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by Elderflower
Sun May 30, 2010 6:58 pm
Forum: Tools and Machinery
Topic: Petrol mower won`t go.
Replies: 20
Views: 7168

Petrol mower won`t go.

I`d be grateful for ideas. To start my petrol mower you have to put a lever to the top of the control on the handle and pull the string thingy to start the engine. Then you have to move the lever down to the 'go' position to start mowing. Well, the engine starts first time but when I put the lever t...
by Elderflower
Wed May 26, 2010 9:06 am
Forum: General chatter
Topic: Rich Londoners with second homes rule the rooster! OK?
Replies: 38
Views: 3158

Re: Rich Londoners with second homes rule the rooster! OK?

Don`t like being called a 'townie'.
Feels like being sneered at.
OH and I moved from the village because we had to work and can`t get back because our suburban semi won`t fetch enough to get us a village house nowadays.

Oversensitive? Maybe.......

I`ll get me coat...............
by Elderflower
Sun May 23, 2010 10:55 am
Forum: General chatter
Topic: Rich Londoners with second homes rule the rooster! OK?
Replies: 38
Views: 3158

Re: Rich Londoners with second homes rule the rooster! OK?

What a good idea OH! My other half and I moved to the suburbs to be near work but promised ourselves that we`d move back to the village when we retired. Unfortunately, when that happened the amount our suburban semi would fetch would just about get us a garden shed in Wiltshire (his home county). Wh...
by Elderflower
Sun May 23, 2010 8:27 am
Forum: General chatter
Topic: Rich Londoners with second homes rule the rooster! OK?
Replies: 38
Views: 3158

Re: Rich Londoners with second homes rule the rooster! OK?

A not-uncommon story this!
My sister lives in a small rural village where the incomers have complained about the honking of the Canada geese flying into a nearby lake. :roll: (and the church bells of a Sunday morning.)
by Elderflower
Fri May 21, 2010 7:03 pm
Forum: General chatter
Topic: Charity
Replies: 12
Views: 1092

Re: Charity

Phew! Thanks for that. I`ve got an ancient tranny up at the allotment for those rainy afternoons in the shed. :)
by Elderflower
Fri May 21, 2010 4:59 pm
Forum: General chatter
Topic: Charity
Replies: 12
Views: 1092

Re: Charity

Eh? What`s that?
Will I have to get a new tranny?
When? :shock:
by Elderflower
Fri May 21, 2010 8:04 am
Forum: General chatter
Topic: Anyone for artificial life?
Replies: 4
Views: 477

Re: Anyone for artificial life?

Oh dear - oh dear - oh dear! :shock:
I thought at first that it was a spoof article.
I don`t understand it but I instinctively fear it.
Perhaps I`m a techno-dinosaur or a scientific-luddite or something,
Oh dear-oh dear-oh dear :?
by Elderflower
Thu May 20, 2010 7:35 am
Forum: General chatter
Topic: Old prolific approaches new milestone
Replies: 27
Views: 1497

Re: Old prolific approaches new milestone

Congrats OH!
Like the sevenfold Millenium eh? :D
by Elderflower
Mon May 17, 2010 4:46 pm
Forum: Best practices
Topic: Comfrey
Replies: 9
Views: 1938

Re: Comfrey

Gosh thanks, Johnboy!
I shall look forward to a bumper, tasty tomato crop! :)
by Elderflower
Mon May 17, 2010 7:21 am
Forum: Best practices
Topic: Comfrey
Replies: 9
Views: 1938

Re: Comfrey

Thank you - that sounds like a good idea! :)
I thought that the leaves had to be under a certain amount of pressure to give forth the good stuff. Wrong again! :)
by Elderflower
Sun May 16, 2010 4:51 pm
Forum: Best practices
Topic: Comfrey
Replies: 9
Views: 1938

Re: Comfrey

Thanks again!
Clearer now. :)
by Elderflower
Sun May 16, 2010 1:55 pm
Forum: Best practices
Topic: Comfrey
Replies: 9
Views: 1938

Re: Comfrey

What an interesting page! Thank you. I learned a lot from this link.
But can anybody suggest a dilution ratio for my treacly black comfrey liquid?
by Elderflower
Sun May 16, 2010 10:44 am
Forum: Best practices
Topic: Comfrey
Replies: 9
Views: 1938

Comfrey

Good morning, I have two comfrey questions that I hope you clever folks can answer. 1) My comfrey is now about 18inches tall and bushy. Can I cut it now? How many times a season can I cut it? 2) I make 'dry tea' from my comfrey, that is, I pack a container tightly with leaves and collect the black l...
by Elderflower
Thu Oct 22, 2009 8:16 am
Forum: Best practices
Topic: Strawberries
Replies: 6
Views: 1253

Re: Strawberries

Thanks for this! I`ll get them up the allotment before it gets colder! :)
by Elderflower
Wed Oct 21, 2009 10:46 am
Forum: Best practices
Topic: Strawberries
Replies: 6
Views: 1253

Strawberries

I`m moving my strawberry bed to a new spot on the plot. I potted the runners which a thriving and burgeoning in pots and the new bed is cleared and ready. Do I put the new plants in now or keep them in the pots until spring? If so, they`re growing away really well with big leaves around eight inches...

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