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Re: Positive morning thoughts

Post by Maria J » Thu Jan 18, 2007 10:50 am

Wow! What are those flowers Roy? Lobivias? (I did try properties this time but nothing came up! :()
I saw these herbivores on my way to work the other morning, not too dissimilar! ;)
Weather pretty horrendous here too...
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Re: Positive morning thoughts

Post by iann » Thu Jan 18, 2007 11:01 am

I think the hosepipe ban was lifted this morning, Chris. Reservoirs are full even in the south-east. The only water companies that still have hosepipe bans are those that didn't build any reservoirs and then sucked dry the aquifers in that region ;)
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Re: Positive morning thoughts

Post by Maria J » Thu Jan 18, 2007 11:37 am

That's it, power's gone now... 3 mins to shutdown (with UPS software) :(
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Re: Positive morning thoughts

Post by Roy » Thu Jan 18, 2007 11:49 am

Hi Maria,
oh dear deer! :-)) As a matter of fact a few months ago whilst aimlessly wandering through some woods I found my first antler, from a Roe Deer. Couldn't find a second one though.
At the time the cacti was called Lobivia marsonerii v. irridescens
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Re: Positive morning thoughts

Post by Guest » Thu Jan 18, 2007 12:04 pm

Hi Maria,

Thats the negative side of being in the country. Great to see the deer though, all I get are foxes and squirrels.
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Re: Positive morning thoughts

Post by iann » Thu Jan 18, 2007 12:46 pm

Yikes! Lost one big pot (smashed), the lid of my cold frame (didn't get far), and a large Ceanothus bush (blown over, probably won't make it). Could be worse, maybe it will be this afternoon :)
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Re: Positive morning thoughts

Post by Vic » Thu Jan 18, 2007 1:09 pm

Yes the wind sure is howling here in Brum!

The pine tree in my back garden is during a good impression of a boomerang.

Just hope the ghouses endure the weather!!
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Re: Positive morning thoughts

Post by Chris43 » Thu Jan 18, 2007 1:50 pm

You're right Ian!! I heard the lunchtime news, and checked Three Valleys website and it seems we have enough water. Mind you I suspect no-one really will be using hosepipes for a while, other than to drain the floods!
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Re: Positive morning thoughts

Post by fritz » Thu Jan 18, 2007 2:45 pm

ja thank you roy.

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Re: Positive morning thoughts

Post by iann » Thu Jan 18, 2007 4:28 pm

I spoke too soon. Just back from cutting up a tree that fell on my neighbour's house and car. Nobody hurt, no major damage, and a Rowan that threated to get in the way of my Sky dish is gone :)
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