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Poetry D Jour by Beryl McMullen coming December, 2010

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

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 on: August 13, 2018, 04:35:19 PM 
Started by townie - Last post by Edifi
What a lovely site at the weekend,saw 60163 TORNADO steam into Canterbury and then go Past Minster on its way back to LondonWhat the kids of today have missed from all those years ago when we Trainspotted.

 on: August 13, 2018, 04:29:06 PM 
Started by GardenGerald - Last post by Edifi
Kandor,up until about 10-12 years ago they used to clear all the beaches and the lorries would take the seaweed straight to the fields.The farmers would spread it to dry then turn it into the soil.But it was stopped down here by the Meddling E U.My friend who is a farmer said it saved him pounds as a fertilizer.

 on: August 13, 2018, 04:16:04 PM 
Started by GardenGerald - Last post by Kandor
If seaweed was a fertilizer wouldn't the beaches be green?

 on: August 13, 2018, 02:35:39 PM 
Started by GardenGerald - Last post by Edifi
When I had the Allotment only ever put Seaweed on the ground to dig in.Was told the farmers always did it to the land as fertilizer.

 on: August 13, 2018, 02:31:29 PM 
Started by GardenGerald - Last post by GardenGerald
Digging some really good Cara potatoes. Maincrop but we dig early when smaller.
Good looking with red eyes and really good flavour.
We do the same with Rocket, better flavour when half size.
Got some good looking onions, some going to seed so just bend tops over.

 on: August 12, 2018, 11:22:24 AM 
Started by GardenGerald - Last post by GardenGerald
Hello Boys
Sprayed on corn and potatoes to kill green growth before harvest. I am told that dry tops and stalks mean a quicker harvest.
Lots of anti fungicides can cause depression. Some now banned in Spain.
More to follow

 on: August 12, 2018, 09:09:59 AM 
Started by Twm Sion - Last post by Edifi
TWM,IThink your last sentence Sums it up.The cost of parking in towns as changed people's attitudes.Our council here wants to put parking meters in our small village of Westgate on Sea,because they can see the Cash Cow.Its hard to park sometimes because people shop here instead of going into Margate to payŁ1 an hour to park.Every year for the last 5 years the Coucillors have said We didn't Take so much in parking Charges last year so let's put it up another 20p an hour.Where sum of them get their brains from Lord knows.

 on: August 12, 2018, 05:29:34 AM 
Started by Twm Sion - Last post by Twm Sion
It seems the big names have held out a bit longer. When I think of 'High Street shops' I think of M&S, John Lewis, House of Frazer, etc. But the smaller shop owner has been dying out for a while. Not so long ago, families out in the sticks would make visits to local ladies and gentleman so outfitters when a special event was to take place I.e wedding, Christening. Now it's all on line.

About 20 years ago it was a job to walk down Oxford street, Regent street in the west end of London for shoppers buying clothes. Now those streets are fairly empty in comparison.

We probably kept clothes a bit longer in time gone by (I still do). Most had one suit or best dress and shoes. Now, wear it once only, in case somebody remembers me wearing this outfit last week.

I do think the quality of stuff in the High Street shops has deteriorated, M&S stuff would last years, got a problem with it, take it back and it would be changed, good customer service.

Let's not forget the cost of parking in the High Street, that's if you can find a place.



 on: August 12, 2018, 05:08:59 AM 
Started by GardenGerald - Last post by Twm Sion
Deadly stuff, still sold in many places. Used it on the forestry in the 80's after they'd banned what I think was called 245T.

The use though doesn't seem to be reducing. Some of the EU regulations have stopped farmers ploughing old pasture, something to do with preservation. Yet, it is OK to use glyphosate to kill everything it touches and then direct drill the seeding into the field that is not allowed to be ploughed.


 on: August 11, 2018, 10:25:58 PM 
Started by GardenGerald - Last post by Edifi
Would have felt so embarrassed if it had been me.

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