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PostPosted: Thu Oct 03, 2013 7:29 pm 
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It's that time of the year but given all the riding i do there aren't any horse-chestnuts anywhere on my routes. So are they out yet? We always take the kids to Coombe Park in Coventry where i teach them the ancient art of hoicking big sticks at trees to get the conkers down. We always seem to be the only family that does it, all the others look on disapprovingly :facepalm:


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PostPosted: Thu Oct 03, 2013 7:36 pm 
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Great family times karl,enjoy it before they grow up :D


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PostPosted: Thu Oct 03, 2013 8:02 pm 
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Unlike the poor chestnuts, destined to die so will never grow up.
Skewered through the soul. :(


I think the vegetarian military have missed this one completely

I start a vote for less harmful to the environment, faux conkers made from recycled plastic shopping bags.




FREE THOSE NUTS


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PostPosted: Thu Oct 03, 2013 8:02 pm 
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ive been sweeping them up all week, so yes


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PostPosted: Thu Oct 03, 2013 9:44 pm 
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thankyou everyone..a weekend of assaulting trees with small bits of tree awaits!


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PostPosted: Thu Oct 03, 2013 9:50 pm 
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Does anyone know if they scare off spiders or am I best to just lob big bits of stick at them too.....?? :shock: :shock: :oops:


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PostPosted: Thu Oct 03, 2013 9:57 pm 
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LikeClockwork wrote:
Does anyone know if they scare off spiders or am I best to just lob big bits of stick at them too.....?? :shock: :shock: :oops:


Conkers scare off spiders?

Do you have an infestation?


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PostPosted: Thu Oct 03, 2013 10:05 pm 
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It's some old wives tale! Apparently there is some chemical that conkers exude that spiders hate, so if you place some around your house they won't come in.

Apparently..... :roll:


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PostPosted: Fri Oct 04, 2013 1:58 am 
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Cattle are addicted to horse chestnuts.
They will knock down fences and people to get at them.

No idea why, must be really tasty to them


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PostPosted: Fri Oct 04, 2013 8:22 am 
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They give 'em bad wind though.... :facepalm:


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