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    My friend, whose hedge was similarly destroyed, took it down to ground level and was surprised when it sprouted this Spring and started...
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    Oliver Buckle replied to the thread New Member from Panama.
    Welcome to the forum, How big is 'A small farm' in Panama, I have a friend in Portugal who describes her three acres as that and another...
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    Good for keeping slugs and snails down. Farmers put them on the land if sheep get liver flukes, one stage in the life cycle takes place...
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    I once got an offer of cow manure for my allotment from the dairy farm down the road "£8 for a trailer load". I was expecting something...
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    Oliver Buckle replied to the thread Identification please.
    I think he meant "Able", Marck, sometimes the fingers get in a twist :) Speedwell is one of my favourite weeds, along with scarlet...
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    Know how you feel, The missus works two or three days a week, I love her dearly, but I treasure those days spent at my pace.
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    Oliver Buckle replied to the thread Music.
    Ah yes, 'The windmills of your mind', I swear that if you listen carefully it is total nonsense, I once wrote a parody that started All...
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    Oliver Buckle replied to the thread Scarlett runner beans.
    I usually leave the plants to turn brown , then when I take them down there will always be enough beans for next year's planting, but I...
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    When I trim hedges or take out bushes I chuck them on the lawn and run over them with the rotary mower, not the real big branches...
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    I am new to blueberries this year, but it did strike me if you have been watering through a hot summer I keep reading warnings about...
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    Oliver Buckle replied to the thread Music.
    I put "Long way from St Louis" up on the 'Music from way back when" thread. Played that Peggy Lee, George Shearing LP, Beauty and the...
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    Oliver Buckle replied to the thread Rose Campion.
    That's a pretty flower, goes well in the 'cottage garden' combinations. Did you ever read Margery Allingham? One of my favourite 1940's...
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    Oliver Buckle reacted to Logan's post in the thread Your day apart from gardening with Like Like.
    Just an update, she's been found.
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    'Build a memorial guitar from its wood' reminded me of someone I knew long ago that used to build acoustic guitars. He saw someone...
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    Oliver Buckle replied to the thread Composting and a bad back.
    An excellent way of going on, but I fear digging trenches is not for someone with a bad back. It occurs to me that another way I have...
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