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HELLO FORKERS!

Posted: 20/09/2014 at 17:13

Just cleared up the BBQ. 38 came and it was a lovely afternoon. Forecast was wrong! Must have been all your good wishes!  Went well and people looked happy.

DD, manure is great stuff, but never heard it called "exciting" before!

I haven't done any proper gardening for ages. My autumn plug plants, violas etc arrive next week. Will soon be time for the big autumn clear up. Planning on lots of tulips, violas and forget-me-nots. In 4 months the snowdrops will be poking up.

HELLO FORKERS!

Posted: 20/09/2014 at 08:42

Morning all.

My big charity BBQ today, around 40. Poured in the night, tables and chairs are wet. Storms with a risk of hail forecast for this afternoon

Have a lovely day, Chicky and chicklets. Also the garden visiting people.

Greenhouse Heaters

Posted: 19/09/2014 at 08:44

For some years I had a paraffin heater with 2 chimneys. There was no electricity to the GH. It wasn't really big enough for my GH but it kept the frost out. It was a bit of a fiddle as it's roof part kept wanting to fall off it and you had to make sure there was enough paraffin and the wick was OK. Then one morning the GH was black with soot. Something had gone wrong with the heater and I couldn't get it working properly again. Not easy to clean it all up.

Then I met 2nd OH and he fixed up electricity from the garage to the GH and gave me his old electric heater. It's so clean and easy. It's not very big and I don't know if it's still on the market. It isn't powerful enough to make the GH warm when it's below zero but it keeps it at 2 - 3° on freezing nights.

I hope that helps, maybe someone else will be able to help with brands.

HELLO FORKERS!

Posted: 19/09/2014 at 08:34

There I am saying "we" and "sticking together" when I live in France! But I never wanted to leave England in the first place and now it's so complicated to move back after nearly 30 years.

HELLO FORKERS!

Posted: 19/09/2014 at 08:32

Morning all. Must get on tidying for the BBQ and preparing food, marinades for meat, salads, a pud (others are making other puds).

Had to buy a new phone because of the storm, now it needs information and answer machine recording put into it. Instruction booklet is in French, I speak French quite well, but French and technical is hard.

Was glad to see the news this morning. But I hope all the division hasn't caused problems for us in the rest of the World. The UK is so small we really need to stick together.

HELLO FORKERS!

Posted: 18/09/2014 at 22:21

There was another storm this afternoon and my Border Collie is a quivering wreck in storms. But instead of hiding under the stairs as usual he disappeared outside. We spent a lot of the afternoon looking for him. He reappeared when the sun was shining again, looking sheepish and asking for lunch!

Sounds painful, Lesley.

Worries & troubles that affect Forum friends.

Posted: 18/09/2014 at 22:10

I haven't looked here for ages, what a moving thread this is. It's hard when parents get old, scares me that one day I'll be old, wonder what my children will put up with.

Went to a friend's husband's funeral on Monday and going to another friend's husband's funeral tomorrow.

Mystery rose

Posted: 18/09/2014 at 21:54

I was going to say Papa Meilland, before I saw pansyface's answer.

What's the star in your garden right now

Posted: 18/09/2014 at 21:52

They are lovely rudbeckias VS, I especially like the orange ones.

David, your garden goes on and on! Is it very big to have so many plants?

HELLO FORKERS!

Posted: 18/09/2014 at 12:43

Still storming and raining. Have done the shopping for the BBQ, wanted to sweep the terrace, too wet. Hope it doesn't rain on Saturday. The garden did need it though, no rain for nearly 2 weeks.

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