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Hi there fellow goyers, I went to a talk given by Bob Flowerdew today at our local library. I just loved it and could have listened to him for hours, he chatted as it is was for an hour and twenty and he was amusing, informative and extremely interesting. One of his many tips given during this time is when you need to get rid of weeds in concrete paths/driveways etc is to boil the kettle and pour the scalding water over the weeds and it kills any unwanted seeds and the weeds. This he said might have to done twice in a season and also if you have any water left…..make tea ! I purchased one of his books called ‘Fruit’, full of recipes and important info and he signed it, I thoroughly enjoyed my afternoon, with cake & tea served too :)

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Glad to read you had a good time Grandmage. Thanks for that tip, I'm sure I won't be the only one making use of it!

21 Sep, 2013

 

This is very topical for me, Gm, as I did exactly that at Mums this morning! Her concrete driveway has Dandelions and Chickweed coming through ... boiling water definitely does the trip ... and is cheaper than buying weed-killer! Btw, does Mr. Flowerdew still have the ponytail?

21 Sep, 2013

 

I used to love watching him on tv,G...and same as Shirley,that was the first thing I thought about..his hair ! Wasn't it a long plait? I haven't tried boiling water on weeds,only ants ! but it's logical really..glad you enjoyed the talk,it sounded really interesting..:o)

21 Sep, 2013

 

Hi girls, thanks Scottie, and Shirley I have never heard of the boiling water method til today, (except for ants as B. says) such a cheap idea too and yes B. he still has a pony tail very neatly plaited and he said he rarely washes his hair except when he does he uses a beaten egg with cider vinegar and combs it through then rinses, he doesn't believe in shampoo as it strips the hair of it's natural oil!! He was full of all sorts of interesting info.

21 Sep, 2013

 

Did u take any scissors to cut off that silly pig tail of his???

22 Sep, 2013

 

Hi Grandmage glad you had a good time and thankyou for the tip will certainately be trying that as i am getting plenty at the moment:))))

22 Sep, 2013

 

What a nice way to spend an afternoon. I think Bob Flowerdew is very knowledgeable :o) I'm glad you enjoyed ...
My gran used to put boiling water on weeds along the path lol ...

22 Sep, 2013

 

Paul, ha ha, he is amazing speaker, so full of knowledge and Mark give it a go at least it is a free method! Hywel, it was indeed a very pleasant afternoon, thank you, your Gran knew what she was doing then? Brilliant. :)

22 Sep, 2013

 

Pleased you enjoyed your afternoon and thanks for the tip will give it a try;0)

22 Sep, 2013

 

I love to listen to him on gardeners question time.....
He ought to be on GW.......instead of all the "faffing around" grumble grumble mutterrrr....

22 Sep, 2013

 

I used to love watching him on Gardeners World , Grandmage . He doesn't seem to be on tv much these days. I would have loved to have seen him!

23 Sep, 2013

 

Rose he is on Gardeners question time now on radio 4, a very knowledgeable man. Thanks Pp. sounds too good to be true doesnt it and it's free! Pam I would like to see him on GW but like the present team, Carol & Monty are my faves!

24 Sep, 2013

 

What day and time is that on Grandmage ?

25 Sep, 2013

 

Rose, apologies but I have been away...........it is broadcast on Radio 4 on Friday's 3pm & Sunday's 2pm :)

28 Sep, 2013

 

And on the iplayer.....thats what I listen to whilst doing the ironing....

29 Sep, 2013

 

Thanks Pam :)

3 Oct, 2013

 

Lol gill , kills ants too , haha ... Glad u had a good time

2 Nov, 2013

 

Thanks Crissie it made a nice afternoon out!

2 Nov, 2013

 

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