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by Richard
Tue Aug 14, 2018 10:25 pm
Forum: Hobbies, Leisure and Sports
Topic: Gardening
Replies: 13
Views: 356

Re: Gardening

"I was waiting for a bus in Havelock Road last night and the tramps and beggars were swarming around the pub/Nat West bank like hornets." I appreciate the simile, seahermit, (and the U.S. gangster overtones) at least the really skanky beggars on the pavement outside Mr Bean's at the bottom...
by Richard
Tue Aug 14, 2018 9:56 am
Forum: Hobbies, Leisure and Sports
Topic: Gardening
Replies: 13
Views: 356

Re: Gardening

No seahermit, don't eat the flowers! If instead you charge a small fee for viewing you should then be able to afford to buy food at the supermarket and if you put up a small notice letting people know that otherwise you may have to eat the flowers they might be encouraged to throw coins into a suita...
by Richard
Mon Aug 13, 2018 9:11 am
Forum: Hobbies, Leisure and Sports
Topic: Gardening
Replies: 13
Views: 356

Re: Gardening

Celosia, deriving from the Greek word ‘kelos,’ meaning burned; the name itself refers to the plant’s brilliant appearance and striking flame-like flowers. Although celosia is primarily grown as an ornamental plant in the U.S. it is a commonly grown vegetable throughout Africa, The leaves, tender ste...
by Richard
Sun Aug 12, 2018 1:02 pm
Forum: General Hastings Chat & Friendly Banter
Topic: Queens Road re-visited
Replies: 19
Views: 603

Re: Queens Road re-visited

Yes! I am afraid BS is the usual stuff we are fed whilst being given partial truths and kept in the dark. For a start the dumping of household items on the floor by smaller litter bins continues elsewhere, along back streets (out of sight, out of mind) and it is not being cleared away every day. So ...
by Richard
Thu Aug 09, 2018 10:07 am
Forum: General Hastings Chat & Friendly Banter
Topic: Queens Road re-visited
Replies: 19
Views: 603

Re: Queens Road re-visited

Well, the council do operate a large item(s) doorstep-collection facility and it's up to 3 items for £21 which sounds cheap enough. As for street litter bins, as far as I am aware all the double-entry large 'cube' litter bins, in the stretch by Peacocks and across the other side to Bon Marche, are p...
by Richard
Tue Aug 07, 2018 9:50 pm
Forum: General Hastings Chat & Friendly Banter
Topic: Queens Road re-visited
Replies: 19
Views: 603

Re: Queens Road re-visited

I think I have to be somewhat careful what I divulge as the council tries to protect its emails by stating they are confidential and only for the attention of recipients. However, after putting the council's response to my latest email through a 'cheese processor' I have come up with the following: ...
by Richard
Mon Aug 06, 2018 10:02 pm
Forum: Hobbies, Leisure and Sports
Topic: Gardening
Replies: 13
Views: 356

Re: Gardening

I seem to remember visiting 'Merriments Gardens' when it was changing hands, may be some plants/ideas there worth viewing:

Merriments Gardens
Hawkhurst Road
Hurst Green,
East Sussex
TN19 7RA
01580 860666
by Richard
Mon Aug 06, 2018 5:12 pm
Forum: General Hastings Chat & Friendly Banter
Topic: Queens Road re-visited
Replies: 19
Views: 603

Re: Queens Road re-visited

Thanks seahermit, I have sent the following to Godfrey at the council, weaving parts of your comments into the fabric: Dear Godfrey, Thanks very much for the response you elicited from Cameron Morley, re- the disappearing litter bins along Queens Road into town. 1. This does seem a little unfair and...
by Richard
Sat Aug 04, 2018 6:04 pm
Forum: Hobbies, Leisure and Sports
Topic: Gardening
Replies: 13
Views: 356

Re: Gardening

seahermit, you don't say whether you intend pots or open soil.
I hate plastic pots!

Fuchsia
Potentilla
Carpet Rose
Escallonia
Lithodora
Santolina
Heather
by Richard
Sat Aug 04, 2018 5:56 pm
Forum: General Hastings Chat & Friendly Banter
Topic: Queens Road re-visited
Replies: 19
Views: 603

Re: Queens Road re-visited

I agree to some extent, but what amuses me is that every single street litter-bin in Hastings bears the words: "Litter & Dog Waste" and they have a silly little ashtray perched on top. That must be a toxic package to recycle at some great cost. At least if the bins do act as a magnet f...

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