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About Mrblue5000

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  1. Nice bit of moss dug up by a bird at the back door here, now I don’t know was it for food or a nest. Also noticed willow buds swollen yesterday. Hardly caused by COVID or brexit is it?
  2. Look up Land Rover + Cummins + 6bt on YouTube some evening. Looks good until the diff goes 😀 might not be great for emissions either but it would pull the skin off a rice pudding!
  3. Not going to be too many floorboards of this one anyway. 14 inch circumference so about 4.5 inches diameter. But this one branched out low down so there’s two stems.
  4. I'll get back to you on that, hedge where mine is hasn't been cut for 50 years.
  5. Not recently planted anyway, I just never noticed the seeds before at this time of year. I think the berries are purple/black during the summer. Thanks for confirming it.
  6. Never noticed these pink seed pods before, they are in clusters of 4 but have only one orange coloured seed in them. Still a good few leaves on them. Anyone know what they are? Tree is about 20 feet high.
  7. Lopper works fine, extended handle is ok, saw blade is a bit meh, I just use the lopper. Is it the one with the adjustable angle head? This was €30
  8. Paddy was on his death bed and knew the end was near. His nurse, his wife, his daughter and 2 sons are with him at his home in Belfast. He asks for 2 independent witnesses to be present and a camcorder be in place to record his last wishes. When all is ready he begins to speak: "My son Seamus, i want you to take the houses in Shankhill." "My daughter Geraldine, you take the apartments over in Malone road." "My son Patrick Junior, i want you to take the offices in the city centre." "Bridget my dear wife, please take all the residential properties on the Upper Lisburn Road. The nurse and witnesses are blown away. They did not realize the extent of Paddy's wealth. As he slips away, the nurse says to his wife "Mrs O'Shaughnessy , my deepest condolences. Your husband must have been such a hard-working and wonderful man to have accumulated all this property".. "Property?", his wife replies. "The ****************er had a window cleaning round."
  9. Agree with willow for kindling. It’s growing wild in our NS, about 8-10 m tall. We cut it and stack it between 2 trees and leave it there for 2 years to let the wind dry it with no cover.
  10. A man has a dentist appointment. Before he goes his wife wants to 69. “No, I dont want to go to the dentist with you all over my breath” he says. But she won’t give up so gives in. When they finished, he goes into the bathroom and brushes for an hour, flosses for an hour and gargles with lysterine for an hour then goes to the dentist. He’s sitting in the chair and the dentist walks up and says “Ok, open up”. He opens his mouth and the dentist says “Oh my God!!” and quickly turns his head. The guy says “ Oh doctor I’m sorry about my breath!!” The dentist says “ No, your breaths fine. But your forehead smells like shit!!”
  11. Farmer hat on here, we just run an old 2 furrow plough along where the hedge is going then plant whips alternatively along the furrows. Fencing the cattle out with 2 strands electric each side. If any die simply replant new whips the following winter.
  12. Thanks Conor, never thought of planer blades needing a sharpening. Really I should get a second set of blades for it.
  13. I have a pto powered Junkarri chipper, I'd like to know of anywhere in Ireland where I can get the blades sharpened or if replacement blades are available off the shelf for a J5 chipper? Thanks.
  14. Lidl have a cordless chainsaw for sale next week in Ireland for €90. Thinking it might be handy beside the chipper for cutting forked branches. Anyone here tried one? Brushless soft start motor, 2 x 20v batteries 2ah. Might even have an Oregon chain and bar. Apologies for going off topic.
  15. A junkie hooker would be better value.


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