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i THOUGHT A GHOST HAD TURNED UP


 
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PostPosted: Fri Mar 10, 2017 3:01 pm    Post subject: i THOUGHT A GHOST HAD TURNED UP Reply with quote

Out nice and handy after taking the dogs for the daily "Walkies" and then her in doors (the wife) to the shops and then home and out in the garden in the lovely "like a spring day" warm weather and started as i'd left off yesterday loading the trailer with dog wood and bramble cuttings when all of a sudden i got an Hello can i have a word !!!!!!

Now keep in mind we can go weeks without hearing another english word spoken as all around here are french, And we dont see many folk anyway,

As i looked up from my crawling possition after finding my pockey knife
he stood about 7ft tall thin like an stick insect with this big long face hair a bald head and a pony tail,
It was a jehovah witness "out here" and in the dense undergrowth of the now cut to bits brambles and dogwood.
we had a good chat and exchange ref gardening, he learnt a bit ref the country spuds come from from me and i didnt learn anything ref Jehovah from my new friend but it was nice to talk to someone who takes the time to try and be nice to people and i wish him luck in all he believes in.

Question for you!!
What do dahlias and potatoes have in common? And what country did both come from?

And as a bonus point the name DAHLIA How did this name come about?

Well coffee break over and back to work (if you can call such a great hobby work
Very Happy Very Happy

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PostPosted: Mon Mar 20, 2017 8:31 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Has this post just appeared. I certainly didn't notice it until now and it is now 11 days old.

I think Roxanne may have had a point James with disappearing posts.

Dahlias, which my grandfather grew in abundance, are from Mexico and legend has it that they were named after someone with the name Dahl.

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PostPosted: Mon Mar 20, 2017 8:38 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Ok, gonna look into this.
Thanks for the heads up, tagwex.

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PostPosted: Mon Mar 20, 2017 8:47 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

No problem James, I would be p1ssed off too if nobody apparently didn't answer a post especially if it appears to be removed. Maybe a PM is in order. Roxanne was shaping up to be a regular contributor.
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PostPosted: Mon Mar 20, 2017 10:03 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I've had posts that weren't answered, but then I only get notification of replies to threads I am following. You have to go looking for new ones. Sometimes I do but mostly I don't have the time.

I wish folk would stop knocking 'What did you do today' thread - I like it!

In answer to Roxanne's questions - Dahlias and potatoes are both edible tubers, they come from Mexico and were named after Andreas Dahl, a pupil of Linaeus who believed they might serve as a substitute for potatoes (though why, God only knows - if you have trouble growing spuds you stand no chance with Dahlias Rolling Eyes )

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PostPosted: Tue Mar 21, 2017 7:25 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

ouch? Laughing
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PostPosted: Tue Mar 21, 2017 12:24 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I checked into this, and the post did not just appear yesterday.
It had been up for a while.
Sometimes even I miss things if I select the 'View posts since last visit' link and the post had slipped off the first page list.

The "GHOST" in the title though was quite fitting for the possible spooky missing post. Razz

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PostPosted: Tue Mar 21, 2017 7:51 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

That doesn't make sense. It appeared in the 4 most recent posts only yesterday as that is where I seen it. It couldn't have been there for 11 days.
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PostPosted: Wed Mar 22, 2017 8:53 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Could there be an Algorithm in the system. you might have to look at the coding.
http://computer.howstuffworks.com/question717.htm Confused
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PostPosted: Thu Mar 23, 2017 7:43 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

I find dahlias hard to grow
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PostPosted: Thu Mar 23, 2017 8:41 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Ado 2 wrote:
I find dahlias hard to grow
Perhaps we should start a Dahlia thread? I know I have questions to ask and tips to pass on. What's the problem(s) Ado?
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PostPosted: Sun Mar 26, 2017 8:00 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Alga rhythm? Is that something tadpoles dance to?
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PostPosted: Sun Mar 26, 2017 8:17 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Aaaaaagh. He's back again with the puns.
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PostPosted: Sun Mar 26, 2017 7:21 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

That's right Tx. They never left!
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