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Problems using the website

Posted: 01/03/2017 at 09:05

But it's my Laptop that gets hot when I'm on this site. I don't have an iPad.

Hello Forkers - March Thread

Posted: 01/03/2017 at 09:03

Morning all. Happy Saint David's Day.

Grey and drizzling here. February went out like a lion, March looks depressing so far but next week the forecast here is good just when we are going to Norfolk, so I hope it's good there too.

Going to the SM and lunching at the Wok place.

OH said I never give him a chance to do pinch punch, so this morning I lay in bed watching Breakfast TV and lovely photos of Loch Lomond, waiting for him. Eventually Louise Minchin mentioned pinch punch, he got the message and looked very pleased with himself!

What is your weather like? (2)

Posted: 28/02/2017 at 18:14

It's been awful, really strong gales, heavy rain, hail, 6°

Hello Forkers - February 2017 Edition

Posted: 28/02/2017 at 18:01

Disaster! The wind has been so strong that it nearly blew the swimming pool fence away. It's plastic netting supported by aluminium posts which are set into plastic tubes inserted into holes drilled into concrete paving slabs. Some of the heavy slabs have been dislodged and one is even broken. We've had a struggle taking down the fence. We'll put it back when the weather is better and the spare parts I ordered on line have come.

After that excitement I went in and did the ironing and cleaned some internal glass doors.

Problems using the website

Posted: 28/02/2017 at 13:54

Funny, since I posted this, it's been a bit better , but some days are worse than others.

Pancake Tuesday

Posted: 28/02/2017 at 13:50

We will have ours this evening with fresh lemon and sugar. The French are always surprised by that, they have them with just sugar or jam or Nutella.

But sometimes we have stuffed savoury pancakes which I buy as they are made with brown flour and are stronger. I stuff them with chicken and mushrooms in a sauce or with salmon and asparagus, or ham and cheese, like they have them in the pancake restaurants "crêperies" in Brittany. Not just for pancake day.

Did I plant my cucumbers too early?

Posted: 28/02/2017 at 13:42

I sow them in the second half of March too, even April if it's cold. You do mean sowed the seeds, not planted little plants that you bought? Some garden centres are selling young plants far too early.

We need some serious help!

Posted: 28/02/2017 at 13:18

Plants make a difference!

We need some serious help!

Posted: 28/02/2017 at 13:09

Have you looked at images on Google?

I suppose a lot depends on budget. If you hate the paving stones and could afford it then you could lay new ones or what about using some wooden decking? Trellis on the walls might look more attractive and it could be painted a colour you like too.

You could have a small climbing rose in a large pot against the house wall, or something scented like Star Jasmin.

Or a pergola with garden furniture under it and climbers up it, either in pots or in the ground if you can remove some pavers.

Where to buy plant seeds

Posted: 28/02/2017 at 12:16

Try looking for seed websites on Google, there are lots, Suttons, Unwins, Dobbies etc. Is there a garden centre near you? They sell seeds, so do supermarkets and DIY places.

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