Random irritations of the day......

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I can't tell if your being tongue in cheek here? But I'll go with no just incase

Bamboo is one of the fastest growing things on the planet, takes months to grow full where as trees takes 30 years
...but don't plant the bleedin' stuff in your garden - storing up real problems for the future if you do. If you want to have some in the garden use planters...
 

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Guys that deliver logs for our woodburner progressively providing less per load for the last two deliveries. Trouble is they are really good guys, always busy and i've always felt like i was getting good VFM - but i'm torn whether to say anything to them or shrug and wait for next winter to see if their ratios have changed and look elsewhere
 

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...but don't plant the bleedin' stuff in your garden - storing up real problems for the future if you do. If you want to have some in the garden use planters...
Depends on what kind. We had 2 kinds right next to each other when we moved in almost 6 years ago. One of them is fine....grows fast but stays where it is. The other one :mad::mad: is not pleasant....won't stay where it is...can't seem to kill it.....worse than ivy.
 

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In a lot of cars you don't need to. My current one does not need the engine on the power plug to work. I suspect this is a learnt moment.

To be fair, if that is killing your battery then it is on its last legs anyway.
Yes but if you don't do that it's asking for the battery to drain lol

Never use the sockets with engine off.. school boy error
 

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So despite renewing my car insurance and providing payment details last week, they've written to me saying they're sorry I've cancelled...

Just phoned them, there's been a mistake (which has unknowingly led to me driving uninsured to the supermarket over the weekend) but if I want they can put me through to the new business department who can give me a quote... 🤷‍♂️

Errr no, it's an internal cock up thank you, how about you guys sort this out, there's no need for a new quote, I have the price from the recorded 20 minute phone call last week 😡.
 

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Just after Xmas the Mrs got the reminder to tax her car.
She was having a hard time with her shoulder and fighting with a tax issue and put it to one side...and forgot about it!
Took her to work this morning and on the doorstep was a letter from DVLA reminding her that she hadn't taxed the car and really should as she could get done for it....
So it's now taxed.
Only been driving around in it for 3 1/2 weeks without tax.......:rolleyes:
 

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Option 1. They leave it there to pick up when their walk is finished and they will then put it in a bin. Their circuit may not pass a bin and they don't want to carry it all the way around.

Option 2. They are morons.

Sadly, option 2 is the most likely. I have a dog and never do this. Even if you remember to pick it up on your way back it rubs everyone else up. Just take it with you.
I was walking part of the Cleveland Way a few years back. There was a guy walking his dog about 100 yards in front of us. It had a dump, he bagged it up, then put it under a bush. I pulled him up and said 'Oi, what the hell do you think you are doing?" He replied that he was going to get it on the way back and bin it. I don't know if he did or not, but I did feel a bit of an idiot for jumping to conclusions.
 

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I was walking part of the Cleveland Way a few years back. There was a guy walking his dog about 100 yards in front of us. It had a dump, he bagged it up, then put it under a bush. I pulled him up and said 'Oi, what the hell do you think you are doing?" He replied that he was going to get it on the way back and bin it. I don't know if he did or not, but I did feel a bit of an idiot for jumping to conclusions.
Sadly, the conclusion you jumped to is correct more often than not. If it was not the case then why are so many left? They should disappear shouldn't they?

I think it is lazy not to take it with you. Can anyone leaving it under a bush guarantee that they won't forget to pick it up on the way back? Keep jumping on people who do it (y)
 

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Sadly, the conclusion you jumped to is correct more often than not. If it was not the case then why are so many left? They should disappear shouldn't they?

I think it is lazy not to take it with you. Can anyone leaving it under a bush guarantee that they won't forget to pick it up on the way back? Keep jumping on people who do it (y)
Depending on our walk and location we will often leave it for collection on the way home. Tucked away and yes we have forgotten to collect it and yes have gone back out for it. Can't see the issue myself.
 

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Depending on our walk and location we will often leave it for collection on the way home. Tucked away and yes we have forgotten to collect it and yes have gone back out for it. Can't see the issue myself.
I think it partly comes down to how it looks to others, they see litter on the walk and who likes that?, and partly for those who forget but are not as diligent as yourself and end up just leaving it there.
 

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Depends on what kind. We had 2 kinds right next to each other when we moved in almost 6 years ago. One of them is fine....grows fast but stays where it is. The other one :mad::mad: is not pleasant....won't stay where it is...can't seem to kill it.....worse than ivy.
Bamboo generally falls in to one of two types, running or clumping.
Clumping bamboo .......... good.
Running bamboo ............ bad.
Your best bet is to install a rhizome barrier, see below;

Rhizome barrier
A common way to control running bamboo is using rhizome barrier. This is a tough, flexible plastic that is installed in the ground, completely surrounding the bamboo. It comes in various thicknesses and widths, but at a minimum I would use 24" wide and perhaps 36" in sandy soil. The barrier must be installed with a couple inches above ground because the rhizomes can emerge from the ground and "jump" the barrier. You will need to inspect the barrier each year and cut any rhizomes that have crossed it.


There are many suppliers online with a search for "rhizome barrier". A large manufacturer with many distributors is DeepRoot. The success of the barrier control depends on installing correctly according to the manufacturer's directions. If you can slope the barrier outward (away from the bamboo) it will help guide the rhizomes upward where you can see them instead of downward where they may go under the barrier.

Good luck!
 

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Well despite my nautically ⚓ named car insurers already spotting that in between agreeing on the renewal and actually renewing, they cancelled my policy by mistake, I'm still sitting here uninsured waiting for them to do something.

Very lucky I don't have to drive anywhere after work now that I know 🙁
 

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BBC News headline....."Social contact limits "over from 21st June"" with a picture of people sitting around a table underneath it. Then text which says that "rules will be eased in 4 stages, with changes led by data not dates".

And yet they've decided to go with a date in their headline.
 

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BBC News headline....."Social contact limits "over from 21st June"" with a picture of people sitting around a table underneath it. Then text which says that "rules will be eased in 4 stages, with changes led by data not dates".

And yet they've decided to go with a date in their headline.
And if the data changes, so will the dates
 
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