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    • ivyleaf
    • By ivyleaf 17th May 18, 9:39 AM
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    I loved that, GQ, especially the way the cat's owner slave talked
    • juliettet
    • By juliettet 17th May 18, 9:41 AM
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    Hmm, I'm slightly confused by the question, is this because you have bulbs that are/ were in pots?

    The bulbs will go dormant for several months, so they should be all right whether you leave them in compost or lie them around nekkid (so to speak). I'd have them underground by September, tho.
    Originally posted by GreyQueen
    Sorry, I mean if I lift the whole clump out of the pot and lay in an old trough until the Autumn. I want to use the 2 pots for summer flowers.
    • AnimalTribe
    • By AnimalTribe 17th May 18, 10:29 AM
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    Mrs LW that is indeed a very nice thing to do. I hope your things find good new homes. You've also inspired me to start on my decluttering (which I've been meaning to do for ages). I just need a cup of tea and a biscuit to motivate me first though.
    • Karmacat
    • By Karmacat 17th May 18, 11:17 AM
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    PM sent

    I've been doing stuff today, but its all been sitting-down type stuff. I really need to do something physical - off to take care of the bonfire ashes (hurray! bonfire!) and set up one to be done tomorrow. My soil *will* be nutritious.
    Retired August 2016
    • MrsLurcherwalker
    • By MrsLurcherwalker 17th May 18, 12:40 PM
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    PM returned xxx.
    Thumpers mum was right - if you can't find anything nice to say don't say anything at all!
    • Karmacat
    • By Karmacat 17th May 18, 1:41 PM
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    Thahks hon. Morning work on the bonfire was a big yah-boo-sucks to the chronic fatigue, its at least 4 years since I did anything like that in the morning. Wasn't very much, so I still want to do some thing this afternoon, but I'm really pleased.
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    • MrsLurcherwalker
    • By MrsLurcherwalker 17th May 18, 3:21 PM
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    Two more books to be culled

    Making Cheeses, Butters, Cream and Yoghurt at home (how to make the most of your milk supply) by Patricia Cleveland-Peck.

    Left over for tomorrow by Marika Hanbury Tenison

    If you're interested PM me.
    Thumpers mum was right - if you can't find anything nice to say don't say anything at all!
    • GreyQueen
    • By GreyQueen 17th May 18, 4:11 PM
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    GreyQueen
    Sorry, I mean if I lift the whole clump out of the pot and lay in an old trough until the Autumn. I want to use the 2 pots for summer flowers.
    Originally posted by juliettet
    Should be fine. I'd not have them in direct sun (don't want them baked) and would have them lying so that the foliage didn't touch the bulbs, to discourage rot.

    Am chillaxing after w*rk and having a light meal before heading out to threaten innocent plant life with metal implements. The couch grass has got it coming, frankly.......
    Last edited by GreyQueen; 17-05-2018 at 4:37 PM. Reason: spelling
    Every increased possession loads us with a new weariness.
    John Ruskin
    Veni, vidi, eradici
    (I came, I saw, I kondo'd)

    • maryb
    • By maryb 17th May 18, 4:22 PM
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    Couch grass is NEVER innocent!
    It doesn't matter if you are a glass half full or half empty sort of person. Keep it topped up! Cheers!
    • GreyQueen
    • By GreyQueen 17th May 18, 4:40 PM
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    Couch grass is NEVER innocent!
    Originally posted by maryb
    But it looks so pitiful when it's piled up in drifts and turning brown and dying. OK, it's revive in a new yawk minute, given half a chance, which is why I shall be burning it come the autumn. *cackles evilly*

    Brambles are as guilty as sin, and those greater bellbinds..........! Well, they've got another hour or two on this mortal coil before I fork them outta there.
    Every increased possession loads us with a new weariness.
    John Ruskin
    Veni, vidi, eradici
    (I came, I saw, I kondo'd)

    • mardatha
    • By mardatha 17th May 18, 5:20 PM
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    Serial killer!
    • GreyQueen
    • By GreyQueen 17th May 18, 5:43 PM
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    Serial killer!
    Originally posted by mardatha
    Too right!!

    But the barstewards are like zombies, ya keeps killing them and they keeps comin' right back atcha.

    At least I can take comfort that, back in the dinosaur era, horsetails were the size of large trees, not the small things you get now.

    I have horsetails on the allotment and they've even followed me around Europe on my holibobs. There I was, ambling down a track in Tuscany, and they were growing in the ditch. Stopped for a packed luncheon on the saddle of a mountain, somewhere in the Sloevenian Alps and, what should I see in a bit of soggy ground?

    Yup - horsetails!

    I shall holiday in the Sahara next time, that'll fox 'em.

    Just having a quick cuppa, have cooked, eaten and washed up a meal, made a flask, ironed some things from the washload I did before w*rk and am then pedalling off to cause fear and loathing in the green hell.

    I may, if I feel particularly vicious, take a few swings at that bramble with the old mattock.
    Every increased possession loads us with a new weariness.
    John Ruskin
    Veni, vidi, eradici
    (I came, I saw, I kondo'd)

    • MrsLurcherwalker
    • By MrsLurcherwalker 17th May 18, 6:02 PM
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    Hiya, the dehydrating book and the Marika Hanbury Tenison book have found new homes, the others are still up for grabs!
    Thumpers mum was right - if you can't find anything nice to say don't say anything at all!
    • Cappella
    • By Cappella 17th May 18, 7:02 PM
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    GQueen - Horsetail (we call it marestail here oddly) is a plague on our allotments BUT a handful of it scours grotty allotment plates and mugs very effectively. Maybe we could market it as a natural, organic pan scourer and make a fortune
    • GreyQueen
    • By GreyQueen 17th May 18, 8:56 PM
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    GQueen - Horsetail (we call it marestail here oddly) is a plague on our allotments BUT a handful of it scours grotty allotment plates and mugs very effectively. Maybe we could market it as a natural, organic pan scourer and make a fortune
    Originally posted by Cappella
    I'm rich, I tell you, rich.

    Not only am I a Zim-buck billionairess, but I have a lot of horsetails.

    They were used as pot scourers back in olden times. I prefer my stainless steel scrubbie for use at home, but I guess they could be useful if camping. I don't think they should be circulated in an open enviroment, they'd end up carpetting the country from one side to another. We'd have to hide behind the M25 to be safe from their ferny clutches.

    On the eat-the-frog principle, I dug up that barstewarding bramble. Took me about 20 minutes and it wasn't even that big but, like an iceberg, there was a lot of it below the surface. I won't have got it all, so I'll be keeping an eye on that bit and going after it again when it starts re-growing.
    Every increased possession loads us with a new weariness.
    John Ruskin
    Veni, vidi, eradici
    (I came, I saw, I kondo'd)

    • Bedsit Bob
    • By Bedsit Bob 17th May 18, 9:34 PM
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    Handy little gadget.
    Tesco petrol stations are selling a 9 LED, Ultra Violet torch, for less than a fiver.

    Useful for checking banknotes, Driving Licences etc., for forgeries.

    Also handy for viewing UV pen markings on valuables.

    Naturally I've bought one , and I'm well impressed with how bright it is.

    Oh, and it also makes my Vaseline Glass bowl glow like crazy.
    My job is Top Secret. Even I don't know what I'm doing.

    Amount I have so far denied the BBC - 1308

    Who are you to question why your god doesn't want me to believe in him?
    • MrsLurcherwalker
    • By MrsLurcherwalker 18th May 18, 11:06 AM
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    Books posted this morning via snail mail! will be with you both in a while!
    Thumpers mum was right - if you can't find anything nice to say don't say anything at all!
    • Karmacat
    • By Karmacat 18th May 18, 1:07 PM
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    Karmacat
    Tesco petrol stations are selling a 9 LED, Ultra Violet torch, for less than a fiver.

    Useful for checking banknotes, Driving Licences etc., for forgeries.

    Also handy for viewing UV pen markings on valuables.

    Naturally I've bought one , and I'm well impressed with how bright it is.

    Oh, and it also makes my Vaseline Glass bowl glow like crazy.
    Originally posted by Bedsit Bob
    I've eyed those up on ebay several times - I don't think I have a Tesco petrol station nearby, but I'll watch out for it thanks Bob.

    Books posted this morning via snail mail! will be with you both in a while!
    Originally posted by MrsLurcherwalker
    Thanks Mrs LW

    My two sets of garden work went well, though I was really, really tired by late afternoon. Makes sense, really, as its proper navvying, but there was a lot that I therefore left undone in the house, which is already untidy enough Somewhat caught up this morning, but not really

    I'm reading Snow, by Ryan Clifford atm - the second book, Thaw, was free, and this one was a whole 99p (oh, it still is. My swagbux vouchers paid for it) wondered if anyone else had read it? I haven't finished yet, so no spoilers! But the format is good - lots of individual stories building up, and some of them merging, I can tell who's who, and its well written, amazingly so, except that the guy uses an awful lot of exclamation marks. One at a time, true, but far, far too many. It seems to be his only fault, so I'll forgive that
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    • Cappella
    • By Cappella 18th May 18, 8:16 PM
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    Thank you MrsLW

    Karmacat - I!!!8217;ve downloaded Snow but haven!!!8217;t started it yet, we must have had the same free book offers!
    Last edited by Cappella; 18-05-2018 at 8:20 PM.
    • GreyQueen
    • By GreyQueen 18th May 18, 8:24 PM
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    Overheard an interesting comment from an acquaintance of my pal with the juntique shop; that there seem to a be lot of tatty foisty 20 notes suddenly around on the scene (he's a general dealer).

    Suspicion is, that the Banque d'Mattresss et de Moquette is giving up some of its sequested holdings of rag-paper money ahead of the 2020 introduction of polymer notes.

    Anyone else noticed this?
    Every increased possession loads us with a new weariness.
    John Ruskin
    Veni, vidi, eradici
    (I came, I saw, I kondo'd)

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