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PostPosted: Thu Feb 23, 2017 5:59 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

tagwex wrote:
The freezer may well be still working but I would wager that it is using electricity at an alarming rate compared to the new energy efficient ones.
Back to an abacus for you.
Well there's 'energy efficient' and there is 'fit for purpose'.

The old freezer MAY be using a little more juice but at least it is reliable. The new one is a fridge-freezer with one thermostat - never a good idea. I've a choice between frozen lettuce in the fridge and defrosted prawns in the freezer. Confused

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PostPosted: Thu Mar 09, 2017 8:16 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

If you look at the spread of this pine that'll tell you how much spread the roots are just now, and if you look at your pine you'll see it's suffering "NOW" of dead pine
that brownish pine set near the top,
Thats telling you this tree's roots have become to packed ie they'll look like a football if you take them out of the container,
They are a very shallow root sytem "hence in high winds they blow over roots and all wont hold them down" They dont have a TAP root but spread roots only,
But the concrete urn is no the place for that tree as the roots need to spread
The roots need to spread and be fed and this tree will not ball cut.

GOOGLE PINE TREE CARE And you'll see all you need to know. Wink

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PostPosted: Thu Mar 09, 2017 10:20 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

The Pine Tree is still growing well in its "prison". Hasn't blown over either.

But thinking of changing it for a Jovellana Punctata.

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PostPosted: Thu Mar 09, 2017 10:31 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Well I'm not sure about the concrete container but I think it is possible to keep it in check by careful pruning - the Japanese have made a fine art of it, without resorting to the (frankly creepy) topiary that you see in some old English gardens.

It won't be easy (never is at first) but I think you are up to the challenge! Very Happy

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PostPosted: Fri Mar 10, 2017 8:03 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

sometimes future inventions are good and sometimes not so,
I wonder if the three wise men would have had sat/nav if they would have NOT got lost ??
mUST ASK mRS BROWN;

And was B&Q around when that good DIY'er built that boat for all those animals?
It was'nt built in Belfast thats for sure.

And did anyone think to check how deep that part of the sea was when he walked on it Smile
I tried walking across from New brighton to Liverpool and found those wellies leaked.

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No, if they'd used satnav they'd have ended up at a house three miles away, swearing blind that they 'tried to deliver the gifts, but there was no one in'!
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Sue Deacon wrote:
No, if they'd used satnav they'd have ended up at a house three miles away, swearing blind that they 'tried to deliver the gifts, but there was no one in'!


Nice one Sue Laughing

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