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24/02/2013 at 15:46

Don't really want containers in the front to be honest. But it is an option.

24/02/2013 at 15:52
Could you make part a veg bed ?
24/02/2013 at 16:04

Not out the front. I already have plans for my front. It looks very pretty in my head!!

24/02/2013 at 16:25
Hehe sounds lovely
24/02/2013 at 16:33

Mistress Becks' planting list seems very ambitious.

I like brussels. I did try to grow them once. I don't get a single sprout worth cooking. Much easier to buy them frozen in a bag.

24/02/2013 at 16:37

Well, this is what I was hoping Gary. Grow as much as I can, then freeze it all. But yes, maybe I'm being a little ambitious.

24/02/2013 at 16:38
Ambitious is good becks in my world
24/02/2013 at 16:42

This is worth bearing in mind-wot I have just wrote

IF.....

 

 

IF you can keep your head when all about you
Are losing theirs and blaming it on you,
If you can trust yourself when all men doubt you,
But make allowance for their doubting too;
If you can wait and not be tired by waiting,
Or being lied about, don't deal in lies,
Or being hated, don't give way to hating,
And yet don't look too good, nor talk too wise:

If you can dream - and not make dreams your master;
If you can think - and not make thoughts your aim;
If you can meet with Triumph and Disaster
And treat those two impostors just the same;
If you can bear to hear the truth you've spoken
Twisted by knaves to make a trap for fools,
Or watch the things you gave your life to, broken,
And stoop and build 'em up with worn-out tools:

If you can make one heap of all your winnings
And risk it on one turn of pitch-and-toss,
And lose, and start again at your beginnings
And never breathe a word about your loss;
If you can force your heart and nerve and sinew
To serve your turn long after they are gone,
And so hold on when there is nothing in you
Except the Will which says to them: 'Hold on!'

If you can talk with crowds and keep your virtue,
' Or walk with Kings - nor lose the common touch,
if neither foes nor loving friends can hurt you,
If all men count with you, but none too much;
If you can fill the unforgiving minute
With sixty seconds' worth of distance run,
Yours is the Earth and everything that's in it,
And - which is more - you'll be a Man, my son!

24/02/2013 at 16:45
24/02/2013 at 16:53

Afternoon Forkers and well done to those who have been braving the elements .  Our visitors have now gone home and OH and chums are watching the football so I've moved into the bedroom.  I've heard one big cheer so I presume the Swans have scored .

Flo - I love a good Agatha Christie too even though I probably know all "who dunnit". 

Dove - I'm with you on your lazy day today.  I'm cream crackered!!

Bunny & Liz - memories of lugging containers of water at campsites

BJay - hope the icicle on your butt is melting

Geoff - never thought of planting chickens in containers 

Oh! Deano! - up the Swans

Probably will remember what else I wanted to say once I press "Submit"

 

 

 

 



24/02/2013 at 17:08

Icicle on the butt - tee hee (silly schoolgirl's giggle)

I think I have mentioned before that I was very curious/accident prone as a child. Stuck a metal press stud up my nose once   Currently 2nd finger on right hand is swelling and turning blue but I have no idea why

24/02/2013 at 17:17

Caz! By now you should have heared three cheers! 

Very productive day done! Now need a hot bath! 

Welcome back Dan! n ouch! Hope all goes well! 

Beck's! Just try make the most of what space you have, n above all else, grow what you wanna eat, n enjoy! 

Caz! Goal keeper sent off! Cheer no four on your way! 

24/02/2013 at 17:21

Dean - it's getting very noisy here now and I can also hear those beer cans popping too .

Meant to send best wishes to Dan earlier.

24/02/2013 at 17:28

Took this photo yesterday.  Thought forkers who like gravestones and growing salad would like it

http://s4.gardenersworld.com/uploads/images/original/18989.jpg?width=480&height=350&mode=max

 

24/02/2013 at 17:28

Off for a soak! Back shortly! 

24/02/2013 at 17:42

Caz 

Becks - rhubarb is a plant that is a long term thing. there are some you can grow in large pots though.

if it helps go for stuff that is expensive in the shops, beans, peas, calabrese, courgettes. Carrots homegrown are amazing so go for them and I love beetroot fresh from the garden and oven roasted. Sweet corn as Geoff says......

My sprouts this year were really good BUT they do need alot of space between them. Can't remember what else you sais - sorry

This afternoon I have been trying to work out how to use money off vouchers so i get max freebies and max discount  Still kept me quiet for a bit

Don't hear of many people being called Lettice any more - wonder why

24/02/2013 at 17:48

Just googled Lettice, it means joy and gladness, which is lovely. Versions include Laetitia and Latisha which are less leafy-green-veg sounding!

Speaking of which, I'm hungry. Must go and see how far advanced OH is with my evening meal

24/02/2013 at 17:54
Evening folk

Lettice not a name have heard before hehe. Sounds like a party starting caz, well done on your productive day dean wish mine had been .

Are carrots easy ish enough ? In pots that is ?

Walked dog with stressy OH grrrr, burning himself out . Need a hol been over 3years...then it's leaving dog somewhere ...
24/02/2013 at 17:58

You can get dog sitters where dogs go and stay in someones home while you are away. I have that problem and from asking around have had a couple of recommendations,

Geoff he he he. Wish we could all be so abrupt

24/02/2013 at 18:15

Caz! We got leathered!  Well done "The Swan's" 

Oven on, Chicken n mediterranean roasting veggies, love em! 

http://s4.gardenersworld.com/uploads/images/original/18993.jpg?width=544&height=350&mode=max

 

http://s4.gardenersworld.com/uploads/images/original/18994.jpg?width=544&height=350&mode=max

 Fencing almost done! 

 

http://s4.gardenersworld.com/uploads/images/original/18995.jpg?width=272&height=350&mode=max

 But base n frame done! So I is happy!