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Old 19th Sep 2017, 07:10
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Welcome to Tuesday everybody.
Presently sitting in shallow fog but not a cloud in the sky above.
When the mist burns off it looks as if it will be a very pleasant
autumnal day.

The Sons of Morris are to be visited this morning and then I have
the multiple joy of flu and pneumonia jabs this afternoon. I also
need to arrange for hepatitis jabs to be done at some time.
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Old 19th Sep 2017, 13:31
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Sorry stacker, but the ladies in the photo are quite clearly Mk.IIIas
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Old 19th Sep 2017, 13:37
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Originally Posted by Blacksheep View Post
Sorry stacker, but the ladies in the photo are quite clearly Mk.IIIas
Agreed, I believe the Mk.IVs wore horn rimmed spectacles in the later style of Dame Edna Everage?
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Old 19th Sep 2017, 14:05
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I think Blackie and Willium are mostly correct ... however, I believe (from the button-front dresses) that one or two of them could well be MKIIIbs in training.
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Old 19th Sep 2017, 14:51
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The two on the right in the front row are definitely Mk IV (Batch 1).
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Old 19th Sep 2017, 16:35
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Mark IV in summer plumage:


Early Mark IV - showing characteristic 50s crimplene bodywork and alluring smile:
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Old 19th Sep 2017, 20:41
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You are awful....
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Old 20th Sep 2017, 02:09
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...but I like you!!
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Old 20th Sep 2017, 06:34
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Morning all.
What a thing to be confronted with - Mk IVs at dawn.

Misty out there again but should be an ok day. A tad warmer
than yesterday, 11C.

Arm a bit tender from yesterday's flu jab but apart from that nil
to report.
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Old 20th Sep 2017, 08:02
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Morning folks.

Grey and overcast but the thin bird on EMT is guessing on sunny periods to follow.

One has figured out how to dismantle the mixer tap. All one needs to do is to find the right cartridge - Giggle doesn't seem to recognise that particular part number.
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Old 20th Sep 2017, 08:34
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Do what I did 4mastacker. Take the cartridge to the local plumbers merchants and plonk on the desk and ask for "one of
them please".
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Old 20th Sep 2017, 09:27
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Those pics are absolute classics, RbG!!! I have a question for you too, as our resident gardening person. How should one proceed in correcting matters if a very old lemon tree has Rough Lemon rootstock that has reasserted itself to the detriment of the lemons grafted thereon? I'm not sure what the scion is, probably something like Meyer as it's medium size and smooth skinned but the majority of the tree is now occupied by those unmistakeable rough lemons. Is heavy pruning the answer?

Puzzled of Perth.
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Old 20th Sep 2017, 10:14
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Rough Lemon rootstock
Ah yes. To coin a phrase, in the pubs of South London they talk of little else....

And edited to add that in the top Dick Emery pic I've just noticed a couple of things. Firstly I think those Honeydews are arranged somewhat suggestively and secondly there's a drunk leaning against the fence in the background!

Did others see these straight away or am I just slow on the uptake?
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Old 20th Sep 2017, 10:38
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I was so taken by the lady Angels I didn't notice the melons but very crafitly placed
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Old 20th Sep 2017, 11:35
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Bluey, You could try pruning all the unwanted variety below the graft to encourage the tree to put its energy into the grafted lemon. One of my lemon trees has done this, and both my Calamondin oranges. I managed to get the lemon back on track but the oranges sulked so much they ended up on the compost heap. Apparently, one of the things that can set off growth below a graft is if the rootstock or bark is damaged - standard roses frequently set suckers in this way.
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Old 20th Sep 2017, 13:20
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Thanks, RbG ... that would be worth a try!
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Old 20th Sep 2017, 13:37
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As an inexperienced gardener, I was told that it was better to remove rose suckers by pulling out from the main stem rather than cutting them (leaving a 'stump' to regrow).
They are best dealt with by pulling and twisting them off - rather than cutting them with secateurs.
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Old 20th Sep 2017, 18:44
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Good advice HF. Thanks. It worked!!

I see tonight's EMT on BBC1 featured a bit of digging going on near to your patch.
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Old 21st Sep 2017, 07:05
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I see tonight's EMT on BBC1 featured a bit of digging going on near to your patch.
Yes, much to dismay of all who will have to live with it. The
traffic congestion and air pollution around here is bad enough
without this giant rail distribution centre.
Penny to a pinch of salt that the rail link is never built or never
used anyway and it'll just be more lorries. They put a rail link into
the old Castle Donington Power Station site which is home
to the massive M&S distribution centre. All the talk of how much
freight would be taken off the roads was all for nothing as not a
single train has ever ventured onto the siding.
Never mind mustn't let agricultural land get in the way of
progress.

Dull this morning with a belt of rain heading towards us.
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Old 21st Sep 2017, 07:39
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Morning folks.

Overcast a bit but quite mild.

The rape of the English countryside continues. Some firm want to start quarrying in fields next to me canal after they were told to buggah off last year with their plans to do quarrying at another nearby site. The firm is claiming permission was granted just after the last bit of European nastiness. The new plans involve the potential for at least 300 lorry movements per day at a very dodgy crossroads. There was a railway line serving the area but t'was ripped up when the ironstone mines closed.
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