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31  In your Garden / Gardening advice and tips / Re: IN YOUR GARDEN on: May 13, 2018, 05:27:14 PM
Ive put a few bedding plants out today. I got thinking back to when I was a nipper. We only ever had a few plants. Dad would buy probably half dozen little Dorrit and half dozen Lobelia. Those days we got them from the hardware shop or the fruit shop. They would be in wooden seed boxes. The shop person would come out with a knife and cut half a dozen off, wrap them in newspaper and off we went. Those days they seemed to be in gritty soil rather than the compost you get today.
Twm
32  Games Room / Enter the games room / Re: Story Time on: May 12, 2018, 06:33:24 PM
They thought it was spread by dirty drinking water. So to be on the safe side, they only drunk beer to slake tier thirst.
33  In your Garden / Gardening advice and tips / Re: IN YOUR GARDEN on: May 12, 2018, 06:29:09 PM
Hello Edifi, is that whet the Warwick was? A lottery. My dad would come home from work and say he'd won a couple of bob on the Warwick
34  Games Room / Enter the games room / Re: Story Time on: May 11, 2018, 07:07:26 PM
Well done Edifi, they all lived happily ever after........
35  In your Garden / Gardening advice and tips / Re: IN YOUR GARDEN on: May 11, 2018, 07:04:44 PM
Nan and here sisters went hop picking, I think they went for a couple of weeks each year. I never knew where they went to and no one left to ask in the family these days.

She did OK for apples, pears and plums as she had trees in the garden of the prefab in Greet.
Twm
36  In your Garden / Gardening advice and tips / Re: BEES on: May 11, 2018, 06:51:23 PM
I think there is about 30,000 bees in a swarm when they decide to set up home elsewhere.

I don't hear much about those miner bed these days, apparently they would mine into brickwork and could make houses unsafe.
Twm
37  Birmingham History & Photos / Birmingham History / Re: Old pubs of Birmingham on: May 11, 2018, 06:46:00 PM
Hello Inner Circle

Do you remember the New Inn? It was a pub in between the Good Companions and the Swan. The old pub was knocked down early 60's I think and replaced by a prefabricated building.  Not sure when the prefab pub was knocked down, probably for road widening.
Twm
38  In your Garden / Gardening advice and tips / Re: BEES on: May 11, 2018, 04:49:01 AM
Edifi, you never know you may just end up with a hive. It's about this time of year the bees swarm. I sometimes get them here, they seem to be attracted to the chimneys. My son came home in the middle of the day a few years ago. He heard what he thought was a wasp or two in the wood burner. He opened the doors on the woodburner and a swarm came into the room. Frightened him to death.

They make one heck of a noise as they approach. If I am around when I hear them I light a bit of newspaper in the bottom of the fire, the smoke deters the bees without harming them and the go elsewhere.

Twm
39  In your Garden / Gardening advice and tips / Re: BEES on: May 10, 2018, 07:30:37 PM
At the moment there are plenty of Bumble Bees up here and they are looking for homes to rear their young. I had a nest of bumble bees in the porch roof last year. They didn't cause any harm and nice to see them flying in and out every day.

My neighbour has got about three hives. He bought a new load honey bees last week. He was transferring them from their travel hive into the main hive and dropped them! Well, very angry bees, although he had his bee keepers gear on, he managed to get stung 12 times on the foot. Off to hospital with him. He's recovered.
Twm
40  In your Garden / Gardening advice and tips / Re: IN YOUR GARDEN on: May 10, 2018, 07:22:09 PM
Where did the days go when nan had a draw full of apples wrapped in newspaper. I remember it well, the bottom draw in her bedroom. They would last most of the winter.
Twm
41  General Discussion / General Posts / Re: GUNS AND KNIVES on: May 10, 2018, 07:16:38 PM
Completely stupid, especially if you were near by and he didn't have permission to shoot on or into your fields. Was it a shotgun? It's people like that who get responsible gun owners a bad name.
Twm
42  General Discussion / General Posts / Re: CHAT LINE on: May 10, 2018, 07:10:13 PM
Perhaps she was re interested in the sex toys than interested in him. He just neutralised the competition.
43  In your Garden / Gardening advice and tips / Re: IN YOUR GARDEN on: May 09, 2018, 04:24:52 PM
Planted the tomatoes in the greenhouse, just hope it doesn't get too cold on them....
Twm
44  General Discussion / General Posts / Re: GUNS AND KNIVES on: May 09, 2018, 01:58:28 PM
A couple of years ago I was on shift at a hospital in Southeast London. I was talking to someone in a room at the front on the hospital. All of a sudden there were two loud cracks! I said to the person I was talking to. That that sounded like gunfire!

After calling around it turned out that two lads aged around 15 walked down the street past the hospital and fire to shots from a handgun thought the windows of the hospital education centre. One bullet went through first flor window and one through the second floor window. Luckily no one killed, the kids were seen on CCTV but not caught.
Twm
45  General Discussion / General Posts / Re: HOSPITAL SERVICES on: May 09, 2018, 01:50:57 PM
With all the woes facing the NHS, we can still be seen and treated in a real emergency. Mind you with locations we live in we can have some very scenic journeys on the way to treatment.

Stick with the beat and keep well

Twm
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