn - fab old tool...

But how far do I need to stick it in (oooh matron!)... 
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Potato berry???

Never seen this before... 
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Last Post: 28/09/2014 at 22:48

When and which plants in pots to but in the greenhouse over winter...

Which ones need protecting? 
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Last Post: 23/09/2014 at 09:54

Are these damsons or sloes please?

Identity parade! 
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Last Post: 15/09/2014 at 11:31

Are these damsons or sloes please?

Identity parade! 
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Last Post: 16/09/2014 at 09:09

Random question but why....

Oh why oh why.... 
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Last Post: 18/09/2014 at 14:03

Dads are brilliant, and mums are pretty cool too...

So much help! 
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Last Post: 07/09/2014 at 13:55

Fab Gardening Programme

Little discovery 
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Last Post: 02/09/2014 at 22:29

The day ahead.

Can't wait for home time! 
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Last Post: 27/08/2014 at 20:48

Doesn't it get dark early?!

Quick, autumn is a-coming! 
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Passion flower

Do I need to prune it? 
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Last Post: 25/08/2014 at 19:07

What a lovely smell!

Sweet scent of stocks. 
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Last Post: 10/08/2014 at 16:11

A few random questions...

Getting the basics right (or at least learning to!) 
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Last Post: 04/08/2014 at 10:15

Well I'll be pickled!

Quick, buy shares in Vinegar! 
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