Maddie_C and I are not expert gardeners. We have planted a lot of vegetable seeds in growbags and small pots that are entirely inappropriate for the growing of vegetables. But it might just work. If so we will be laughing all the way past the supermarket vegetable aisle.
One problem that this garden has is slugs. This garden has slugs as its problem. Slugs are a problem in this garden. (Sorry, the other two didn’t sound right.)
We have found a webpage to help though. This is it: Thirteen ways to Stop Slugs. The ‘copper’ idea sounded quite good, so we have surrounded two of the plants with post-1992 one pence and two pence pieces. Apparently pre-1992 one pences and tuppences are no good (But this fact might be made up).
So, what do you do about your slugs? If we get any good answers we can use them at parties.
Update: Three hours later and none of the vegetable seeds have started growing. Is this normal???*
*I do not normally use three question marks, but these are comedy question marks so I am hoping I can get away with it.
Posted by Dave at 8:57 pm on April 30, 2006 and filed under Essex Life, Household hints.
No cartoons today, but instead 5 marvellous links. We are going to Birmingham tonight, so posts for the next couple of days will be brought to you by the cartoon autoblogger. Ok, 5 links:
Evangelistic comic-book artists (via MattGlover.com)
Karaoke machine brings harmony to the Sunday service Times Online. By Ruth Gledhill, who is also doing a seminar on the Da Vinci code (some sort of book I think) at the Christian Resources Exhibition. I’ll be there with my stall too – have I mentioned that?
Continuing on the church organ theme: Happy Hardcore’ (Rave) tunes being played live on a church organ. Next week in in London.
LeaderNotes: How to Raise $500,000 from Middle Class White Kids (and Why the Red Cross Never Will). How young people are using technology to do something useful. Talking of being useful, must remember to send in my form for the Esuubi trust…
Get IT Done: 200 ways to revive a hard drive. A significant number of them seem to involve freezing it, dropping it, or hitting it.
Posted by Dave at 11:21 am on April 28, 2006 and filed under Sundry posts.
This one has been posted at We Blog Cartoons for free re-use on your blog.
Yes, I know, it is geeky and a bit similar to another one I have done. It was inspired by Robert Scoble talking about deleting all his feeds.
Posted by Dave at 12:50 pm on April 27, 2006 and filed under Blogging, Cartoons, Technical.
This one has been posted at We Blog Cartoons and can be re-used on your blog in a carefree manner.
I suppose this one might be of interest to CartoonChurch.com subscribers, containing as it does deep and spiritual messages about wanting the world to be different etc. Please say if you’d like me to add it to that site too. In fact that goes for anything I post here on the blog. I’m very happy to make high resolution versions of any of my stuff available, but I don’t post everything on CartoonChurch.com as it would quickly become swamped with material that is irrelevant to the average church user.
Posted by Dave at 12:07 pm on April 27, 2006 and filed under Cartoons.
I’ve posted this one at We Blog Cartoons as it was proving popular. I think people like informational internet content.
Posted by Dave at 12:49 am on April 27, 2006 and filed under Cartoons.
This one has been posted at We Blog Cartoons and can be freely re-used on your blog.
I didn’t have Richard in mind when I drew this, but rather all the lovely people who write to me and comment and send their best wishes and suggest remedies for my assorted conditions. You don’t always get the replies you deserve.
Posted by Dave at 12:11 pm on April 26, 2006 and filed under Cartoons.
The apathetic charismatic cartoon is available on CartoonChurch.com for re-use in church publications etc.
Posted by Dave at 10:43 am on April 26, 2006 and filed under Cartoons, Ecumenical matters.
Find more cartoons you can freely re-use on your blog at We Blog Cartoons.
Posted by Dave at 9:58 am on April 26, 2006 and filed under Cartoons, Household hints.
Chris at The Geek Times has 10 reasons your business should not blog. A good rant.
The Guardian has BBC unveils radical revamp of website. It will have blogs apparently.
Meanwhile at Wibsite.com all is not well. We’ve got major database problems and the web host won’t fix them. All in all the only solution is to change web hosts, but that is not a quick process if we are to get it right. In the meantime the whole thing is a cause of much frustration, not least because Wibloggers are (understandably) contacting me with lots of problems that I can’t solve.
Here’s a blogging-themed cartoon to cheer us all up though: Bored with the Internet. Warning: as the site says, it ‘occasionally contains strong language (which may be unsuitable for children), unusual humor (which may be unsuitable for adults), and advanced mathematics (which may be unsuitable for liberal-arts majors).’
Posted by Dave at 12:18 am on April 26, 2006 and filed under Blogging.
My ‘Dave was suprised’ cartoon is used in the Door, which is the Oxford Diocesan paper. It is in an article entitled ‘Fun, heartache and faith – that’s youth ministry‘. My youthworking friends Ian and Sarah are featured. In fact I think they wrote it.
Talking of the Oxford Diocese, those in the mood for something heavier could give the sermon and/or speech entitled Media Atheism by Bishop Richard Harries a go.
Ian and Sarah, I’m not saying that your column is lightweight. I am just saying that the Bishop’s column is heavier as he is a Bishop and so on the next pay scale up.
I write very lightweight columns. You can deduce from that what you will.
Posted by Dave at 10:45 pm on April 25, 2006 and filed under Cartoons, Ecumenical matters.
Posted by Dave at 10:38 am on April 25, 2006 and filed under Cartoons, Slightly grumpy.