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Posted: 23/08/2014 at 09:02
Hester - Artjak will almost certainly know the definitive answer to your question.
I think it prob depends on the weedkiller used

If a non-residual glyphosphate & the weeds are dead you are probably ok. If, however, you used a residual weedkiller then I think you should dispose of them elsewhere as there's a risk of weedkiller remaining in your compost which won't do plants any good when you come to use it.
Wait & see if Artjak picks this up before acting though.

A Senior Moment.

Posted: 22/08/2014 at 19:59
Stopped at the offy as well & picked up some Babycham & a Party 7 but right now I fancy a Dubonnet & lemonade.
All the food's laid out on the G-plan table & hostess trolley so help yourself folks.
See you all later - will be settling down with gateaux when GW starts.


Posted: 22/08/2014 at 19:22
Will do Dove - it's not easy is it? - but Pa still sounds like fun!

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Posted: 22/08/2014 at 19:05

Right just off - I'll pick up some volly cases - bring your own filling - think I have a Frey Bentos pie in the cupboard actually . I'll pick up a Sara Lee BF gateaux for Bekkie & anything else I think of while I'm out.

A Senior Moment.

Posted: 22/08/2014 at 18:54

Excuse me while I just nip down to the shop for some white finger rolls so we can have tinned sausage hot dogs - see you in a bit

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Posted: 22/08/2014 at 18:53

Yey Hesta - absolutely 

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Posted: 22/08/2014 at 18:18

Off to do my own tea now - not Vesta 

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Posted: 22/08/2014 at 17:59

Do you want to come for virtual tea Runnybeak? Hogweed can come too and bring foam / wotsit.

You can make a trifle and I'll provide the Vesta curry. Bekkie could bring some Blue Nun. Busy Lizzie could bring some Mateus Rose and we'll serve it all on / in garage plates and glasses.

Now who else wants to come? - we need some cheese & pineapple on sticks, some stuffed eggs, Ritz crackers with toppings and anything else you can think of. 


The mystery of my Verbena Bonariensis

Posted: 22/08/2014 at 17:50

I always have seeds popping up where I least expect them - sometimes that's good - sometimes not so good. I think it's my own compost - I probably have too many viable seeds going in the bins.

A couple of years ago we had a really bad summer & I had a correspondingly bad tomato crop. I threw the tomato plants in the compost bins with green tomatoes still attached. Have been digging out tomato plants from round the garden ever since. Have even potted a few of them up and had decent fruit from them!

Lewis, VB like really free draining soil so do not overwinter very well in my heavy soil. I always let at least one plant go to seed and sow the seed in a gritty compost about now so I know I will have plants next year.

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Posted: 22/08/2014 at 17:42

Just Googled it - you can still buy Dream Topping (and from Waitrose too.. they should be ashamed LOL)

Birds Trifle - yum 



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