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Good Evening FORKERS

Posted: 24/06/2013 at 19:56

Busy-lizzie: Mais toutes les cuisines françaises ont beaucoup de marmites. Malheureusement, point de Marmite! 

Good Evening FORKERS

Posted: 24/06/2013 at 19:04

Watch the spellcheck fb - you should see the weird stuff my iPad throws up when I don't expect it.

I really do have to re-edit sometimes. (The last sentence originally came out as:

'I freaky do have to rare-sit some sometimes.')

What's the weather like in your area?

Posted: 24/06/2013 at 18:54

Been in Northants since 2pm. Quite pleasant temp, bit of a breeze, sun was shining until I started this post a minute ago. Bit overcast now but clouds are high.

Good Evening FORKERS

Posted: 24/06/2013 at 18:48

... But I don't care!

Good Evening FORKERS

Posted: 24/06/2013 at 18:44

Careful KEF!

I was first but then edited and KEF slipped in front.

Good Evening FORKERS

Posted: 24/06/2013 at 18:42


Hello (that's safe). 

Am I first? 

Good Evening FORKERS

Posted: 24/06/2013 at 15:38


Whoops!  Mea culpa! 

Thanks for advice Bev. 

Good Evening FORKERS

Posted: 24/06/2013 at 08:37

G'morning all . Does this mean I've been only just beaten by fidgetbones?

fidgetbones wrote (see)

doesn't TV with your rhubarb give you indigestion.?

birdy13 replies to fidgetbones:

not when you take it in easy instalments - oh, and yogurt!

Good Evening FORKERS

Posted: 23/06/2013 at 23:07

So this is where you all are!

You have have to follow a thread for a bit to understand what everyone's talking about and I think I've fallen behind on this one. 

(Sorry, did everyone just stop talking when I came in? )

Just thought I'd say I got quite a lot done today after a late start. Weather looked doubtful at first but I just pottered around with no high expectations and found by the time the light had faded I had achieved the following:

weeded out a bit more of the d****d ground elder;

planted out last 8 verbena patchwork (- nice robust specimens with lovely colourful flower clusters;)

bought 3 nasturtiums alaska on Friday on an indoor market I've discovered. They went into the cleared area around the black currants and gooseberries. I've mulched there with spent compost - apparently, they like being 'starved' a bit.

Picked more gooseberries - had about 550g so far off one small bush. Only got 8 (berries) last year. Better pruned this time.

Cleared another of last year's containers - more mulch for somewhere;

Planted out 5 more begonias in trough; not sure whether they're going to do do well or not... A bit underdeveloped! Mind you, weren't we all once?

Pulled some rhubarb - but just eaten it  with a bit of TV - isn't that fairly consistent with a few of you: 'virtuously knackeredso with your feet up?

ZZZZZZZzzzzzz mmmph - what? (Oh sorry, you can resume talking now - I'm off to bed. )

PS what's all this business of beating each other to a deadline? When is it - 6pm?

What's the weather like in your area?

Posted: 23/06/2013 at 22:27

Norfolk: weather threatened all day to break but in the end I got a lot done: weeding, planting out, seeded some salad crops - oh! and the washing dried nicely.

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