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Latest posts by Verdun

To cut everything down, or leave.

Posted: 29/11/2014 at 09:11

Well wherever I go people call me "sir".........  Bought petrol yesterday and the guy said thank you "sir" and I was quite touched 


Posted: 29/11/2014 at 08:50

Beautiful morning.  Sunny and almost warm.  Walk down to the beach soon.

re vitamin supplements there is a placebo effect too.  I regularly took echinacea tabs starting October through to spring.  Felt they were effective because  I believed they  were.  When I feel a cold, etc., developing I increase Vit C dose.  It seems to work but for me the evidence is there that it is an effective treatment.

To cut everything down, or leave.

Posted: 29/11/2014 at 08:42

I think we can be eeeeeeeever so pompous sometimes and the "third person" speech is a good example of it.  I think Verdun would never do that.  

Carrot problem

Posted: 29/11/2014 at 08:39

Not sure carrot flies have read,the script.  So 70 cm, 80 cm or 90cm?   

I have pretty good conditions for growing carrots...sandy loam......and always use onions and spring onions as companion planting.  By the way, parsley too gets carrot fly so same cultural requirements.  My veg patch has a mixed low evergreen hedge to one side, a lavendar hedge on another, and runner bean framework to another.  Also enough taller growing plants to,,in theory, deny the carrot fly.  however, I need to apply fleece to effectively deny carrot fly.

pests will get access one way or another such is their instinct to feed, breed and survive.  



Posted: 29/11/2014 at 00:13

Hee hee hee 

Camera Corner

Posted: 29/11/2014 at 00:12

It could well be a nostalgic thing David.  Once in a while an old black n white film is on the telly and I feel drawn to its "oldity" (yes  I know,,prob no such word).  Yet even my young niece displays some photos in black n white so maybe more than nostalgia. 


Posted: 29/11/2014 at 00:05

Not enough evidence that vitamin/mineral supplements help but I think some do.  Cod liver oil, vit C in winter, and in my athlete days a great believer in zinc.  

However, a salad rich fish rich diet in summer plus lots of butter, gold top milk and wholemeal bread (I can eat a whole loaf in a day....oops! I often do) is sufficient I feel.  A handful of nuts and seeds too.  I am a gweedy eater though  but keeping weight at 14 stones and a bit I'm pretty lean I think for my height. ,will worry if weight suddenly soars though 

Once again. SORRY.

Posted: 28/11/2014 at 23:49

Well, I am given to impulsive speech and writing long letters to people now and then.  with good reasons I think because of difficult times and disappointing people.  The number of times I was advised to write but not post but I usually over ruled this.  Texting is another such impulse tool too....that has got me into trouble.   however my manner has won many court battles for contact,,etc., against all the odds.  In court I even spoke up in defiance to the judge once to cause obvious shock in the courtroom.   And I refused to stand for him when he seemingly ruled against me (.in fact he didn't).  Even entered into a dialogue with him on another occasion and he allowed me to successfully bring down my,opponent's barrister in court....where I finally asked for his apology, and got it too.  Also went for the welfare officer when he let me down in court.  so, yes, I'm impulsive, stubborn,angry and passionate but generally it has helped me to beat the system for myself and others on so many occasions.  I get things done and sorted usually so it works.  Prob a bit of a maverick! 

however, on a forum like this I think we have to accept we are all virtual friends not really knowing one another and so do not have the right to attack so familiarly or feel  so personally aggrieved.  we can say what we like as long as we are fair and basically kind and generally that's how the forum is.  

Mike, you will alienate less people if you write some of your contentious stuff in the mornings. i wrote some highly aggressive stuff at night that I thought was brilliant at the time only to realise in the  light of day it was over the top.

Christine Walkden Fans

Posted: 28/11/2014 at 23:28

When I occasionally watch one of her recorded progs, I have enjoyed it.  I like the associated sentimental stuff....aaaaah! the end too.  Far from demeaning anyone she seems to respect and warm to those she meets.   

Recomendations for golden 3-0 high yew hedge

Posted: 28/11/2014 at 23:24

Thanks Salino.  will look out for wintergold Asap.  Hydrangea kyushu is on my list too.....prob pop into gc tomorrow in case it's on offer there

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