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Woodgreen wonderboy

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compost and manure advice

Posted: 19/09/2013 at 09:05

Paper sacks make good compost too....


Posted: 19/09/2013 at 08:31

I mustn't eat too much for brekkie as I am off to luncheon club with friends. Excited as it's my first time

compost and manure advice

Posted: 19/09/2013 at 08:30

I used to visit my local greengrocer to collect the various leaves, stalks and bits and pieces he discarded. These were added to my lawn mowings to get the right combination of nitrogen and carbon.  If you can turn the heap to introduce air you will get bacterial action, lots of heat and nice compost. And happy plants.


Posted: 19/09/2013 at 07:52

We lived in a very nice cave, it had wall paintings.


Posted: 19/09/2013 at 07:50

Snap, I got married in 1970, but never travelled on the Brighton Belle. Nearest I got was watching the Bournemouth Belle steaming past the level crossing near my home. Used to stand on the footbridge and run through the steam. Happy days...


Posted: 19/09/2013 at 07:40

Your commuting reminds me when I was a long distance commuter. Fares were reasonable, only £16 per month from Southampton to Waterloo!, fast trains , a seat, and tea and toast from the buffet car for the equivalent of 6p. Working on your laptop was confined to reading a newspaper!  Long time ago, and yes trains had been invented.


Pesky flies!

Posted: 18/09/2013 at 20:56

Good point, thanks WB.

Good Evening FORKERS

Posted: 18/09/2013 at 20:53

Actually not asleep, but having a running battle with Local MP over future of rural post offices, against the background of the privatisation of Royal Mail.

1. Sent email to register my opposition to the privatisation and my fears about local post offices.

2 As expected got standard answer, probably produced by Central Office and sent to everyone complaining. No mention of post offices.

3. Sent new email asking for specific response to my post office Qs

4. reply "noted" my email.

5. Sent third email stating I wasn't surprised at the first "standard" response but I was very unhappy that my post office point reained unanswered ( I am involved with the village PO which runs at a loss, only subsidised by the regular shop business... over the years we have lost pensions, TV liceneces and Road Fund licences).

6. Reply mistakenly claimed I had suggested PO was for sale as is RM. Also sent copy of article in local paper about PO. Still no attempt to answer my specific Qs

7. Sent further email detailing the challenge for rural POs and reminding him that he is MP for a largely rural constituency and asked what specifically is he going to do about this problem?

so far silence, perhaps I have struck a chord. So far "off" and "fobbed" come to mind, so why should I not persist for a bit longer?


Good Evening FORKERS

Posted: 18/09/2013 at 20:36

I am asleep on sofa... this is an automatic response...

allium seeds !

Posted: 18/09/2013 at 20:34

How long from sowing to flower? The average allium bulb is huge, suggesting you may have to wait a bit before you actually get flowers. I appreciate bulbs are not cheap, but I want results the year I plant them.

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