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Notice: The forum is being looked after by Garden Gerald, Nick and Townie.

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16  Games Room / Enter the games room / Re: Riddles on: May 18, 2018, 05:56:51 PM
Gerald, that's good news, I await the flood of new members and lively discussion and banter
Twm
17  Games Room / Enter the games room / Re: Story Time on: May 17, 2018, 07:03:00 PM
The chief inspector of police thought long and hard on how to solve the situation and challenged the head Traveler to a bare knuckle fight on the Village Green.....
18  General Discussion / General Posts / Re: FILMS on: May 17, 2018, 06:53:55 PM
Hello Gerald, when I worked for the Forestry Commission we had to make sure all the sheep walks were properly fenced off. My neighbour still has a sheep walk from the farm to the hill, which is about a mile away.

There is an old boy that I know in Rhayader that still uses half a dozen Shepard's to gather his sheep in the Elan Valley then he walks them down through the town, then head towards Builth Wells, they walk miles. An incredible site though.

Twm
19  Birmingham History & Photos / Birmingham History / Re: BIRMINGHAM WHOLESALE MARKET on: May 17, 2018, 06:42:59 PM
Brilliant townie, good picture. I must get a new Mac before next winter.
20  General Discussion / General Posts / Re: The Wonders of Nature on: May 17, 2018, 06:05:05 PM
Gerald townie, I had to google recaptcha to see what is was. I'm not the sharpest knife in the box when it comes to IT. Stating the obviouse I know but there are a few bit of how to advice on YouTube.
 
Alternatively a good dose of Round-up

Twm
21  General Discussion / General Posts / Re: CHAT LINE on: May 17, 2018, 05:47:44 PM
Twm do you ever heard your sheep down through Digbeth onto the market.
Grin Nah, but been fleeced a few times on the Hagley Rd
22  General Discussion / General Posts / Re: The Wonders of Nature on: May 17, 2018, 05:04:58 PM
Hello Gerald, the Swallows cleared off for a couple f days but returned or a new bunch arrived this week. The House martins sound like they have a brood. I can hear chattering from the nest. Got Redstarts nesting on the end of the house and blue tits at the back. They are all very noisy at about 4.30 AM but I'm usually awake by then anyway.
Keep twitching

Twm
23  Welcome New members to the Birmingham and Surrounding Counties Forum / Introduce Yourself / Re: Forum on: May 17, 2018, 04:52:07 PM
Thanks for the update townie, I'd been wondering where folks were, there are loads of interesting topics for all tastes.
Twm
24  Railways / Railways / Re: Electric Trains on: May 15, 2018, 07:41:43 PM
Edifi, we are probably selling our electric to France and buying it back at twice the price!
Twm
25  In your Garden / Gardening advice and tips / Re: IN YOUR GARDEN on: May 15, 2018, 07:37:57 PM
I have discovered that my Rhubarb is still alive, it been neglected for years and grazed to the ground by the sheep last year. It's growing!

My Gunnera is also growing. Wasn't sure if it would survive the winter and the sheep but it has......
Twm
26  General Discussion / General Posts / Re: FILMS on: May 15, 2018, 07:31:01 PM
I vaguely remember a black and white film about a Drover. Can't remember much detail though. Apart from the animals and a man in a big coat.

Funny you mention Drover. I took a drive out to Shrewsbury today. I passed though a village called Halfway House, there are a few villages called Halfway House. It got me wondering why these places were called Halfway House.

My thoughts went to the Drovers. Welshpool has always been a centre for livestock and so has Shrewsbury. Halfway House is along the route. There would be plenty of pounds in which to put the animals over night. Could Halfway House be travelled on foot with stock in one day?
Twm
27  In your Garden / Gardening advice and tips / Re: IN YOUR GARDEN on: May 14, 2018, 06:21:23 PM
Hello, I think it's something to do with kids not allowed to take risks when growing up. We would play, climb trees, over the railings, build trollies and we hurt ourselves, then we recovered. We lit fires, we knew what fire could do. Plus after we had fell over once or twice on a wet floor, we knew to take care and be responsible for our own safety.

Most things have signs on these days, I.e. 'Hot', 'cold', there is padding and signs everywhere including on the roads.
Twm
28  In your Garden / Gardening advice and tips / Re: IN YOUR GARDEN on: May 14, 2018, 12:16:15 PM
Health and safety is a good thing, it has saved many lives, especially in the construction industry. However, I think sometimes it can be used as an excuse. But then again with a Lawyer on most corners offering no win no fee I can understand businesses not wanting to take a chance. When will it all end?
Twm
29  Birmingham History & Photos / Birmingham History / Re: Birmingham Urinals on: May 14, 2018, 10:58:54 AM
townie, I remember these around Brum. There was one on he Coventry Rd heading from town situated just before Cattle Rd by the Blues ground.

Twm
30  In your Garden / Gardening advice and tips / Re: IN YOUR GARDEN on: May 14, 2018, 10:51:32 AM
Edifi/Gerald

I've found many of the outlets for plants these days do not take any pride in looking after the plants. When I worked in the Southeast, I helped a mate set up his garden when he bought a Basement flat ( or Garden flat as the Estate Agents call them). When we went looking for plants I was amazed at how poor the plants were. The bedding plants were dying on their racks. As you say they are just shop workers looking after the plants. I watched a one of the workers watering the plants. The plants at the back of the rack got no water while the ones at the front got a splash.

Ok, the workers aren't developed in looking after the plants but where is the supervision. The managers need a kick up the compost heap......

Twm



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