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Reasons to be Cheerful.

Discussion in 'The Lounge' started by MJB, Mar 14, 2019.

  1. John Farrell

    John Farrell Well-Known Member

    Back in the 1970s, the lecturer at an electronics course asked us why we thought streetlights were orange sodium lights. The class came up with all sorts of reasons, but missed the important one - they were cheaper than other types.
     
  2. daft_biker

    daft_biker Action Man!

    They also last well so they are nearly as bright years later.

    That may be also be a reason LEDs seem so bright to start with because they are expected to dim over time more significantly.
     
  3. RovingMike

    RovingMike Crucifixion's a doddle...

    I got a first cut of the year on the lawn. Shamed into it by the elderly widow next door who had her gardener round this morning.
     
  4. dream_police

    dream_police Well-Known Member

    My gardener came this morning too. He walked down to the bottom part of the garden, returned to the top to speak to my wife. She asked him what he thought of the horse and he asked “what horse?” He hadn’t even see the bloody thing. It’s not like it is 11 foot tall and he walked only a few meters past it!
     
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  5. Catriona

    Catriona Well-Known Member

    You definitely need a different gardener!
     
  6. dream_police

    dream_police Well-Known Member

    HaHa. He is actually a good gardener believe it or not. Obviously does it all by smell and touch!
     
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  7. RovingMike

    RovingMike Crucifixion's a doddle...

    Might he have been turning a diplomatic blind eye? ;)
     
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  8. dream_police

    dream_police Well-Known Member

    Haha possibly.
     
  9. LesleySM

    LesleySM Well-Known Member

    RTBC

    Just having a very contented day, lie in with toast and coffee, met some friends for a drink, had a nice tea and set up a sausage casserole in the slow cooker that will easily do until about Wednesday (Love my slow cooker, leave on low all day and come home from work in the week and dinner is waiting for me) and had a shower. Spent evening watching "Game of Thrones"
     
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  10. Zou

    Zou Well-Known Member

    The weather! Dry, sunny, not very windy, and relatively mild. Needless to say, it won't last... Yellow warning for snow tomorrow.
     
  11. Learning

    Learning Ethelred the Ill-Named

    He might have been looking at your disgracefully neglected lawn. No excuse Nige. You have shown pictures of it.
    Regards John.
    PS some of the shrubs could do with a trim before the end of March.
     
  12. dream_police

    dream_police Well-Known Member

    The place I am working tomorrow has a yellow snow warning. I hope I end up with a snow day!
     
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  13. Catriona

    Catriona Well-Known Member

    Yellow snow? Oh no!
     
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  14. dream_police

    dream_police Well-Known Member

    Far from neglected. Our gardener who we’ve had for years(he used to do our old house) is a capable guy and also does work for the NT. It is a shocking lawn though in places. It gets fed, de mossed with organic feed etc but unfortunately a lot of it has been laid over a cobbled farm yard by previous owners and has very little soil under it. If it wasn’t too much work/cost we’d have it replaced.
     
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  15. Zou

    Zou Well-Known Member

    Predictable, but always raises a smile!
     
  16. Learning

    Learning Ethelred the Ill-Named

    Dig it up, or pay someone to dig it up, or get your shirt off, and boots on, and dig it up with anyone who will help you. Store the soil to the side and then dig up the cobbles.Store the cobbles. Put the soil back and get your gardener to advise and then sow a new lawn.
    Cobbles. Use them for a very uncomfortable yet extremely classy patio, or sell them. Good cobbles, in the right market and quantity are valuable.
    Whatever you do, do not expect your gardener to dig up the cobbles. Digging up cobbles is a job for East European labourers (as long as you can get them)or friends who will do it for a good pig or Bamby roast . Your gardener is a 'professional'.
     
  17. LesleySM

    LesleySM Well-Known Member

    As long as you watch out where the huskies go
     
  18. MJB

    MJB Well-Known Member

    Fer Christ's sake, it's green isn't it? What more do you want?
     
  19. Learning

    Learning Ethelred the Ill-Named

    It might well be green now. We've had a damp winter. Look forward to summer. Lawns laid on cobbles go a sort of patchy brown.
     
  20. dream_police

    dream_police Well-Known Member

    It doesn’t get that bad. It’s really not worth the trouble or the expense. It is a large lawn. Not all of it is on cobbles but to sort it it would all need replacing. I can live with it.
     
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