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>> No. 2925 Anonymous
3rd April 2021
Saturday 11:50 pm
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I recently moved into a new house with a garden and am super keen to start growing veg, but the thing is that the soil here is clay af.

How should I go about making the ground more amenable to the growing of veg.

I dug a spot out today and seived the soil for rocks and to break it it up, and mixed in general purpose compost and worm castings and innoculated the seeds I planted with mycorrhizae.

Reading online it seems like people advise against digging gardens, but I honestly can't see how life could penetrate the soil here once you get 6 inches or so down. Going to try daikon in the area I have tilled, and compare it to the neglected part of the soil. I need to start a compost bin and I am considering bokashi to accelerate incorporation of organic material into the bed.
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>> No. 2954 Anonymous
26th May 2021
Wednesday 6:13 pm
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>>2953
You've found a wild kakuna
>> No. 2955 Anonymous
27th May 2021
Thursday 12:13 am
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>>2954

My thoughts exactly, but I now think it's a cutworm chrysalis
>> No. 2956 Anonymous
10th June 2021
Thursday 11:15 am
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Any of you lads know what this weed is?

I'm about to pull it, but it looks quite cool and most of the weeds around these parts are old herbal medicines.
>> No. 2957 Anonymous
10th June 2021
Thursday 11:47 am
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>>2956
Don't know what the middle one is, but the long leaves surrounding it are wild rocket, and you definitely want that to grow - tastes very nice fresh.
>> No. 2958 Anonymous
10th June 2021
Thursday 7:41 pm
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>>2957

Yeah, I'm cultivating the rocket (but they're all about to bolt) but the weed has a sufficiently interesting appearance that I'll let it grow a bit more.

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>> No. 2935 Anonymous
8th May 2021
Saturday 3:42 pm
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I bought a Maranta Fascinator from ebay this week and it arrived half eaten by thrips and aphids. Pure raging.

I have isolated the plant from my others to prevent spread.

I removed all the bugs I could see with forceps and changed the soil and am giving it babybio fertilizer in case it's a bit manourished.

Will it survive or is it kaput?
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>> No. 2948 Anonymous
20th May 2021
Thursday 5:26 pm
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>>2947
There isn't but you could make one, or this could be it.
>> No. 2949 Anonymous
20th May 2021
Thursday 6:41 pm
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>>2935
Aphids fucked my two kalenchoes despite me using everything advised, they're like little terminators and just keep coming back somehow out of thin air. Months on and I still have to check them daily and I'm still finding 3-5 a week on one of them. Nothing seems to have worked and I've given up at this point. I tried a chemical bug spray specifically for aphids on one, and while it's been the most aphid free, it's stopped growing and looks like it's dying. Can't seem to bloody win.
>> No. 2950 Anonymous
20th May 2021
Thursday 9:49 pm
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>>2947
>are you all just more interested in pissing in compost?

You say that like its a bad thing?
>> No. 2951 Anonymous
22nd May 2021
Saturday 6:43 pm
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Why are the tips of my Alocasia turning yellow?

I really don't want to kill this one...
>> No. 2952 Anonymous
22nd May 2021
Saturday 7:16 pm
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>>2951
It could be because you're over-watering it, or under watering it, over-feeding it or under-feeding it. Does it get enough light? It's quite pale.

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>> No. 2937 Anonymous
12th May 2021
Wednesday 3:15 pm
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There were dozens of seedlings in pots being given away at the park the other week so I took this one home with me. What have I got? I haven't a clue where to even start to identify them. Cheers lads.
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>> No. 2942 Anonymous
12th May 2021
Wednesday 4:20 pm
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Did they at least tell you if they're supposed to be ornamental or food crops?
>> No. 2943 Anonymous
12th May 2021
Wednesday 5:10 pm
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>>2942
Nope, there was just a sign on the ground saying FREE PLANTS TAKE ONE.

>>2941
Will give it a go, cheers.
>> No. 2944 Anonymous
12th May 2021
Wednesday 7:26 pm
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>>2943

>Nope, there was just a sign on the ground saying FREE PLANTS TAKE ONE.

Sounds like a Triffid plot to me.
>> No. 2945 Anonymous
20th May 2021
Thursday 1:21 pm
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Did you identify this, OP? My guess would be a strawberry plant.
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20th May 2021
Thursday 4:55 pm
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>>2945
I haven't, yet. The best I got back for the plant on the left is a daisy. This is what they look like now.

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>> No. 2235 Anonymous
17th August 2013
Saturday 9:28 pm
2235 Boots!
It's that time for me again to replace my all-purpose boots because, well, the image should tell you all you need to know. I tried British "assault" boots, but the sole tends to last t most a year. I tried German "para" boots, and they come apart even worse even quicker. As comparatively cheap as they are, I think I'm getting off army boots, so I'm at a quandary. Do you have a set of every-day budget boots you swear by? I don't mind spending the money, but I'm fed up with having more gaffer tape than boot on my feet, so any and all advice and experience is welcome at this stage.
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>> No. 2920 Anonymous
28th March 2021
Sunday 2:46 am
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>>2919
They are not, the brand is the one written on the sole. Fake leather 12-hole steel toe cap boots in this particular case. The upper is pretty nice, sufficiently water proof and needs next to no maintenance which was the main draw for this particular experiment. Wear aside, the soles on the other hand already needed regluing once as the mid section was coming loose. You can probably see the somewhat fugly "seam" on the left boot around that area.

I'm quite liking the look of the 78N or 268D boots, would be my first with hob nails but maybe its time to take the plunge.
>> No. 2921 Anonymous
28th March 2021
Sunday 12:17 pm
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>>2919
I'm otherlad. I have a pair of boots from these guys, they're heavily built. And don't forget:

>Our range of William Lennon leather boots and shoes (this does not include the Gent’s dealer boots) can be custom built to your own specifications (please note that any custom orders can not be returned). Changing the leather colour, sole finish and thread / eyelet choice can make a unique pair of boots for you. We can offer advice on the suitability of leather and sole finish on each William Lennon style of boot or shoe when required – please contact by email or telephone to discuss.
>> No. 2922 Anonymous
28th March 2021
Sunday 12:30 pm
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>>2921
A point they don't play up much is that they're also made in charming old fashioned workshop type place, if you're into that sort of thing.
https://www.marklordphotography.co.uk/2017/04/01/traditional-shoemaker/
>> No. 2923 Anonymous
28th March 2021
Sunday 4:44 pm
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>>2922
Have we moved from shilling Big Huel to astro turfing for Big Boot?
>> No. 2924 Anonymous
28th March 2021
Sunday 5:22 pm
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>>2923

Wellies are the last thing we have to be proud of, and that's probably fucked also.

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>> No. 2792 Anonymous
29th February 2020
Saturday 9:01 pm
2792 Mushroom Growing
Finally got round to entering the world of indoor mycology again.
Looked like a massive weirdo for getting a 9Kg bale of straw delivered to my office but hopefully it'll be worth it.

Starting off small with some elm mushrooms, not tried them before but they're meant to be similarly easy to grow to oysters.
On a whim I also got some oyster mushroom wood dowels and stuck them in some firewood I had lying around, not sure if it'll take but worth a shot I guess.
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>> No. 2911 Anonymous
21st March 2021
Sunday 7:43 pm
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Well stuff happened last year and I never grew any more over the course of 2020.
Kicked off the new year, got a couple of bags of sawdust spawn from a new supplier (used mushroom box previously, they sell spawn in little 100g baggies which is somewhat convenient for a hobbyist but ends up being false economy, not only due to the price/qty ratio, but using such small amounts of spawn leads to poor results.) Now I'm using gourmetmushrooms.co.uk who offer a pretty good service and sell 1Kg bags of spawn for a reasonable price. (sawdust spawn only though so lack of nutrients means it gets off to a slower start colonising media, but it at least has a good shelf-life.)
Forgot to get any pictures of the start of the process a month back, but now I've got a back of grey oysters fully colonised ready to start fruiting, and some enoki which is struggling a bit (probably partly because I left the straw too wet, as well as it just being trickier to grow than oysters) but it should be ready soon.
Got half a block of the enoki spawn in my fridge still to try and start another soon, and just a little oyster spawn left that I might have a go at making an outdoor bed on the top of a vegetable planter.
>> No. 2912 Anonymous
21st March 2021
Sunday 7:45 pm
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>>2911
Also my experiment at growing the oysters on garden wood chippings seems to be going really well too.
>> No. 2913 Anonymous
21st March 2021
Sunday 8:07 pm
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>>2912
What sort of wood are the chippings from? Did you just use them fresh or at least dry them out first?
>> No. 2914 Anonymous
21st March 2021
Sunday 8:17 pm
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>>2913
Spruce chippings from a garden centre that have been sat unopened outdoors since I bought them last autumn, and they were pretty much soaked through.
Filled some into the growbag, part filled it with water and boiled it for about 10 minutes or so to make sure I've killed off most of the nasty stuff that might be in there then drained most of the excess out. Chucked in a couple of weeks worth of used coffee grounds for a bit of extra nitrogen, and a couple of teaspoons of lime to reduce the acidity.

This is very unlikely to work for any other species, but oysters are insane.
>> No. 2915 Anonymous
21st March 2021
Sunday 8:55 pm
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>>2914
Spruce? They're pretty tough to grow on, that's impressive.

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>> No. 2831 Anonymous
5th June 2020
Friday 2:23 pm
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Someone is offering a free compost bin but it doesn't have the front flap.

I can't find the flap for sale anywhere. Is it worth collecting the bin and fashioning a makeshift front flap? Or will the bin fail to function then?
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>> No. 2906 Anonymous
5th March 2021
Friday 7:52 pm
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>>2904

Too dry, maybe? I occasionally pour a bucket of water or piss into mine.
>> No. 2907 Anonymous
5th March 2021
Friday 8:03 pm
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Yep, definitely needs more piss, and probably to be tamped down somewhat. It would probably tolerate some grass cuttings mixed in if you've started that yet.

I'd been building a lovely muck heap out in the field behind me (with permission). Had about 20 tonnes of sweet-smelling horse shit, piss and hay. Steaming nicely in the cold air, rotting hard.
Then some cunt dumped about 50 tonnes of stinky wood shavings and horse crap on it, ruining its pleasing shape and giving it a pungency I dislike intensely and it's no longer steaming.
I can't complain, really, but it saddens me. I was proud of that heap.
>> No. 2908 Anonymous
5th March 2021
Friday 8:18 pm
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>>2905
Have you not been putting kitchen (vegetable) waste in there? If you don't want to piss in a bucket it's a good way to keep the moisture levels up.
>> No. 2909 Anonymous
5th March 2021
Friday 8:27 pm
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>>2904
Needs more piss.
>> No. 2910 Anonymous
6th March 2021
Saturday 1:17 am
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Open the flaps, stick your shovel in there and jiggle it around for a bit.

Then as is .gs traditional, open the rear flap and piss in there.

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>> No. 2885 Anonymous
27th February 2021
Saturday 12:27 am
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What is the lowest maintenance garden an eligible bachelor could get away with without either paving it over or upsetting the neighbours?

I want to buy a first home for myself, a leasehold feels like poor value so I'm looking at houses. The problem is they all have a small garden out back and sometimes even a front one, nothing ridiculous (think terraced house or those ghastly new build gardens) but it's just me and I don't know my rhubarb. Do I just throw some grass seeds down and risk ecolads
wrath? Pay a gardener to handle this for me?
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>> No. 2890 Anonymous
27th February 2021
Saturday 9:15 am
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>Do I just throw some grass seeds down and risk ecolads wrath?
Not if you're after zero maintenance. Grass needs cutting multiple times a year. Putting down a sheet for a month or two to kill off any grass then just chucking down wildflower seeds would reduce the maintenance to maybe strimming it a bit in Autumn.

Really though you'd have to be in a fairly posh place for the neighbours to actively object.
>> No. 2891 Anonymous
27th February 2021
Saturday 9:36 am
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My local council has recently discovered that a badly overgrown verge is socially acceptable if you rebrand it as a "wildflower meadow". The seeds are cheap as chips, wildflowers actively prefer poor soil and it only needs mowing a couple of times a year in late summer and autumn.

Mix in a bit of paving and you're sorted.
>> No. 2892 Anonymous
27th February 2021
Saturday 6:56 pm
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>>2886
That would be a question for when I settle on a place. At the moment I'm just trying to understand feasibility and the kind of garden I'd be looking to either buy, make or avoid.

The opposite end of the spectrum is gardens where someone has paved over the whole thing. That feels like a design that would kill me in the summer so would ripping that up be a simple job or do I need to fart about with the topsoil?

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>>2891
Interesting, if I wanted to have a barbeque at some point or just catch some rays would I merely need to mow it or do I need to keep a bit of grass?
>> No. 2893 Anonymous
27th February 2021
Saturday 7:00 pm
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>>2892
I'd suggest keeping a small patio to put your barbecue/sun lounger on and turning the rest over to wildflowers. Reduced heat and maintenance but still some stability. The added bonus of wildflowers is that they don't particularly like rich soil, you can throw down some of the cheapest and they'll thrive.
>> No. 2894 Anonymous
28th February 2021
Sunday 9:29 am
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>>2891
There have been quite a few initiatives the last five or six years to spread wildflower seeds on verges and the like.

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>> No. 2882 Anonymous
21st November 2020
Saturday 4:36 pm
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Any guesses as to what these seeds are? The one thing I've not remembered to label.
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>> No. 2883 Anonymous
21st November 2020
Saturday 9:26 pm
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Pretty sure those are bum seeds. You'll want to plant both of them in your bum at your earliest possible convenience.
>> No. 2884 Anonymous
21st November 2020
Saturday 9:27 pm
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>>2883
Does that mean he would grow another bum? That would be awkward.

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>> No. 2623 Anonymous
4th October 2016
Tuesday 7:55 pm
2623 What in the good Lords name is this?
How's it going lads?

Just a quick one, I've got a young pear tree in my yard, noticed today some yellow/brown patches on some of the leaves, turned them over to find these hideous spikey growths on the back of them.

Does anyone happen to know what it is?
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>> No. 2634 Anonymous
6th October 2016
Thursday 1:32 am
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>>2633

The symbiotic life cycle is weird, makes you understand better the weird thoughts the Greeks had about where animals came from when you consider how obsessed they were with figs.

I'm personally more fascinated by the variants of parasitic wasp. Particularly the ones that subvert the natural cycle of plants by excreating chemicals turning the seeds and fruit into an armoured shell for them to live in. (If you've ever seen an oak tree drop those spikey wooden balls with their acorns. That is what those are).
>> No. 2635 Anonymous
6th October 2016
Thursday 3:38 am
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>>2634

I think we can all agree that wasps are proper wrong'uns.
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6th October 2016
Thursday 8:29 am
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>>2635

racist.
>> No. 2880 Anonymous
30th October 2020
Friday 4:17 pm
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My pear tree has the same. I worked out it's some kind of fungus. The spores are released in autumn and colonise fir trees nearby where the survive the winter, and then re-infect your pear tree when new leaves grow in spring. The thing to do is to break the cycle by pulling off the spores now before they can blow back into the fir trees.
>> No. 2881 Anonymous
30th October 2020
Friday 5:07 pm
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>>2880
It's Gymnosporangium sabinae, "pear rust". >>2629 was fairly close.
https://www.rhs.org.uk/advice/profile?pid=236

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>> No. 2877 Anonymous
19th October 2020
Monday 7:34 pm
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I've got some chilli plants and bell pepper plants in large pots outside. Come winter will they die from the cold? Do I need to put them in a greenhouse or indoors to make them survive?
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>> No. 2878 Anonymous
19th October 2020
Monday 7:51 pm
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>Come winter will they die from the cold?
The first frost will probably kill them.
This map should give you some idea when that is
https://www.plantmaps.com/interactive-united-kingdom-first-frost-date-map.php
I doubt a greenhouse will keep them alive, you'll have to bring them indoors, though most people in this country just compost them then start new plants each Spring.
>> No. 2879 Anonymous
19th October 2020
Monday 8:16 pm
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>>2878
I love that site - thanks.

>>2877
Just bring them indoors and make sure they're near a window - might survive..

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>> No. 2874 Anonymous
10th October 2020
Saturday 9:30 pm
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I stumbled upon this little oligarch enclave while taking a walk. Landscape gardening pros, how much do you reckon it costs to keep these trees so well manicured?
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>> No. 2875 Anonymous
10th October 2020
Saturday 9:37 pm
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If you're in one of those placess, cost ceases to matter. it's funnny, even asking the question marks as you fun :)
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10th October 2020
Saturday 9:43 pm
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>>2875
I was thinking of getting into the landscape gardening game and making fat stacks of cash off of ostentatious oligarchs. Seems like a pretty cosy job.

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>> No. 2836 Anonymous
29th August 2020
Saturday 3:28 pm
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I've got a temperature-controlled grow-light setup in the shed as I want to be able to start off seedlings in a controlled setting but can't fit it in the house. Not growing weed, but I'm worried people will think I am (there's no way to safely hide the light/heat without creating a fire hazard or looking like I'm trying to hide something) and I don't fancy having to replace all my doors if the police get sus. Should I call up 101 and ask them politely to fuck off in advance?
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>> No. 2869 Anonymous
31st August 2020
Monday 9:16 am
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>>2868
Thanks, that's all I really needed to know. The neighbours actively don't give a fuck.
>> No. 2870 Anonymous
31st August 2020
Monday 10:30 am
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>>2869

Several lads on the uk420 forums who actually were growing cannabis have written about their experience of getting busted. The common description is "the police knocked on the door, they were polite but firm, they took my plants and growlights but didn't trash the place, I got a summons to the Magistrates court and ended up with a £250 fine". It's clearly not a particularly high priority for anyone.
>> No. 2871 Anonymous
31st August 2020
Monday 10:58 am
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No you're right, obviously the way the police work is that after they have inspected a grow site to see a person is growing tomatoes, if the next day their helicopter picks up a heat signature from the same address they'll immediately assume it's cannabis and send a squad to raid it. FFS.
>> No. 2872 Anonymous
31st August 2020
Monday 12:42 pm
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>>2870
My brother got busted many many years ago - similar experience. I was more gutted about the fact he had borrowed all my (high quality) lighting gear and they took it.
>> No. 2873 Anonymous
2nd September 2020
Wednesday 4:31 am
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>>2870

utopians are big fans of a stupified populace of state dependent serfs

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>> No. 2834 Anonymous
22nd July 2020
Wednesday 8:00 pm
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Any idea what kind of bug laid these eggs?
Google/Facebook can't decide if they are Butterflies or Birchflies.

Any resident entomologists care to chip in?

Cheers.
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>> No. 2835 Anonymous
23rd July 2020
Thursday 8:11 pm
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>>2834
My resident ecological expert says these are definitely moth or butterfly eggs, but its not possible to tell what type until they hatch.

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>> No. 2807 Anonymous
30th March 2020
Monday 9:07 pm
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Have any other city slickers noticed that the sky is now both clearer and more vivid from the lack of smog? Ironically I've been spending more time outside during the quarantine than I did before it, simply because the sunsets have been looking so beautiful.

I want to ban all cars and marry Greta (when she turns of age) now.
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>> No. 2816 Anonymous
30th March 2020
Monday 11:14 pm
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>>2813
Doesn't matter if you "see" or not, edgelad. It's an image of child abuse under UK law and given the implied rape, a severely punishable one.
>> No. 2817 Anonymous
30th March 2020
Monday 11:35 pm
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>>2816

Amusingly if she was married it wouldn't be (although it'd still be illegal to distribute or publish). The law really sometimes is an ass.
>> No. 2819 Anonymous
30th March 2020
Monday 11:47 pm
2819 Not that lad
For the avoidance of doubt, the Canadian authorities examined it and determined it did not amount to CP. Either way, it's still casual bint-hatery to imply that the appropriate thing to do to a woman who disagrees with you is to rape her, and that implication alone is enough to get our benevolent dictator into serious trouble.
>> No. 2822 Anonymous
31st March 2020
Tuesday 8:13 am
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>>2819
>the Canadian authorities examined it and determined it did not amount to CP

An establishment cover up of CP? Who'd have thunked it?
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31st March 2020
Tuesday 8:59 am
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>>2819
The Canadian authorities are not our authorities.

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