Weekend social 14/08/2015

Written By: - Date published: 2:00 pm, August 14th, 2015 - 11 comments
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Christmas truce 1914Weekend social is for non political chat. What’s on for the weekend, gigs, film or book reviews, sports, or whatever.

No politics, no aggro, why can’t we all just get along?

11 comments on “Weekend social 14/08/2015”

  1. ianmac 1

    Watched a clip about how to graft fruit trees. Seemed simple enough. Obtained a few branchlets from a cherry tree and tried to attach them to a self sown flowering cherry tree in my yard. Oh. Not so easy to match cambrian wood to cambrian wood after all.
    Perhaps at Christmas I’ll just go and pick-your-own at the orchard.

  2. mac1 2

    “Aye, ‘ard graft, is thut. Life’s not a bole of cherries, like.” All to be said in broad Yorkshire.

  3. adam 3

    MY favourite Blue Grass track at the moment. I need to get into Marbecks and pick up the c.d.

  4. ropata 4

    Anyone picked up Mandy Hager’s new book yet? Judging by the reviews it looks like a nice read for all ages

  5. Robert Guyton 5

    Hey, ianmac – experienced grafter, me. Can I help? I’ve done and continue to do, dozens of apple trees every year. Grafting’s a beautiful art and it is easy 🙂

  6. Smilin 6

    Power meters on your switch board as a check on the ones supplied by the power company on the outside
    A cheap effective way to ensure the power you use is the same as what you are billed for and monitoring appliances could be a must for housing warrant of fitness when it happens

  7. Robert Guyton 7

    *whispers – The cambium only needs to match on one side

    • ianmac 7.1

      Thanks Robert. I was trying to insert a pointed end into a split host of the same dimension. Maybe I should try that cut thick branch wedded to a small insert with as you say making sure the cambium matches the outer side. Mmm. Maybe another foray into the nearby cherry orchard?

  8. David H 8

    I have just dug up a lawn in the back that we don’t use for a vege garden, all dug in gets tons of sun so here’s hoping…

    • ianmac 8.1

      David H:Lots of compost and added trace elements and then just as your vegies get ready they appear at the Supermarket – cheaply! Still great satisfaction eh?

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