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Reasons to be Cheerful.

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

  1. dream_police

    dream_police Well-Known Member

    Just like I will benefit from Brexit, eh?
  2. daft_biker

    daft_biker Action Man!

    The blood suckers are regrettable but then so was the BBC's attitude towards Scottish Independence and some other subjects I could mention (again).

    Netflix feels like good value to me anyway, fwiw.
  3. MJB

    MJB Well-Known Member

    I pay £1.30/day for quality drama and entertainment, unlimited films and Netflix. I know people who spend ten times that on booze or cigarettes a day.
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  4. daft_biker

    daft_biker Action Man!

    I know a few people who don't spend ten times that a day in petrol.
  5. dream_police

    dream_police Well-Known Member

    My RTBC. My wife has just gone out. 5 mins after her leaving, the postman arrived with a new lens for me. She will be none the wiser. Not sure it would have gone down well after forking out for my fines!
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  6. SXH

    SXH Well-Known Member

    A couple of coots are nesting a bit off-shore in the Thames in Staines.

    The only egg-eating birds in the area are crows, so a good chance they'll manage to produce offspring.
  7. MJB

    MJB Well-Known Member

    Which the pike will then eat.
  8. SqueamishOssifrage

    SqueamishOssifrage Well-Known Member

    RTBC for the pike, then.
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  9. Catriona

    Catriona Well-Known Member

    Bees in the garden.

    However, not cheerful after digging up a grassed over flower bed and finding no worms. :(
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  10. dream_police

    dream_police Well-Known Member

    Why, hungry?

  11. DaveS

    DaveS Well-Known Member

    Finding out what plants I have in my new garden, lots of lovely stuff, just seen a herbaceous peony just sticking it's shoots up, more assorted hellebores than I know of, the list goes on. Helps that it's at least four times the size of either of my previous gardens, with lovely friable soil.
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  12. Catriona

    Catriona Well-Known Member

    I think I'll have to add some rich um... horse manure to my sandy loam. Easy soil to work, but it seems a bit lacking in oomph.
  13. DaveS

    DaveS Well-Known Member

    Yep, plenty of organic matter, farmyard manure, compost etc. There are plenty of gardens in London that aren't as long as this one is wide. It's big enough to have several distinct areas.
    I'll be contacting a local landscape company to get a gang in to bring this back to what it should be.
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  14. Catriona

    Catriona Well-Known Member

    Yes, I still miss my old garden. Good luck.
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  15. Catriona

    Catriona Well-Known Member

  16. Footloose

    Footloose Well-Known Member

    Thinking of compost, reminds me of some 'dodgy' character many decades ago, knocking on my parents front door, asking if we'd like the mixture of horse, pig and cow manure he'd got, for the roses and rhododendons he'd seen in the front garden.
    "Sorry, no thanks." was our reply.
    One got the impression that he was pretty desperate to flog this off, as his next remark was,
    "But you ain't gonna get any as fresh as this!" :D
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  17. LesleySM

    LesleySM Well-Known Member

    I am reminded of one of the funniest memories of my childhood.

    My dad was a very keen gardener and we had a huge garden- mum reckoned he only brought the house because of the size of the garden.

    One summer he managed to acquire (I nearly typed "get his hands on" but you'd have all commented on that!) a lorry load of well rotted horse manure.

    We came back from school one evening to find the loaded lorry unloading onto the pavement.

    It was at this point dad realised he had completely in his enthusiasm forgotten that although the house was semi-detached there was a garage on the detached side of it......He had to load his wheelbarrow and trundle through the garage with it to get it into the back garden and my mum was not going to let him stop until he'd carted the whole lot into the back garden!
  18. saxacat

    saxacat Well-Known Member

    RTBC, just got my pension update; 2.4% increase, plus tax code change, gives me nearly fifty quid a month extra; might treat myself to a pint in celebration :)
  19. RovingMike

    RovingMike Crucifixion's a doddle...

    That's exactly what a friend of mine, who used to be a specialist in spoof phone calls used to say. He would call people and pretend to be the driver who was just about to arrive at their place and deliver it. We used to be creased up listening. Alternative was a flock of sheep.
  20. MJB

    MJB Well-Known Member

    Word to the wise... Never ask me to get you a good trailer load of farmyard manure. Smallest trailer we have is 18 tonnes.
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