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Get if off your chest.

Posted: 14/03/2014 at 11:32

Ah, exams KEF.  I actually enjoyed them.  O and A levels. Had loads of pressure of course prior to them, mental blocks at first sight of the papers but then relaxed and got on with them.  Coursework I think is not such a good indicator of ability.  

Re WUMS.  I think there is just the one right now but, as I understand it, every forum, social group, anywhere where people gather in some way, has a WUM.  Part of life.

The mystery of pH.

Posted: 14/03/2014 at 11:24

I think Nut is spot on.

....if a post is clearly offensive....and its from someone who has posted like this is better to use the ignore button instead of replying to it. ,

Learned something about the origin of the name potash Alan.  I will use this in my conversations to impress 


Posted: 14/03/2014 at 11:15

Liked Tony Benn.   Too far left though for me but a sincere man I think.  Had his principles and spoke up loud and proud.  Nobody quite like him today in politics.

Just  made a beef casserole to cook slowly later.  Made a banoffee pie too......ok, I bought it.  For others to enjoy cos its bit too, rich....for me 

Have sent you pm Matty

Mist is lifting somewhat but I don't think a sunny afternoon is beckoning.  

Poor soil

Posted: 14/03/2014 at 08:46

Hello fairy 54

Can you give some details....size, what you would like in your garden, etc.

How big is your grass?  Can you dig it over and rake it level and sow fresh grass seed?  it's a good time now to do that 

gardeners world presenters

Posted: 14/03/2014 at 08:41

Well said Mike

(I think maybe we have found someone to keep us all in check and well behaved...ha ha ) 

I think Monty is very good .....yes maybe self taught but knows his stuff. Sometimes though I think he is wrong.....planting that large and expensive bamboo in a relatively small pot, for example, or planting several shrubs in containers as though they were summer bedding............and his style is very predictable.  Too much walking with the barrow, playing with Nigel, and very little detail.  The GW team looks tired and is presenter is better.


Posted: 14/03/2014 at 08:28


Foggy and misty again this morning.  It seems most everyone had a bright sunny day yesterday but in this part of Cornwall we had fog all day.  I blame David Cameron 

Lots of "babies" there Stacey.  

Sorry you are in the doghouse again Punkdoc.  What you like?  

Not done much in the garden yet so many here are so busy.  Better get back my enthusiasm ! 

Have good day folks 

The mystery of pH.

Posted: 14/03/2014 at 08:21

Hiya Mike

You have many friends here so looking forward to your comments 

Plant list and matching PH will be fascinating 

The mystery of pH.

Posted: 14/03/2014 at 08:15

Hiya Mike

You have many friends here so looking forward to your comments 


Posted: 13/03/2014 at 13:43

Hiya nodislab

Depends on which sort you have....I have hardy perennials that grow and flower every year.  

There are several new varieties that are sold and grown as annuals, viz., tender.  However, I find these can flower the following year too.  I take cuttings though.......mid summer to autumn...and they become "perennial" that way.

Do you know the varieties you have?  Or description of them to help identidy them?  The hardy varieties can be propagated now......

The mystery of pH.

Posted: 13/03/2014 at 08:56

Go for it Mike.  

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