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Posted: 13/03/2016 at 15:57

I went to Sissinghurst in April 2013 and felt ripped off. April was really too early so most of it was bare, but I felt I had more out in my own garden. The buildings were shut, except for the sitting room, as they were being decorated. It was more expensive than most gardens open to the public. I felt they should charge less at that time of year or at least allow a discount because of the re-decoration work.

I haven't seen that GW yet as I was babysitting for son. It is recorded.

HELLO FORKERS March 2016 edition

Posted: 13/03/2016 at 15:51

Guests have gone, lunch went well.

Must clear out the stable. Full of bits of garden equipment, mostly OH's, and my old trays of shrivelled shallots and onions from year before last that I haven't chucked yet. Grew too many that year and shallots were such a bother to peel. The horse dentist is coming tomorrow for daughter's horse who isn't chewing her horse nuts properly so I need a decent safe space in the large loose box.

HELLO FORKERS March 2016 edition

Posted: 13/03/2016 at 15:47

Oh dear, didn't realise the first one that I practised on before going back to Hosta's post would still be there!

HELLO FORKERS March 2016 edition

Posted: 13/03/2016 at 15:46
Yviestevie wrote (see)

Loved your timely response Pat.  Have just come in from the garden and ate a lovely BLT.  Finally got to sleep about 4 this morning when painkillers sorted out aches and pains.

Been back in the garden this morning and finished the mulching, also pruned some more shrubs, fed clematis and roses, scarified lawns and tidied shed.  It's not looking good for tonight is it Never mind the garden looks lovely now, well it will when the lawn has recovered a bit.


Hostafan1 wrote (see)

flumpy, it's a bit of a pain,and doesn't always work, but they're upgrading next week so might be easier then.

Go to the message,, bottom right corner, click on quote, then click on unquote, then go to your message writing box and click the inverted commas and the message should appear. 

You can crop out the bits you don't want, eg, if it's a long posting and you only want to quote part of it.

In theory, if you then hit the return bar, you can add something underneath, but sometimes it appears in the same quoted box


At last!  I've done a quote, I think. I just clicked on "quote" before, not "unquote" as well. Yet I'm sure I've done quotes in the past but I don't remember clicking on both.


HELLO FORKERS March 2016 edition

Posted: 13/03/2016 at 08:19

Morning all. Blue sky. Friends coming to lunch after church. Forecast this week is good. Must sow some more seeds and finish the pruning.

We had our cottage in Norfolk surveyed and we had a long written report. The Solicitor wouldn't let us complete until the seller had sorted and repaired a couple of things that the surveyor had noted. There was damp in a wall and it had to be dealt with by a damp expert and we had to visit the house again to approve it before the solicitor was happy.


Posted: 12/03/2016 at 21:59

Lesley hasn't had it yet, it's on Monday.  

HELLO FORKERS March 2016 edition

Posted: 12/03/2016 at 18:26

Lesley, just a simple roast dinner. Slow roast pork wrapped up in foil with red onions and fresh sage, roast potatoes, broccoli, peas and carrots. Gravy made with the pork juices. 2 friends are bringing puds, I hope one of them does her cheesecake, it's scrummy .

Anyone done any gardening today - Version 2

Posted: 12/03/2016 at 18:22

Victoria Sponge, are you really transplanting ragwort to the front of your stumpery? You said you hope it is ragwort and not some weed. Ragwort is a horrible poisonous weed that seeds itself like mad.

HELLO FORKERS March 2016 edition

Posted: 12/03/2016 at 16:05

Back home now. Must wash the kitchen floor and prepare veg for tomorrow, we will be 11 for lunch, I have invited friends after church.

Cucumber confusion

Posted: 12/03/2016 at 11:38

You can grow all female varieties or pick the male flowers off, but with a lot of the outside ones it doesn't seem to matter.

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