Citrojim's Ka, Saxo and Bike Tales

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Re: Citrojim's Activa, 1.9TD, 207 and Bike Tales

Post by Zelandeth » 23 Apr 2017, 22:19

Just be glad Jim that the person in the house before you didn't plant bamboo. Lots and lots and lots of bamboo.

Shame we have neighbours as I'd have resorted to napalm by now if we didn't...Despite many hours of work on my part there's still more of it now than when we moved in.

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Re: Citrojim's Activa, 1.9TD, 207 and Bike Tales

Post by Peter.N. » 23 Apr 2017, 22:23

You will be getting a speeding ticket Jim. :wink: We have bluebells coming up everywhere, I am trying to mow round them at the moment. I have never seen so many in the forest as this year, there must be about an acre of them in one area, they look stunning.

Interesting about Nasturtiums, we could do with some ground cover plants, most people have a wild patch in their garden - we have a cultivated patch.

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Post by Hell Razor5543 » 23 Apr 2017, 22:37

The problem is that the bluebells are likely to be the Spanish variety, which are stronger than the English ones. I hope that, now the UK has voted to leave the EU, Spain arranges for their bluebells to leave our shores (and our bluebells alone).

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Re: Citrojim's Activa, 1.9TD, 207 and Bike Tales

Post by elma » 23 Apr 2017, 23:31

You'll be lucky to get rid of Bamboo, it's a grass and it doesn't half like to spread. Nothing short of digging up the garden will stifle it, if I were trying to get rid I'd just fork out £200 and use a mini digger as it grows faster than I can dig. Chopping it won't help, the stuff will just grow faster.

I've got about 200 Bamboos here at the moment and, thankfully, they are going to be gone in a couple of months before they start reproducing. Love bamboo but don't want to tend the damn stuff at all.

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Post by van ordinaire » 23 Apr 2017, 23:59

The people that used to live next door planted bamboo in the front, which comes up in the gap between the edge of the drive & the fence: nothing that neat "Pathclear" (or was it brushwood killer?) won't take care of - but now it's coming through the pavement at the top of the drive & not shoots but 1" thick roots arching through the tarmac, rather like a low lying Loch Ness monster.

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Post by xantiamanic » 24 Apr 2017, 08:18

We have 'vigorous' bluebelks coming up everywhere at this time of year. I make no effort at all to preserve them. Just another weed, a plant in the wrong place, so got to be gotten rid of!

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Re: Citrojim's Activa, 1.9TD, 207 and Bike Tales

Post by CitroJim » 24 Apr 2017, 09:33

James, good idea, I love Nasturtiums and have a perfect piece of ground for them - they can cover a Xantia rear subframe I have in the garden...

Zel, I did your trick yesterday... I took suncream to the X rally but forgot to apply it... I'm very red-faced today :twisted:

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Post by Hell Razor5543 » 24 Apr 2017, 18:58

Are you trying to cultivate sub-frames AGAIN?

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Post by CitroJim » 24 Apr 2017, 19:07

Hell Razor5543 wrote:Are you trying to cultivate sub-frames AGAIN?


I am, and slam panels and bumpers... One day I'll get one to germinate :wink:

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Post by CitroJim » 24 Apr 2017, 19:32

Me caught in action during Saturday's Evans Cycles MK Sportive :D

This was quite early on in the ride and it was still perishingly cold but warmed up a treat as time went on...

It was a great ride and I finished in a very satisfactory time and at a very good pace... Thoroughly enjoyed :D

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Courtesy Evans Cycles. In Public Domain via Facebook

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Post by Peter.N. » 24 Apr 2017, 22:25

Well done Jim but looking at that picture makes my knees ache. 8-[

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Post by Xantianut » 24 Apr 2017, 22:50

Ay up!

Thinks. If I plant a C5 bumper would that germinate?

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Post by CitroJim » 30 Apr 2017, 11:52

Just got home from the MK Rocket 5K. A 5K race that forms part of the Milton Keynes Marathon weekend.. I ran it with my girls..

Here we are on the finish podium at the MK Dons Stadium...

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Photo Courtesy of Greg Pape, Robyn's partner...


I'm running the MK Half Marathon tomorrow...

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Post by Stickyfinger » 30 Apr 2017, 12:03

MK Dons Stadium........ah, the good old days of Vinne and Wimbledon FC

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Post by CitroJim » 30 Apr 2017, 12:14

Stickyfinger wrote:MK Dons Stadium........ah, the good old days of Vinne and Wimbledon FC


Indeed, when the Dons were first established as the old Wimbledon there was much argy-bargy and I believe some bad feeling still exists to this day..

Stadium is a great venue though - real premier league stuff.. Hosted some Rugby World Cup games back along...

I'll be back there tomorrow...