I've got a headache (1 Viewer)

Sep 21, 2016
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Top tip. Don't accept a pitch under an oak tree in September. Falling acorns make an incredible bang when landing on the metal roof, or worse when aimed perfectly at the centre of a rooflight that acts as a drum. :whatthe:
Thanks for that tip, duly noted :giggle:(y)

Gina.
 
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Most trees can be a pain for one reason or another. Sap sticks allover the place and when it rains the drops hit the roof for hours after from the leaves and branches.

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OldCodger

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You should try Spanish hailstones

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Feb 22, 2008
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We pitched under a horse chestnut tree at Camping Belchenblick , Staufen and sitting outside needed a hat for protection, great fun :giggle:

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Apr 7, 2022
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Even worse a Walnut tree. They leave an indellible black stain on your roof if left even for a day!!!! Never leave any wood garden furniture beneath a Walnut tree either.
Traditionally the black juice from walnuts husks get used for dying and protecting wood, here in france you can buy it in 1ltr containers (brou de noix) in hardware stores or even the hardware shelves of supermarkets.
Personally i would rather take the unripe walnuts (same as you would for pickled walnuts) cut them up and let them mature in a mixture of red wine cheap alcohol and sugar for six weeks, strain off the liquid bottle it, (vin de noix) i still have some i made in 2007, its very warming on a cold night.
 

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Top tip. Don't accept a pitch under an oak tree in September. Falling acorns make an incredible bang when landing on the metal roof, or worse when aimed perfectly at the centre of a rooflight that acts as a drum. :whatthe:
Never accept a pitch under any tree……. Or near me for that matter. I accept bribes not to thre bread crusts on to your roof :whistle2:
 
Apr 7, 2022
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There was me thinking ducks liked bread, or do you follow the crusts onto the roof too ::bigsmile:
I used to spend time on a friends boat on the Thames, i am sure ducks wear hobnail boots at 6 in the morning.

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Nov 14, 2018
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Most trees can be a pain for one reason or another. Sap sticks allover the place and when it rains the drops hit the roof for hours after from the leaves and branches.
Cheeky bug*ers trees. We should just chop em all down and have done with it. I love that line 'most trees can be a pain'
 
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I think that's terrible! Here in the hot sun, trees are a godsend! They don't do much for your solar but they do greatly cut down on the internal temperature. Regarding the sap- it was sap, but it's actually poo- very clean poo! The insects that suck on the tree's leaves and stems excrete nearly pure sap, which falls down and retains it's stickyness. Hot water and washing powder removes it without much hassle! Leave it to soak for a bit (out of the sun!!!). I'm sure it'll come off without scraping or too much trouble!
 

Minxy

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I used to spend time on a friends boat on the Thames, i am sure ducks wear hobnail boots at 6 in the morning.
We don't even need a boat ... part of the roof in the bedroom is flat and we get seagulls, crows, and foxed up there sometimes in the early hours, sounds like a herd of elephants having a party!
 

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