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Title: F*cking dandelions
Post by: Martin Daughton on April 21, 2010, 03:47:40 PM
Nothing else.
Title: Re: F*cking dandelions
Post by: Nick Nation on April 21, 2010, 09:21:01 PM
Nothing else.

Yeah, know what you mean.
Title: Re: F*cking dandelions
Post by: Pete T on April 22, 2010, 12:01:13 AM
My Aunty Pop used to keep me out of school on April 23rd (St George's Day) to go picking dandelions to make wine. I think this date came out of the WI diary as the best day to pick to make the best wine in time for the village show..

As a young teenager, we used to see how many dandelion clocks (seed heads) we could set fire to with a single match.. Think we got up into the 200's..
Title: Re: F*cking dandelions
Post by: Mike Morgan on April 22, 2010, 12:33:02 AM
Would that be having sex with lions in top hat, coat tails and a cane?
Title: Re: F*cking dandelions
Post by: Martin Daughton on April 22, 2010, 11:19:09 AM
Would that be having sex with lions in top hat, coat tails and a cane?

Depends. Are the lions dressed as Johhnie Walker or am I?

Did anyone else think when you were a kid that smelling a dandelion flower meant that you would piss the bed?
Title: Re: F*cking dandelions
Post by: Pete T on April 22, 2010, 11:37:57 AM
Leaves, I find are quite bitter, although can be used as a lettuce substitute. Need to strip the main rib out to get rid of the "sappy" bit.
Roots, when roasted, can be used as a coffee substitute. (presumably de-caf!).

There are lots of local names for the Dandelion, Piss-a-bed being one of them..
Title: Re: F*cking dandelions
Post by: John Bannon on April 22, 2010, 08:40:54 PM
Can I remind people, that although dandelion's are commonly thought of as weeds, they are in fact a flower. My allotment looks particulary colourful at this time of year..........F*cking dandelions.
Title: Re: F*cking dandelions
Post by: Pete T on April 22, 2010, 08:50:36 PM
Can I remind people, that although dandelion's are commonly thought of as weeds, they are in fact a flower. My allotment looks particulary colourful at this time of year..........F*cking dandelions.
Sounds like an ailment of the middle joint of the leg -

Knee-glect..
Title: Re: F*cking dandelions
Post by: Nick Nation on April 22, 2010, 09:45:04 PM
Sounds like an ailment of the middle joint...

Ahh right, Pete....thanks for telling me. I'll have the two either side, then. Hurrrgle!  (http://www.acidtrax.net/smileys/smokin5.gif)(http://www.acidtrax.net/smileys/smokin5.gif)

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Title: Re: F*cking dandelions
Post by: Pete T on April 22, 2010, 09:50:31 PM
Sounds like an ailment of the middle joint of the leg.

..I was going to say "middle leg joint", thank god I didn't..
Title: Re: F*cking dandelions
Post by: Nick Nation on April 22, 2010, 10:21:20 PM
Just been having a casual glancette at the powerful Nationsounds Back Garden Facility and am pleased to report that last year's zero tolerance strategy is paying dividends. Do not be tempted to simply mow off the heads, they come back double and angry.
Title: Re: F*cking dandelions
Post by: Stephen Barstow on April 22, 2010, 11:30:06 PM
I have a collection of Dandelions (the genus Taraxacum) including several French cultivars, a species from Bear Island, a white flowered Spitsbergen variant, a variegated dandelion, the pink flowered Taraxacum alboroseum, the red-leaved Taraxacum faroense and least but not least the Rubber Dandelion (Taraxacum kok-saghyz), cultivated both in Russia and the US in a big way during the last world war (when tropical rubber supplies dried up). The recent increasing interest in homeland security has lead to a boom in Taraxacum (rubber) research. Incidentally, I accidentally found myself controlling homeland security in both the US, Russia and Japan as in 2007 I was apparently the sole global supplier of Rubber Dandelion seed (which I collected in my garden to hopefully trade my way to new and wonderful species). I sold seed that year for EUR 1,000!! (true), but the market has sadly since dried up, so I couldn't retire as the world's first Rubber Dandelion baron. The rubber dandelion looks identical to the common garden variety to the untrained eye...

I am currently looking for the rare Gough Island Dandelion if anyone stumbles over one...

...and please mind your language when talking about my friends...
Title: Re: F*cking dandelions
Post by: Pete T on April 22, 2010, 11:58:48 PM
I am currently looking for the rare Gough Island Dandelion if anyone stumbles over one...

Jules..???
Title: Re: F*cking dandelions
Post by: Jules on April 23, 2010, 03:23:49 AM
I've got a map of Gough Island on my wall,
I've got a map of Gough Island on my wall,
It looks too f%*#ing cold for me,
So I've never been there at all.
Title: Re: F*cking dandelions
Post by: Trevor Barstow on April 23, 2010, 09:27:30 AM
I should mention the story about StEvil's father who unilaterally decided to do some weeding in St's garden, targeting the aforementioned. How I laughed.
Title: Re: F*cking dandelions
Post by: Mark Davies on April 23, 2010, 12:07:26 PM
I have a collection of Dandelions (the genus Taraxacum) including several French cultivars, a species from Bear Island, a white flowered Spitsbergen variant, a variegated dandelion, the pink flowered Taraxacum alboroseum, the red-leaved Taraxacum faroense and least but not least the Rubber Dandelion (Taraxacum kok-saghyz), cultivated both in Russia and the US in a big way during the last world war (when tropical rubber supplies dried up). The recent increasing interest in homeland security has lead to a boom in Taraxacum (rubber) research. Incidentally, I accidentally found myself controlling homeland security in both the US, Russia and Japan as in 2007 I was apparently the sole global supplier of Rubber Dandelion seed (which I collected in my garden to hopefully trade my way to new and wonderful species). I sold seed that year for EUR 1,000!! (true), but the market has sadly since dried up, so I couldn't retire as the world's first Rubber Dandelion baron. The rubber dandelion looks identical to the common garden variety to the untrained eye...

I am currently looking for the rare Gough Island Dandelion if anyone stumbles over one...

...and please mind your language when talking about my friends...

Absolutely surreal.

However, I do have some strange "Genesis Giant Hogweed" concerns about all this. Mad gardener breeds killer dandelion? Lightening, thunder, mad gardener says "Igor, the plant food" (banned or otherwise).

What a board  ;)
Title: Re: F*cking dandelions
Post by: Rob W on April 23, 2010, 12:24:48 PM

..I was going to say "middle leg joint", thank god I didn't..

When I was playing cricket for the fine town of Bury,  I used to take middle and leg.

And all this talk about piggin' flowers and piggin'' weeds. I'm into Japanese Knotweed meself.......................  :)   
Title: Re: F*cking dandelions
Post by: Colin Salter on April 23, 2010, 12:43:23 PM
Imust admit I have a grudging admiration for the humble dandelion. Its tenacity, its capacity for colonisation. Plus it was the only flower I could be sur eof growing on the former coal yard and pony paddock we laughingly called The Garden. But the thought of a dandelion on mephodrone ...
Title: Re: F*cking dandelions
Post by: William Rait on April 23, 2010, 04:56:19 PM
Meeow ::)
Title: Re: F*cking dandelions
Post by: Nick Nation on April 23, 2010, 05:08:30 PM
I have a collection of Dandelions (the genus Taraxacum)

Ahh Mr Saint, good to hear from you.

I seem to have more than my fair share of Lesser Celandine this year, probably because there's less dandelions. Miss Mountshaft actually breeds them, claiming they go well with grapes - although I could have got this bit wrong....

I accept Celandine is not the greatest horticultural challenge, I just wish there wasn't so much of it in the lawn areas. Any suggestions? 
Title: Re: F*cking dandelions
Post by: Dave Bardsley on April 24, 2010, 10:19:31 AM
I accept Celandine is not the greatest horticultural challenge, I just wish there wasn't so much of it in the lawn areas. Any suggestions? 

Concrete?
Title: Re: F*cking dandelions
Post by: Stephen Barstow on April 24, 2010, 03:01:26 PM
I have a collection of Dandelions (the genus Taraxacum)

Ahh Mr Saint, good to hear from you.

I seem to have more than my fair share of Lesser Celandine this year, probably because there's less dandelions. Miss Mountshaft actually breeds them, claiming they go well with grapes - although I could have got this bit wrong....

I accept Celandine is not the greatest horticultural challenge, I just wish there wasn't so much of it in the lawn areas. Any suggestions? 

I had lesser celandine for dinner last night - one word of warning, though, it gets poisonous once it's flowering...

Title: Re: F*cking dandelions
Post by: Stephen Barstow on April 24, 2010, 03:20:58 PM
And all this talk about piggin' flowers and piggin'' weeds. I'm into Japanese Knotweed meself.......................  :)  

I'm very upset to hear that they are releasing a Japanese insect to control Knotweed. One of the biggest mistakes ever in my opinion. In a future when wild foraged food once again is important we will be regretting the introduction of an insect to control one of the best introductions to our flora - this is one of the most useful and productive wild foods and by no means as big a problem often repeated. Some pictures putting together a knotweed crumble a couple of years ago:  
Title: Re: F*cking dandelions
Post by: Nick Nation on April 24, 2010, 04:32:38 PM
In a future when wild foraged food once again is important we will be regretting the introduction of an insect to control one of the best introductions to our flora....

Yes, wise words. We must be prepared. Self-sufficiency will be the name of the game. I've been clearing out an area at the back which I intend to dedicate as an area for food production. I'm going to start by trying to grow my own Pepperoni Pizzas. Later on, an entire bush of Lamb Kebabs is a possibility.   
Title: Re: F*cking dandelions
Post by: Pete T on April 24, 2010, 05:27:28 PM
Wiki says "The young stems are edible as a spring vegetable, with a flavor similar to mild rhubarb. In some locations, semi-cultivating Japanese knotweed for food has been used as a means of controlling knotweed populations that invade sensitive wetland areas and drive out the native vegetation.[9] Some caution should be exercised when consuming this plant because it contains oxalic acid, which may aggravate conditions such as rheumatism, arthritis, gout, kidney stones or hyperacidity.[10]
Both Japanese knotweed and giant knotweed are important concentrated sources of resveratrol, replacing grape byproducts. Many large supplement sources of resveratrol now use Japanese knotweed and use its scientific name in the supplement labels. The plant is useful because of its year-round growth and robustness in different climates.
Japanese knotweed is a concentrated source of emodin, used as a nutritional supplement to regulate bowel motility. The roots of Japanese knotweed are used in traditional Chinese and Japanese herbal medicines as a natural laxative. The active principle responsible for the laxative effect is emodin, present in its natural form as a complex of its analogs. Emodin has a mild laxative effect in doses of 20 to 50 mg per day."

I thought it was carcenogenic, think I'm getting mixed up with Ragwort..
Personally, I think it ought to be eradicated, having seen its effects on my brothers garden, and the pavement outside. 3 or 4 inches of tarcam is no problem.. Just not too happy about the method.
The best "free" food has to be nettles, great spinach substitue, and makes fantastic wine (liquid, not sound!). This could start a whole new topic of what we eat..
Title: Re: F*cking dandelions
Post by: Nick Nation on April 24, 2010, 05:39:55 PM
This could start a whole new topic of what we eat.

No, not really.

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Title: Re: F*cking dandelions
Post by: Pete T on April 24, 2010, 06:24:35 PM
The active principle responsible for the laxative effect is emodin

..so where did the name Imodium come from, the cure for diorea, dihaorrea, diaorrea, the shits.

No, not really.

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Spoilsport.. (http://www.acidtrax.net/smileys/bash.gif)

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Title: Re: F*cking dandelions
Post by: Nick Nation on April 24, 2010, 07:16:21 PM
..so where did the name Imodium come from, the cure for diorea, dihaorrea, diaorrea, the shits.

It's derived from Commodus, the Emperor of Rome (180-192) who ruled in a cruel and violent manner. He was murdered in a conspiracy led by his mistress. Why?
Title: Re: F*cking dandelions
Post by: Pete T on April 24, 2010, 07:20:58 PM
Just thought it strange that the active in Jap Knotweed is Emodin, used as a laxative, where Imodium has the opposite effect..

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Title: Re: F*cking dandelions
Post by: Nick Nation on April 24, 2010, 07:33:58 PM
Just thought it strange that the active in Jap Knotweed is Emodin, used as a laxative, where Imodium has the opposite effect..

Yes. That's why Imodium is not called Emodin.
Title: Re: F*cking dandelions
Post by: Rob W on April 24, 2010, 08:07:03 PM
Yes. That's why Imodium is not called Emodin.

I went once, just once, to an elecution lesson (should have been plural. but I f*ck*d that right off. Anyway, had to do one of these tongue twisters. It went

"Lennie will you lay Imodium, lay Imodium, lay Imodium. Lennie will you lay Imodium, lay Imodium on the floor........." and so on.

Or was it linoleum?

Either way, I thought it was all about Lennie trying to get it off with some Roman bird   



 
Title: Re: F*cking dandelions
Post by: Martin Daughton on April 24, 2010, 08:12:12 PM
I seem to have more than my fair share of Lesser Celandine this year

Me too!

probably because there's less dandelions.

Not so.
Title: Re: F*cking dandelions
Post by: Martin Daughton on April 24, 2010, 08:15:49 PM
It's derived from Commodus, the Emperor of Rome (180-192) who ruled in a cruel and violent manner. He was murdered in a conspiracy led by his mistress. Why?

We do talk a lot of crap on this forum don't we?
It's what makes life worth living.

Aaaaand so... I would like to pass a motion etc etc etc

Damn, meant to ask if Commodus is related to W C Fields and Jules' wonderous site now allows you to make a correction. Tidy!
Title: Re: F*cking dandelions
Post by: John Bannon on April 24, 2010, 08:18:58 PM
This could start a whole new topic of what we eat..

Hi Pete, Your a very deep person, after much deliberation I've just worked out your posting and now understand that you eat mainly wheat, which is an abbreviation of 'what we eat'.
Please make further postings more simplistic.
I've just wasted two hours working this out......mind you, I was watching 'The Wizard of Oz' whilst playing Dark Side of the Moon at the same time................  
Title: Re: F*cking dandelions
Post by: John Bannon on April 24, 2010, 08:26:05 PM
Yes. That's why Imodium is not called Emodin.

I went once, just once, to an elecution lesson (should have been plural. but I f*ck*d that right off. Anyway, had to do one of these tongue twisters. It went

"Lennie will you lay Imodium, lay Imodium, lay Imodium. Lennie will you lay Imodium, lay Imodium on the floor........." and so on.

Or was it linoleum?

Either way, I thought it was all about Lennie trying to get it off with some Roman bird 
 

Hi Rob, Your getting your elecution lessons mixed up with the time you were an 'altar boy', according to the latest news from the Vatican, you could be in line for a big payout, all you have to prove,
who was laying who!!!!!!!!
Title: Re: F*cking dandelions
Post by: Martin Daughton on April 24, 2010, 08:27:14 PM
Hi Pete, Your a very deep person, after much deliberation I've just worked out your posting and now understand that you eat mainly wheat, which is an abbreviation of 'what we eat'.
Please make further postings more simplistic.

A-maize-ing. I have a rye look on my face and a corny pun or two if I spelt that barley correctly. Maybe Oaters could do some cereal checking?
Title: Re: F*cking dandelions
Post by: Rob W on April 24, 2010, 08:41:13 PM
Hey, John, tried to phone you earlier. You must have been watching the Wizard of Oz or something. I've got DVD's for you.

And back to the subject. People due round any minute, we're making scram. All candles are lit and looking groovy. I reckon we should feed them dandelions and nettles. Neer did like them !!
Title: Re: F*cking dandelions
Post by: John Bannon on April 24, 2010, 08:58:47 PM
Hey, John, tried to phone you earlier. You must have been watching the Wizard of Oz or something. I've got DVD's for you.

And back to the subject. People due round any minute, we're making scram. All candles are lit and looking groovy. I reckon we should feed them dandelions and nettles. Neer did like them !!
Hi Rob, Hope you have a good evening, really looking forward to getting my hands on those DVD's. We will have to arrange to meet up. You know youself and Martin or you and your partner are always welcome over here.
When I eventually copy the DVD's can I send a version to Joan, he's done a really good job compiling all Man and related stuff on You-tube.
Title: Re: F*cking dandelions
Post by: Pete T on April 24, 2010, 11:02:17 PM
This could start a whole new topic of what we eat..

Hi Pete, Your a very deep person, after much deliberation I've just worked out your posting and now understand that you eat mainly wheat, which is an abbreviation of 'what we eat'.

Ha, rumbled. I was typing in a yorkshire accent..

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Title: Re: F*cking dandelions
Post by: Jules on April 25, 2010, 01:03:35 AM
Ha, rumbled. I was typing in a yorkshire accent..

Of course, we consume quite a lot of rubbery food over here in God's favourite county, which we purchase mainly from internet action sites. We call it eBay Gum.

Title: Re: F*cking dandelions
Post by: mikes on April 25, 2010, 01:18:48 PM
@ Rob: Did you survive that electrocution lesson?

I'll get me tacsi ...
Title: Re: F*cking dandelions
Post by: Nick Nation on April 26, 2010, 08:36:33 PM
@ Rob: Did you survive that electrocution lesson?

...not that we wish to pylon the pressure...
Title: Re: F*cking dandelions
Post by: mikes on April 26, 2010, 10:16:48 PM
Python the pressure??? Stay away with those snakes, Nick, will ya?!
Title: Re: F*cking dandelions
Post by: Nick Nation on April 26, 2010, 10:47:18 PM
Python the pressure??? Stay away with those snakes, Nick, will ya?!

Not necessarily. Quite a few trainee sycamore trees have tried to take root in the garden. In fact, they have taken root in the garden. Suddenly popped up. Apparently there's been a few instances of this due to the exceptionally windy weather we had earlier in the year and I believe everything everyone tells me, especially if it's true. Plenty of squirrels. Clematis waking up.


Ha, rumbled. I was typing in a yorkshire accent..

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So that's Mr 'T?
Title: Re: F*cking dandelions
Post by: Pete T on April 27, 2010, 12:42:18 AM
So that's Mr 'T?
Ha, if it was the fifth letter of the alphabet, it would be a mystery.. (..or the 25th letter for Jonathon Woss)


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Title: Re: F*cking dandelions
Post by: Mike Morgan on April 27, 2010, 07:21:05 PM
So you're the  bloke who knows where the clematis is.

Python the pressure??? Stay away with those snakes, Nick, will ya?!

Not necessarily. Quite a few trainee sycamore trees have tried to take root in the garden. In fact, they have taken root in the garden. Suddenly popped up. Apparently there's been a few instances of this due to the exceptionally windy weather we had earlier in the year and I believe everything everyone tells me, especially if it's true. Plenty of squirrels. Clematis waking up.


Title: Re: F*cking dandelions
Post by: Nick Nation on April 27, 2010, 07:32:13 PM
So you're the  bloke who knows where the clematis is.

Oy Mr B....less of your lip!   ;)
Title: Re: F*cking dandelions
Post by: Mike Morgan on April 27, 2010, 07:37:09 PM
Oh, do stop flapping.
Title: Re: F*cking dandelions
Post by: Rob W on April 27, 2010, 07:50:59 PM
So you're the  bloke who knows where the clematis is.


And there was me, faffing and fidgeting away, doing my best, only to be shouted at.. "YOU DON'T HAVE THAT MUCH TROUBLE TRYING TO FIND THE F.....G PUB DO YOU?"

:)
Title: Re: F*cking dandelions
Post by: Nick Nation on April 28, 2010, 04:16:28 PM
I had lesser celandine for dinner last night....

Err...sounds yummy, Mr Saint (visibly cringeing with non-verbal leakage....)

You could certainly feast yourself on the contents of my garden...in fact, if you and yours fancy eating your way though my ever increasing lesser celandine collection currently infringing its way across my lawn, we'd all end up winners! Unless there's another way of getting rid of it....digging it up would be a bit drastic, might just as well dig up the whole garden!


And there was me, faffing and fidgeting away, doing my best, only to be shouted at.. "YOU DON'T HAVE THAT MUCH TROUBLE TRYING TO FIND THE F.....G PUB DO YOU?"

Why, is your local called 'The Clematis'? An unusual name for a pub...


Title: Re: F*cking dandelions
Post by: Martin Daughton on April 29, 2010, 11:09:05 AM
Why, is your local called 'The Clematis'? An unusual name for a pub...

It's a real bind to get there.
Title: Re: F*cking dandelions
Post by: Nick Nation on April 29, 2010, 11:41:36 AM
It's a real bind to get there.

...and can be difficult to find. However, a warm and cosy atmosphere awaits you....
Title: Re: F*cking dandelions
Post by: Martin Daughton on April 29, 2010, 11:58:17 AM
Aaaah.
My pun didn't work because I was thinking of the Convolvulaceae when Clematis is of course Ranunculaceae.

Much stroking of old man's beard...
Title: Re: F*cking dandelions
Post by: Nick Nation on April 29, 2010, 12:59:55 PM
Aaaah.
My pun didn't work because I was thinking of the Convolvulaceae when Clematis is of course Ranunculaceae.

Much stroking of old man's beard...

Oh I don't know, they just get better and better!
Title: Re: F*cking dandelions
Post by: Trevor Barstow on April 29, 2010, 02:05:51 PM
I've just heard from StEvil who as a birthday present to himself is in Paris researching the origin of the word Dandelion. The origin of the word is apparently Dandies from Lyon.
Bon anniversaire.
Title: Re: F*cking dandelions
Post by: Martin Daughton on April 29, 2010, 07:03:54 PM
And there's me always believing it came from the French for lion's tooth (or teeth) because of the serrations on the leaves...  ???
Title: Re: F*cking dandelions
Post by: Mike Morgan on April 29, 2010, 08:42:28 PM
That makes sense.  Forgive the spelling but Dente (teeth) de (the) Lyon (Lion).

On the other hand, does it matter.  The bastards are growing like triffids in my garden.  Unfortunately I sometimes mix up the words for dandelions and daffodils up which gets me some strange looks when I tell people I'm trying to poison them and they won't die.

Potao / potaato.  Whatever.
Title: Re: F*cking dandelions
Post by: Martin Daughton on April 30, 2010, 06:07:44 PM
Spooky. I've been mixing up dandelions and daffodils in the conversations I've been having with a pensioner friend.

She has mild dementia so it doesn't mean much to her...
Title: Re: F*cking dandelions
Post by: Mike Morgan on April 30, 2010, 06:20:03 PM
Martin,

that makes sense.  Forgive the spelling but Dente (teeth) de (the) Lyon (Lion).

On the other hand, does it matter.  The bastards are growing like triffids in my garden.  Unfortunately I sometimes mix up the words for dandelions and daffodils up which gets me some strange looks when I tell people I'm trying to poison them and they won't die.

Potao / potaato.  Whatever.
 
 
 
Title: Re: F*cking dandelions
Post by: Mike Morgan on April 30, 2010, 06:33:09 PM
Apologies if anyone's offended.  I know it's a horrible condition, having experienced it with a distantishish relative.  But as ??? has as a sign off - if you can't laugh at others, who can you laugh at?

Matt, the cartoonist from the Telegraph had a cartoon printed recently with a bunch of old folk carrying a banner stating ' Retirement Age Protest' with the strap line
'What do we want'?
'Why did we come here'?
'What were we saying'?

Perhaps you had to be there...
Title: Re: F*cking dandelions
Post by: Nick Nation on April 30, 2010, 06:34:14 PM
She has mild dementia...

Are they the ones with the yellow flowers?
Title: Re: F*cking dandelions
Post by: Mike Morgan on April 30, 2010, 06:43:13 PM
Which ones?
Title: Re: F*cking dandelions
Post by: Andrew P on May 02, 2010, 10:27:46 PM
When I was a kid, and in someone else's garden (e.g. one of my schoolmates, my Gran's etc.) when nobody was looking I used to take the heads off a few daffodils. Then I'd take some dandelions, cut them so they only had an inch or so of stalk, and pop them on top of the daffodil stalk. The dandelion stalk fitted really well into the daffodil stalk. People used to say how well developed their dandelions were - I never let on... until now! Ah, the innocence of youth with too much time on his hands and an overactive imagination...
Title: Re: F*cking dandelions
Post by: Rob W on May 02, 2010, 11:59:40 PM
When I was a kid, I used to ring someone's doorbell, then run away. I was gonna say that was much more fun, but not so sure really. 
Title: Re: F*cking dandelions
Post by: mikes on May 03, 2010, 06:36:48 PM
When I was a youth and got pretty drunk, me and my pals put doors from a door factory in front of doors of peoples houses. We thought that was pretty funny but we never stayed to watch.
Title: Re: F*cking dandelions
Post by: Pete T on May 03, 2010, 08:59:13 PM
When I was a youth and got pretty drunk, me and my pals put doors from a door factory in front of doors of peoples houses. We thought that was pretty funny but we never stayed to watch.

I should get in touch with Microsoft, then you can do the Windows as well..
Title: Re: F*cking dandelions
Post by: Nick Nation on May 03, 2010, 09:44:14 PM
I should get in touch with Microsoft, then you can do the Windows as well.

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Title: Re: F*cking dandelions
Post by: Pete T on May 03, 2010, 11:10:01 PM
I've just re-read this topic.

Tommy Cooper would be proud of us..
Title: Re: F*cking dandelions
Post by: Nick Nation on May 12, 2010, 09:16:23 AM
Pleased to announce...my strawberries are flowering!!! Mmmm hmmm!

Not sure of the best way of growing raspberry ripple ice creams. Yet.
Title: Re: F*cking dandelions
Post by: Martin Daughton on June 06, 2010, 06:19:06 PM
No more dandelion or celandines but a great display of buttercups: front and for the first time, back.

Best crop of strawberry flowers ever too...
Title: Re: F*cking dandelions
Post by: Nick Nation on June 06, 2010, 09:15:22 PM
No more dandelion or celandines but a great display of buttercups: front and for the first time, back.

Best crop of strawberry flowers ever too...

Ohh, nice one Mr D. My clematis are now winding down, but my roses are beginning to kick off. Unfortunately it turns out my strawberry plant is of the decorative variety and not the edible sort. Must say my grass is very good. Cough.

Tommy Cooper would be proud of us..

Spoon Jar, Jar Spoon.
Title: Re: F*cking dandelions
Post by: Stephen Barstow on June 06, 2010, 11:02:05 PM
If in a few years your Dandelions change colour, you'll now who was responsible...

Please let me introduce you to Taraxacum pseudoroseum...Put the seed into the ground and let it grow, I say.

(http://i304.photobucket.com/albums/nn171/stevil2008_photo/P6054848-Taraxacum_pseudoroseum.jpg)
Title: Re: F*cking dandelions
Post by: Mike Morgan on June 07, 2010, 12:33:13 AM
Ooh! He said Clematis!
Title: Re: F*cking dandelions
Post by: Martin Daughton on June 07, 2010, 09:02:29 PM
Ooh! He said Clematis!

I could never find it....  ???
Title: Re: F*cking dandelions
Post by: Nick Nation on June 07, 2010, 10:26:41 PM
If in a few years your Dandelions change colour, you'll now who was responsible...

Now what does this button do...ohhh...
Title: Re: F*cking dandelions
Post by: Mike Morgan on June 07, 2010, 11:18:23 PM


I could never find it....  ???
[/quote]

I remember a quote form a film I can't remember (!),  a couple are breaking up and she says ' I used to fake my orgasms' and he replies so what?

Sums it up really.

Yours, Sexist pigs are us!

Now then, It's a while since anyone's mentioned Roger Waters... :D
Title: Re: F*cking dandelions
Post by: Nick Nation on June 08, 2010, 10:49:00 PM
Now then, It's a while since anyone's mentioned Roger Waters... :D

You can't be a rock star with a name like Roger.
Title: Re: F*cking dandelions
Post by: Mike Morgan on June 08, 2010, 11:37:02 PM
His other name is George...
Title: Re: F*cking dandelions
Post by: Pete T on June 09, 2010, 12:13:03 AM
His other name is George...

MBB,

You've not mentioned Roger Waters today..
I wouldn't pay ?75, ?150, ?300 to see him, but I do quite like his solo albums, Hitchiking is OK, Radio KAOS is great, and Amused is fantastic..
Title: Re: F*cking dandelions
Post by: Nick Nation on June 09, 2010, 12:22:27 AM
MBB, You've not mentioned Roger Waters today..

Yes, I thought something was missing...

I wouldn't pay ?75, ?150, ?300 to see him...

Me neither...

...but I do quite like his solo albums, Hitchiking is OK, Radio KAOS is great, and Amused is fantastic..

No
Title: Re: F*cking dandelions
Post by: Pete T on June 09, 2010, 01:05:52 AM
No
..oh come on,some great songs, great guitarwork from AFL, and wonderful backing vocals from.. from.. whatshername?.. PP Arnold, and Rita Coolidge. And the very famous BJ Cole..
Title: Re: F*cking dandelions
Post by: Pete T on June 09, 2010, 01:10:40 AM
..and Katie Kissoon..
Title: Re: F*cking dandelions
Post by: Pete T on June 09, 2010, 01:13:04 AM
..and Jeff Beck..
Title: Re: F*cking dandelions
Post by: Nick Nation on June 09, 2010, 09:51:41 AM
Yes. Nevertheless. Do you think he'll do 'Thousands On a Raft?'

And how do I persuade slugs to keep out of my kitchen?
Title: Re: F*cking dandelions
Post by: Pete T on June 09, 2010, 09:58:45 AM
And how do I persuade slugs to keep out of my kitchen?
..keep the lettuce in the bathroom..
Title: Re: F*cking dandelions
Post by: Nick Nation on June 09, 2010, 02:08:13 PM
...lettuce in the bathroom..

Wasn't that The Beat?

Being his clubs penalty taker, the Nigerian goalkeeper has scored four more goals than Emile Heskey this season.
Title: Re: F*cking dandelions
Post by: Pete T on June 09, 2010, 02:16:49 PM
Being his clubs penalty taker, the Nigerian goalkeeper has scored four more goals than Emile Heskey this season.
..Blimey, have you swallowed Pears encyclopedia?
..or too much time web surfing. I can't get the board to balance on the monitor yet..!
Title: Re: F*cking dandelions
Post by: Nick Nation on June 09, 2010, 06:17:21 PM
In the UK last year, 75% of music sales were by CD, 25% were by download.

Of the CD sales, 42% were from a major retailer, 34% from a non-musical outlet (eg Supermarkets) and 13% from an Indie Shop. Presumably the remaining 11% were from Jeff.

Ten years ago there were 700 Independent Record Shops in the UK, now there are 296.

Blimey, have you swallowed Pears encyclopedia?

No, I don't swallow.
Title: Re: F*cking dandelions
Post by: Mike Morgan on June 09, 2010, 07:18:53 PM
So then, back To Roger. 

I'm trying not to mention him as my therapist says he's like a disease without any cure.

That'd be Robert Smith back on the road no doubt. 

Off to see Florence and the Machine in Cardiff tomorrow. 

Strictly over 18's; Photo ID required and you're advised not to wear stilleto's as the gig is in Coopers Field, which is an errr, field.  Shame I bought a new pair specially.  Think I may just be able to convince the guys on the door that I'm over 18.
Title: Re: F*cking dandelions
Post by: Martin Daughton on June 09, 2010, 07:45:04 PM
Wasn't that The Beat?


No
Title: Re: F*cking dandelions
Post by: Pete T on June 09, 2010, 08:42:44 PM
In the UK last year, 75% of music sales were by CD, 25% were by download.
100% of mine were CD.
Presumably the remaining 11% were from Jeff.
2% Jeff, 9% MH..
Ten years ago there were 700 Independent Record Shops in the UK, now there are 296.
A hundred and twenty years ago, there were 0 record shops, and the moon was made of cheese..

Whatever happened to Rosie and the Originals?

http://rosieandtheoriginals.com/ (http://rosieandtheoriginals.com/)
Title: Re: F*cking dandelions
Post by: Nick Nation on June 11, 2010, 10:56:46 PM
A man goes to the doctor with hearing problems. "Can you describe the symptoms to me?" asked the doctor. "Yes. Homer is a fat yellow lazy bastard and Marge is skinny with big blue hair."

 
Title: Re: F*cking dandelions
Post by: Trevor Barstow on June 30, 2010, 09:37:42 AM
Dandelions exported to China:
http://www.treehugger.com/files/2010/04/awe-inspiring-seed-cathedral-shanghai-world-expo-2010.php (http://www.treehugger.com/files/2010/04/awe-inspiring-seed-cathedral-shanghai-world-expo-2010.php)
Title: Re: F*cking dandelions
Post by: Stephen Barstow on June 30, 2010, 01:21:18 PM
As it never gets dark for 3 months here, the Dandelions just keep on growing. Here's a picture from a local hypermarket where they've carefully mowed around 3 of them:

(http://www.trondheim.kommune.no/multimedia.ap?id=1114993493)
Title: Re: F*cking dandelions
Post by: Rob W on June 30, 2010, 03:10:18 PM
As it never gets dark for 3 months here, the Dandelions just keep on growing. Here's a picture from a local hypermarket where they've carefully mowed around 3 of them:

(http://www.trondheim.kommune.no/multimedia.ap?id=1114993493)

You know that geet big red arrow (geet is a Lancy word), you'd say mahoosive?  Was this photo taken from one of those answers to a 'Spot The Ball' competition, all the rage in the 70's?
Title: Re: F*cking dandelions
Post by: Pete T on June 30, 2010, 08:14:30 PM
As it never gets dark for 3 months here, ..

I know, I can see the glow from here..

Ha ha, just wait 'till winter, days are getting shorter now..
Title: Re: F*cking dandelions
Post by: Pete T on June 30, 2010, 08:45:30 PM
..good forecast http://www.gedds.alaska.edu/AuroraForecast/ (http://www.gedds.alaska.edu/AuroraForecast/) for auroral activity, if it wasn't so damned light..!!
Title: Re: F*cking dandelions
Post by: Nick Nation on June 30, 2010, 08:54:50 PM
Mmmm auroral activity.....
Title: Re: F*cking dandelions
Post by: Mike Morgan on June 30, 2010, 11:12:08 PM
Two to go before QE Liz gets involved.
Title: Re: F*cking dandelions
Post by: Pete T on June 30, 2010, 11:51:39 PM
Two to go before QE Liz gets involved.
Needs to befour for me too!! ;D
Title: Re: F*cking dandelions
Post by: Mike Morgan on June 30, 2010, 11:58:20 PM
Winner  Under the Tory party assumption of competition.

Not last under Labour and unimportant provided every one has fun and does their best.

Load of old cobblers really, or aged shoe repairers as described in Yes Minister.


Title: Re: F*cking dandelions
Post by: Stephen Barstow on July 02, 2010, 02:16:05 PM

I know, I can see the glow from here..

Ha ha, just wait 'till winter, days are getting shorter now..

But we have 24 hour Aurora, moonshine (!) and snow, so I'd wager it's still brighter than Scourie or wherever it was that you live...

Title: Re: F*cking dandelions
Post by: Mike Morgan on July 02, 2010, 06:29:03 PM
I've got to stop posting late at night.  I'm guessing I thought I'd written something clever at the time, but I'm stugg;ing to work out WTF I was on about.  There's a germ of a thought starting but it may not grow up to be whatever germs grow up to be.
Title: Re: F*cking dandelions
Post by: Martin Daughton on July 02, 2010, 09:27:01 PM
There's a germ of a thought starting but it may not grow up to be whatever germs grow up to be.

Germans.
Title: Re: F*cking dandelions
Post by: Mike Morgan on July 02, 2010, 10:15:50 PM
In these times of equality & diversity, shouldn't that be Germpeople of non specific gender?
Title: Re: F*cking dandelions
Post by: Nick Nation on July 02, 2010, 10:26:03 PM
There's a germ of a thought starting but it may not grow up to be whatever germs grow up to be.

Geraniums. Because that nearly brings us back on topic. Unlike Germolenes.
Title: Re: F*cking dandelions
Post by: sonic_hawk on July 02, 2010, 11:28:36 PM
Geraniums. Because that nearly brings us back on topic. Unlike Germolenes.

I'll become alarmed if a "getting back on topic" wind of change blows through this forum. Next thing you know is, that might start happening on space-rock forums. Then where will it end?

Thin end of the wedge, guv ;D

Title: Re: F*cking dandelions
Post by: Jules on July 03, 2010, 02:15:04 AM
There's a germ of a thought starting but it may not grow up to be whatever germs grow up to be.
Germane?
Title: Re: F*cking dandelions
Post by: Nick Nation on July 03, 2010, 12:41:01 PM
Germane?

Greer? Defoe?
Title: Re: F*cking dandelions
Post by: Mike Morgan on July 03, 2010, 01:25:09 PM
Germane?

Greer? Defoe?

Isn't Greer a type of Dutch Cheese?

Also - Defoe, that takes us nicely back to Germany in the past, but I thought it was two words.
De-enemy would also work, particularly if your having trouble with your digestion.
Title: Re: F*cking dandelions
Post by: Pete T on July 03, 2010, 01:39:09 PM
Germane?

Greer? Defoe?

Jackson?
Title: Re: F*cking dandelions
Post by: Nick Nation on July 03, 2010, 04:48:15 PM
Actually, the word 'germinate' is derived from 'germs'.

I'll become alarmed if a "getting back on topic" wind of change blows through this forum.

Woops...good point, Mr Hawk. I see the Post Office is collecting on Saturdays again.

Jackson?

No
Title: Re: F*cking dandelions
Post by: Pete T on July 03, 2010, 05:01:14 PM
I see the Post Office is collecting on Saturdays again.

Technically it's the Post Office Workers that do the collection. Generally the Post Office is some sort of building, and dosen't actually collect the post.
Title: Re: F*cking dandelions
Post by: Rob W on July 03, 2010, 05:15:44 PM
I see the Post Office is collecting on Saturdays again.

Technically it's the Post Office Workers that do the collection. Generally the Post Office is some sort of building, and dosen't actually collect the post.

More technically, perhaps, isn't it 'Royal Mail'? Or moreso, 'Royal Mail Group'?  You can add workers to either if preferred.

Anyway, what's this got to do with F*cking dandelions?  :)  :)  :)

 
Title: Re: F*cking dandelions
Post by: Nick Nation on July 03, 2010, 05:22:48 PM
Technically it's the Post Office Workers that do the collection. Generally the Post Office is some sort of building, and dosen't actually collect the post.

...except that in my case the post box is built into the side of the Post Office. Therefore not only is the Post Office some sort of building, it does actually collect the post. 
Title: Re: F*cking dandelions
Post by: Pete T on July 03, 2010, 07:18:32 PM
...except that in my case the post box is built into the side of the Post Office. Therefore not only is the Post Office some sort of building, it does actually collect the post. 

If it wasn't for the workers, the box would just fill up and overflow onto the street.. The box accumulates the post, the workers collect it..!!

Anyway, what's this got to do with F*cking dandelions?  :)  :)  :)

Sod all, but it's more interesting than FD's..
Title: Re: F*cking dandelions
Post by: Nick Nation on July 03, 2010, 09:05:57 PM
The box accumulates the post, the workers collect it..!!

I don't think 'accumulate' is really the right word. 'Accumulate' would imply a permanent gathering, forever getting larger. As the box is emptied on a regular basis, it would suggest that 'collect' is the more appropriate description of the box's function, whilst the workers distribute.

Why was the Carlshutte gig cancelled?
Title: Re: F*cking dandelions
Post by: Martin Daughton on July 04, 2010, 04:57:29 PM
More technically, perhaps, isn't it 'Royal Mail'? Or moreso, 'Royal Mail Group'?  

Personally, I still think in terms of Swyddfa'r Post and Y Post Brenhinol.
Title: Re: F*cking dandelions
Post by: Mike Morgan on July 04, 2010, 07:24:46 PM
Did that come from Google or a knowledge of the Welsh language?
Title: Re: F*cking dandelions
Post by: Martin Daughton on July 04, 2010, 08:10:01 PM
Did that come from Google or a knowledge of the Welsh language?

Well, as I was born in Cardiff, went to school in Barry and Cadoxton and my Nan, Mum, Step-dad, Brother, Sister and Niece are or have worked for Y Post Brenhinol I think we had better call in Mycroft on this one...  ;)
Title: Re: F*cking dandelions
Post by: Mike Morgan on July 04, 2010, 11:43:38 PM
Good man, I wouldn't have known that sort of detail unless I was your stalker! 

Mycroft was Sherlock's brother?
Title: Re: F*cking dandelions
Post by: Nick Nation on July 05, 2010, 06:40:08 PM
Mycroft was Sherlock's brother?

Yes. Created by Sir Arthur Conan Bodie, Mycroft Holmes (the lesser known younger brother of Sherlock, famous for his 'Pound Of Flesh') would attempt to account for the follies and foibles of Mankind. Together with his accomplice, Dr John 'Reverb' Watson, they would also stalk deers in Bakkerstrasse, Germany.

...went to school in Barry and Cadoxton and my Nan, Mum, Step-dad, Brother, Sister and Niece....

??? So presumably your Nan was very young when she had your Mum....errrm, etc? Or a feature of the Cardiff Local Education Authority system?
Title: Re: F*cking dandelions
Post by: Martin Daughton on July 05, 2010, 07:46:15 PM
My Nan died a Great Great Grandmother, my brother and wife made my Mum a Grandmother before she was 40....

Seems there's not much to do on the coast!
Title: Re: F*cking dandelions
Post by: Mike Morgan on July 05, 2010, 07:59:36 PM

 would attempt to account for the follies and foibles of Mankind.[/quote]

That's a new one on me.  Hadn't realised there was another offshoot band.
Title: Re: F*cking dandelions
Post by: Nick Nation on July 05, 2010, 08:25:59 PM
Seems there's not much to do on the coast!

Clearly not swimming, fishing or yachting, Mr D.

That's a new one on me.  Hadn't realised there was another offshoot band.

It's true. And Brian Setzer of the Stray Cats has formed a band with Will. It's called Alkasetzer.
Title: Re: F*cking dandelions
Post by: Tim W on July 07, 2010, 11:26:57 PM
Yes. Created by Sir Arthur Conan Bodie, Mycroft Holmes (the lesser known younger brother of Sherlock, famous for his 'Pound Of Flesh')

Actually, Mycroft was Sherlock's elder brother.

Consider your membership of the Diogenes Club suspended.
Title: Re: F*cking dandelions
Post by: Mike Morgan on July 07, 2010, 11:52:27 PM
This site is becoming as reputable as wikiwhatsit.  If we kept it bland and just described Mycroft as a sibling, we'd have been fine.  Another thing I'd like to point out is that neither really existed ;)

Unless you know better...

Happy 70 th birthday Ringo, peace and love, just don't write
Title: Re: F*cking dandelions
Post by: Rob W on July 08, 2010, 09:33:46 AM
I prefer Apple to Mycroft.
Title: Re: F*cking dandelions
Post by: Nick Nation on July 08, 2010, 11:22:32 AM
I prefer Apple to Mycroft.

Apple Holmes? As in Peaches Geldof? Pear Ubu?
Title: Re: F*cking dandelions
Post by: Nick Nation on July 08, 2010, 01:58:03 PM
Grapeful Dead? Cherry Garcia? Berry Oakley? Emma Peel?

Gladys Knight and The Pips?

Actually, Mycroft was Sherlock's elder brother. Consider your membership of the Diogenes Club suspended.

1.Yes;
2. Drat. I like suspenders, he said cynically.   ::)
Title: Re: F*cking dandelions
Post by: Pete T on September 08, 2010, 07:10:33 PM
I only expect one other person on this board to understand this.

I've just harvested my mandels..  ;)
Title: Re: F*cking dandelions
Post by: Nick Nation on September 08, 2010, 07:12:38 PM
I only expect one other person on this board to understand this.

I've just harvested my mandels..  ;)

Yep!
Title: Re: F*cking dandelions
Post by: Nick Nation on September 08, 2010, 07:44:59 PM
In fact - Uno Ino.....
Title: Re: F*cking dandelions
Post by: Pete T on September 08, 2010, 08:24:27 PM
In fact - Uno Ino.....

Not even close Nation, not even close.. :'(
Title: Re: F*cking dandelions
Post by: Nick Nation on September 08, 2010, 08:41:14 PM
Not even close Nation, not even close.. :'(

Oh. Whilst we're not on the subject of Harvey Mandel, I've just noticed an uncanny resemblance between the guitar in the verse of 'Just Wanna Be There' and the intro of 'Keep On Crinting'. If I could be arsed I'd see if they're in the same key, which I can't.
Title: Re: F*cking dandelions
Post by: Martin Daughton on September 08, 2010, 09:42:05 PM
And we are coming to the end of the second flush of d*ndelions. Razzzzzz!
Title: Re: F*cking dandelions
Post by: Martin Daughton on September 08, 2010, 09:53:18 PM
I've just harvested my mandels..

Would they be German?
Title: Re: F*cking dandelions
Post by: Stephen Barstow on September 09, 2010, 12:03:23 AM
I only expect one other person on this board to understand this.

I've just harvested my mandels..  ;)

Didn't know you grew them over there! Are they common? Not easy to grow in the lowlands here as they are susceptible to disease. They are normally called Fjellmandel here (mountain mandels). A very tasty variety. Here's one of our best known mandel farmers Mr. Sve  of Sve Farm (sve.no) - I went to meet him last year...
Title: Re: F*cking dandelions
Post by: Pete T on September 09, 2010, 12:33:47 AM
Our neighbour is Norwegian, she (slap hands) brought them over.. I've not tasted them yet, but believe them to be quite a dry variety, floury, boil in the water. The locals like their's this way, I prefer a waxy variety, creamier, stay together when they boil..
I'm told that once the skins break, you take them off the heat, and let them cook as the water cools. They are also considered a delicacy in Norway, paying silly prices to have them at christmastime.

They didn't do that well, quite small, and lots of slug problems, foliage died off quickly, but then so did all the other varieties. Desiree were probably the best for me.
Title: Re: F*cking dandelions
Post by: Nick Nation on September 09, 2010, 10:27:58 AM
Well I've totally got the wrong end of the stick here. I have no one to blame but....(thinks, adopts pose of contemplation....) me. Perhaps it's because I have been distracted. Actually, I like to be distracted. Or perhaps it's because I don't know what the f*ck I'm talking about but still talking anyway. Although there is one thing that still puzzles me....

Our neighbour is Norwegian, she (slap hands) brought them over....

....why did you have to slap hands? Is this some sort of ritual performed in the Outer South Northlands? And greetings Mr Sve from everyone on the Manboard. 
Title: Re: F*cking dandelions
Post by: Pete T on September 09, 2010, 11:03:18 AM
Quote
..slap hands

It's a ritual performed by Customs if they catch you importing certain things..
Title: Re: F*cking dandelions
Post by: Trevor Barstow on September 09, 2010, 12:50:34 PM
I've just harvested my mandels..

Would they be German?

Doesn't sound like it - I've just looked it up
"Mid to late maturity, long,oval, deepish eyes, yellow flesh..."
Title: Re: F*cking dandelions
Post by: Nick Nation on September 09, 2010, 01:51:15 PM
It's a ritual performed by Customs if they catch you importing certain things..

"Hell-lo. I am Svennis your Customs Advising. Hev-you anysing to deeeeclare? Veapons, substances abusing, fruits, veggy tables?"

"Mid to late maturity, long,oval, deepish eyes, yellow flesh..."

That was an extract from 'Dating For Springfield'. Unless you can't get your marigolds off.
Title: Re: F*cking dandelions
Post by: Martin Daughton on September 09, 2010, 02:48:10 PM
I've just harvested my mandels..
Would they be German?
Doesn't sound like it - I've just looked it up
"Mid to late maturity, long,oval, deepish eyes, yellow flesh..."

My apologies. I thought Mandels were almonds in German.
Title: Re: F*cking dandelions
Post by: Nick Nation on September 09, 2010, 08:21:21 PM
I've just noticed the 9 track CD version of 'Live At The Rex' is now on Spotify.
Title: Re: F*cking dandelions
Post by: Stephen Barstow on September 09, 2010, 11:15:13 PM
I've just harvested my mandels..
Would they be German?
Doesn't sound like it - I've just looked it up
"Mid to late maturity, long,oval, deepish eyes, yellow flesh..."

My apologies. I thought Mandels were almonds in German.

Also in Norway, where mandel means almond or tonsil or the mandel-shaped spud of the same name.  Notice that Mandol is an anagram of Almond (coincidence or what?)
Title: Re: F*cking dandelions
Post by: Pete T on September 10, 2010, 12:09:40 AM
..and Mandel is an anagram of Almend?  ???
Title: Re: F*cking dandelions
Post by: Martin Daughton on September 10, 2010, 10:20:18 AM
I saw a show featuring the Mandrell sisters on tv years ago and it had one bit where a guy had a double necked guitar and three sisters were playing different melodies over the two fretboards.
The thing that was weird was that the two necks were both 6 strings (looked like Telecasters).
Also, no potatoes or almonds involved.
Title: Re: F*cking dandelions
Post by: Nick Nation on September 10, 2010, 01:06:51 PM
Also, no potatoes or almonds involved.

wasn't he in soft cell
Title: Re: F*cking dandelions
Post by: Pete T on December 19, 2010, 01:19:15 PM
QI Quote of the day

"Tea, coffee, wine, beer and rubber can all be made from dandelions."

  Advice on dandelions: If you can't beat them, eat them. JAMES DUKE

 
Title: Re: F*cking dandelions
Post by: Pete T on December 20, 2010, 04:48:17 PM
QI fact of the day

Dandelions are also known as Pissy beds, Jack-piss-the-bed, Wet-the-bed, Wet-a-bed, Tiddlebeds and Pissenlit.

  If dandelions were hard to grow, they would be most welcome on any lawn. ANDREW V MASON

Title: Re: F*cking dandelions
Post by: Nick Nation on March 10, 2011, 10:01:13 AM
Nearly that time of year, gardeners.....

Pissy beds, Jack-piss-the-bed, Wet-the-bed, Wet-a-bed, Tiddlebeds and Pissenlit.

Yes, Pete - kittens are sooooooo sweet.
Title: Re: F*cking dandelions
Post by: Rob W on March 10, 2011, 12:04:15 PM
Talking of dandelions, reading my book of advanced banter the other night, and a few snippets here in the 'flowers' section.

Advice on dandelions: If you can't eat them, eat them (James Duke)

If dandelions were hard to grow, they would be most welcome on any lawn (James Mason)

It really is a sh*te book    ;D
Title: Re: F*cking dandelions
Post by: Rob W on March 10, 2011, 12:06:15 PM
Bloody 'ell. Just noticed Pete T's post above mine.   Spooky or what.



Title: Re: F*cking dandelions
Post by: welshgit on March 10, 2011, 12:09:40 PM
Bloody 'ell. Just noticed Pete T's post above mine.   Spooky or what.

that'll be them flowerpot men..............weeeeeeeeeeeeeeed!
Title: Re: F*cking dandelions
Post by: Lynsey Fookin Buckenham on March 10, 2011, 12:30:05 PM
...weeeeeeeeeeeeeeed!

Arrrr, yew shud see wot oi've got in moi greenhowse, boy. Bootiful. Makes that there Kingdom of Boys sownd even better! If thats possible!
Title: Re: F*cking dandelions
Post by: Pete T on March 10, 2011, 05:09:25 PM
Bloody 'ell. Just noticed Pete T's post above mine.   Spooky or what.

..and it's only taken 3 months to get through..
Title: Re: F*cking dandelions
Post by: Allan Heron on March 10, 2011, 05:31:00 PM
You guys can share a book, but can't share a pint......... ;)
Title: Re: F*cking dandelions
Post by: Rob W on March 10, 2011, 06:51:21 PM
I really must get rid of this laptop. Keeps missing random keys and one of the quotes above is ruined. Missed a 'b'.

Sorry Pete, but I do take on board what you say (or write), unless it's asking for a pint off me. I thought the gobblededook you posted was North Scottish code for 'you owe me a pint.'

And Allan, Me 'n' Pete can share a pint. He pays and I drink.

Which is a bit like when BFC played someone a few months ago, and when asked what the score was, I said we shared 4 goals................................we got beat 3-1 ! 

(Pete - just in case, you know that I know that you know that I know you will be rewarded suitably. One day.
Title: Re: F*cking dandelions
Post by: Nick Nation on April 01, 2011, 10:51:19 PM
EXCITING NEWS FOR ALL MAN FANS!
This just in -

Number of F*cking Dandelions in my....BACK Garden - 0,
Number of F*cking Dandelions in my....FRONT Garden - 4.

I'll keep you posted.



Title: Re: F*cking dandelions
Post by: Mike Morgan on April 01, 2011, 11:18:30 PM
I have a whole flock of the things, front and back.  If one root is sprouting many dandelions, what counts as a dandelion?  The root or the shoot?
Title: Re: F*cking dandelions
Post by: Pete T on April 02, 2011, 01:23:19 AM
If one root is sprouting many dandelions, what counts as a dandelion?  The root or the shoot?


Technically (back me up here Stevil) a dandilion has a single taproot, but may have several crowns of flowers. Therefore a single taproot is a single plant. In somme instances the taproot may be forked but is still a single plant.. Mmm's are working now! ::)

Had some relly nice Hebridean Gold in the pub tonight, brewed with oats..
Title: Re: F*cking dandelions
Post by: Allan Heron on April 02, 2011, 01:27:10 AM
Didn't have my reading glasses when I read Pete's post - thought it said "brewed with cats"  ???
Title: Re: F*cking dandelions
Post by: Pete T on April 02, 2011, 11:54:40 AM
Didn't have my reading glasses when I read Pete's post - thought it said "brewed with cats"  ???

..It should have. My bl@@dy computer again!!
Title: Re: F*cking dandelions
Post by: Martin Daughton on April 02, 2011, 04:41:45 PM
Thhhheeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeerrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrreeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeee back!

F*cking dandelions.
Title: Re: F*cking dandelions
Post by: Nick Nation on April 03, 2011, 09:47:14 PM
Garden, FRONT - 0
Garden, BACK - 1
Title: Re: F*cking dandelions
Post by: Rob W on April 03, 2011, 09:58:31 PM
Dandelion & Burdock anybody?  Lovely stuff   :)
Title: Re: F*cking dandelions
Post by: welshgit on April 03, 2011, 10:01:04 PM
Dandelions = target practice................if you've gotta gun that is!!! ;)
Title: Re: F*cking dandelions
Post by: Stephen Barstow on April 03, 2011, 10:18:41 PM
Welsh Git: I'm sending the DoD after you (DoD= Defenders of Dandelions, look it up if you don't believe me..)

Otherwise, I'll say what I have to say in 3 pictures:
Title: Re: F*cking dandelions
Post by: welshgit on April 03, 2011, 11:09:03 PM
Welsh Git: I'm sending the DoD after you (DoD= Defenders of Dandelions, look it up if you don't believe me..)

Otherwise, I'll say what I have to say in 3 pictures:

thanks dude, always the flipside to consider 8)
Title: Re: F*cking dandelions
Post by: Mike Morgan on April 03, 2011, 11:38:21 PM
Surely Stackridge have / can get a song about this.
Title: Re: F*cking dandelions
Post by: Pete T on April 04, 2011, 01:05:01 AM
Thhhheeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeerrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrreeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeee back!

F*cking dandelions.

..did they ever go away..... Or were they just H I D I N G ? ? ?
Title: Re: F*cking dandelions
Post by: Stephen Barstow on April 04, 2011, 10:56:07 AM
Thhhheeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeerrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrreeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeee back!

F*cking dandelions.

Maybe you'd like to correct your spelling mistakes, Mr. Daughton, so that we know what you're on about - about 15 y's and 10 apostrophes missing I believe!
Title: Re: F*cking dandelions
Post by: Lynsey Fookin Buckenham on April 04, 2011, 11:38:32 AM
Field in front 3,487, 962.
Field in back 27,546,981.
Field Oither Soide 875,632,910.

Oi think Oi moight need to take a hoe in hand boy.
Title: Re: F*cking dandelions
Post by: Pete T on April 04, 2011, 06:22:18 PM
Lindsay Fooking, from Bucks..

You've always got to be 27,546,981 times better than Nick..
Title: Re: F*cking dandelions
Post by: Rob W on April 04, 2011, 07:15:47 PM
Lindsay Fooking, from Bucks..

You've always got to be 27,546,981 times better than Nick..

I don't know about 27,546,981. I've often felt they are as 1.    ;)
Title: Re: F*cking dandelions
Post by: Lynsey Fookin Buckenham on April 05, 2011, 12:33:58 PM
Harrrr Arrrr Arrrrr!

Oi gart a SOYNED CARPY of 'Kingdom Of Boys'!
Title: Re: F*cking dandelions
Post by: Arjayay on April 05, 2011, 03:10:01 PM
Harrrr Arrrr Arrrrr!
A bit early there LFB, "International Talk Like a Pirate Day" is September 19
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/International_Talk_Like_a_Pirate_Day (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/International_Talk_Like_a_Pirate_Day)
Title: Re: F*cking dandelions
Post by: William Rait on April 05, 2011, 03:20:33 PM
Welcome to Glasgow where rain of biblical levels are falling( the whole of April's average forecast to arrive in next 24 hours) but does it drown our Dandelion chums? Does it what!!! >:(
Title: Re: F*cking dandelions
Post by: Allan Heron on April 05, 2011, 03:25:57 PM
Welcome to Glasgow where rain of biblical levels are falling( the whole of April's average forecast to arrive in next 24 hours) but does it drown our Dandelion chums? Does it what!!! >:(

But it will in all probability save me from having to go to Firhill tonight.   The swimming pool is being inspected at 4pm
Title: Re: F*cking dandelions
Post by: William Rait on April 05, 2011, 03:31:21 PM
A wee bit o' rain won't stop the Jags from aquaplaning through to another great and exciting 0-0 result surely??? Better look out the inflatible raft and the water wings  ;D
p.s good luck. My manager and my best mate are masoch......I mean fellow Thistle fans like yourself.
Title: Re: F*cking dandelions
Post by: Rob W on April 05, 2011, 03:51:59 PM
A wee bit o' rain won't stop the Jags from aquaplaning through to another great and exciting 0-0 result surely??? Better look out the inflatible raft and the water wings  ;D
p.s good luck. My manager and my best mate are masoch......I mean fellow Thistle fans like yourself.

Then there's my pal up here. Blimey tha's half the PTFC crowd known on this MB .....

Now I'm allowed to say that, because people are always saying a similar thing to me. I hate it. They think they're so original, but great to be able to say it to someone else.   ;D   
Title: Re: F*cking dandelions
Post by: Pete T on April 05, 2011, 09:51:51 PM
Welcome to Glasgow where rain of biblical levels are falling( the whole of April's average forecast to arrive in next 24 hours)..

Yeah, they reacon 120 mm, that's as near as damnit to 5 inches. They said once it starts, it won't stop for 24 hours. Funny, it started here about 2 hours ago, and we have clear skies now.. mind, we did just have a 30 second powercut, so this may not post..
Title: Re: F*cking dandelions
Post by: Mike Morgan on April 05, 2011, 11:06:57 PM
I know that by definition we're a bunch of (M)anoraks, but how the hell does a thread about dandelions go on for so long?

By the way, I don't recall if I saw it on this thread, but does anyone remember that dandelion is derived from the the French for 'teeth of a lion'?

That's just reminded me I have a Dentist appointment tomorrow.
"Yours 'til the next point of interest". 

Can anyone identify that as a quote off of a TV prog?
Title: Re: F*cking dandelions
Post by: Nick Nation on April 06, 2011, 07:26:58 PM
Just to update y'all:

Front - 1;
Back - 2.

Will keep you posted.

Can anyone identify that as a quote off of a TV prog?

No
Title: Re: F*cking dandelions
Post by: Mike Morgan on April 06, 2011, 07:50:29 PM
Neville, writing a postcard home in an early episode of Auf Wiederhsein (sp ?) after they went over a bump in the road.

My dandelions are growing very quickly.  If I don't go over them with the mower, how high can they get?
Title: Re: F*cking dandelions
Post by: Jules on April 06, 2011, 08:07:13 PM
I know that by definition we're a bunch of (M)anoraks, but how the hell does a thread about dandelions go on for so long?

It's a perennial (isn't it?).
Title: Re: F*cking dandelions
Post by: Pete T on April 07, 2011, 01:10:14 AM
They are Joules, they are.. (..and it appears there's more than one of them..)..  ..or are they biennials?
Title: Re: F*cking dandelions
Post by: Pete T on April 07, 2011, 10:29:06 AM
..according to Wiki (do we trust this yet?), you can make dandilion flower jam..
So I searched for a recipe..

http://forum.downsizer.net/about12593-0-asc-0.html (http://forum.downsizer.net/about12593-0-asc-0.html) 

Comments Stevil?
Title: Re: F*cking Pissenlits
Post by: Trevor Barstow on April 07, 2011, 12:53:15 PM
http://pissenlits.com/
Title: Re: F*cking dandelions
Post by: Arjayay on April 07, 2011, 04:27:56 PM
And only yesterday, the BBC updated its dandelion recipes http://www.bbc.co.uk/food/dandelion (http://www.bbc.co.uk/food/dandelion)
Probably of most interest to our readers is "Welsh rarebit rabbit" (in the "Starters and Nibbles" section)

The article finishes with
"In some parts of Europe, cultivated varieties of dandelion are available that have longer, more tender leaves. These are available from specialist herb growers in the UK."
Does anybody know a "specialist herb grower"?
Title: Re: F*cking dandelions
Post by: Peter Steventon on April 07, 2011, 04:37:05 PM
Heres a few Recipes


    3 qts dandelion flowers
    1 lb golden raisins
    1 gallon water
    3 lbs granulated sugar
    2 lemons
    1 orange
    yeast and nutrient


Pick the flowers just before starting, so they're fresh. You do not need to pick the petals off the flower heads, but the heads should be trimmed of any stalk. Put the flowers in a large bowl. Set aside 1 pint of water and bring the remainder to a boil. Pour the boiling water over the dandelion flowers and cover tightly with cloth or plastic wrap. Leave for two days, stirring twice daily. Do not exceed this time. Pour flowers and water in large pot and bring to a low boil. Add the sugar and the peels (peel thinly and avoid any of the white pith) of the lemons and orange. Boil for one hour, then pour into a crock or plastic pail. Add the juice and pulp of the lemons and orange. Allow to stand until cool (70-75 degrees F.). Add yeast and yeast nutrient, cover, and put in a warm place for three days. Strain and pour into a secondary fermentation vessel (bottle or jug). Add the raisins and fit a fermentation trap to the vessel. Strain and rack after wine clears, adding reserved pint of water and any additional required to top up. Leave until fermentation ceases completely, then rack again. Set aside 2 months and rack and bottle. This wine must age six months in the bottle before tasting, but will improve remarkably if allowed a year.

Dandelion Wine (2)


    2 qts dandelion flowers
    3 lbs granulated sugar
    4 oranges
    1 gallon water
    yeast and nutrient


This is the traditional "Midday Dandelion Wine" of old, named because the flowers must be picked at midday when they are fully open. Pick the flowers and bring into the kitchen. Set one gallon of water to boil. While it heats up to a boil, remove as much of the green material from the flower heads as possible (the original recipe calls for two quarts of petals only, but this will work as long as you end up with two quarts of prepared flowers). Pour the boiling water over the flowers, cover with cloth, and leave to steep for two days. Do not exceed two days. Pour the mixture back into a pot and bring to a boil. Add the peelings from the four oranges (again, no white pith) and boil for ten minutes. Strain through a muslin cloth or bag onto a crock or plastic pail containing the sugar, stirring to dissolve. When cool, add the juice of the oranges, the yeast and yeast nutrient. Pour into secondary fermentation vessel, fit fermentation trap, and allow to ferment completely. Rack and bottle when wine clears and again when no more lees form for 60 days. Allow it to age six months in the bottle before tasting, but a year will improve it vastly. This wine has less body than the first recipe produces, but every bit as much flavor (some say more!).

Dandelion Wine (3)


    2 qts dandelion flowers
    1 11.5 oz can of Welch's 100% White Grape frozen concentrate
    6-3/4 pts water
    2-1/2 lbs granulated sugar
    2 lemons
    1 orange
    1 tsp yeast nutrient
    Champagne wine yeast


Pick and remove petals from the flowers ahead of time and freeze petals until you have enough. Put the petals in a nylon straining bag, tie closed, and bring the water to a boil in large pot. When water boils, place nylon bag in water, reduce to a simmer, and cover pot with lid. Simmer for 20 minutes and remove from heat. When cool, drain petals (squeeze lightly) and return water to a low boil. Add the sugar and the peels (peel thinly and avoid any of the white pith) of the lemons and orange. Reduce heat and simmer for one hour, then pour into a crock or plastic pail. Add the juice and pulp of the lemons and orange and the white grape concentrate. Allow to stand until cool (70-75 degrees F.). Add yeast and yeast nutrient, cover, and put in a warm place for three days. Strain and pour into a secondary fermentation vessel (bottle or jug) and fit airlock. When wine clears, rack into clean secondary, top up and refit airlock. Rack, top up and refit airlock every 60 days as long as even a fine dusting of lees form. When wine stops throwing sediment for 60 days, rack into bottles and age six months before tasting. It will improve remarkably if allowed to age a full year.


ooh arrr
Title: Re: F*cking dandelions
Post by: Nick Nation on April 07, 2011, 08:42:47 PM
Does anybody know a "specialist herb grower"?

Yo..... (http://www.acidtrax.net/smileys/banana2.gif)(http://www.acidtrax.net/smileys/smokin5.gif)(http://www.acidtrax.net/smileys/banana2.gif)
Title: Re: F*cking dandelions
Post by: Martin Daughton on April 07, 2011, 10:55:04 PM
I feel drunk just reading those recipes.
Title: Re: F*cking dandelions
Post by: Pete T on April 07, 2011, 11:42:03 PM
..if you substitute nettles for dandilions in the first one, you get one of my favourites.. Drinkable in little over 6 months..
Title: Re: F*cking dandelions
Post by: Rob W on April 07, 2011, 11:45:02 PM
So after all these 13 pages of posts, as entertaining as they are...........

are f*cking dandelions good or bad??

 :)
Title: Re: F*cking dandelions
Post by: Stevie Nicks on April 07, 2011, 11:52:25 PM
are f*cking dandelions good or bad??

only if they push back
Title: Re: F*cking dandelions
Post by: Stephen Barstow on April 09, 2011, 12:26:46 PM
They are Joules, they are.. (..and it appears there's more than one of them..)..  ..or are they biennials?

I'm having trouble keeping up with all this Pissenlit/Dandelion talk, but yes all are perennials...

Did we already discuss Dandelion sex?
Title: Re: F*cking dandelions
Post by: Stephen Barstow on April 09, 2011, 12:30:23 PM
..according to Wiki (do we trust this yet?), you can make dandilion flower jam..
So I searched for a recipe..

http://forum.downsizer.net/about12593-0-asc-0.html (http://forum.downsizer.net/about12593-0-asc-0.html) 

Comments Stevil?

I belong to the purist Defenders of the Dandelion sect that believe that adding sugar to Dandelions will be punished...
Title: Re: F*cking Pissenlits
Post by: Stephen Barstow on April 09, 2011, 12:40:16 PM
http://pissenlits.com/

Many years ago I purchased a packet of Dandelion seed in France - the name of the variety is Pissenlit Coeur Plein Ameliore and is my favourite variety for spring blanching (see picture). You will notice the erectile tendency of the leaves, a big advantage as it keeps them out of contact with the earth. This variety has been around since the 19th century.
Title: Re: F*cking dandelions
Post by: Stephen Barstow on April 09, 2011, 12:48:55 PM

The article finishes with
"In some parts of Europe, cultivated varieties of dandelion are available that have longer, more tender leaves. These are available from specialist herb growers in the UK."
Does anybody know a "specialist herb grower"?

Here are my two longest-leaved varieties (they are giants) - UK Thick Leaf (left) and Vert de Montagny Ameliore (right). I have been unable to find out who in the UK has been developing new Dandelion varieties...
Title: Re: F*cking dandelions
Post by: Stephen Barstow on April 09, 2011, 12:53:02 PM
Does anybody know a "specialist herb grower"?

Yo..... (http://www.acidtrax.net/smileys/banana2.gif)(http://www.acidtrax.net/smileys/smokin5.gif)(http://www.acidtrax.net/smileys/banana2.gif)

I asked Micky once and he confirmed that that particular part of that song was about growing Dandelions. 
Title: Re: F*cking dandelions
Post by: Stephen Barstow on April 09, 2011, 12:56:16 PM
..if you substitute nettles for dandilions in the first one, you get one of my favourites.. Drinkable in little over 6 months..

Want to see my nettle collection?
Title: Re: F*cking dandelions
Post by: Stephen Barstow on April 09, 2011, 01:01:47 PM
Absolutely surreal.

However, I do have some strange "Genesis Giant Hogweed" concerns about all this. Mad gardener breeds killer dandelion? Lightening, thunder, mad gardener says "Igor, the plant food" (banned or otherwise).

What a board  ;)

I always have a few giant Dandelion seeds in my pocket ready....
Title: Re: F*cking dandelions
Post by: Rob W on April 09, 2011, 01:32:19 PM
This is what my life has come to....speaking with opposite neighbour, actually I lent him my extension  - cable extension ;)   and noticed in his front garden, a few dandelions, and actually thought to myself, hey, he's got some dandelions. I think this is an all time low, maybe equalled by me noticing the model train shop recently opened, again something I wouldn't have batted an eyelid at if it wasn't for this MB.   ;D


And the bloke opposite, I lent him my cable extension  cos he hasn't got one, and he's a blinkin' electrician by trade!!!

 
Title: Re: F*cking dandelions
Post by: Martin Daughton on April 09, 2011, 04:19:55 PM
Dandelion seeds

July?

Erectile? Extensions?  I seem to have stumbled into the wrong board...  :-[
Title: Re: F*cking dandelions
Post by: Martin Daughton on April 09, 2011, 04:21:05 PM
Here are my two longest-leaved varieties (they are giants) - UK Thick Leaf (left) and Vert de Montagny Ameliore (right).

What sort of scale are we looking at here?
Title: Re: F*cking dandelions
Post by: Stephen Barstow on April 09, 2011, 06:29:12 PM
Here are my two longest-leaved varieties (they are giants) - UK Thick Leaf (left) and Vert de Montagny Ameliore (right).

What sort of scale are we looking at here?

Sorry, I'm not an entomologist...
Title: Re: F*cking dandelions
Post by: Stephen Barstow on April 09, 2011, 07:53:16 PM
Guess what came in the post today? My very first packet of German Dandelion seed :) I am so excited to try these out.

I just had to share this with you guys! The packet says "Gourmet Dandelion" - I'm sure out German friends will confirm.....Wow! Wow! Wow!
Title: Re: F*cking dandelions
Post by: Pete T on April 09, 2011, 07:58:07 PM
What sort of scale are we looking at here?

Sorry, I'm not an entomologist...
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I know what you're on about StEvil, but I have this image in my head of our Rob thinking "where the f*ck did that come from.."
Bet he's trying to conect it with model trains!!
Title: Re: F*cking dandelions
Post by: Rob W on April 09, 2011, 08:36:20 PM
I know what you're on about StEvil, but I have this image in my head of our Rob thinking "where the f*ck did that come from.."
Bet he's trying to conect it with model trains!!

Het I mean Hey, Pete, where the flippin' eck did that come from?

And talking of Scourie Pete, and thinking about Patrick Thustl's Allyn, I 've just been watching some Alba TV. Aberdeen were on and I wanted to watch their scumbag player Blackman. The nastiest sh*t anyone could have the misfortune to meet.     
Title: Re: F*cking dandelions
Post by: Nick Nation on April 09, 2011, 09:58:47 PM
00 probably....
Title: Re: F*cking dandelions
Post by: Jules on April 09, 2011, 10:34:20 PM
Bet he's trying to conect it with model trains!!

Well, I hope to soon have a dandy line in my garden.....
Title: Re: F*cking dandelions
Post by: Pete T on April 10, 2011, 12:18:49 AM
Well, I hope to soon have a dandy line in my garden.....

..I hope there'll be no run of puns after that comment.. I'll keep an eagle eye out..
Title: Re: F*cking dandelions
Post by: Mike Morgan on April 10, 2011, 01:52:47 PM
Clever little buggers, the dandelions in my lawn.  They manage to duck below the mower blade and spring up after I've gone over them.

That means that dandelions are cleverer than feet I suppose.
Title: Re: F*cking dandelions
Post by: Pete T on April 10, 2011, 06:09:41 PM
.."be no".. run of puns after that comment.. I'll keep an "eagle" eye out..

Just been stroking the cat, trying to get it (adopt yorkshire accent) 't purr..
It's been warm and sunny here today, bumble "bees are" active..
I hear Mr Reeves has had an outcrop of rocks on Dartmoor named after him, "Vic Torr"
Parisiennes have just named a street after well formed naked brests, "Rue Pert the Bear"
We get a lot of tourists around here, they normally come on a "bus tour"
We got a bed the other day, gives me something to "lie on"

Title: Re: F*cking dandelions
Post by: Stephen Barstow on April 11, 2011, 11:46:03 AM
Here are my two longest-leaved varieties (they are giants) - UK Thick Leaf (left) and Vert de Montagny Ameliore (right).

What sort of scale are we looking at here?

Sorry, I'm not an entomologist...

It's been pointed out that I misunderstood the question - not the first time - so here is the correct answer:

Title: Re: F*cking dandelions
Post by: Nick Nation on April 11, 2011, 06:57:10 PM
FRONT - 0
BACK - 4.

The Lesser Celandine looks slightly more than lesser compared to last year. Big green leaves that devour insects and knack the radar at Heathrow. Traffic Lights fail to work. Shops shut early. And Gatwick. And they can hear what you're saying. Any tips?   
Title: Re: F*cking dandelions
Post by: Trevor Barstow on April 11, 2011, 11:17:23 PM
FRONT - 0
BACK - 4.

The Lesser Celandine looks slightly more than lesser compared to last year. Big green leaves that devour insects and knack the radar at Heathrow. Traffic Lights fail to work. Shops shut early. And Gatwick. And they can hear what you're saying. Any tips?
Yes, don't watch out for a meteorite shower.
Title: Re: F*cking dandelions
Post by: Pete T on April 12, 2011, 12:18:52 AM
Any tips?
Don't play snooker without one.
Smokers have plenty.
Ballabriggs for the National.
Kinlochbervie landfill.
Title: Re: F*cking dandelions
Post by: Pete T on April 12, 2011, 10:19:07 AM
Any tips?

Titanic found one.
If you swallow plegm, itstead of expelling it from the mouth, is it spit backwards?
Title: Re: F*cking dandelions
Post by: sonic_hawk on April 12, 2011, 07:46:34 PM
At the risk of offending everyone on the board, I'm going to talk about the thread subject - dandelions!

Just to say the buggers grow fast, don't they. Well, except when the mower's around... like someone said, they duck under the blades.

Having sown some grass seed and waited a month to see millimetric sprouting, I commented to a friend that we could do with a genetic transplant from dandelions to grass: the pervasiveness gene that makes the former grow so fast and tenaciously.

The trouble is, though, that if I used GM Grass, I'd feel too embarrassed and ecologically guilty to ever talk about it. I'd need to order the seeds on eBay using a pseudonym and have them delivered in a plain wrapper!
Title: Re: F*cking dandelions
Post by: Lynsey Fookin Buckenham on April 12, 2011, 08:20:27 PM
Arrr Mr Hawk in Devon boy Oi see we're neighbourrrrs. Let me tell yew a bit abowt me boy. Oi be the gitarrrrrist in Fleetwood Mac. There were sum boys before me but they didn't 'ave a comboine 'arvester or a peavey amp. Oi use t'go owt with that blonde bimbo - fergot th' name - ohh arrr, Danny Kirwan, that be it. That Mr Brock live near me - yew know the one - Lord Of Loight, Dowwwwn Through The Noight.......and Meat Loof. Yew Took The Worrrrds Roight Ouwt Of Teignmouth, boy.

Having sown some grass seed...
 

Dew Yew Take Cheques, Boy?
Title: Re: F*cking dandelions
Post by: Stevie Nicks on April 12, 2011, 09:06:19 PM
Danny Kirwan

did nevah an shite
Title: Re: F*cking dandelions
Post by: welshgit on April 13, 2011, 11:03:45 AM
Danny Kirwan

did nevah an shite

fookin tell 'im!
Title: Re: F*cking dandelions
Post by: Nick Nation on April 17, 2011, 08:54:14 PM
....and the latest from the Powerful Nationsounds garden Facility:

FRONT - 2
BACK - 5

....like someone said, they duck under the blades.

Careful, Mr H - you've got to dig out the whole thing otherwise they come back double and angry.
Title: Re: F*cking dandelions
Post by: Martin Daughton on April 18, 2011, 11:49:36 AM
My back garden - relatively dandelion free.
Front lawn - invasion!!!!
I swear the b*st*rds grow 6" tall and set seed overnight.
As the actress said to the bishop...
Title: Re: F*cking dandelions
Post by: welshgit on April 22, 2011, 08:45:19 PM
 :) :)
Title: Re: F*cking dandelions
Post by: Arjayay on May 18, 2011, 09:43:33 AM
Thought for the day from the BBC's QI page
"If dandelions were hard to grow, they would be most welcome on any lawn."
ANDREW MASON

Title: Re: F*cking dandelions
Post by: Rob W on May 18, 2011, 11:54:26 AM
Thought for the day from the BBC's QI page
"If dandelions were hard to grow, they would be most welcome on any lawn."
ANDREW MASON

RJ - may I refer you to post numbers 150,152, and 156. Page 11 I think?

I'll leave it to Pete T to come out with some cutting remark     

 :) 
Title: Re: F*cking dandelions
Post by: Pete T on May 18, 2011, 12:03:05 PM
Bloody 'ell. Just noticed Pete T's post above mine.   Spooky or what.

..and it's only taken 3 months to get through..

 ..5 months for the slower ones amongst us..
Title: Re: F*cking dandelions
Post by: Arjayay on May 18, 2011, 12:19:27 PM
Bloody 'ell. Just noticed Pete T's post above mine.   Spooky or what.

..and it's only taken 3 months to get through..

 ..5 months for the slower ones amongst us..
So - is the BBC a reader of this board?
Title: Re: F*cking dandelions
Post by: Trevor Barstow on June 03, 2011, 09:31:31 AM
Oh Sing We Now The Holy Weeds
========================
Oh sing we now the Holy Weeds
That flourish in the ditch,
For they are for the meek in needs,
They are not for the rich.

You cannot buy them at the mall,
Nor at the superstore,
They are despised because they all
Grow freely for the poor.

The Dandelion shoots, for spring.
Before their flowers burst;
The Burdock root is best in June
When it is fat with juice;

When autumn comes, the Acorn's ripe,
The Walnut black too;
Young Milkweed pods are sweet when boiled,
the Milkweed shoots when new.

The inner bark of Spruce and Birch
for extra Vitamin C -
But do not take too much of each,
Or you will kill the tree.

The Purslane, Sorrel, Lamb's Quarters,
And Nettles, too, are good;
The hawthorn, Elder, Summac, Rose -
Their berries wholesome food.

The Holy Weeds are plentiful
And beautiful to see -
For who can doubt God put them there,
So starved we'll never be?

From The God's Gardeners Oral Hymnbook+
Title: Re: F*cking dandelions
Post by: Rob W on June 03, 2011, 09:58:36 AM
Is that the Wycombe W. club song that's sung when the players enter the pitch?

Struggle to remember those words    :)
Title: Re: F*cking dandelions
Post by: Trevor Barstow on June 03, 2011, 01:14:39 PM
hawthorn, Elder, Summac, Rose
- that's the new midfield.

Also
"Dandelion has a reputation for being an excellent and powerful diuretic, often used in detoxifying regimes. For fluid retention, it is the leaves which are best used. (Roots are mainly used as a laxative, and for liver probs etc.) Use with caution, and under medicinal supervision"

So perhaps we should had harvested our crops. Wasted opportunity. Also notice the disclaimer - I don't want any complaints I've killed one of you when treating a nasty hangover.
Title: Re: F*cking dandelions
Post by: William Rait on June 21, 2011, 05:12:16 PM
Dandelions contain more Vitamin C and Vitamin A than almost any other fruit or vegetable.

  If dandelions were hard to grow, they would be most welcome on any lawn. ANDREW MASON

  Taken from the BBC website
Title: Re: F*cking dandelions
Post by: Arjayay on June 21, 2011, 05:28:43 PM
Dandelions contain more Vitamin C and Vitamin A than almost any other fruit or vegetable.

  If dandelions were hard to grow, they would be most welcome on any lawn. ANDREW MASON

  Taken from the BBC website
Typical BBC - full of repeats - they last used that on 18 May 2011 (see post #228)
Title: Re: F*cking dandelions
Post by: Nick Nation on June 27, 2011, 08:48:30 PM
As it's 33 degrees, I declare myself officially too flippin hot. I also need a clematis comb. Does anybody make one?
Title: Re: F*cking dandelions
Post by: Allan Heron on June 27, 2011, 09:20:45 PM
As it's 33 degrees, I declare myself officially too flippin hot. I also need a clematis comb. Does anybody make one?

You're not as hot as me.   I can share some pictures to allow you to compare if you'd like  :o
Title: Re: F*cking dandelions
Post by: Mike Morgan on June 27, 2011, 11:13:03 PM
From what I understand, women do like to have their clematis stroked.  Not sure about having it combed.
Title: Re: F*cking dandelions
Post by: Pete T on June 28, 2011, 10:10:49 AM
16 degs. Nice.

Heard of Chicken comb, Honey comb, Curry comb, but not Clematis..
Title: Re: F*cking dandelions
Post by: Arjayay on June 28, 2011, 10:38:20 AM
I also need a clematis comb. Does anybody make one?
Quite a wide choice - try the bridalwear section of Hitched.co.uk at
http://www.hitched.co.uk/bridal-headwear/lou-lou-belle-headwear-designs/clematis-comb/ (http://www.hitched.co.uk/bridal-headwear/lou-lou-belle-headwear-designs/clematis-comb/)
"Beautiful sparkling crystal flower comb using Swarovski AB crystals. Gold or silver plated comb available "
Sounds just what you need.
Title: Re: F*cking dandelions
Post by: Nick Nation on June 28, 2011, 11:15:05 AM
Quite a wide choice - try the bridalwear section of Hitched.co.uk at
 (http://www.hitched.co.uk/bridal-headwear/lou-lou-belle-headwear-designs/clematis-comb/)

Great, thanks Arjy. I'll give it a try. Not sure what the neighbours will think as I gently untangle  the growth with Swarovski AB crystals, but I reckon that's only because they're jealous and deep down nobody loves them.

Meanwhile - some sad news from the world of show biz. Following the tragic death of the Human Cannonball at the Kent Show, a spokesman said "We'll struggle to get another man of the same calibre".

I can share some pictures to allow you to compare if you'd like
Yes please.


Title: Re: F*cking dandelions
Post by: Stephen Barstow on June 29, 2011, 10:18:56 AM
Back to the topic at hand, namely F*cking dandelions.

An old university chum is visiting me this Friday. It turns out that since uni he's got into rubber (and has just got back from Brazil where he tells me there's a lot of interest in rubber). I mentioned that I had the Rubber Dandelion in my garden and he couldn't believe his good luck....
Title: Re: F*cking dandelions
Post by: Pete T on June 29, 2011, 10:34:04 AM
Boring..

I'd like to see Nick in that "Fig-leaf" collection..
Title: Re: F*cking dandelions
Post by: Stevie Nicks on June 29, 2011, 06:41:40 PM
would you like to see my fiance with a fig leaf?

soon to be mrs hine
Title: Re: F*cking dandelions
Post by: Mike Morgan on June 29, 2011, 06:48:55 PM
Been taking elocution lessons Stevie?
Title: Re: F*cking dandelions
Post by: Nick Nation on July 03, 2011, 08:25:09 PM
I'd like to see Nick in that "Fig-leaf" collection..

Understandably so, Mr T. And the demand is increasing. However Mr Heron did offer to show us his first, so please be patient. Imagine if a B52 bomber majestically flew over, its crew giving a cheery wave, only to be followed by a Douglas Dakota running on one engine with its passengers jammed into one end. Admit it - you'd be disappointed.
Title: Re: F*cking dandelions
Post by: Nick Nation on October 07, 2011, 09:10:09 PM
Worth pointing out that October 7 and two new dandelions have appeared - on the verge outside Unstately Nationsounds Manor. I have informed the social services and the police, who were so glad to get my urgent call as they don't normally have anything to deal with on Fridays. Will keep you posted, however I was wondering if our resident horticultural expert Mr Saint could add some insight into this late season flourish. From what I can gather, the stems are green with yellow blob things on the end. 

And apologies for being on topic.
Title: Re: F*cking dandelions
Post by: Mike Morgan on October 08, 2011, 12:09:20 AM
18 months on Dandelions. Epic>
Title: Re: F*cking dandelions
Post by: Rob W on October 08, 2011, 03:07:50 AM
18 months on Dandelions. Epic>

Mike,

18 months, epic? 

18 months is commendable, but ladies and gentlemen of the jury. I give you the one, and the only

John Bannon.

Copied and pasted below is the first post from the thread "What's on your turntable this week"

 What's on your turntable this week
« on: November 05, 2008, 10:12:38 PM

This week for me it's 'Buzzy' by Buzz Linhart released in 1968. I've had this in LP format for years, just managed to get hold of a CD copy, no hiss or crackles. Even with the background noise from my LP, have always thought this album was way ahead of it's time and the Eyes of Blue providing the backing..... how in heaven's name did they not make it in their own right.


which I calculate to be 35 months.....

(happy clappy smiley thing)

xx
Title: Re: F*cking dandelions
Post by: Mike Morgan on October 08, 2011, 10:19:14 AM
Good spot. 

Respect to the turntable!
Title: Re: F*cking dandelions
Post by: Jules on October 08, 2011, 11:31:16 AM
Well of course, this Forum's well known for its ability to stay on thread over long periods of time.  ;)
Title: Re: F*cking dandelions
Post by: Stephen Barstow on October 08, 2011, 10:54:19 PM
Will keep you posted, however I was wondering if our resident horticultural expert Mr Saint could add some insight into this late season flourish. From what I can gather, the stems are green with yellow blob things on the end. 

And apologies for being on topic.

Interesting, very very interesting.
Title: Re: F*cking dandelions
Post by: Nick Nation on October 08, 2011, 11:08:20 PM
Interesting, very very interesting.

Yes. And they're growing out (presumably) of the ground. However - when I looked out of the window earlier this evening, guess what - I couldn't see them. So I'm wondering if that yellow blobby thing contains some sort of light sensitive device. Or perhaps a timer. 
Title: Re: F*cking dandelions
Post by: Pete T on October 09, 2011, 12:53:09 AM
nny eggs have a tinner. currently I have one egg, and I need three for sunday breakfast.
solution, two very fresh eggs tonnorrow (still warnn)..
..with fried bread, bacon, stornoway black pudding (sheep blood and oats + other bits [best not go into that!]), and nnushroonns..
I love sunday breakfast..

..now where were we? Dandilions, not seen one for nnonths..
Title: Re: F*cking dandelions
Post by: Martin Daughton on October 09, 2011, 12:34:03 PM
I mowed the lawn last Sunday at 15:00, really close crop. By 06:00 Monday morning there was a 5 inch tall dandelion with a full clock of seeds. B*st*rd.
Title: Re: F*cking dandelions
Post by: Andrew P on October 09, 2011, 04:07:08 PM
I have just swept up 3 bucketsfull of acorns off our driveway. F**k knows how many I'll find on the lawn when I get around to raking it. Absolutely no dandelions found.
Title: Re: F*cking dandelions
Post by: Pete T on October 09, 2011, 06:49:43 PM
..acorns, acorns, I'nn looking for acorns, they grow into trees, = windbreaks..
Title: Re: F*cking dandelions
Post by: Andrew P on October 09, 2011, 08:36:48 PM
Pete - All the ones off the drive are now distributed into the hedges for hopeful germination into aforementioned windbreaks. I'd be happy to rake up a bucketload (or maybe a carrier bag full) off the lawn for you and deliver them in person to Morriston on 17 December - I assume you'll be there? I'll try not to rake up any dandelion roots.
Title: Re: F*cking dandelions
Post by: Pete T on October 10, 2011, 02:12:25 AM
I assume you'll be there?

I'll be there, got a t-shirt, special..
Title: Re: F*cking dandelions
Post by: Nick Nation on October 10, 2011, 06:28:48 PM
Just to update y'all, they are now both pointing in different directions and at a much lower angle. The interesting thing is that one is pointing towards Greenwich, about 15 miles away. I was wondering whether anyone else has come across this phenomena, surely too much of a coincidence to be mere chance. 
Title: Re: F*cking dandelions
Post by: Jules on October 10, 2011, 07:16:48 PM
Just to update y'all, they are now both pointing in different directions and at a much lower angle. The interesting thing is that one is pointing towards Greenwich, about 15 miles away. I was wondering whether anyone else has come across this phenomena, surely too much of a coincidence to be mere chance.
Very interesting I'm sure, but what about the dandelions?
Title: Re: F*cking dandelions
Post by: Mike Morgan on October 10, 2011, 07:31:38 PM
I assume you'll be there?

I'll be there, got a t-shirt, special..

"Special", eh?  Lovely to see people getting on in the forum ;)
Title: Re: F*cking dandelions
Post by: Martin Daughton on October 10, 2011, 07:53:05 PM
I'd be happy to rake up a bucketload (or maybe a carrier bag full) off the lawn for you and deliver them in person to Morriston

I can just see the Daily Mail headlines: "They're smoking acorns now!!! Won't somebody think of the children?"
Title: Re: F*cking dandelions
Post by: Martin Daughton on October 12, 2011, 07:38:55 PM
I've just picked 12 of the sods at the bud stage, went in, made mt tea and looked out of the window and there's another one that wasn't there half an hour ago!
Title: Re: F*cking dandelions
Post by: Nick Nation on November 01, 2011, 12:52:23 PM
This is very strange. Due to the construction of a mini Safeburys near me, a road through the village has had to be shut. (Editor's note: a 'village' in the London area is nothing like a 'village' in an un-London area. The most extreme example being Hammersmith 'Village' I kid you not - in other words, a row of houses that isn't overlooked by the Flyover/Odeon/Palais/Broadway).

This has resulted in the partial refusal of today's refuse collection to be refused to be collected. As is the modern practice, we have four collections, meaning four vans getting in each others ways on roads too small for them and blocking our back passages. The one doing the tins, glass and paper managed to squeeze through via an alternate route past the dog hydrotherapists, but the card, soggy rotting foodstuffs and garden waste have been marooned. It's getting tense. The squirrels are keeping an eye on procedings, thinking they could get some munchies. The foxes (the urbane sort) are keeping an eye on the squirrels. And do you know what? Someone has nicked all the dandelions. And it's all true, I do not have the intelligence to make this sort of thing up.



 
Title: Re: F*cking dandelions
Post by: Nick Nation on November 22, 2011, 11:35:28 PM
...so I had 6 electrodes connected to me for 24 hours. I was wired into a little box. I either kept getting tangled in the wires, or sitting on the panic button. I started receiving subliminal messages to deliver a pizza to some place in Streatham....Tierney Road, or somewhere. I asked the nurse what I could and couldn't do wired up like this. She said wouldn't you like to know. I said yes, that's why I asked. I pointed out trying to sleep was pointless. Then again. Then again. Then these tablets turned up and

The electrodes are now off but the torture never stops. I've now got to fast for fourteen hungry hours before a blood test. Last time they scored quite high on history and politics. Filling in the form, the doctor had to tick so many things to be tested that he ran out of ink.

Noticed a dandelion earlier.   
Title: Re: F*cking dandelions
Post by: Mike Morgan on November 23, 2011, 12:27:56 AM
Just wondering.  Could this dandelion have been a mushroom :D
Title: Re: F*cking dandelions
Post by: Stephen Barstow on November 23, 2011, 09:56:10 AM
As you will know the arctic is becoming ice-free and we have only had one minor frost this autumn.  Living close to the Arctic circle this is all very strange, but we are now seeing tantalising glimpses of this new world as there are now hundreds of Dandelions back in flower this week. Climate change isn't so bad after all  it seems..
Title: Re: F*cking dandelions
Post by: Arjayay on November 23, 2011, 05:29:50 PM
there are now hundreds of Dandelions back in flower this week. Climate change isn't so bad after all
Seems your opinion of dandelions is different from most others?
Title: Re: F*cking dandelions
Post by: Nick Nation on November 23, 2011, 06:10:26 PM
Climate change isn't so bad after all  it seems.

Quite right, Mr S. Ever since the climate was changed we've had many improvements. BZZZZZT least of all the forthcoming opening of a Safebury's Local BZZZZZT just round the corner and an extra 293 to the Northern Line.

Perhaps some of these weirdy beardy do-gooders and their so called 'dinosaurs' should think again. I wonder if it's safe to use the microwave yet? I fancy a Curie, ha.

Title: Re: F*cking dandelions
Post by: Pete T on November 24, 2011, 01:20:17 AM
Gaelic lesson today, "An toil leatha bananathan?" (pronounced "an tol layer ba-na-na-an")
Does she like bananas..

I didn't dare ask for a translation for "marijuana"..
Title: Re: F*cking dandelions
Post by: Nick Nation on November 24, 2011, 01:46:20 PM
Gaelic lesson today, "An toil leatha bananathan?" (pronounced "an tol layer ba-na-na-an")
Does she like bananas..

Ahh, I get it! I reckon Gaelic is easy. "An toil leatha marathon?" ('Does she like Snickers'?)

Title: Re: F*cking dandelions
Post by: Martin Daughton on November 24, 2011, 09:25:05 PM
I'm still picking the beggars including 2 yesterday when they were covered with frost.
I'm tempted to leave them sometimes so the goldfinches can eat the seeds but not that much...
Title: Re: F*cking dandelions
Post by: Mike Morgan on November 26, 2011, 12:06:03 PM
If you can't get the real thing...

http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/Removable-HD-Dandelion-Flower-Tree-wind-Wall-Sticker-002-/130605564093?pt=LH_DefaultDomain_0&hash=item1e68b2c0bd
Title: Re: F*cking dandelions
Post by: Pete T on November 26, 2011, 03:40:44 PM
mike, we really like that, I've just bought two..
Thanks..
Title: Re: F*cking dandelions
Post by: Mike Morgan on November 26, 2011, 08:19:14 PM
Pete,
really?  Or are you taking the Mike?
Title: Re: F*cking dandelions
Post by: Pete T on November 26, 2011, 10:04:17 PM
mike,

You obviously don't know me well. I do not make jokes over such serious matters.. ::)
Title: Re: F*cking dandelions
Post by: Stephen Barstow on December 21, 2011, 07:23:48 PM
I am so lucky - look what I got for Equinox:
Title: Re: F*cking dandelions
Post by: Arjayay on December 21, 2011, 07:51:14 PM
I am so lucky - look what I got for Equinox:
Think you've got to wait 3 months for that then ....
Title: Re: F*cking dandelions
Post by: Jules on December 21, 2011, 09:22:32 PM
There are some that can't tell their equinox from their solstice. Too much weed probably.
Title: Re: F*cking dandelions
Post by: Pete T on December 21, 2011, 10:28:03 PM
Pete - All the ones off the drive are now distributed into the hedges for hopeful germination into aforementioned windbreaks. I'd be happy to rake up a bucketload (or maybe a carrier bag full) off the lawn for you and deliver them in person to Morriston on 17 December - I assume you'll be there? I'll try not to rake up any dandelion roots.

Oops, forgot to remind you..
Title: Re: F*cking dandelions
Post by: Rob W on December 21, 2011, 10:49:38 PM
Quote

Oops, forgot to remind you..

what.....? You forget to remind someone?  Never believe it  :)
Title: Re: F*cking dandelions
Post by: Pete T on December 22, 2011, 12:54:21 AM
I'm getting really forgetful these days.. Did you buy me a pint..?
Title: Re: F*cking dandelions
Post by: Andrew P on December 22, 2011, 07:06:27 PM
Acorns - damn! It would have been worth buying you a pint just to see you walking around Morriston with a bag of the things. Anyway I think those remaining are now well trodden into the lawn. I'll look forward to a mini forest of tiny oak trees in the Spring.

Talking of which, the daffodils are sprouting and I expect they'll flower just after Christmas. also the hazel and willow in the hedge are in bud. At this rate I expect to hear the first cuckoo of Spring around mid-January.
Title: Re: F*cking dandelions
Post by: Martin Daughton on January 04, 2012, 12:34:29 AM
I don't believe it! I picked 2 of the b*there off the front lawn this morning. Curse them!!
Title: Re: F*cking dandelions
Post by: Stephen Barstow on January 30, 2012, 09:57:43 PM
The highlight of my year so far, the year's first Taraxafix and if it germinates this will be my 20th Dandelion (different ones, that is)! I'm a very happy MAN!

Taraxacum cerataphorum from the Magadan and also North America’s most common native species, the Rock Dandelion.... What does it look like when it's grown up?
(http://plants.usda.gov/gallery/large/taov_001_lhp.jpg)
Title: Re: F*cking dandelions
Post by: Martin Daughton on January 30, 2012, 10:16:25 PM
That's a very suspicious baggie...
Title: Re: F*cking dandelions
Post by: Stevie Nicks on February 09, 2012, 11:37:50 PM
it sez in the tyne and wear metro that ah shall get 8" in the next 24 oours.

ah divent kna whether ah can wait that long.
Title: Re: F*cking dandelions
Post by: Pete T on February 10, 2012, 01:26:14 AM
8" isn't that long..
Title: Re: F*cking dandelions
Post by: Rob W on February 10, 2012, 02:15:00 AM
Think I've mentioned before about the bird that binned me cos my willy was just 3 inches. She said it was too wide........   

i do love our Stevie. :)
Title: Re: F*cking dandelions
Post by: Stevie Nicks on February 10, 2012, 07:49:47 PM
ah regret to report that ah divent get the 8" as promised burra did get a light sprinkling.
Title: Re: F*cking dandelions
Post by: Pete T on February 10, 2012, 09:46:07 PM
..it's balmy in Sutherland..
Title: Re: F*cking dandelions
Post by: Stevie Nicks on February 11, 2012, 12:08:01 AM
..it's balmy in Sutherland..

..an its barmy in sunderland..
Title: Re: F*cking dandelions
Post by: Nick Nation on February 28, 2012, 12:14:12 PM
I think this year's wave is starting to build up. Noticed some tell-tale green serrated sticky out bits yesterday, I believe these are called leaves although I'm not an expert.
Title: Re: F*cking dandelions
Post by: Trevor Barstow on February 28, 2012, 03:28:08 PM
A good wash with an old flannel may help.
Title: Re: F*cking dandelions
Post by: Pete T on February 29, 2012, 12:30:00 AM
..do remember not to confuse coltsfoot with dandilions. Coltsfoot flowers early in the year, commonly found on poor impoverished soils, waste sites, road verges etc..
Title: Re: F*cking dandelions
Post by: Nick Nation on February 29, 2012, 11:19:22 AM
..do remember not to confuse coltsfoot with dandilions.

Yes but no. Also the Lesser Celandine production seems to be in full swing already. Next door neighbour's dog has taken to barking at my extractor fan. 

Quote from: Pete T link=topic=83 in the year5.msg47391#msg47391 date=1330468200
poor impoverished soils, waste sites, road verges etc..

We don't have things like that in Surrey.
Title: Re: F*cking dandelions
Post by: Dave Bardsley on March 02, 2012, 06:51:42 PM
Quote from: Pete T link=topic=83 in the year5.msg47391#msg47391 date=1330468200
poor impoverished soils, waste sites, road verges etc..

We don't have things like that in Surrey.

Mitcham?
Title: Re: F*cking dandelions
Post by: Martin Daughton on March 04, 2012, 02:17:38 PM
My tulips are coming up before my daffodils...
Saw a fabulous carpet of snowdrops under trees a couple of days ago.
Surprising really as snowdrop bulb theft is rife apparently.
Title: Re: F*cking dandelions
Post by: Pete T on March 05, 2012, 06:32:54 PM
..there's  posh now, carpets under your trees..
Title: Re: F*cking dandelions
Post by: Nick Nation on March 05, 2012, 06:46:15 PM
Surprising really as snowdrop bulb theft is rife apparently.

Yes. There's also a lot of rifling in Eton.

..there's  posh now, carpets under your trees..

...for less than half a crown?

Title: Re: F*cking dandelions
Post by: Rob W on March 05, 2012, 07:29:00 PM
Who in their right mind is gonna nick snowdrop bulbs?
Title: Re: F*cking dandelions
Post by: Nick Nation on March 05, 2012, 07:51:41 PM
nick snowdrop bulbs?

Who's been talking?
Title: Re: F*cking dandelions
Post by: Trevor Barstow on March 06, 2012, 09:30:23 AM
psst. Anyone want to buy some dandelions?
Title: Re: F*cking dandelions
Post by: Nick Nation on March 14, 2012, 01:00:22 AM
Can I be the first to announce the first sighting of a fully-fledged dandelion this year. If not why not. These were spotted on Chantilly Way, Epsom at 1544 this afternoon, light breeze, clear sky, going good to firm although I was on my bike and it is not clear what can hapen to a person at speeds in excess of 3 mph.
Title: Re: F*cking dandelions
Post by: Martin Daughton on March 17, 2012, 06:31:50 PM
Can I be the first to announce the first sighting of a fully-fledged dandelion this year. If not why not.

Eeeeermmm. Please see my message on the 3rd January 2012...
Title: Re: F*cking dandelions
Post by: Mike Morgan on March 23, 2012, 08:32:45 PM
I saw two 'yellow' dandelions this mornig in my back garden.  Shortly after I saw another two, one of which had gone into 'clock' phase.

Does this mean that parts of my garden have already started messing about with the international dateline?

Don't forget to put your clocks forward on Saturday night folks, and watch out for the ageing dandelions.
Title: Re: F*cking dandelions
Post by: rockprof on March 24, 2012, 02:50:32 PM
F!*?ing dandelions is right. I've just burnt my dinner reading this, the little yellow hoors...
Title: Re: F*cking dandelions
Post by: Rob W on March 24, 2012, 03:04:31 PM
F!*?ing dandelions is right. I've just burnt my dinner reading this, the little yellow hoors...

Radish?
Manure?
Lips?
Title: Re: F*cking dandelions
Post by: Mike Morgan on March 25, 2012, 01:07:54 AM
Recipe for Black Pudding?
Title: Re: F*cking dandelions
Post by: NickB on March 25, 2012, 04:35:02 PM
Who in their right mind is gonna nick snowdrop bulbs?

I resent that slur on my manhood!!
Title: Re: F*cking dandelions
Post by: NickB on March 25, 2012, 05:54:24 PM
Just given my back lawn the first cut of the season. Guess what? Some b**tard has nicked all my snowdrop bulbs
Title: Re: F*cking dandelions
Post by: Allan Heron on March 25, 2012, 06:42:20 PM
Just given my back lawn the first cut of the season. Guess what? Some b**tard has nicked all my snowdrop bulbs

Maybe they've melted?
Title: Re: F*cking dandelions
Post by: Dow Jones on March 26, 2012, 02:20:13 AM
Dandelions they tell no lies.................?
Title: Re: F*cking dandelions
Post by: Andrew P on March 26, 2012, 09:32:07 PM
Just given my back lawn the first cut of the season. Guess what? Some b**tard has nicked all my snowdrop bulbs

Maybe they've melted?

Probably nicked by a squirrel. Little devils nicked ours.
Title: Re: F*cking dandelions
Post by: Allan Heron on March 27, 2012, 01:25:46 AM
Dandelions they tell no lies.................?

We love you.......
Title: Re: F*cking dandelions
Post by: NickB on March 27, 2012, 11:42:53 AM
We've got a couple of squirrels who've adopted our garden as their own. Little sods ate all my violas, just as they started to bud. Mind you, there's something unusual about watching two squirrels going at it like snakes ...
Title: Re: F*cking dandelions
Post by: Arjayay on March 27, 2012, 01:25:21 PM
Little sods ate all my violas, ...
Aaaah - where's my violin?
Title: Re: F*cking dandelions
Post by: NickB on March 27, 2012, 08:04:00 PM
Aaaah - where's my violin?
[/quote]

in the cupboard, with the sistrum.
Title: Re: F*cking dandelions
Post by: Pete T on March 27, 2012, 11:29:00 PM
Quote
Aaaah - where's my violin?

in the cupboard, with the sistrum.

..has she got a brother called plec?
Title: Re: F*cking dandelions
Post by: Rob W on March 27, 2012, 11:35:12 PM
Isn't the sistrum the thing on top of your toilet?
Title: Re: F*cking dandelions
Post by: Pete T on March 27, 2012, 11:37:08 PM
..we're a sad load of gits, this "Dandilion" topic has been read over 10,000 times..
mind you, thats not a touch on the now forgotten "what's on your turntable" which has 56,000, over twice all the topic views for the man section added together..
Title: Re: F*cking dandelions
Post by: Trevor Barstow on March 28, 2012, 09:27:48 AM
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Step – Pull – Eject
The Fiskars Weed Puller is very simple to use, simply position the weeder’s claws over the weed, then step on the ‘pedal’ to push the claws into the ground. When the claws are in the ground, pull the shaft towards you, extracting the claw which will be grasping the weed from the ground. The weed is easily released from the tool after being extracted from the ground using the unique slide system. When disposing of the weed it is best to avoid putting it into the compost, as weeds do not always decompose, and could lead to then being spread back across your garden, and possibly make the problem worse.

No weeds, no backache.
Allows you to weed your whole lawn without strain to your back, as the long shaft provides you with a comfortable working posture, there is no need for digging and does not require you to get your hands or knees dirty. Working from an upright position doesn’t just help to reduce strain to your back but also gives the advantage of leverage which means there is less effort required to pull the weeds from the soil then if it was being done by hand.

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Grab the weed, stand on it, pull it out... and it’s done!

Position the weeder’s claws over the weed
Step on the ‘pedal’ to drive the claws into the ground
Pull the shaft towards you, extracting the claw grasping the weed from the ground
Use the special sliding mechanism to safely eject the weed from the tool for disposal
It is easily washable, and the stainless steel is corrosive resistant, so no unsightly rust.

Title: Re: F*cking dandelions
Post by: Rob W on March 28, 2012, 09:40:18 AM
Also very good (see previous post).

But I still prefer the lyrics to Kangaroo. 

:)
Title: Re: F*cking dandelions
Post by: Allan Heron on March 28, 2012, 11:09:00 AM
Also very good (see previous post).

But I still prefer the lyrics to Kangaroo. 

:)

It wisnae me but proves the point that your use of the "K" word results in a hefty increase in your smites!!
Title: Re: F*cking dandelions
Post by: Rob W on March 28, 2012, 12:25:10 PM
Also very good (see previous post).

But I still prefer the lyrics to Kangaroo. 

:)

It wisnae me but proves the point that your use of the "K" word results in a hefty increase in your smites!!


Well done, Sherlock    ;D


Been a bit warm up your part of the world I see. Mind you, warm for Scotland is -4c    8)
Title: Re: F*cking dandelions
Post by: Allan Heron on March 28, 2012, 04:31:58 PM
Well done, Sherlock    ;D

Been a bit warm up your part of the world I see. Mind you, warm for Scotland is -4c    8)

Delightfully warm and requiring a walk up and down the shopping areas at lunchtime.   Hubaa and, indeed, hubba.  :P

Bizarrely, there's a suggestion of snow on high ground by the weekend  :o
Title: Re: F*cking dandelions
Post by: Pete T on March 28, 2012, 04:38:36 PM
..not so good in Scourie today, had 5 nice days though, wintry showers forecast for friday and it's drizzley today, got me ground ploughed for the tatties..
Title: Re: F*cking dandelions
Post by: Rob W on March 28, 2012, 05:46:04 PM
..not so good in Scourie today, had 5 nice days though, wintry showers forecast for friday and it's drizzley today, got me ground ploughed for the tatties..

I did notice that the weather forecast said it would be warm and cloudless absolutely everywhere apart from North Scotland. Oh how I laughed..... oops that means a smite. Oh how I cried and prayed for sunshine on Scourie. Pheeew that was close......I think......please......   ;)
Title: Re: F*cking dandelions
Post by: Tim W on April 04, 2012, 06:22:36 PM
http://www.guardian.co.uk/lifeandstyle/wordofmouth/2012/apr/04/how-to-make-dandelion-wine (http://www.guardian.co.uk/lifeandstyle/wordofmouth/2012/apr/04/how-to-make-dandelion-wine)
Title: Re: F*cking dandelions
Post by: Pete T on April 04, 2012, 06:42:19 PM
..nettles are better..
Title: Re: F*cking dandelions
Post by: Nick Nation on April 16, 2012, 09:58:34 PM
Calling all gardeners. Take a look at the attached pic. These are gowing in my garden and I don't know what they are. Never seen them before, I'm wondering if it's something to do with the new Safebury's that's opened.

Do I:

1. Dig them up because they're weeds?
2. Give them loving care and attention because they're flowers?
3. Dry them out and stick them in a rizla or two?

All suggestions welcome.

Title: Re: F*cking dandelions
Post by: rockprof on April 16, 2012, 10:21:09 PM
If you're considering 3, I'd give 'em a month or two if I were you...
Title: Re: F*cking dandelions
Post by: Pete T on April 16, 2012, 11:24:07 PM
..Difficult to see from the pic.. ..don't think option 3 will be much use. I'd go for option 2 until you decide that they're weeds, then option 1..
I think that's a dandelion on the right middle..
Title: Re: F*cking dandelions
Post by: Rob W on April 17, 2012, 12:04:29 AM
Reminds me of my front drive before I had some bloke re-do it in that red brick in the fashion of a herring bone type thing. Bloke said there'll be no weeds again, and it did look blummin' good. Three months later, the b*st*rd weeds were coming through again.... The snake!!!
Title: Re: F*cking dandelions
Post by: sonic_hawk on April 18, 2012, 09:55:59 PM
I think they're technically known as "thingies"  ;D

There's a lot of them here in Devon. Perhaps I should try to sell them on eBay? I mean, some people buy desert sand on eBay - for fish tanks, say - and people living in the Sahara often don't realise they're walking across a marketable commodity!

 I'll have to think of a better trade label than "thingies," though, won't I?
Title: Re: F*cking dandelions
Post by: Pete T on April 18, 2012, 10:50:02 PM
..are the bigger ones "fatgies" ?..
Title: Re: F*cking dandelions
Post by: Rob W on April 19, 2012, 12:52:02 AM
..are the bigger ones "fatgies" ?..

I've eaten that much cr*p over Easter and since, I've become a fat gie. Not good. Not happy.
Title: Re: F*cking dandelions
Post by: Pete T on May 05, 2012, 11:59:36 AM
..and it's snowing..
Title: Re: F*cking dandelions
Post by: Nick Nation on May 05, 2012, 02:29:12 PM
Calling all gardeners. Take a look at the attached pic. These are gowing in my garden and I don't know what they are. Never seen them before, I'm wondering if it's something to do with the new Safebury's that's opened.

Update. It is believed that they are trainee forget-me-nots. Perhaps these ones can still remember bits of information, rather like when you have local anaesthetic and apparently talking sensibly during an operation (and making more sense than usual) then mysteriously re-appear in the chuck-out room then mysteriously a cup of coffee appears from nowhere then mysteriously you're in a car getting driven back by a neighbour then mysteriosuly the clumsiest rolled joint in the world appears. Their progress (the forget-me-nots, not the joints) into adulthood - or whatever the correct term is - has been arrested due to the recent onset of the next ice age that this part of the world has been experiencing over the last few weeks. And Homebase (tremble, quiver, alpha males with practical abilities so generally avoided) which is just round the corner are having a 20% off day so I have been stocking up on things to bung in the garden.  Mind you, we all have off days. I don't know what I'm doing. I appear to be muddy.     
Title: Re: F*cking dandelions
Post by: Martin Daughton on May 05, 2012, 03:55:29 PM
Update. It is believed that they are trainee forget-me-nots. Perhaps these ones can still remember bits of information, rather like when you have local anaesthetic and apparently talking sensibly during an operation (and making more sense than usual) then mysteriously re-appear in the chuck-out room then mysteriously a cup of coffee appears from nowhere then mysteriously you're in a car getting driven back by a neighbour then mysteriosuly the clumsiest rolled joint in the world appears. Their progress (the forget-me-nots, not the joints) into adulthood - or whatever the correct term is - has been arrested due to the recent onset of the next ice age that this part of the world has been experiencing over the last few weeks. And Homebase (tremble, quiver, alpha males with practical abilities so generally avoided) which is just round the corner are having a 20% off day so I have been stocking up on things to bung in the garden.  Mind you, we all have off days. I don't know what I'm doing. I appear to be muddy.     

And breathe...
Title: Re: F*cking dandelions
Post by: Arjayay on May 05, 2012, 08:09:33 PM
I appear to be muddy.     
Muddy Waters?
Title: Re: F*cking dandelions
Post by: Pete T on May 05, 2012, 08:10:27 PM
I appear to be muddy.     
Muddy Waters?

Tiger feety?
Title: Re: F*cking dandelions
Post by: Lynsey Fookin Buckenham on May 07, 2012, 08:40:26 PM
Update. It is believed that they are trainee forget-me-nots.

Trainee ferrget me nots moi arse boy. They be weeds so yew get them owt! Townie.

Tiger feety?

Tha's neat.
Title: Re: F*cking dandelions
Post by: Rob W on May 13, 2012, 05:13:26 PM
I've not really had that much interest in this thread (respectfully of course  :) ). Nevergiven a thought about dandelions, one way or the other. Until this morning. Hough End playing fields, masses of football pitches, think Hackney Marshes, ice station zebra even in the middle of August, but even worse, the pitch was a sea of yellow...... Dandelions, tons of the things. How the *!?! heck could a match be played on a cabbage patch like that. Bl**d*n' dandelions. Shoot the b*st*rds!!

PS  Come on Stoke or QPR. 'We 8 B*lt*n' !!
Title: Re: F*cking dandelions
Post by: Rob W on May 13, 2012, 07:27:41 PM
Edit to the above post. Bye bye  B*lt*n. See you soon. Very soon. RALMFAO   :)
Title: Re: F*cking dandelions
Post by: Pete T on May 13, 2012, 08:08:43 PM
..RALMFAO..

..Didn't he paint pictures and sing about Kangaroos?..
Title: Re: F*cking dandelions
Post by: Rob W on May 13, 2012, 08:46:00 PM
You've just used the k word. You smite me when I do.      That's not fair. I think I deserve an applaud to even it up. As I lie on the settee reading texts and sending them re B*lt*n's demise. So happy. World order being restored.
Title: Re: F*cking dandelions
Post by: Pete T on May 14, 2012, 11:32:10 AM
..seen this Rob?..

http://www.bbc.co.uk/sport/0/football/18052309 (http://www.bbc.co.uk/sport/0/football/18052309)
Title: Re: F*cking dandelions
Post by: Rob W on May 14, 2012, 12:05:21 PM
What makes it so much sweeter, even more than the rivalry, is their chairman has been pushing for the Premier League to scrap relegation just to preserve their stature whilst f*ck the future of the game and other fans dreams. Let them go back to the fourth tier where they were not too long ago. 

People out of the area won't believe it, but our derbies in the 80's and 90's were awesome affairs. They've tried to do the hate only Man U thing since going to the Prem, , but that'll be a thing of the past. £100m debt and on their way down....and down.....    ;D   
Title: Re: F*cking dandelions
Post by: Nick Nation on May 14, 2012, 12:40:39 PM
..RALMFAO..

..Didn't he paint pictures and sing about Kangaroos?..

Tangentially enough, I would have thought a Rolf Harris album consisting entirely of Man Band Leader Martin Ace's songs could be quite a success. 'Country Girl', 'Manillo'.....just close your eyes and imagine Rolf's versions, complete with Wobble Board, Didgeridoo and the Hyperventilation stuff he does so well.  With the exception of 'Visionaries', however,  I would suggest the other MA songs are sequenced towards the end.   
Title: Re: F*cking dandelions
Post by: Martin Daughton on May 19, 2012, 03:13:30 PM
Another bumper year of the b*st*rds. I measured some behind a bus stop near work and one was ove 20" tall! And I am sure the ones on my lawn are learning my routines...
Title: Re: F*cking dandelions
Post by: rockprof on May 26, 2012, 02:09:04 AM
 Grmph! Silver bindweed and creeping buttercup. Could have been a Man or Leonard song. The greenfly crawling across pages etc would be much better employed devouring those little c u next tuesdays....
Title: Re: F*cking dandelions
Post by: Pete T on June 29, 2012, 03:33:34 PM
..Here we go again..
http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-scotland-highlands-islands-18628463 (http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-scotland-highlands-islands-18628463)
Title: Re: F*cking dandelions
Post by: Pete T on June 29, 2012, 03:38:40 PM
Calling all gardeners. Take a look at the attached pic. These are gowing in my garden and I don't know what they are. Never seen them before, I'm wondering if it's something to do with the new Safebury's that's opened.

Do I:

1. Dig them up because they're weeds?
2. Give them loving care and attention because they're flowers?
3. Dry them out and stick them in a rizla or two?

All suggestions welcome.

..so what did they develop into?..
Title: Re: F*cking dandelions
Post by: William Rait on June 29, 2012, 04:45:49 PM
Haven't they all been drownded? vision of loads of dandelions floating downstream on their little rafts...lalalalala, Friday afternoon in a VERY wet Glasgow.
p.s
Pete, as Dandelions aren't sentient beings you can freely massacre them and not feel even a teensy weensy bit bad.
Title: Re: F*cking dandelions
Post by: Nick Nation on June 30, 2012, 07:18:54 AM
..so what did they develop into?..

They didn't. I took LFB's advice just in case he was right!
Title: Re: F*cking dandelions
Post by: Trevor Barstow on June 30, 2012, 02:30:01 PM
..Here we go again..
http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-scotland-highlands-islands-18628463 (http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-scotland-highlands-islands-18628463)
So lets get this right. A new perhaps more voracious species of dandelion is found on a remote island. Someone thinks it is a good idea to collect seed and plant them in garden in a city. Is there anyone in Edinburgh with big feet that fancies a walk?
Title: Re: F*cking dandelions
Post by: Rob W on June 30, 2012, 08:29:10 PM
..so what did they develop into?..

They didn't. I took LFB's advice just in case he was right!

It's a good job Mrs Beanstalk's  lad was a bit more adventurous than you two. Blimey, there'd have been no panto every year, uncountable nos. of kids over the years would have been robbed of their pleasure, umpteen nos. of male actors dressed as women, and female actors dressed as men, not to mention all those countless nos. of people employed by theatres, from ticket collectors, to cleaners to usherettes, and of course those in complimentary industries, even the bus drivers who get us there, possibly would have been unemployed, no work, no income - misery.  Well done young Jack, your foresight is celebrated every Christmas. Nation?  Disgraceful. The UK economy needed you !!     
Title: Re: F*cking dandelions
Post by: Pete T on June 30, 2012, 11:58:54 PM
..so what did they develop into?..

They didn't. I took LFB's advice just in case he was right!

..a bit more adventurous than you two..

Oi, I was asking what happened to them. I didn't kill them..
Title: Re: F*cking dandelions
Post by: Rob W on July 01, 2012, 12:11:18 AM
Quote from: Pete T link=top
ic=835.msg48566#msg48566 date=1340977120
..so what did they develop into?..

They didn't. I took LFB's advice just in case he was right!

..a bit more adventurous than you two..

Oi, I was asking what happened to them. I didn't kill them..

Oi to you too. I was referring to NN and LFB. You think it's aaaaaaall about you don't you?  :)  x
Title: Re: F*cking dandelions
Post by: Andrew P on July 01, 2012, 11:21:29 PM
The dandelions on what passes for my lawn are no longer flowering. They have been replaced in the flowering sakes by loads of cowslips. And some daisies.

Oops - sorry; I appear to have inadvertently brought this thread back on topic. D'oh!
Title: Re: F*cking dandelions
Post by: Pete T on July 02, 2012, 01:16:36 AM
Cowslips are not a weed..
Title: Re: F*cking dandelions
Post by: Trevor Barstow on July 02, 2012, 09:47:24 AM
Cowslips are not a weed..
Well technically speaking if you don't want them there they would be. "regarded as cumbering the ground or hindering the growth of superior vegetation."
Title: Re: F*cking dandelions
Post by: Arjayay on July 02, 2012, 09:56:31 AM
Cowslips are not a weed..
A weed is any plant where it is not wanted - An orchid in a bowling green is a weed
Title: Re: F*cking dandelions
Post by: William Rait on July 02, 2012, 10:52:35 AM
Cowslips are not a weed..
A weed is any plant where it is not wanted - An orchid in a bowling green is a weed

...And the Geese fly high in the Autumn ;D
Ok, now we've given the secret passwords, how do we get into the shed???
Drat, wrong thread again
p.s as a non shed head, I still felt sorry for all those poor people watching their sheds float away.
Title: Re: F*cking dandelions
Post by: Trevor Barstow on July 02, 2012, 11:01:16 AM
My shed has had offspring. Proud Mr and Mrs Robin have hatched a young Robin...and made a hellava mess.
Title: Re: F*cking dandelions
Post by: Arjayay on July 02, 2012, 11:34:09 AM
My shed has had offspring.
I had visions of baby sheds = birdboxes = no mess in shed
Title: Re: F*cking dandelions
Post by: Rob W on July 02, 2012, 12:12:30 PM
Is a baby shed, a shedlet?

or a shedling?

Where's Frank Muir when you need him?


Title: Re: F*cking dandelions
Post by: Andrew P on July 05, 2012, 10:16:50 AM
I have 2 shedlets (sorry - bird boxes) attached to oak trees in the garden. Since putting them up 4 years ago, they have not been troubled by any Mr & Mrs Tweet activity. It's nothing to do with the presence of Spike The Ginger Cat in the garden either; he'd need ropes and crampons to get anywhere near them. The big shed down the corner of the garden is similarly untroubled by avian goings-on. However the hazel hedge in next door's garden has hosted families of magpies and blackbirds.
Title: Re: F*cking dandelions
Post by: Rob W on July 05, 2012, 11:31:04 AM
I have 2 shedlets (sorry - bird boxes) attached to oak trees in the garden. Since putting them up 4 years ago, they have not been troubled by any Mr & Mrs Tweet activity.

Are there maple trees as well? Maybe the creatures have fled because the maples are fighting with the oaks. Greedy b*st*rds those oak trees. Come the glorious day...........

 8)
Title: Re: F*cking dandelions
Post by: Arjayay on July 05, 2012, 12:53:28 PM
I have 2 shedlets (sorry - bird boxes) attached to oak trees in the garden. Since putting them up 4 years ago, they have not been troubled by any Mr & Mrs Tweet activity.
Orientation is more important than I thought- I had 2 boxes facing West that never got any birds, but moved them to face East and had tenants in both the following year
Advice includes "site them away from direct mid-day sun, and from westerly winds. A south-east orientation is usually best. Shelter from rain is important, so keep boxes away from the wet side of a tree trunk where the rain water flows down in a torrent (look for the presence of algae indicating the run off points). To give additional shelter to the entrance of small boxes, angle them forwards slightly."
Title: Re: F*cking dandelions
Post by: Mike Morgan on July 05, 2012, 02:11:19 PM
Anyone got any idea what the name of a weed I'm talking about is?

It grows to a height of twelve inches, has a 'hairy' stem and an orange flower which is about the size of a 5 or 10 pence piece.

Lord knows what it is but it's very prolific and seems to be keeping the dandelions at bay!

Haven't got a photo sorry.

Thank you all in advance for all the totally appropriate and helpful answers :D
Title: Re: F*cking dandelions
Post by: Andrew P on July 05, 2012, 02:43:11 PM
I have 2 shedlets (sorry - bird boxes) attached to oak trees in the garden. Since putting them up 4 years ago, they have not been troubled by any Mr & Mrs Tweet activity.

Are there maple trees as well? Maybe the creatures have fled because the maples are fighting with the oaks. Greedy b*st*rds those oak trees. Come the glorious day...........

 8)

No maples at all, but an abundance of holly.

I have 2 shedlets (sorry - bird boxes) attached to oak trees in the garden. Since putting them up 4 years ago, they have not been troubled by any Mr & Mrs Tweet activity.
Orientation is more important than I thought- I had 2 boxes facing West that never got any birds, but moved them to face East and had tenants in both the following year
Advice includes "site them away from direct mid-day sun, and from westerly winds. A south-east orientation is usually best. Shelter from rain is important, so keep boxes away from the wet side of a tree trunk where the rain water flows down in a torrent (look for the presence of algae indicating the run off points). To give additional shelter to the entrance of small boxes, angle them forwards slightly."


Excellent; some helpful and topical advice. One of the boxes faces westwards, so that's probably the reason. I'll get up a ladder over the weekend and put it on in a southeasterly aspect. The other box already faces south east. Ho hum. I'll watch for rain channels - not difficult given the current absence of Summer. As for direct midday sun, I can't recall seeing that for a few months now...
Title: Re: F*cking dandelions
Post by: Rob W on July 05, 2012, 02:49:46 PM
Mike..... I can't answer your question, but do you have any involvement with Merthry Town FC or know anyone involved? Long story!

And did you just site me?

Somebody did. Why?  ::)
Title: Re: F*cking dandelions
Post by: Andrew P on July 05, 2012, 03:00:12 PM
Mike..... I can't answer your question, but do you have any involvement with Merthry Town FC or know anyone involved? Long story!

And did you just site me?

Somebody did. Why?  ::)

Sorry Rob, it was me. I just saw 522/521 and thought it would look nice if it was evened up a bit. Just appealed to my sense of order and symmetry. Anyway, I thought you were going for the big 1000?
Title: Re: F*cking dandelions
Post by: Pete T on July 05, 2012, 03:08:25 PM
Excellent; some helpful and topical advice..

How can it be "topical", there's not a mention of Dandelions..
Anyone got any idea what the name of a weed I'm talking about is?

It grows to a height of twelve inches, has a 'hairy' stem and an orange flower which is about the size of a 5 or 10 pence piece.

Lord knows what it is but it's very prolific and seems to be keeping the dandelions at bay!

Haven't got a photo sorry.

Thank you all in advance for all the totally appropriate and helpful answers :D

..suspect Orange Hawkweed..
Title: Re: F*cking dandelions
Post by: Mike Morgan on July 05, 2012, 05:09:28 PM
Mike..... I can't answer your question, but do you have any involvement with Merthry Town FC or know anyone involved? Long story!

And did you just site me?

Somebody did. Why?  ::)

Rob, so dissapointed you could even think I'd do such a thing.  Perhaps a smite is in order ;)

I have nothing to do with Merthyr but I work with someone who played for them in the 70's / 80s.  A bloke called Brian Davies and I think his mate Neil Fun**** may have also played for them.  'Brian Davies' Could be one of thousands, but I don't want to put Neil's name in full in case we en dup going down path litigous path.  Is that anything like the Yellow Brick Road?
Title: Re: F*cking dandelions
Post by: Mike Morgan on July 05, 2012, 05:11:56 PM
"..suspect Orange Hawkweed.."

Thanks Pete that does look like it, but I'm not sure if it has the leaves at the base - as soon as the garden dries out I will check.
Just a thought, it's not an offshoot like the Hawklords is it?
Title: Re: F*cking dandelions
Post by: Mike Morgan on July 05, 2012, 05:19:55 PM
And to remain firmly off topic.

What else am I going to do in a week off but watch the BBC news showing a 90 minute heated debate regarding which sort of inquiry should be held to look into the 'LIBOR Scandal'?

Anyone know who the bloke sitting 5 places to George Osbornes left with hair likw Wurzel Gummidge is?e

He's just one of those people who I've spotted and taken an instant dislike to for absolutely no reason. 
Same with Danny Alexander who completely freaks me out, and two rather chunky ladies who sat in turn behind George but because of the camera angle you could only see their cleavage.  That shouldn't have happened before the watershed.  Or after it come to that.
Title: Re: F*cking dandelions
Post by: Rob W on July 05, 2012, 06:29:04 PM
I knew it wouldn't be you, Mike. Just making conversation.

Andrew P.... hmmmm   Keep looking over your shoulder. Your number is marked. Be afraid. Very afraid.
Title: Re: F*cking dandelions
Post by: Trevor Barstow on July 06, 2012, 08:37:02 AM
Anyone know who the bloke sitting 5 places to George Osbornes left with hair likw Wurzel Gummidge is?e

Jon Pertwee
Title: Re: F*cking dandelions
Post by: Martin Daughton on July 06, 2012, 02:55:40 PM
"..suspect Orange Hawkweed.."

Thanks Pete that does look like it, but I'm not sure if it has the leaves at the base - as soon as the garden dries out I will check.
Just a thought, it's not an offshoot like the Hawklords is it?

I was just thinking a Dutch Hawkwind tribute band...   I heff a soilver mesheen...
Title: Re: F*cking dandelions
Post by: Lynsey Fookin Buckenham on July 06, 2012, 03:04:42 PM
I was just thinking a Dutch Hawkwind tribute band...   I heff a soilver mesheen...

...and Oi be 'appy to say, moy paaaaartner......
Title: Re: F*cking dandelions
Post by: Stephen Barstow on July 06, 2012, 03:57:46 PM
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Pilosella_aurantiaca (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Pilosella_aurantiaca)
Title: Re: F*cking dandelions
Post by: Trevor Barstow on July 06, 2012, 04:07:32 PM
"The plant is easily removed (until it seeds back) by ploughing or salting,"
What size plough for god's sake?
Title: Re: F*cking dandelions
Post by: Nick Nation on July 07, 2012, 08:31:16 AM
Stuff it, I can't sleep. Here's one for Mollie, Alfie, Sox, Cee and Barb (and Gina if she's lurking) - Cuteness Factor 10 (so that's even more than me) as some panda cubs decide to muck about - although ignore the advert at the start:
http://www.guardian.co.uk/world/video/2012/jul/06/panda-cubs-play-slide-china-video (http://www.guardian.co.uk/world/video/2012/jul/06/panda-cubs-play-slide-china-video)
Title: Re: F*cking dandelions
Post by: Rob W on July 07, 2012, 09:55:02 AM
Stuff it, I can't sleep. Here's one for Mollie, Alfie, Sox, Cee and Barb (and Gina if she's lurking)

Cee, Barb and Gina. Now there's three ladies you don't want to get on the wrong side of ;)

Ladies said in the very loose sense of the word, very very loose...

digs an even bigger trench than usual, dons two tin hats for when the first one is machine gunned off , and hides.......... far away    :)
Title: Re: F*cking dandelions
Post by: Pete T on July 07, 2012, 12:21:19 PM
..Here's one for Mollie, Alfie, Sox, Cee and Barb (and Gina if she's lurking)..

You forgot Stevie and Lindsay..

HSE would have a field day here. Just imagine the pain of getting splinters, and getting your arms ripped of by the railings..
Title: Re: F*cking dandelions
Post by: NickB on July 07, 2012, 05:43:54 PM
That's what I love about this board, 27 pages about f*cking dandelions. Long may it reign.
Title: Re: F*cking dandelions
Post by: Rob W on July 07, 2012, 06:28:30 PM
That's what I love about this board, 27 pages about f*cking dandelions. Long may it reign.

Reign? It's been f*ck*n' p*ss*ng down non stop!!

 
Title: Re: F*cking dandelions
Post by: Martin Daughton on July 07, 2012, 08:33:34 PM
Great stuff guys.

© Private Eye
Title: Re: F*cking dandelions
Post by: Stevie Nicks on July 07, 2012, 08:35:37 PM
Stuff it, I can't sleep. Here's one for Mollie, Alfie, Sox, Cee and Barb (and Gina if she's lurking) - Cuteness Factor 10 (so that's even more than me) as some panda cubs decide to muck about - although ignore the advert at the start:
http://www.guardian.co.uk/world/video/2012/jul/06/panda-cubs-play-slide-china-video (http://www.guardian.co.uk/world/video/2012/jul/06/panda-cubs-play-slide-china-video)

canny! toon army bears!

Cee, Barb and Gina. Now there's three ladies you don't want to get on the wrong side of ;)

Ladies said in the very loose sense of the word, very very loose...

digs an even bigger trench than usual, dons two tin hats for when the first one is machine gunned off , and hides.......... far away    :)

aye, i would if ah were you...prervided its nerrwhere near tyneside like..
Title: Re: F*cking dandelions
Post by: Nick Nation on July 07, 2012, 09:50:01 PM
Thought you'd like to see my new pal Foxy, caught earlier today having his/her usual stroll. I am clearly a threatening presence. Note also the lack of dandelions.
I was wondering whether there is any way of being able to identify the gender without resorting to feeling for its bollocks.
Title: Re: F*cking dandelions
Post by: rockprof on July 07, 2012, 10:53:23 PM
I was wondering whether there is any way of being able to identify the gender without resorting to feeling for its bollocks.
Don't go there...it involves a polar bear and a glacier mint..
Title: Re: F*cking dandelions
Post by: Rob W on July 08, 2012, 01:07:18 AM
I'm trying to work out what car it is. I used to be able to tell any car from just the tiniest bit of body panel. Picture too small on my mobile, first job to do in work on Monday at the laptop. God I'm excited.

If you think that's sad, I had an LP, brought in the 60's, with just the sound of different  racing car engines, and I learnt each one. Then as a kid at night time, cars going down the road, I'd guess what they were from the engine. You lot were probably sh*gg*ng birds, but I was happy ...........   
Title: Re: F*cking dandelions
Post by: celias on July 08, 2012, 01:16:58 AM


Quote

Cee, Barb and Gina. Now there's three ladies you don't want to get on the wrong side of ;)

Ladies said in the very loose sense of the word, very very loose...

digs an even bigger trench than usual, dons two tin hats for when the first one is machine gunned off , and hides.......... far away    :)

Two tin hats and suggest a suit of armour as well!!
Title: Re: F*cking dandelions
Post by: celias on July 08, 2012, 01:20:37 AM

Here's one for Mollie, Alfie, Sox, Cee and Barb (and Gina if she's lurking) - Cuteness Factor 10 (so that's even more than me) as some panda cubs decide to muck about - although ignore the advert at the start:

Thankyou Nick. A friend is off to China in a couple of weeks. Perhaps she might bring me one back?!
Title: Re: F*cking dandelions
Post by: Pete T on July 08, 2012, 01:40:41 AM
Note also the lack of dandelions.

..there's one in the grass verge, directly above his/her hip..

Surprisingly, back on topic...
Title: Re: F*cking dandelions
Post by: Pete T on July 08, 2012, 01:44:39 AM
..Two tin hats and suggest a suit of armour as well!!

..I'll remind you on the 15/16th..
Title: Re: F*cking dandelions
Post by: Rob W on July 08, 2012, 01:47:44 AM
Here's one for Mollie, Alfie, Sox, Cee and Barb (and Gina if she's lurking) - Cuteness Factor 10 (so that's even more than me) as some panda cubs decide to muck about - although ignore the advert at the start:

Is Mollie's surname 'Bakedbean' by any chance?

When my kids were tiny, we used to sing that on the way to nursery. (I should have sent them in smoking a spliff). You know for years they thought it was a nursery rhyme. 
Title: Re: F*cking dandelions
Post by: Rob W on July 08, 2012, 01:55:53 AM
..Two tin hats and suggest a suit of armour as well!!

..I'll remind you on the 15/16th..

Pete, that's Celia for you. Loves a bit or role play.   (can't do laughing icon). 

Mind you young Cee, blokes dressing up as firemen or a Roman Guard is one thing, but dressed in a suit of armour????  ;)


Title: Re: F*cking dandelions
Post by: Nick Nation on July 08, 2012, 10:06:19 AM
Is Mollie's surname 'Bakedbean' by any chance?

No. And it's 'Molly'. I apologise to her and inconvenience caused.

Two tin hats and suggest a suit of armour as well!!

Yes. A hard helmet might also come in handy.

I'm trying to work out what car it is.

Hmmm.....I know less about cars than I do about foxes. I was wondering whether there is any way of being able to identify the type without resorting to feeling for its bollocks.


Title: Re: F*cking dandelions
Post by: Rob W on July 08, 2012, 11:38:57 AM
50 lines for me. That'll teach me shoehorning the nursery rhyme tale in. As I did when I met MM at his Betsy Wotsit gig. He appeared touched by the story. And laughed. I hope with me not at me! Nicely shoehorned that one in.

I know it's 'Molly'. And I presume her surname is not Bakedbean. Sorry Mollie for the inconvenience caused. And distress. I'll be sending you one of those customer satisfaction (or lack of) forms, faceless corporates send as they pay lip service to satisfy their customer care requirements. I mean it though.

You know I've just remembered. When me and the kids sang it in the car, and my daughter's best pal at the time was with us, she  would join in as best she could. Her name? Molly! Blimey Nick, you've got me thinking. Hope I've not caused her irreversible damage, and maybe that's why they're not best pals any more. Jeeeez, help   :)
   
Title: Re: F*cking dandelions
Post by: celias on July 08, 2012, 11:51:20 AM
 [/quote]

Hmmm.....I know less about cars than I do about foxes. I was wondering whether there is any way of being able to identify the type without resorting to feeling for its bollocks.
[/quote]
Call of nature - If it squats or cocks its leg that might be a give away
[/quote]
Two tin hats and suggest a suit of armour as well!!
[/quote]

..I'll remind you on the 15/16th..
[/quote]
Good idea. We can drag him down the local fancy dress shop!If he's not ill that is.
[/quote]
Pete, that's Celia for you. Loves a bit or role play.   (can't do laughing icon). 

Mind you young Cee, blokes dressing up as firemen or a Roman Guard is one thing, but dressed in a suit of armour????  ;)
[/quote]
For your safety only Rob. By the way I believe barricades are being set up around Northamptonshire in Aug.!!
Title: Re: F*cking dandelions
Post by: Rob W on July 08, 2012, 12:45:18 PM
First weekend in Aug I think it is. 

Sod the barricades. We'll knock on your gaffe and you can sing Molly Baked Bean to him. That'll give him a shock. Bet he still knows the words. 

Shouldn't you be at S'stone today?   
Title: Re: F*cking dandelions
Post by: celias on July 08, 2012, 01:47:12 PM
First weekend in Aug I think it is. 

Sod the barricades. We'll knock on your gaffe and you can sing Molly Baked Bean to him. That'll give him a shock. Bet he still knows the words. 

Shouldn't you be at S'stone today?   

I do better humming it rather than singing - he'd run a mile.Mind you I could sing incy wincy spider. That'll shock you
Silverstone - is anyone there - its too wet!!
Title: Re: F*cking dandelions
Post by: Martin Daughton on July 13, 2012, 08:11:16 PM
Car failed the MOT last night. I blame the dandelions.   >:(
Saw an ad on the box for toothpaste that claimed to have "liquid calcium" in it.
Now, calcium has a melting point og 839 °C (1112.15 K, 1542.2 °F).
How is that supposed to help repair your enamel?
The mis-appliance of science. No wonder we are so crap, educationally speaking.
Title: Re: F*cking dandelions
Post by: Mike Morgan on July 13, 2012, 08:26:21 PM
Martin,

did you know the melting point of calcium or did you look it up? :)
Title: Re: F*cking dandelions
Post by: Martin Daughton on July 14, 2012, 11:32:19 AM
Mike.
I'm a Polymer Chemist.
I looked it up.
But... I had the reference book in the house to do it.
I ain't no poodle to g**gle.
Title: Re: F*cking dandelions
Post by: Mike Morgan on July 14, 2012, 01:33:00 PM
Martin, someone in work had a similar conversation with their dentist the other week after seeing, presumably, the same advert.
This has actually made going back in on Monday after two weeks something to look forward.  It's not often one gets the chance to drop the melting point of calcium into a  conversation, but I'm determined to do it 8)
Title: Re: F*cking dandelions
Post by: Martin Daughton on July 15, 2012, 10:38:03 AM
Don't tell me you took 2 weeks off for Wimbledon like a lad in my workplace.
Oh. Answered that myself due to there being an extra week between...
Hope you had a good break.
Title: Re: F*cking dandelions
Post by: Mike Morgan on July 15, 2012, 01:24:46 PM
Martin, nothing to do with Wimbledon, just trying to use my leave as I had 28 days, out of 30, left to use by end Sep.  I think I'd have sounded less of a saddoe if I'd pretended I was off for the tennis.

It's been very pleasant with enough rain coming down to prevent me doing all the thing I needed to do outside :)

I'm still working on how I get calcium into a conversation and remembering 839c 8)
Title: Re: F*cking dandelions
Post by: Nick Nation on July 19, 2012, 08:24:24 PM
This is my prize hollyhock, 9' tall and flowering.

Having carefully examined all other hollyhocks in the area, equipped only with a tape measure and scissors, I think we can unsafely say this is the largest within the borough of Epsom and Ewell. At least. Note also that it is growing in 4" of soil bewteen two concrete driveways and a recently Cuprinoled wooden fence, whilst six others - planted in far more sensible locations within the powerful Nationsounds garden facility, have all failed to even poke their heads out of the ground.

I think it only fair that you now show me yours. 
Title: Re: F*cking dandelions
Post by: celias on July 19, 2012, 09:21:24 PM
My, My What a whopper you have there!
Title: Re: F*cking dandelions
Post by: Rob W on July 19, 2012, 09:59:53 PM
My, My What a whopper you have there!

'kin 'ell Celia. I've just spat my coffee out all over the floor !!! 
Title: Re: F*cking dandelions
Post by: celias on July 19, 2012, 10:50:17 PM
My, My What a whopper you have there!

'kin 'ell Celia. I've just spat my coffee out all over the floor !!! 

Why? I'm talking about hollyhocks!.
Title: Re: F*cking dandelions
Post by: Dave Bardsley on July 20, 2012, 09:49:23 AM
Most people talk hollyhocks on this board  ;D
Title: Re: F*cking dandelions
Post by: Rob W on July 20, 2012, 10:13:30 AM
Most people talk hollyhocks on this board  ;D

poppycock!
Title: Re: F*cking dandelions
Post by: Jules on July 20, 2012, 01:09:24 PM
It's all clover now.
Title: Re: F*cking dandelions
Post by: Arjayay on July 20, 2012, 04:31:31 PM
It's all clover now.
Nah - you can't beat real butter - just ask John Lydon
Title: Re: F*cking dandelions
Post by: Nick Nation on July 20, 2012, 09:03:41 PM
My, My What a whopper you have there!

Yes.

It's quite thick and sturdy throughout the lower and middle sections, but the tip has just a bit of 'give' to make it more flexible. In this way it can cope with unexpected bursts of wind or perhaps a passing shower. We wouldn't want it to just snap off, would we? No.

Nah - you can't beat real butter - just ask John Lydon

...or preferably Maria Schneider.
Title: Re: F*cking dandelions
Post by: celias on July 20, 2012, 09:38:19 PM
My, My What a whopper you have there!

Yes.

It's quite thick and sturdy throughout the lower and middle sections, but the tip has just a bit of 'give' to make it more flexible. In this way it can cope with unexpected bursts of wind or perhaps a passing shower. We wouldn't want it to just snap off, would we? No.

Careful. Rob will be spilling his coffee again.
Title: Re: F*cking dandelions
Post by: Mike Morgan on July 20, 2012, 11:25:28 PM
This coffee.  Is it instant or slow brewed :D
Title: Re: F*cking dandelions
Post by: Mike Morgan on July 20, 2012, 11:27:30 PM
The Carry On scriptwriters live on in a very poor capacity ;)
Title: Re: F*cking dandelions
Post by: sonic_hawk on July 22, 2012, 09:23:08 PM
It's all clover now.
I think there's an archive audio that tells us, "Some people are on the lawn; they think it's all clover.... Well, it is now!"

Buggered if I can find it, right now, but it does prove clover grows faster than dandelions. (Maybe.)
Title: Re: F*cking dandelions
Post by: Stevie Nicks on July 22, 2012, 09:50:23 PM
Buggered if I can find it

is that a promise

flat 2
69 paradise passage
gateshead
NE11 9XS
Title: F*cking dandelions
Post by: Stephen Barstow on July 23, 2012, 12:17:35 PM
An on-topic picture for your consideration....
(NB! I could have written "Look at my Dandy whopper, only the tip is visible", but didn't)
Title: Re: F*cking dandelions
Post by: Stephen Barstow on July 23, 2012, 12:24:39 PM
For those fans, we started a Friends of Taraxacum group on Facebook.....
Title: Re: F*cking dandelions
Post by: Stevie Nicks on July 23, 2012, 06:37:40 PM
For those fans, we started a Friends of Taraxacum group on Facebook.....

ah did ave a look but confess to gettin the wrong end of stick

NB! I could have written "Look at my Dandy whopper, only the tip is visible", but didn't

ooooh ah wish you ad though but ooooooh
Title: Re: F*cking dandelions
Post by: Arjayay on July 23, 2012, 07:08:00 PM
ah did ave a look but confess to gettin the wrong end of stick
Oh you mean the sticky end?

Title: Re: F*cking dandelions
Post by: Nick Nation on July 23, 2012, 08:27:09 PM
Important. My prize hollyhock now has a rival two doors down. In this picture, dominated as it is by my magnificent beast of a plant, you will see the yellow rival on the right, whilst in the centre - and to the left of their green wheelie bin (I do wish they wouldn't leave it there, I must call the Police) you may also notice a further rival, albeit at the trainee stage, but this time maroon. It goes without saying that they are not taller than mine. Not now, anyway. Heh Heh.
Title: Re: F*cking dandelions
Post by: rockprof on July 23, 2012, 09:40:40 PM
For those intending to rob seeds off the Duke of Devonshire's magnificent blue hollyhocks in the grounds of Lismore Castle, Ireland, don't bother. They're a con, and turn out pink.
Title: Re: F*cking dandelions
Post by: Nick Nation on July 23, 2012, 10:34:06 PM
For those intending to rob seeds off the Duke of Devonshire's magnificent blue hollyhocks in the grounds of Lismore Castle, Ireland....

Oh I  know this! Is the next line 'We Salute You'?

You Rock, I Roll.
Title: Re: F*cking dandelions
Post by: Mike Morgan on July 23, 2012, 11:32:37 PM
There may only be 15 of us posting, but by damn it's quality rubbish 8)
Title: Re: F*cking dandelions
Post by: Rob W on July 24, 2012, 12:50:38 AM
There may only be 15 of us posting, but by damn it's quality rubbish 8)

And how many of those 15 have dual personalities I wonder?
I agree Mike, there's some quality rubbish on this board. I post quality, you lot post rubbish
:)  ;)
 
Title: Re: F*cking dandelions
Post by: rockprof on July 24, 2012, 09:25:32 AM


And how many of those 15 have dual personalities I wonder?
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Not us....
Title: Re: F*cking dandelions
Post by: Nick Nation on August 20, 2012, 02:40:46 PM
They have velvety leaves bordering on velour. They spread with a flourish and abandon.  Having livened up the garden for the last three months, they're switching off for the year now. I wondered if anybody could identify them....failing that, I'll call them Zapp Brannigans.
Title: Re: F*cking dandelions
Post by: Arjayay on August 20, 2012, 04:13:49 PM
They have velvety leaves bordering on velour. They spread with a flourish and abandon. 

I think that is Rose Campion "Silene coronaria" also known as Dusty Miller and Bloody William see http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Rose_Campion (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Rose_Campion)

'Er indoors reckons it's Lambs Ears, but the only Lambs Ears I can find has the official name of  "Stachys byzantina" and that doesn't look right to me http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Stachys_byzantina (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Stachys_byzantina)
Title: Re: F*cking dandelions
Post by: Nick Nation on August 20, 2012, 04:36:51 PM
I think that is Rose Campion "Silene coronaria" also known as Dusty Miller and Bloody William see http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Rose_Campion (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Rose_Campion)

Yes! That's the gear. Thanks Argy.

Ok. To Mystery Pic 2. Don't know if this is a weed or what, but after a sluggish start it got a bit leapy during July. What does the panel make of this?
Title: Re: F*cking dandelions
Post by: Rob W on August 20, 2012, 06:52:19 PM
They have velvety leaves bordering on velour. They spread with a flourish and abandon. 

I think that is Rose Campion "Silene coronaria" also known as Dusty Miller and Bloody William see http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Rose_Campion (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Rose_Campion)

'Er indoors reckons it's Lambs Ears, but the only Lambs Ears I can find has the official name of  "Stachys byzantina" and that doesn't look right to me http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Stachys_byzantina (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Stachys_byzantina)

Didn't they appear at Greasy Trucker's?
Title: Re: F*cking dandelions
Post by: Arjayay on August 20, 2012, 06:56:43 PM
byzantina - Didn't they appear at Greasy Trucker's?
Nah - there was a power cut - even on the bonus tracks album
Title: Re: F*cking dandelions
Post by: Rob W on August 20, 2012, 09:09:29 PM
They have velvety leaves bordering on velour. They spread with a flourish and abandon. 

I think that is Rose Campion "Silene coronaria" also known as Dusty Miller and Bloody William see http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Rose_Campion (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Rose_Campion)

'Er indoors reckons it's Lambs Ears, but the only Lambs Ears I can find has the official name of  "Stachys byzantina" and that doesn't look right to me http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Stachys_byzantina (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Stachys_byzantina)

Shouldn't they have appeared at Greasy Trucker's?
Title: Re: F*cking dandelions
Post by: Stephen Barstow on August 21, 2012, 03:21:40 PM
Yes! That's the gear. Thanks Argy.

Ok. To Mystery Pic 2. Don't know if this is a weed or what, but after a sluggish start it got a bit leapy during July. What does the panel make of this?

Oenothera biennis, Evening Primrose I reckon; see http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Oenothera_biennis.  A useful "weed" with multiple uses  - the seeds (From the Efamol strain which I saw at Chelsea Physic Garden on Sunday) are the source of evening primrose oil. I also use them on bread (like poppy seeds). The immature seed pods can also be stir fried as can the spring leaves and the first year roots were at one time used as a vegetable, but the large rooted cultivars no longer seem to exist - I am actually currently breeding mine for whopper roots - watch this space. I also use the flowers in my multi-species salads. Altogether a very useful edimental (=edible ornamental) which I would encourage you to cryptocrop (this is where you selectively weed your weeds, get the picture?)
Title: Re: F*cking dandelions
Post by: Nick Nation on August 21, 2012, 06:25:34 PM
Oenothera biennis, Evening Primrose I reckon; see http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Oenothera_biennis.

Yes Again! Thank you Mr Saint, that's the chaps. There's quite a few in my semi-adjoining neighbour's garden, this is not an example of a freakish siamese related incomplete division of the ovum phenomenon, more my inability to describe things correctly. Anyway, I'll put my trousers back on and tell her. 
Title: Re: F*cking dandelions
Post by: Nick Nation on August 26, 2012, 09:22:13 PM
Meanwhile, how about this....do I tender it with loving care etc, or do I dig it out in my usual rough tough manner? As you can tell, I've been dithering....herbacious procrastinatious... 
Title: Re: F*cking dandelions
Post by: Dave Bardsley on August 26, 2012, 09:32:25 PM
Could it be Rosemary?  You may be able to tell from the smell.

Cue Stevie...   :o
Title: Re: F*cking dandelions
Post by: Stevie Nicks on August 27, 2012, 02:55:45 PM
Could it be Rosemary?  You may be able to tell from the smell.

Cue Stevie...   :o

d'yer mean as in parsley sage rosemary and tyne? eh? eh? canny good, eh?
Title: Re: F*cking dandelions
Post by: Rob W on August 27, 2012, 03:40:38 PM
Could it be Rosemary?  You may be able to tell from the smell.

Cue Stevie...   :o

d'yer mean as in parsley sage rosemary and tyne? eh? eh? canny good, eh?

what's the similarity between Stevie and sage?

Both make a good stuffing!!

Soz!!
Title: Re: F*cking dandelions
Post by: Allan Heron on August 27, 2012, 04:05:24 PM
I think someone needs to call thyme on these offensive jokes. 
Title: Re: F*cking dandelions
Post by: Rob W on August 27, 2012, 04:32:21 PM
I think someone needs to call thyme on these offensive jokes.

Tough if you don't like it. You can always get back to watching Parsley Thistle. 

Ouch!
Title: Re: F*cking dandelions
Post by: Arjayay on August 27, 2012, 06:04:49 PM
what's the similarity between Stevie and sage?
Weel, Stevie's in Newcassel, which is nort of der Tyne, w'ast the Sage is in Gateshead, which is sowt
Tho' some in Newcassel refuse to admit that out exists sowt of tha rivva ...
Title: Re: F*cking dandelions
Post by: Stevie Nicks on August 27, 2012, 06:39:57 PM
Weel, Stevie's in Newcassel, which is nort of der Tyne, w'ast the Sage is in Gateshead, which is sowt
Tho' some in Newcassel refuse to admit that out exists sowt of tha rivva ...

ah recken yer a decent blerk an all that burra divent understan a feckin word cud yer try it a bit slurrer ah do beg yer pardew. ah mean pordon. 
Title: Re: F*cking dandelions
Post by: Andrew P on October 12, 2012, 03:25:48 PM
... and now we are well and truly into Autumn, the time when it gets cold and dark and plants stop growing, and my lawn now needs mowing weekly instead of once a month which it did when the Summer was on. Just waiting for the dandelions to make their appearance.
Title: Re: F*cking dandelions
Post by: Pete T on October 12, 2012, 06:14:06 PM
..if anyone has easy access to an Oak Tree, a small bag of acorns (c. 100) for Swansea on 15th would be appreciated..
Title: Re: F*cking dandelions
Post by: Rob W on October 12, 2012, 06:52:49 PM
..if anyone has easy access to an Oak Tree, a small bag of acorns (c. 100) for Swansea on 15th would be appreciated..

Messrs Lifeson, Peart, and Lee may be able to help.

And soon to hit the m/way traffic on the way home. I'll try to work out what the blinkin' eck you're talking about. I really was last in the queue wasn't I? 

 ;D
Title: Re: F*cking dandelions
Post by: Pete T on October 12, 2012, 07:30:33 PM
..if anyone has easy access to an Oak Tree, a small bag of acorns (c. 100) for Swansea on 15th would be appreciated..
I'll try to work out what the blinkin' eck you're talking about. I really was last in the queue wasn't I? 

 ;D

..I know I've not posted for a while, but there is a clue Rob.
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..if anyone has easy access to an Oak Tree..
- if anyone lives near an oak tree -
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a small bag of acorns
- a small bag of acorns -
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c.100
- about 100 -
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for Swansea on 15th
- for Swansea on 15th -
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would be appreciated
I would be grateful.. ???
Title: Re: F*cking dandelions
Post by: sonic_hawk on October 13, 2012, 03:02:17 AM
Fuck me, thjat's a lot of quotes,,,
Title: Re: F*cking dandelions
Post by: NickB on October 15, 2012, 01:31:44 PM
..if anyone has easy access to an Oak Tree, a small bag of acorns (c. 100) for Swansea on 15th would be appreciated..

... Acorns seem to be in short supply so far this year, but it's early days yet. Last year most of my garden was a hard hat area cos the damn things were everywhere! I'll bring some to the gig on the 15th. I'll be the one with the bag of acorns...
Title: Re: F*cking dandelions
Post by: Rob W on October 15, 2012, 01:50:20 PM

... Acorns seem to be in short supply so far this year, but it's early days yet. Last year most of my garden was a hard hat area cos the damn things were everywhere! I'll bring some to the gig on the 15th. I'll be the one with the bag of acorns...

I'll bring a bag of conkers from the conker tree outside.

NN can bring some of his bl**din' dandelions.

Pete T can bring some of his home made spuds and a chicken or two.

St Evil can bring a bag of his Japanese knotweed or whatever he's got over there

Anyone else got anything?

Could be fun........
Title: Re: F*cking dandelions
Post by: Andrew P on October 15, 2012, 05:30:55 PM

... Acorns seem to be in short supply so far this year, but it's early days yet. Last year most of my garden was a hard hat area cos the damn things were everywhere! I'll bring some to the gig on the 15th. I'll be the one with the bag of acorns...

I'll bring a bag of conkers from the conker tree outside.

NN can bring some of his bl**din' dandelions.

Pete T can bring some of his home made spuds and a chicken or two.

St Evil can bring a bag of his Japanese knotweed or whatever he's got over there

Anyone else got anything?

Could be fun........

I'm still waiting for the acorns to start raining down off the 10 mature oaks bordering our garden. Bit late this year. If the anticipated acorn deluge happens, be assured I will bring a bag full of the things. You're very welcome to them, Pete.
Title: Re: F*cking dandelions
Post by: NickB on October 16, 2012, 03:23:16 PM
Japanese knotweed? There's a plant that deserves 'f*cking' in the genus title. I've been battling it for the last 23 years, but I seem to be winning. The gig on the 15th should be like gardners question time. Can anyone bring some odd shaped vegetable with them.

I once had a parsnip shaped like a willy, which is much better than a willy shaped like a parsnip (cue string of vegetable/genitalia jokes, exit stage left ...)
Title: Re: F*cking dandelions
Post by: Martin Daughton on October 16, 2012, 09:21:41 PM
(cue string of vegetable/genitalia jokes, exit stage left ...)

Not sure if I've mentioned this before... a woman in work told me she was picking her daughter up from school and another mother was shouting "Genitalia! Genitalia!" Turns out her daughter was called Jenna Taylor.
Title: Re: F*cking dandelions
Post by: Nick Nation on October 26, 2012, 02:10:15 PM
Spotted these mushrooms in Epping Forest and wondered if members of this forum had any serving suggestions.   
Title: Re: F*cking dandelions
Post by: rockprof on October 26, 2012, 02:44:03 PM
With extreme caution. Fatal in large doses.
Title: Re: F*cking dandelions
Post by: Ade Angove on October 26, 2012, 05:02:28 PM
Spotted these mushrooms in Epping Forest and wondered if members of this forum had any serving suggestions.

Yeah ... could you prepare a large portion and Airmail them to Justin Bieber?
Title: Re: F*cking dandelions
Post by: rockprof on October 26, 2012, 10:33:36 PM
Whilst not being an expert, if one wishes to have fun with these lads, such as feeding them to your reindeer and drinking the piss or whatever, the levels of active toxin present in the fungus can vary from one specimen to another. It is therefore difficult to determine how much your reindeer can safely consume before falling over stone dead. Apparently.
Title: Re: F*cking dandelions
Post by: Dan Singh on October 27, 2012, 01:03:48 PM
Then can you take the piss?
Title: Re: F*cking dandelions
Post by: happytrails on October 29, 2012, 12:09:31 PM
I have been told to cook them in milk as it neutralises the toxins that make you sick...never tried it though  8)
Title: Re: F*cking dandelions
Post by: Martin Daughton on October 30, 2012, 11:42:18 AM
We have definitely had this conversation before... or have I had too many spotted toadstools for brekkie?
Title: Re: F*cking dandelions
Post by: Andrew P on October 30, 2012, 07:07:17 PM
I have taken a long hard look at all of the oaks bordering our house and the sad conclusion I am forced to draw is there are no acorns at all on any of them. Dismayed by this revelation, I sought advice from the interweb. This is what I found:
http://www.telegraph.co.uk/gardening/gardeningadvice/8580306/When-Gardeners-Question-Time-gets-it-wrong.html

Sorry Pete T.

I'll see if I can bring some of last year's acorns which have now hatched into tiny trees in odd corners of the garden.
Title: Re: F*cking dandelions
Post by: Stephen Barstow on November 14, 2012, 02:44:10 PM
Spotted these mushrooms in Epping Forest and wondered if members of this forum had any serving suggestions.

Well, Fly Agaric is actually one of the tastiest and least likely fungi to make you sick as long as you remember to cook it for 10-15 minutes! You can't mistake it for any other fungi as this is the only organism which is red with white dots and in any case isn't deadly as many field guides will make you believe  :) Common mushroom and chantarelles can be mistaken for deadly species, so much more risky in my opinion. I first read about this in the downloadable article in the following link and finally got round to (dared) try it this summer with no ill effects...

http://www.williamrubel.com/2011/09/30/amanita-muscaria-edibile-if-parboiled/ (http://www.williamrubel.com/2011/09/30/amanita-muscaria-edibile-if-parboiled/)
Title: Re: F*cking dandelions
Post by: Rob W on November 14, 2012, 03:28:58 PM
Spotted these mushrooms in Epping Forest and wondered if members of this forum had any serving suggestions.

Well, Fly Agaric is actually one of the tastiest and least likely fungi to make you sick as long as you remember to cook it for 10-15 minutes! You can't mistake it for any other fungi as this is the only organism which is red with white dots and in any case isn't deadly as many field guides will make you believe  :) Common mushroom and chantarelles can be mistaken for deadly species, so much more risky in my opinion. I first read about this in the downloadable article in the following link and finally got round to (dared) try it this summer with no ill effects...

http://www.williamrubel.com/2011/09/30/amanita-muscaria-edibile-if-parboiled/ (http://www.williamrubel.com/2011/09/30/amanita-muscaria-edibile-if-parboiled/)

Which is all very good, but what intrigues me, who was the first person, and how did he/she know to cook it for 10-15mins with an exclamation mark no less, so fear the consequences!! Was it trial and error? First person cooked it for 5, suffered a slow agonising death, 2nd person sees this and thinks "unlucky, I'll try it for 6 minutes", dies a similar slow agonising death , third person dies after 7 minutes, and so on until we get to the 10th fella on 10 minutes, and cooks himself a nice bit of mushroom on toast. And if 10-15 mins, what about the hard b*st*rd mushroom that'll kill you unless cooked to that 15th minute, and you've only done 10? I hope these people got paid well ! 
Title: Re: F*cking dandelions
Post by: Dave Bardsley on November 14, 2012, 06:06:08 PM
Now you know why the Wales Prince was reported to need seven eggs boiled - to make sure he got a good one.
Title: Re: F*cking dandelions
Post by: rockprof on November 14, 2012, 06:23:44 PM
From the Roger Phillips guide to common and important mushrooms...
"Fly Agaric is deadly poisonous in large quantities, but in some areas of Lapland and Siberia the dried caps were eaten as an intoxicant, a habit that has died out since the introduction of vodka. It is generally believed that this is 'soma', the mushroom of divine strength and immortality."
We dried some once and took it, but nothing happened...
The Aminita genus of fungus is generally best avoided as it includes the deadliest of them, The Death Cap, Destroying Angel, and Panther Cap.
Title: Re: F*cking dandelions
Post by: Rob W on November 14, 2012, 07:22:42 PM
From the Roger Phillips guide to common and important mushrooms...
"Fly Agaric is deadly poisonous in large quantities,


It gets worse.  "Poisonous in large quantities"?

What??!!

They find a mushroom. Eat it. Still living. Enjoyed it. I know what, I'll stuff as many as possible down me, until I poison myself.

Some people will do anything to be on wikipedia.....   

:)
Title: Re: F*cking dandelions
Post by: Martin Daughton on December 17, 2012, 06:03:47 PM
I see some countries are planting a couple of dandelion varieties with an eye towards extracting a natural rubber derivitive from the latex they produce...
Title: Re: F*cking dandelions
Post by: Mike Morgan on December 17, 2012, 07:14:10 PM
The joy and breadth of the Manboard. Marvellous.
Title: Re: F*cking dandelions
Post by: Rob W on December 17, 2012, 10:42:29 PM
I wonder if they sell these on Clydach Market?
Title: Re: F*cking dandelions
Post by: Mike Morgan on December 18, 2012, 12:45:26 AM
From what I saw the last time I went ther, they'd be a bit upmarket.

Anyway, Akeno hope she was alright but wondering why you kept her to yourself ;)
Title: Re: F*cking dandelions
Post by: sonic_hawk on January 02, 2013, 05:35:48 AM
I'm watching out for purple dandelions from the EU.

Foreign Purple carrots (http://www.theage.com.au/national/purple-carrots-the-next-superfood-20100807-11phz.html) are already starting to enter Britain by the back passage — economically speaking, of course.
Title: Re: F*cking dandelions
Post by: Pete T on January 02, 2013, 09:29:51 PM
Purple carrots (http://www.theage.com.au/national/purple-carrots-the-next-superfood-20100807-11phz.html)

..that was published 10-Aug-2010.. Kale is THE new super-food..
You been hiding in your shed?..
Title: Re: F*cking dandelions
Post by: Stephen Barstow on January 03, 2013, 01:36:47 PM
I see some countries are planting a couple of dandelion varieties with an eye towards extracting a natural rubber derivitive from the latex they produce...

April 2010 in this very thread: http://www.manband-archive.com/forum/index.php?topic=835.msg37810#msg37810
Title: Re: F*cking dandelions
Post by: Stephen Barstow on January 03, 2013, 01:40:38 PM
I'm watching out for purple dandelions from the EU.

Foreign Purple carrots (http://www.theage.com.au/national/purple-carrots-the-next-superfood-20100807-11phz.html) are already starting to enter Britain by the back passage — economically speaking, of course.

I have recently sent seed of my purple dandelions (I'm sure I've shown you pictures before) to a newly started EU company selling Edimentals (Edible Ornamentals)...
Title: Re: F*cking dandelions
Post by: Nick Nation on February 24, 2013, 09:38:48 PM
Soon be time...eagerly waiting for this year's first observations.

Perhaps if MAM are short of material they could do a concept album on F*cking Dandelions.
Title: Re: F*cking dandelions
Post by: Nick Nation on April 17, 2013, 07:02:19 AM
Pleased to report this year' first sighting. Grid reference TQ 22088 62423. Description: green, with leaves and a yellow bit on top.

Edible Ornamentals...

Isn't that something to do with Pete Brown's Piblokto?
Title: Re: F*cking dandelions
Post by: Stephen Barstow on April 17, 2013, 09:40:19 PM
Now that's an idea, Battered Dandelions...
Title: Re: F*cking dandelions
Post by: Stephen Barstow on April 17, 2013, 09:41:40 PM
...and I'm told that this forthcoming book has lots of unreleased dandelion material...


http://permanentpublications.co.uk/port/around-the-world-in-80-plants-an-edible-perennial-vegetable-adventure-for-temperate-climates-by-stephen-barstow/
Title: Re: F*cking dandelions
Post by: Stephen Barstow on April 17, 2013, 10:15:44 PM
Now playing: Rochdale's very own The Way We Live and Candle for Judith....on Dandelion Records...
Title: Re: F*cking dandelions
Post by: Stephen Barstow on April 17, 2013, 10:18:01 PM
..and I'd just like to say to my dear bro' Trevor, hope you will have many more Dandelion springs...HAPPY BIRTHDAY, tried to call but you were out picking dandelions...
Title: Re: F*cking dandelions
Post by: Stephen Barstow on April 17, 2013, 10:42:31 PM
Thank you John Peel, credited as Production Supervisor
Title: Re: F*cking dandelions
Post by: Nick Nation on April 18, 2013, 08:27:56 AM
I'd like to congratulate Mr Saint on his run of postings - five on the trot, almost equinesque. There's another new word I've invented. I'd also like to wish Mr Rover a happy birthday. I just wish I could arrange a mutual transfer between the lesser celandine and my lawn...I've also been offered a fishpond. The Fagus Sylvaticus, installed as required under the terms of my tree preservation order to replace the horse chestnut (RIP), looks disinterested.

I wondered if there are any other Manfans who have recently planted a disinterested Fagus Sylvaticus and the steps taken? I fear at the moment it is like MAM, i.e. existing but 'not progressing'. Ohh how some phrases stick.   
Title: Re: F*cking dandelions
Post by: Martin Daughton on April 19, 2013, 10:17:42 AM
Bumper crop of dandelions picked last night but I always leave the lesser celandines in place. God, what a boring post. ::)
Title: Re: F*cking dandelions
Post by: Lynsey Fookin Buckenham on April 20, 2013, 09:23:16 PM
I always leave the lesser celandines in place.

them boys arre serrposed to be good for poiles, boy 
Title: Re: F*cking dandelions
Post by: Stephen Barstow on April 20, 2013, 10:15:14 PM
I ate Lesser Celandine for dinner. Will it give me poiles, doc?
Title: Re: F*cking dandelions
Post by: Mike Morgan on April 20, 2013, 11:53:20 PM
Bumper crop of dandelions picked last night but I always leave the lesser celandines in place. God, what a boring post. ::)

But what longevity.  Could this run for forty + years and have no relevance to the original ;)
Title: Re: F*cking dandelions
Post by: Rob W on April 21, 2013, 12:22:52 AM
Bumper crop of dandelions picked last night but I always leave the lesser celandines in place. God, what a boring post. ::)

But what longevity.  Could this run for forty + years and have no relevance to the original ;)

Mike, this is important.

In my opinion, Martin was referring to his post as he says "what a boring post".

Not the thread, which I would say you are referring to.

Because it's the thread which has the *longevity". The post probably only took maybe 2 or 3 minutes to type.

Unless it's like me, using a phone to input this, and with such a tiny keyboard, it takes piggin' ages to type, but not 40+ years.

There you go....   :))
Title: Re: F*cking dandelions
Post by: Lynsey Fookin Buckenham on April 21, 2013, 07:49:54 AM
I ate Lesser Celandine for dinner. Will it give me poiles, doc?

No boy yew apploy it to the haffected harea.
Title: Re: F*cking dandelions
Post by: rockprof on April 21, 2013, 09:53:10 AM
So if the lesser celandine reduces the problem, would it be inadvisable to use greater celandine by mistake?
Title: Re: F*cking dandelions
Post by: Rob W on April 21, 2013, 11:05:42 AM
Isn't Celandine the name of Brian B's Mrs?
Title: Re: F*cking dandelions
Post by: Mike Morgan on April 21, 2013, 01:15:35 PM
Bumper crop of dandelions picked last night but I always leave the lesser celandines in place. God, what a boring post. ::)

But what longevity.  Could this run for forty + years and have no relevance to the original ;)

Mike, this is important.

In my opinion, Martin was referring to his post as he says "what a boring post".

Not the thread, which I would say you are referring to.

Because it's the thread which has the *longevity". The post probably only took maybe 2 or 3 minutes to type.

Unless it's like me, using a phone to input this, and with such a tiny keyboard, it takes piggin' ages to type, but not 40+ years.

There you go....   :))

Rob, I was being all allegorical you know 8).
Title: Re: F*cking dandelions
Post by: Rob W on April 21, 2013, 03:51:07 PM


Rob, I was being all allegorical you know 8).

I used to drive an Austin Allegorical back in the old days. Spewed out oil and worse,  had a square steering wheel.   :))
Title: Re: F*cking dandelions
Post by: NickB2 on April 23, 2013, 12:46:51 PM
But what longevity.  Could this run for forty + years and have no relevance to the original ;)
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Hasn't it already done that?
Title: Re: F*cking dandelions
Post by: Nick Nation on April 23, 2013, 01:18:57 PM
Hasn't it already done that?

I think you're thinking of MAM....
Title: Re: F*cking dandelions
Post by: rockprof on April 29, 2013, 01:22:23 PM
Put a seed into the ground....Grand. The first bit to emerge is the root, which never goes up or sideways, but always straight down, even if the seed is planted the wrong way up. Question is, how does the seed know? Its underground, it can't see, but the root invariably heads downwards. Just wondering like.....
Title: Re: F*cking dandelions
Post by: Jules on May 01, 2013, 12:40:22 AM
The earth sucks....
Title: Re: F*cking dandelions
Post by: Nick Nation on July 01, 2013, 09:05:26 PM
I need some positive ID for these - suspect they're trainee Forget-Me-Knots from this Spring's flowering which I'm not used to seeing without blue gear sprouting akimbo. You must think I'm thick, I know I do.
Title: Re: F*cking dandelions
Post by: Andrew P on July 02, 2013, 02:59:33 PM
Mmmmm ... they look nice; I wonder if they are the same sort of thing you get in a bag of washed green salad leaves? If so, give them a go with some extra virgin oil and balsamic vinegar. Of course, if they're not, don't.
I see something has already had a bite out of one of the leaves. Can't be that harmful then.
Title: Re: F*cking dandelions
Post by: NickB2 on July 02, 2013, 11:27:25 PM
I ate Lesser Celandine for dinner. Will it give me poiles, doc?
Celine Dion gives me piles.
Title: Re: F*cking dandelions
Post by: Pete T on July 04, 2013, 10:45:28 PM
..listening to Radio Nan Gael a bit these days, mainly to try and improve my Gaelic. I'm now getting about one word in 10, but fully understand the weather forecasts!!..

They had some classical music show yesterday, so they're playing Beethoven, and talking Gaelic, and then Schubert, and Brahms, and then Kraftwerk and Autobahn, and then back to the classical..

It was all a bit surreal..
Title: Re: F*cking dandelions
Post by: Rob W on July 04, 2013, 11:06:09 PM
..listening to Radio Nan Gael a bit these days, mainly to try and improve my Gaelic. I'm now getting about one word in 10, but fully understand the weather forecasts!!..

They had some classical music show yesterday, so they're playing Beethoven, and talking Gaelic, and then Schubert, and Brahms, and then Kraftwerk and Autobahn, and then back to the classical..

It was all a bit surreal..

Pete.... That was a great post. An interesting read and well put. I felt like I was with you all the way.

Pete? Just one thing. What did it have to do with dandelions?

:))   
Title: Re: F*cking dandelions
Post by: Pete T on July 04, 2013, 11:09:12 PM
What did it have to do with dandelions?

:))

..not a lot, but it was guaranteed that it would be read..!!
Title: Re: F*cking dandelions
Post by: rockprof on July 04, 2013, 11:59:30 PM
..listening to Radio Nan Gael a bit these days, mainly to try and improve my Gaelic. I'm now getting about one word in 10, but fully understand the weather forecasts
Plenty of boshtie and scammell? At the same thing with Irish. Gaelic in all its forms was designed solely to prevent English speakers of all backgrounds from understanding a single word. Even mates who were born and bred in Ireland, and had Gaelic beaten into them from a tender age, remain clueless.
Title: Re: F*cking dandelions
Post by: Martin Daughton on July 06, 2013, 07:21:13 PM
I ate Lesser Celandine for dinner. Will it give me poiles, doc?
Celine Dion gives me piles.

There was a classic advert in the papers a few years ago for TCP ointment (or somesuch product).

"Can you think of a good use for our product?"
"We can think of piles."
Title: Re: F*cking dandelions
Post by: Pete T on July 07, 2013, 01:37:23 AM

There was a classic advert in the papers a few years ago for TCP ointment (or somesuch product).

"Can you think of a good use for our product?"
"We can think of piles."

I don't see the connection to Dandelions..

Signed grumpy old man, like Rob W..

Title: Re: F*cking dandelions
Post by: Martin Daughton on July 14, 2013, 03:14:44 PM
I recently had an accident when a box of jars containing omega-3 and omega-6 capsules fell on me.

Luckily I only received super fish oil injuries.
Title: Re: F*cking dandelions
Post by: Nick Nation on July 14, 2013, 04:01:55 PM
I went to the Doctor's. I sat there nervously, twiddling my thumbs and sitting on the edge of my seat. I said 'Doctor, I think I'm a pair of wigwams'.

'Rubbish! He/She said.

'You're just too tense'.

Hooooo Yussssss!
Title: Re: F*cking dandelions
Post by: Mike Morgan on July 29, 2013, 06:35:35 PM
Clover - I have some in my garden which is white and some which is purple.

Are the purple ones white clover that have changed colour or are they already purple?

I only asked because I'n allowing a small corner of my garden to grow wild and want to see if I can get the various stuff in the rest of the garden to grow in the 'wild' corner.

PS, Clover is also a band and a butter substitute, neither of which have any place in my garden.
Title: Re: F*cking dandelions
Post by: Andrew P on July 31, 2013, 11:28:32 AM
PS, Clover is also a band and a butter substitute, neither of which have any place in my garden.

Clover has no place in my fridge, never mind the garden. No buts, and all that ...
Title: Re: F*cking dandelions
Post by: Rob W on July 31, 2013, 01:22:35 PM
Clover Rodger's was a bit of alright

Title: Re: F*cking dandelions
Post by: Allan Heron on July 31, 2013, 01:28:09 PM
Rob's always popping up like a jack in the box in every thread.......
Title: Re: F*cking dandelions
Post by: Rob W on July 31, 2013, 02:22:08 PM
I took that personally at first!!

Very good Allan, very good.

Anyway, got to appear here cos I'm not on f*cking facebook.

:))
Title: Re: F*cking dandelions
Post by: Martin Daughton on August 31, 2013, 07:17:54 PM
Best year for blackberries... ever!?
Title: Re: F*cking dandelions
Post by: Mike Morgan on August 31, 2013, 11:00:33 PM
Backing singers for Humble Pie.

Title: Re: F*cking dandelions
Post by: Stephen Barstow on September 13, 2013, 10:29:30 AM
Clover - I have some in my garden which is white and some which is purple.

Are the purple ones white clover that have changed colour or are they already purple?

I only asked because I'n allowing a small corner of my garden to grow wild and want to see if I can get the various stuff in the rest of the garden to grow in the 'wild' corner.

PS, Clover is also a band and a butter substitute, neither of which have any place in my garden.

The white ones could be red (purple) clover that's changed colour but it could be that nothing has changed colour and you have white and red clover....
Title: Re: F*cking dandelions
Post by: Andrew P on September 13, 2013, 04:40:03 PM
Best year for blackberries... ever!?

I should say so. The avian population of Tycroes thinks so too, judging by the number of little black splats on my patio.

The acorns are coming on just fine, by the way. I expect the present occasional tap of a single falling acorn to develop into a full-on drumroll downpour as Autumn rolls in.
Title: Re: F*cking dandelions
Post by: rockprof on September 15, 2013, 10:51:19 AM
Best year for blackberries... ever!?
Definitely. Also billions of little green beetles. They only seem to eat dock leaves and are around every year, but this year they're like locusts. There's not a dock leaf left in the parish.
Title: Re: F*cking dandelions
Post by: Rob W on September 15, 2013, 11:21:18 AM
In this part of the world, we're inundated with a plague of flies. Tiny things which are blummin' annoying. Loads of them. Not good!
Title: Re: F*cking dandelions
Post by: Colin Salter on September 15, 2013, 11:32:25 AM
In Edinburgh at the moment we have a plage of daddy-long-legs - walking the dog at night, the ground is crawling with couples of them copulating, and if you stand still at all, your legs are too.
Title: Re: F*cking dandelions
Post by: Martin Daughton on September 22, 2013, 10:12:50 AM
In Edinburgh at the moment we have a plage of daddy-long-legs - walking the dog at night, the ground is crawling with couples of them copulating, and if you stand still at all, your legs are too.

Your legs copulate if you stand still?!?!
Title: Re: F*cking dandelions
Post by: Colin Salter on September 22, 2013, 11:38:22 AM
What can I tell you? They rub together. No actual penetration, more of a dry hump.
Title: Re: F*cking dandelions
Post by: Andrew P on October 15, 2013, 12:00:24 PM
Best year for blackberries... ever!?

I should say so. The avian population of Tycroes thinks so too, judging by the number of little black splats on my patio.

The acorns are coming on just fine, by the way. I expect the present occasional tap of a single falling acorn to develop into a full-on drumroll downpour as Autumn rolls in.

As anticipated, it's turning into a hard hat zone round here. Never seen so many acorns.
Title: Re: F*cking dandelions
Post by: Stephen Barstow on October 18, 2013, 01:57:34 PM
What am I up to? Well this is Taraxacum seed cleaning week here...just popping in to share a picture of last night's haul...

The still sharp-eyed amongst you will notice 3 pupae of the Dandelion seed weevil amongst the seed....

That's all for now Dandelion-pickers
Title: Re: F*cking dandelions
Post by: Martin Daughton on October 20, 2013, 10:37:21 PM
Mine are coming out again!!! Third crop this year.
Title: Re: F*cking dandelions
Post by: Andrew P on February 17, 2014, 03:04:55 PM
The daffs are about to burst into bloom, the hedges are in bud, catkins have been evident since January, and the grassy bit has plenty of daisies amongst the green. No dandelions yet though.
Title: Re: F*cking dandelions
Post by: Barry Island on February 17, 2014, 05:51:46 PM
Have to report one dandelion in flower in the back garden. If anyone wants a pic then I am happy to oblige for a small donation to Micky's charity. It is chucking it down here again just for a change.
Title: Re: F*cking dandelions
Post by: Andrew P on February 27, 2014, 02:08:24 PM
Still a dandelion-free zone here. The daffs bordering the driveway duly burst forth last weekend, then my brother in law turned up in his van and drove over them. Accidentally of course, you understand. B*gg*r.

Also taken delivery of 15 railway sleepers (railroad ties to our friends across the pond) to build some raised flower beds. Hopefully that will stop aforementioned brother in law from driving over the flowers.
Title: Re: F*cking dandelions
Post by: Barry Island on February 27, 2014, 06:05:58 PM
If I ever have a band I think I will call them the F*cking Dandelions. Hopefully our fans will get the weed connection and make offerings.
Title: Re: F*cking dandelions
Post by: Allan Heron on February 27, 2014, 08:45:42 PM
Beware of the Fucking Dandelions Cause I'm Sure They're Going to Get You Yeah
Title: Re: F*cking dandelions
Post by: Nick Nation on February 27, 2014, 09:16:47 PM
Have to report two spotted today, on the northern verge of the A24 west of Epsom, Grid Ref 195 595.
Title: Re: F*cking dandelions
Post by: Arjayay on February 27, 2014, 10:05:49 PM
If I ever have a band I think I will call them the F*cking Dandelions. Hopefully our fans will get the weed connection and make offerings.
I'm not sure what "offerings" you are expecting, but they are not called "piss en lit" in French for nothing
Title: Re: F*cking dandelions
Post by: Barry Island on February 27, 2014, 10:28:53 PM
OOer - they put them is salad down here. Very Totnes. Just admiring the avatar - don't know how she does it!
Title: Re: F*cking dandelions
Post by: Mike Morgan on February 27, 2014, 11:32:11 PM
Anyone know where to get poppy seeds / when they should be sown etc?
Title: Re: F*cking dandelions
Post by: rockprof on February 27, 2014, 11:56:06 PM
Favoured poppies should be identified in summer and the seed heads collected after flowering. Leave on a sunny windowsill for a couple of weeks to dry and collect seed. (If the heads are not dried they quickly go mouldy.) Sow in flowerbed when dried before end of Sept, and you should get a crop the following summer, although slugs love the seedlings. They tend to self seed thereafter, but can skip a year. I collect mine from other peoples gardens, it being remarkable how many people unwittingly grow the genus 'papaver somniferum'.
Title: Re: F*cking dandelions
Post by: Mike Morgan on February 28, 2014, 12:02:36 AM
Rockprof, you are clearly a far better / more knowledgeable horticulturist than I am.  I was thinking the answer would have been nearer 'you can get them in B&Q or Wyevale.  To get something happening by November 2014 you need to...'

Yours was a fuller answer :)
Thank you.
Title: Re: F*cking dandelions
Post by: rockprof on February 28, 2014, 03:30:20 AM
Rockprof, you are clearly a far better / more knowledgeable horticulturist than I am. 

I wish...anything that grows up here does so purely by chance! No sign of dandelions yet, but clinging to the side of a mountain at almost 1,000 ft, we're usually a couple of weeks behind the lowlands. Another 4 weeks before lambing starts....
Dum te dum te dum te dum, dum te dum te dum tah....
Title: Re: F*cking dandelions
Post by: Rob W on February 28, 2014, 09:02:47 AM
It appears I may be the only person on this message board who thinks unless you're kicking a ball on it, or throwing a ball on it, grass at the frontand/or back of houses, with or without flowers, should be dug up and paved.

Sorry!    :)   
Title: Re: F*cking dandelions
Post by: Pete T on February 28, 2014, 01:14:27 PM
..so said "grass" is a very complicated eco system, containing not just grass, but wildflowers and wildlife. Worms, slugs, ants, beetles, nematodes, moss, lichens, liverworts, fungi, and other higher plants (including dandelions). And grass isn't just "grass". There are around 160 different species of native grasses found in the UK..

Now I know that we have experts in many fields in this group. StEvil with his knowledge of Dandelions, for example.

I can identify most of our native grasses, both in a flowering, and non flowering state.. Sad isn't it..
Title: Re: F*cking dandelions
Post by: Mike Morgan on February 28, 2014, 07:24:53 PM
It appears I may be the only person on this message board who thinks unless you're kicking a ball on it, or throwing a ball on it, grass at the frontand/or back of houses, with or without flowers, should be dug up and paved.

Sorry!    :)   

Or smoked.
Title: Re: F*cking dandelions
Post by: Pete T on March 01, 2014, 03:40:37 AM
..and I'm wondering? Will I reach 100 applauds before Rob W gets to 1000?..
Title: Re: F*cking dandelions
Post by: Martin Daughton on March 01, 2014, 02:27:37 PM
Happy St. David's Day everybody.
No dandelions anywhere but no daffodils either, just a few croci/crocuses.
I'm positive South Wales was carpeted in daffs on March 1st when I was a kid.
Last year my tulips were out before my daffs here in Lancs.
What is the world coming to?
Title: Re: F*cking dandelions
Post by: Mike Morgan on March 01, 2014, 04:03:57 PM
..and I'm wondering? Will I reach 100 applauds before Rob W gets to 1000?..

Pete, is that a request for support? :)
Title: Re: F*cking dandelions
Post by: Pete T on March 02, 2014, 03:37:01 AM
..if you want..

Scourie is carpeted in daffs..
Title: Re: F*cking dandelions
Post by: Nick Nation on March 12, 2014, 03:40:07 PM
Spring is here. I'm so excited I wet my plants.
Title: Re: F*cking dandelions
Post by: Andrew P on March 12, 2014, 03:50:07 PM
Spring arrived last Saturday and it's still here. I raked the lawn yesterday and it looks like there will be a bumper dandelion crop judging by the number of dandelion leaves in evidence. Apart from drying the root and grinding it down to use as a coffee substitute, do they have any use?
Title: Re: F*cking dandelions
Post by: Stephen Barstow on March 12, 2014, 04:16:03 PM
Easier to ask what can't do with Dandelions
Did you know (on topic) you can make condoms with them, known as dandidoms?
Title: Re: F*cking dandelions
Post by: Pete T on March 12, 2014, 10:12:59 PM
Easier to ask what can't do with Dandelions
Did you know (on topic) you can make condoms with them, known as dandidoms?

..and the ones you make from runner beans are called beanodoms?..
Title: Re: F*cking dandelions
Post by: Barry Island on March 13, 2014, 12:50:40 PM
Can I say - if I haven't said it F#cking buttercups.
Title: Re: F*cking dandelions
Post by: Nick Nation on March 13, 2014, 07:15:12 PM
Can I say - if I haven't said it F#cking buttercups.

Funny you should say that, Baz - I picked a buttercup today.

Not sure why anyone would leave a buttock lying around though.
Title: Re: F*cking dandelions
Post by: Nick Nation on March 13, 2014, 07:16:31 PM
Whilst I'm at it, how come your buttercups are in the key of F#?
Title: Re: F*cking dandelions
Post by: Pete T on March 13, 2014, 08:40:49 PM
..bloody hell BI, there we all are going along quite happily, and YOU have to drag it off topic..!!
Title: Re: F*cking dandelions
Post by: Barry Island on March 13, 2014, 10:03:46 PM
Can I say - if I haven't said it F#cking buttercups.

Funny you should say that, Baz - I picked a buttercup today.

Not sure why anyone would leave a buttock lying around though.
Nice one - made me chuckle so much I have added it to my seasonal collection of gags. If I make any money from it I will put the royalties in the post! ;D
Title: Re: F*cking dandelions
Post by: Andrew P on April 28, 2014, 12:48:13 PM
Dandelions. F*cking dandelions. They're everywhere. Big as well. It's a bumper year for them for sure. Never seen so many in this little corner of Wales.
Title: Re: F*cking dandelions
Post by: Barry Island on April 29, 2014, 12:58:36 AM
Bought a Beefheart album on vinyl t'other day as it was Record Store Day and it is nice purple vinyl on the Dandelion label. Lovely Dandelion!
Title: Re: F*cking dandelions
Post by: Mike Morgan on May 04, 2014, 12:00:16 AM
Apologies for going back on topic, but what is the life cycle of a dandelion?

I had some yellow dandelions in the garden the other day, mowed the lawn and the next day a load of stalks were there, together with dandelion clocks.

Clever bastards these dandelions.  Did Ian Dury mention them in his song?
Title: Re: F*cking dandelions
Post by: Nick Nation on May 04, 2014, 08:17:33 AM
I had some yellow dandelions in the garden the other day, mowed the lawn and the next day a load of stalks were there, together with dandelion clocks.

That's right. Chop 'em and they come back double and angry. You've got to get the root out.
Title: Re: F*cking dandelions
Post by: Barry Island on May 04, 2014, 02:09:51 PM
Apologies for going back on topic, but what is the life cycle of a dandelion?

I had some yellow dandelions in the garden the other day, mowed the lawn and the next day a load of stalks were there, together with dandelion clocks.

Clever bastards these dandelions.  Did Ian Dury mention them in his song?

Essentially the Dandelion life cycle is - germinates - acts like a bastard all through the spring and summer - overwinters - regrows - acts like a bastard all spring and summer - overwinters - regrows - and so on until the end of time. You get the drift I am sure.
Title: Re: F*cking dandelions
Post by: Mike Morgan on May 05, 2014, 12:46:50 AM
So, in summary, acts like a bastard? ;D
Title: Re: F*cking dandelions
Post by: Martin Daughton on May 06, 2014, 10:48:05 AM
I am convinced that dandelions should replace bamboo in the book of records ax the fastest growing plant. Mow the lawn, sand it down and polish it with diamond dust ; next day you'll have a 6 inch fully mature plant with a clock. Unbelievable.
Title: Re: F*cking dandelions
Post by: Andrew P on May 06, 2014, 02:37:29 PM
I am convinced that dandelions should replace bamboo in the book of records ax the fastest growing plant. Mow the lawn, sand it down and polish it with diamond dust ; next day you'll have a 6 inch fully mature plant with a clock. Unbelievable.

At the approach of a mower, the dandelion lies down flat to the surface of the lawn. It remains in this position until nightfall then regains its upright stance. Hey Presto!

Did you know that if you dig up the dandelion root, dry it out and grind it up, you can make ersatz coffee with it. Or at least a hot beverage tasting of dandelion root. Never tried it myself. 
Title: Re: F*cking dandelions
Post by: Barry Island on May 06, 2014, 05:29:05 PM
I am convinced that dandelions should replace bamboo in the book of records ax the fastest growing plant. Mow the lawn, sand it down and polish it with diamond dust ; next day you'll have a 6 inch fully mature plant with a clock. Unbelievable.
Given the size of some of the buggers in our back garden I wouldn't be surprised if they had testicles as well Martin.
Title: Re: F*cking dandelions
Post by: Pete T on May 09, 2014, 07:41:00 PM
..Aaaaarg, someones started a second group about weeds. Which one to follow? Think I'll stay with this one..
Title: Re: F*cking dandelions
Post by: Dave Bardsley on May 10, 2014, 06:46:57 PM
Other weeds are available...  8)
Title: Re: F*cking dandelions
Post by: Stevie Nicks on May 10, 2014, 08:47:44 PM
Other weeds are available...  8)

..fer a canny neet on the toon..
Title: Re: F*cking dandelions
Post by: Barry Island on May 11, 2014, 03:51:07 PM
Weedever takes yer fancy there are plenty to get cross about. Anyone for Bindweed?
Title: Re: F*cking dandelions
Post by: Rob W on May 11, 2014, 07:31:29 PM
Japanese Knotweed is the geet biggest b*st*rd in the whole world. Discovered it some years ago when going for a lotttery grant for a Sports Club. Caused no end of bureaucratic shenanigans, and is now never  out of the news for one reason or another
Title: Re: F*cking dandelions
Post by: rockprof on May 12, 2014, 09:25:38 AM
Anything with 'horse' in it. Giddyup and watch it go......Horseradish is almost impossible to eliminate, and horsetails, well, just go live somewhere else...And buttercups love fields grazed by horses for some reason....
Title: Re: F*cking dandelions
Post by: Dave Bardsley on May 12, 2014, 10:54:07 AM
...And buttercups love fields grazed by horses for some reason....
Because the horses don't eat them?
Title: Re: F*cking dandelions
Post by: rockprof on May 12, 2014, 02:15:13 PM
Indeed they don't which doesn't help. The buttercup also gets great nourishment from by product of horse, growing profusely wherever they've been. On the plus side those little iridescent green beetles are back again, and going through the docks like locusts.   
Title: Re: F*cking dandelions
Post by: Nick Nation on June 22, 2014, 06:46:50 PM
Look! I've grown....strawberries!

Title: Re: F*cking dandelions
Post by: Rob W on June 22, 2014, 08:07:38 PM
Look! I've grown....strawberries!

Pah, what about these onesss



Title: Re: F*cking dandelions
Post by: Rob W on June 22, 2014, 08:10:31 PM
and these plums



Title: Re: F*cking dandelions
Post by: Rob W on June 22, 2014, 08:12:12 PM
And now these onessssss

Title: Re: F*cking dandelions
Post by: Pete T on June 22, 2014, 08:26:59 PM
..and this is how I do it!!!..

We've harvested most of them already..
Title: Re: F*cking dandelions
Post by: Nick Nation on June 22, 2014, 08:33:25 PM
Ok.

Mine are redder.
Title: Re: F*cking dandelions
Post by: Arjayay on June 22, 2014, 08:39:02 PM
Boys, boys, I'm not sure you should be comparing plums in public
Title: Re: F*cking dandelions
Post by: Pete T on June 22, 2014, 08:47:27 PM
Ok.

Mine are redder.

..mine are eaten..
Title: Re: F*cking dandelions
Post by: Pete T on June 22, 2014, 08:48:43 PM
Boys, boys, I'm not sure you should be comparing plums in public

Arjay, when you've got some plums to show off, you'll be welcome to join in!!..
Title: Re: F*cking dandelions
Post by: Nick Nation on June 22, 2014, 08:58:55 PM
Right then. First evening primrose of the year, amongst rose campion.
Title: Re: F*cking dandelions
Post by: Rob W on June 22, 2014, 09:07:31 PM
I see (hear?) the  boys are keeping well quiet about the blueberries :) And come to think of it, there's talk of plums, but no pics. Greater Bury 1 Scourie and London combined 0 
Title: Re: F*cking dandelions
Post by: Nick Nation on June 23, 2014, 07:04:06 AM
I see (hear?) the  boys are keeping well quiet about the blueberries :)

Are they those mobile phone thingies that do the ironing?
Title: Re: F*cking dandelions
Post by: Colin Salter on June 23, 2014, 08:53:51 AM
Rob W, how are the midges up your way? Wife has a hankering for the northwestern beaches, but not for the northwestern midges if any.
Title: Re: F*cking dandelions
Post by: Rob W on June 23, 2014, 09:13:32 AM
Colin... Unless these midges are choosey on who they attack, I think you're confusing Greater Bury (source: Mike M) with the forests of Scotland (source: my visits to umpteen forests in Scotland over the years)

Don't really get them here. Not in numbers. A few pockets of resistance as one walks along the Bridgewater Canal towpath, but more a friendly hello than anything else.

Dalbeattie, Ae, Castle Oer, and Twigless forests from immediate memory... now we're talking midges!
Title: Re: F*cking dandelions
Post by: rockprof on June 23, 2014, 10:52:17 AM
Attracted to trees and bog apparently. Surrounded by both so only venture outside this time of year in a fierce wind. Best repellent there is!
Title: Re: F*cking dandelions
Post by: Rob W on June 23, 2014, 11:23:51 AM
Colin... Unless these midges are choosey on who they attack, I think you're confusing Greater Bury (source: Mike M) with the forests of Scotland (source: my visits to umpteen forests in Scotland over the years)

Don't really get them here. Not in numbers. A few pockets of resistance as one walks along the Bridgewater Canal towpath, but more a friendly hello than anything else.

Dalbeattie, Ae, Castle Oer, and Twigless forests from immediate memory... now we're talking midges!

I meant Twiglees.

A twigless forest will be a bit pathetic won't it   ;D
Title: Re: F*cking dandelions
Post by: Pete T on June 23, 2014, 11:52:24 AM
..Colin,

If you're looking for NW beaches, we have plenty of them. If you're looking for midges, we have them too..!!

If it's a bright sunny day, they can't fly because their wings dry out. If it's a wet day, they can't fly in case they damage their wings. If it's a windy day, they can't fly because they get blown away.

Luckily up here it's normally one of those weather conditions. Unfortunately, at around six o clock, conditions normally become suitable for them, and then they can be a problem. Midge hoods and midge jackets are available which are the only reliable method of stopping bites. Avon's "Skin so soft" (SSS) is claimed to be quite good too. It turns you into an oil slick, and they can't get hold of you!!..
Title: Re: F*cking dandelions
Post by: rockprof on June 23, 2014, 01:29:38 PM
SSS works up to a point, but then they go for your eyeballs. They used to crawl over my ex, but with no reaction. Some people come up in horrible white itchy welts, me, whilst others seem unaffected, herself. There really is no justice in this world....
Title: Re: F*cking dandelions
Post by: Barry Island on June 23, 2014, 01:54:36 PM
We seem to have it easy down here in Devon. Midges aren't too much of a problem - mind you the cider is a different thing altogether!
Title: Re: F*cking dandelions
Post by: Colin Salter on June 23, 2014, 03:09:06 PM
Sorry, yes, I meant Pete T not Rob W, so easily confused (me, not your names).
Title: Re: F*cking dandelions
Post by: Andrew P on June 24, 2014, 05:37:05 PM
I think Tycroes is pretty much a midge-free zone as well. Must be something in the salt-laden southwesterlies which they don't like. That's not to say the little b*gg*rs have never got me; just that their presence has never really registered with me.

Now then. Buttercups. Cracking crop on the lawn. So far, I'm resisting entreaties from Mrs P. to level them with the mower. However the fateful day draws nearer.
Title: Re: F*cking dandelions
Post by: Nick Nation on June 27, 2014, 08:03:21 AM
Took my bike in for repair yesterday. Total cost = £70.

On my way home I had a puncture.

Have any other members of the Manband Forum had a frustrating experience tinged with irony? Watching MAM doesn't count.
Title: Re: F*cking dandelions
Post by: Rob W on June 27, 2014, 11:19:00 AM
Not sure if it's quite the same thing, but....

The MG car o' plane had been geting steadily worse over the last few weeks. Awful starting, and then developed a water leak.

So, a couple of weeks ago, I phoned the local scrap yards, picked up a recon starter motor (because I knew it was the starter motor at fault), and picked up a bottom hose (because I knew it was this which was leaking). £20 for the startermotor, £2 for the hose. I'm doing it myself, so total cost £22. Easy peasy.

It wasn't the starter motor. 

And it wasn't the bottom hose.

One new ignition switch, and one new radiator later, plus a mechanics bill, £241.36

Damn!!

 ;D
Title: Re: F*cking dandelions
Post by: Davey on June 27, 2014, 08:50:12 PM
Took my bike in for repair yesterday. Total cost = £70.

On my way home I had a puncture.

Have any other members of the Manband Forum had a frustrating experience tinged with irony? Watching MAM doesn't count.
i've got a story...hot off the press;started on wednesday...i was Djing some records at a friends bar( played some Helps)...and well later in the evening i lost my wallet...so yesterday i was slated to rehearse w Saleem(tabla)for this wedding gig on the 12th july...i called him and said i had no bread,he said if you can make it up here,i'll get you back for the ride home...i said ok,and went  down to the subway and preceded to attempt to get slick by pulling the turnstile backwards instead of forwards and sliding thru the gap...as i was hopping on the train...two cops pulled me off...i thought uh oh a ticket....they looked up my record,and apparently 4 years ago,i rode my bike the "wrong way" in prospect park(no doubt to fill a cops quota)and i forgot to appear...thats my entire "record"...so for the first time in my life i got cuffed and taken to the station.i took it like a champ,but i hate handcuffs,this i now know...i remained in a group holding cell for 6 hours,then taken to another jail cell for the night, a cold dirty cell with a board.in the middle of the night,another prisoner was let in with me,he seemed a little worse for wear so i let him have the board and i took the floor.not much sleeping going on etc.lots of staring at the wall.in the morning they put ten of us in a chain gang and took us to court.4 more hours in another room,then to the judge...i have to do two days of community service cleaning around the court house.then everything will be erased...so when i finally get home, it turns out my wallet and records were in my dear friends car(which we checked),also funny to me is the actor shia la bouf just got arrested in nyc yesterday,but he was banging his head on the walls and yelling and screaming etc...his return date is the same day as my next one the 24th(just to make sure i did my service)...i will never go through this again if i can help it,but im kind of glad i made it through,quite a learning experience (not to be repeated)...i met a lot of different people and we all heard each others stories and we slapped five when got out of there-thanks for listening...great to be back home again-peace

Title: Re: F*cking dandelions
Post by: Pete T on June 27, 2014, 09:31:44 PM
..does this mean you can't get drafted now Davey?..

You can get anything you want..
Title: Re: F*cking dandelions
Post by: Davey on June 27, 2014, 10:28:41 PM
Quote from: Pete T link= topic=835.msg55120#msg55120 date=1403897504
..does this mean you can't get drafted now Davey?..

You can get anything you want..
...mega coincidence; ive been looking at one or two entries from my '77 rock encyclopedia every other day or so....i get home today,open the book,and its Arlo!...well im 43 so i guess i cant get drafted anymore...i think the universe is smart for not putting me into a draftable war when i was "of age".... i never would have gone,as i am a conscientious objector(i did have to google how to spell that 8))...anyhow im relaxing like a champ right now-peace
Title: Re: F*cking dandelions
Post by: Pete T on June 28, 2014, 01:51:50 AM
..where's the "like" button?..
Title: Re: F*cking dandelions
Post by: Nick Nation on June 30, 2014, 09:02:32 PM
My evening primroses have been in flower during the day...do they have a name?
Title: Re: F*cking dandelions
Post by: Mike Morgan on June 30, 2014, 11:10:57 PM
Afternoon primroses? ;D
Title: Re: F*cking dandelions
Post by: Mike Morgan on June 30, 2014, 11:27:15 PM
Just remembered, a couple of years ago I asked if anyone knew what a weed about 10 inches tall with a furry stem and an orange dandelion type type of flower was.  I had a reply that said it was something like a goldhawk or similar.  Anyone know what I'm describing please?
Title: Re: F*cking dandelions
Post by: Rob W on June 30, 2014, 11:45:41 PM
Just remembered, a couple of years ago I asked if anyone knew what a weed about 10 inches tall with a furry stem and an orange dandelion type type of flower was.  I had a reply that said it was something like a goldhawk or similar.  Anyone know what I'm describing please?

That little weed thing who hangs around with Bill and Ben
Title: Re: F*cking dandelions
Post by: Pete T on July 03, 2014, 12:39:47 AM
Just remembered, a couple of years ago I asked if anyone knew what a weed about 10 inches tall with a furry stem and an orange dandelion type type of flower was.  I had a reply that said it was something like a goldhawk or similar.  Anyone know what I'm describing please?

..sounds like orange hawkweed.. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Pilosella_aurantiaca (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Pilosella_aurantiaca)
Title: Re: F*cking dandelions
Post by: Mike Morgan on July 03, 2014, 05:52:22 PM
Thanks Pete. I remembered it had some 'hawk' thing going  on because of sonics fave band but couldn't get it all. I think it may have been you that identified it last time.
Title: Re: F*cking dandelions
Post by: Pete T on July 04, 2014, 12:40:05 PM
Thanks Pete. I remembered it had some 'hawk' thing going  on because of sonics fave band but couldn't get it all. I think it may have been you that identified it last time.

..probably.. No problems..
Title: Re: F*cking dandelions
Post by: Rob W on July 04, 2014, 02:45:20 PM
An update on my strawberries.... These were green (see previous photo's), but I'm pleased to inform you that they now have a glorious red end. Which effortlessly links in that other thread on emails which has gone severely off topic.

 ;D
Title: Re: F*cking dandelions
Post by: Barry Island on July 04, 2014, 04:50:24 PM
An update on my strawberries.... These were green (see previous photo's), but I'm pleased to inform you that they now have a glorious red end. Which effortlessly links in that other thread on emails which has gone severely off topic.

 ;D
Reminds me of a time I had a nasty growth on my head. It did bear a striking resemblance to a strawberry. The Doctor gave me some cream for it! ;D
Title: Re: F*cking dandelions
Post by: John Bannon on July 07, 2014, 03:39:29 PM
Everything going well in the allotment this year except for my Brussels sprouts, cabbage and savoy are fine. Anyone any idea what it could be and if it can be treated I don't think it can be club root as this part of the allotment has been covered for four years and not planted. See attached. Maybe Pete T or StEvil might have an idea.
Title: Re: F*cking dandelions
Post by: rockprof on July 07, 2014, 05:23:31 PM
Try lifting one, you might find the stem has been chewed into by grubs just below ground level. Not sure what they are (leatherjackets?) but they did the same to my broccoli some years ago. 
Title: Re: F*cking dandelions
Post by: Pete T on July 07, 2014, 09:01:31 PM
..what Rockprof said..

Could be cabbage root fly, little white grubs eating the roots away, you can get collars to put around the base of the plant - prevents the fly laying eggs next to the stem. Probably too late now..

Could be wireworm, a yellowish grub (that moves quite quickly for something without legs). Normally only a problem straight after grass.

..and yes, could be leatherjackets, the underground grub of the Daddy Long Legs, but more likely to attack grass roots.

I always cover my brassicas with vegimesh or fleece after planting out, to stop insect attack (including cabbage whites), take it off midway through the season for weeding and maintenance, and now thinking of putting it back on for the second brood of cabbage whites..
Title: Re: F*cking dandelions
Post by: John Bannon on July 08, 2014, 10:08:40 AM
Many Thanks for the help Rockprof and Pete T I think all I can do is replant and cover them over with fleece and hopefully will get some sprouts for my Christmas dinner
Title: Re: F*cking dandelions
Post by: Colin Salter on July 08, 2014, 10:23:12 AM
Jeez it's like Gardeners' Flippin' Questiontime here these days! Best gardening albums, anyone? My Rose, Flymos and Lupin Sticks; and of course Grow Motion.
Title: Re: F*cking dandelions
Post by: Dave Bardsley on July 08, 2014, 10:31:35 AM
A Gift From a Flower to a Garden...
Title: Re: F*cking dandelions
Post by: Rob W on July 08, 2014, 11:34:50 AM
Many Thanks for the help Rockprof and Pete T I think all I can do is replant and cover them over with fleece and hopefully will get some sprouts for my Christmas dinner

And I heartily recommend a Bannon Christmas Dinner    :)

Jeez it's like Gardeners' Flippin' Questiontime here these days! Best gardening albums, anyone? My Rose, Flymos and Lupin Sticks; and of course Grow Motion.

Surely the lyrics of that well known vegetable song by Man is the Gardener's Question Time of all Gardener's Question Time's.

..what Rockprof said..

Could be cabbage root fly, little white grubs eating the roots away, you can get collars to put around the base of the plant - prevents the fly laying eggs next to the stem. Probably too late now..

Could be wireworm, a yellowish grub (that moves quite quickly for something without legs). Normally only a problem straight after grass.

..and yes, could be leatherjackets, the underground grub of the Daddy Long Legs, but more likely to attack grass roots.

I always cover my brassicas with vegimesh or fleece after planting out, to stop insect attack (including cabbage whites), take it off midway through the season for weeding and maintenance, and now thinking of putting it back on for the second brood of cabbage whites..

Don't know about all that b*ll*cks :)  But what I can say, is that last night, had the first 2 strawberries from Ms Rob W's garden. Now I'm not really a fan of strawberries. But these were utterly amazing. Just cannot beat proper home grown gear (oops! back to the vegy song again).  So sweet, juicy, and a deep red. No aftertaste of god knows what is sprayed on them in fields.

A couple of weeks before there's a whole batch o them ready, and the blueberries are turning blue. Another couple of weeks or so, apparently. Lovely!         
Title: Re: F*cking dandelions
Post by: Pete T on July 08, 2014, 11:49:51 AM
Jeez it's like Gardeners' Flippin' Questiontime here these days! Best gardening albums, anyone? My Rose, Flymos and Lupin Sticks; and of course Grow Motion.

..Be gourd to yourself?..
Title: Re: F*cking dandelions
Post by: Barry Island on July 08, 2014, 12:11:18 PM
My Sprouts are Burning!!!! Sprout Rock etc etc.
Title: Re: F*cking dandelions
Post by: Rob W on July 08, 2014, 12:30:41 PM
My Sprouts are Burning!!!!

So did Bannon's that Christmas Day    ;D   ;D    ;D
Title: Re: F*cking dandelions
Post by: John Bannon on July 08, 2014, 02:39:59 PM
Never say Nups to Sugar Snap peas
Title: Re: F*cking dandelions
Post by: Pete T on July 08, 2014, 03:56:14 PM
..5 a day Louise..

(I know, it's meant to be 7 now, but this scans better!)
Title: Re: F*cking dandelions
Post by: Mike Morgan on July 08, 2014, 06:27:09 PM

And I heartily recommend a Bannon Christmas Dinner.

Dear Lord John. You had Woolfe for Christmas dinner! What's wrong with turkey?



 
Title: Re: F*cking dandelions
Post by: Nick Nation on July 08, 2014, 07:40:37 PM
I now have raspberries. About two.
Title: Re: F*cking dandelions
Post by: John Bannon on July 08, 2014, 09:22:01 PM

And I heartily recommend a Bannon Christmas Dinner.

Dear Lord John. You had Woolfe for Christmas dinner! What's wrong with turkey?
Anyone who is on their own at Christmas is more than welcome at my house, no introductions needed. I love the cooking process, going by the last couple of posts, instead of sprouts you might get Cabbage root fly, wireworm or leather jackets. No Rob its not a real leather jacket. 
Title: Re: F*cking dandelions
Post by: Mike Morgan on July 08, 2014, 10:02:12 PM
Very nice of you John. Funny time of year for many, Christmas  :D
Title: Re: F*cking dandelions
Post by: Rob W on July 08, 2014, 10:47:38 PM
Oh dear, I feel like a charity case.

I'll take it, mind.

Just for the record though. Some will say pride. John Boy, you were my Christmas of choice.

Just that the alternative was utter s*ite

:)
Title: Re: F*cking dandelions
Post by: Pete T on July 08, 2014, 11:24:31 PM

Anyone who is on their own at Christmas is more than welcome at my house, no introductions needed. I love the cooking process, going by the last couple of posts, instead of sprouts you might get Cabbage root fly, wireworm or leather jackets. No Rob its not a real leather jacket.

..so if I turn up, that means Gill will be alone, can she come too?!!..

..and "The ride and the feverfew"..
Title: Re: F*cking dandelions
Post by: Mike Morgan on July 09, 2014, 12:10:38 AM
So then, Woolfe.  When we went out for a pint the other Christmas it was the sad (you) taking the ultra sad (me) out then was it?

Charity begins at home. Never undrestood what that meant.  Or is it a footy phrase for 1 - 7?  8)
Title: Re: F*cking dandelions
Post by: Barry Island on July 09, 2014, 12:20:05 AM
So then, Woolfe.  When we went out for a pint the other Christmas it was the sad (you) taking the ultra sad (me) out then was it?

Charity begins at home. Never undrestood what that meant.  Or is it a footy phrase for 1 - 7?  8)
Chivin' Around, Scotch Bonnet Corner, Cu'min
Title: Re: F*cking dandelions
Post by: Mike Morgan on July 09, 2014, 12:33:58 AM
Kangaroo!
Title: Re: F*cking dandelions
Post by: rockprof on July 09, 2014, 02:16:09 AM
Brazilian cucumbers....
Title: Re: F*cking dandelions
Post by: Pete T on July 09, 2014, 10:27:25 AM
Oh dear, I feel like a charity case.

..probably because you are!

I remember someone turning up to a Malc gig with no money to buy a pint even..
wink icon thingy..
Title: Re: F*cking dandelions
Post by: Rob W on July 09, 2014, 10:50:18 AM
Oh dear, I feel like a charity case.

..probably because you are!

I remember someone turning up to a Malc gig with no money to buy a pint even..
wink icon thingy..

Yep, I remember that. Think I got there with no petrol in the tank as well, just a wing and a prayer...

And you know what? That was my first Green Ray gig. I went to see (a) Malcolm and (b) Ken. That was the gig at which Malc didn't turn up, and Ken was absent, ill!!  Cracking night though.

And talking of Christmas. Me and Ms Rob W missed last Christmas Day, so we agreed then to have it in June. Providing neither of us had binned the other off by then. Sure enough, the last Sunday in June, we had Christmas Day in Greater Bury (which incidentally, has extended its borders into Ashton Under Lyne. Putin, look and learn). Goose, roast spuds, regulation sprouts, veg, stuffng, gravy, followed by Xmas Cake and custard laced with rum, which was a fine substitute for the only 'no show' - brandy sauce. Couldn't get it anywhere. Had Xmas crackers, Xmas poppers, Xmas serviettes, Xmas tree was up, and I bought her a Xmas pressy wrapped up in Xmas paper and a Xmas card. Note, I got no present or card hmmmmph!!

 ;D 
Title: Re: F*cking dandelions
Post by: Rob W on July 09, 2014, 10:54:07 AM
So then, Woolfe.  When we went out for a pint the other Christmas it was the sad (you) taking the ultra sad (me) out then was it?

Charity begins at home. Never undrestood what that meant.  Or is it a footy phrase for 1 - 7?  8)

Thoroughly enjoyed that lunchtime pint. I still wax lyrical how you had finished your fourth pint before I'd had a half, but I was driving   ;)

A real pity there couldn't be more but hey ho.   

 
Title: Re: F*cking dandelions
Post by: Pete T on July 09, 2014, 11:26:42 AM
..Or is it a footy phrase for 1 - 7?  8)

..Brazil Fawlty?..

And who started the "C" word in July? We've only just had Wimbledon!!..
Title: Re: F*cking dandelions
Post by: John Bannon on July 09, 2014, 11:58:35 AM
Oh dear, I feel like a charity case.

I'll take it, mind.

Just for the record though. Some will say pride. John Boy, you were my Christmas of choice.

Just that the alternative was utter s*ite

:)

Didn't mean it like that Rob...your a bit touchy feely at the moment, I hope its just a phase.
Title: Re: F*cking dandelions
Post by: Rob W on July 09, 2014, 12:55:28 PM
Whaaaaat?

Utterly bouncing matey. As you know. Roll on Menorca... ;)
Title: Re: F*cking dandelions
Post by: rockprof on October 21, 2014, 08:12:28 PM
Utter delight.....found my first mature cep today....undoubtedly the prince of fungii. Stir fried with pasta and served with leek, chestnut and potato bake. Top nosebag!
Title: Re: F*cking dandelions
Post by: Martin Daughton on October 23, 2014, 09:50:52 AM
My back garden only grows birch boletes. They are edible but my fungi book says don't bother.
Title: Re: F*cking dandelions
Post by: Andrew P on October 24, 2014, 01:11:47 PM
My back garden only grows birch boletes. They are edible but my fungi book says don't bother.

We get the occasional crop of toadstools popping up around the garden. Never seen any toads sitting on them though. Following the windy weather a few days ago, the back garden is now liberally scattered with sycamore seeds from the enormous sycamore in a neighbour's garden, so I expect a healthy crop of young trees will follow. 
Title: Re: F*cking dandelions
Post by: Rob W on October 24, 2014, 03:12:39 PM
Well, from the back garden almost adjacent to the Witchwood, scene of many a fine Man gig....

I've just polished off the last of the blueberries. Gorgeous!

And a shed load of plums in the freezer from which we keep promising to make a chutney.

(That said, I still think gardens are either to play football and cricket on, or should be paved with a mechanic's pit )

 ;)

Title: Re: F*cking dandelions
Post by: Barry Island on October 25, 2014, 11:32:57 AM
First year with a new garden so still finding out what does and doesn't grow. Lots of grapes destined for wine if I get around to it and some tasty toms. Yes and let's not forget the f***ing dandelions and bindweed.
Title: Re: F*cking dandelions
Post by: Stephen Barstow on November 23, 2014, 08:50:35 PM
Thought you'd all like to know that my definite book on F*cking dandelions and 79 other perennial veggies (some of them in the F*cking category too) was published last week, just in time for Xmas  ;)
http://www.edimentals.com/blog/?p=237
....and Micky gets a little dedication for inspiring me to sow seed 40 years ago...
Title: Re: F*cking dandelions
Post by: Pete T on November 24, 2014, 04:13:17 AM
..my copy arrived, I think, but was imediatley stolen with the comment "you can have that for christmas"!! I paid for it too..
Title: Re: F*cking dandelions
Post by: Allan Heron on January 27, 2015, 11:15:46 AM
Never mind f*cking dandelions, who knew Manfans were shrinking violets?  ::) ;)
Title: Re: F*cking dandelions
Post by: Pete T on February 01, 2015, 01:02:28 AM
..who knew Manfans were shrinking violets?  ::) ;)

..I thought we were quite a peaceful bunch!!..
Title: Re: F*cking dandelions
Post by: Nick Nation on April 14, 2015, 07:41:04 PM
What's the longest it's been between posts?

...and I found a dandelion in my front garden today.
Title: Re: F*cking dandelions
Post by: rockprof on April 14, 2015, 11:25:47 PM
Sent a letter to an old mate in 1981 and still didn't get a reply..... ::)
Title: Re: F*cking dandelions
Post by: Barry Island on April 16, 2015, 12:43:44 AM
What's the longest it's been between posts?

...and I found a dandelion in my front garden today.

Probably since the Tories sold off the Royal Mail Nick! (Just bringing the election into things)
Title: Re: F*cking dandelions
Post by: Michael Heatley on April 16, 2015, 08:56:28 AM
Is there an election? :o
Title: Re: F*cking dandelions
Post by: Rob W on April 16, 2015, 11:32:19 AM
Is there an election? :o

The only election I'm aware of was in 1972-ish when I voted for Alice Cooper.
Title: Re: F*cking dandelions
Post by: Mike Morgan on April 16, 2015, 12:29:44 PM
Is there an election? :o

This should not be read with a faux Chinese accent in mind.
Title: Re: F*cking dandelions
Post by: Barry Island on April 18, 2015, 09:30:01 PM
I remember the days when I could get an election all the time!
Title: Re: F*cking dandelions
Post by: Nick Nation on August 17, 2015, 08:41:03 PM
Is it me, or are there less dandelions around this year?
Title: Re: F*cking dandelions
Post by: Mike Morgan on August 17, 2015, 08:51:55 PM
Good shout. Mowed front and back (no sack or crack. Did you really need to know that!) and om  reflection there were very few, but those that were there were very tall.
Title: Re: F*cking dandelions
Post by: Barry Island on August 17, 2015, 09:43:48 PM
Don't get lulled into a false sense of security guys. Vigilance! Vigilance must be our watchword.
Title: Re: F*cking dandelions
Post by: Andrew P on December 29, 2015, 02:27:54 AM
Just resurrecting this topic to report three daffodils in full bloom at the end of our driveway. In fact they have been in full bloom since before Christmas. Certainly brings a Spring-like ambiance to our little corner of Tycroes. If it wasn't dark, overcast and p*ss*ng down all the time of course. Dandelions will surely follow in the next few weeks.
Title: Re: F*cking dandelions
Post by: Dave Bardsley on December 29, 2015, 12:12:29 PM
No daffodils or dandelions in bloom yet at Bardsley towers.  But the acacia tree is in blossom, so it must be April...
Title: Re: F*cking dandelions
Post by: Nick Nation on December 30, 2015, 07:31:20 PM
Daffodil spotted in full bling in the Borough. Not long now.