Verdun


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Christmas Present Fail

Posted: 26/12/2015 at 12:55

Timely advice pp.

do you think you lost out on presents?  what day were you born?  Xmas day? 

Anyone still full

Posted: 26/12/2015 at 12:39

Yea....but nice flumpy.  You know it's good for you 

Christmas Present Fail

Posted: 26/12/2015 at 12:37

Lily, when you grow a beard you will realise after shave is never applied to it.  A beard has porridge, crisps, gravy, tomato sauce, milk, peanuts,,cheese, oranges, chocolate and donuts permanently mixed in anyway 

WEEVILS!!!

Posted: 26/12/2015 at 12:31

Yorkie lady...simple really but let me whisper it (I get into red hot water saying things like this......but I don't really care )

woodlice like to hide under pots, stones, slabs etc.  I have several pots around my home and every week or so I check under them and simply squash them.  They will be there, esp in spring and summer.  You can even put pots etc there to attract them.  Very effective and will control your woodlice

I called on a lady who was at her wit's end with woodlice entering her bungalow.  I popped in a few times to squash them.  Problem solved and she herself continued the regime 

don't worry excessively about them in the garden though.....they deserve to live, don't they?, but not where we live 

HELLO FORKERS!

Posted: 26/12/2015 at 12:25

Sad that little-ann.  

Christmas Present Fail

Posted: 26/12/2015 at 12:23

Fidget, it is pretty scary actually to witness it.  It is always the poorest too.  I sorted a budget out for a family .....their mentallity was they would "pay double next week" so still ran up debts.  They always survive but I often wonder how 

Anyone still full

Posted: 26/12/2015 at 12:19

Worked some of it off already....removed some ivy and treated the stumps. Oh!  And helped push a car (hmmmm, uphill too ) that looked more likely to run back than being pushed forward.   Sure I have put on some weight over recent days.    Usually gets back to normal pretty quickly though 

Christmas Present Fail

Posted: 26/12/2015 at 12:12

Does it make you think you are invisible Bob? 

Pretty lucky really I usually get what I want.  Gets better too cos those I buy for have more money now.

however, buying pressies for lots of family is expensive and often is unaffordable for many.  Used to come into comtact with many families who simply got into debt buying xmas presents.  Soon these people will again start paying off heavily laden credit cards and pay day loans for most of 2016.  Remember helping one family who had huuuuuge debts that included an almost new car, as a xmas present, then realised they could not pay !!! 

My best xmas pressie this year will be FREE .....my great nephew due today or whenever he or she decides to appear 

 

Downton vs Eastenders

Posted: 26/12/2015 at 12:00

Not so mad after all then madpenguin    Not a tv buff either

Vine weevils

Posted: 26/12/2015 at 11:56

It is prob your raised bed Bob....perfect for vine weevils.  This mild autumn/winter has been kind to them . Must confess I had never heard of them attacking carrots but could they have been rotting already? 

I will go round later to check heucheras and primulas...a slight tug will tell me if they have done any damage.  Touch wood, I seem to have less problems with them over past couple of years.  I always check newly purchased plants thoroughly to the extent of removing much of the compost that comes with them.  I will be using Provado vine weevil on all heucheras and primulas later.

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They wont catch me......

 
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Oh dearie me!

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