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Hello Forkers ... August edition

Posted: 15/08/2017 at 16:47

Maybe she's a sweet cat who doesn't like killing little furry animals

Thunder and heavy rain, keep losing the TV picture. Been doing the ironing in front of the TV. The third load of washing from yesterday is still on the line.

The cottage next door to ours in Norfolk now has sold posted on Rightmove. Wonder who the next neighbours will be.

Have cleaned 3 loos, top to bottom. Spider problem at the moment. Never known them so bad, those ones with tiny bodies, long thin legs and messy webs.

Hello Forkers ... August edition

Posted: 15/08/2017 at 14:13

That's very pretty, Joyce. Shows what you can do with just leaves.

Wish we had portobello mushrooms here. Had them in Norfolk, so tasty and fresh.

Hello Forkers ... August edition

Posted: 15/08/2017 at 12:55

Went to the village to the Post Office and pharmacy, both were shut, had forgotten it's a bank holiday. But there were lots of people as there was a brocante fair, usually it's dead. Shame it's raining, some of the stall holders had covered their wares with plastic sheeting.

Unusual rose bloom

Posted: 15/08/2017 at 09:45

I had one like that over 30 years ago when I lived in Kent, never seen it since.

Ideas please...

Posted: 15/08/2017 at 09:43

Aster frikartii Monch or aster Little Carlow. They are late flowerers from August on. But my Monch needs a little support as it can be a bit floppy.

Very tall flowers, could you name them please.

Posted: 15/08/2017 at 09:36

I have tall yellow heleniums like that, but I've lost the label, bought them years ago.

NO LAWN after using Evergreen 4 in 1 lawn feed

Posted: 15/08/2017 at 09:33

But your gardener was right in the long run. If you want a grass lawn you had to kill the weeds first. If there were lots of weeds and hardly any grass then it is normal that it will look like a patch of soil. It needs to be seeded. So far only part of the treatment has been done. Do what Obelixx says and sow grass in September after loosening the surface with a rake. If your garden is small and your budget OK you could use turf, then you will have a green lawn straight away. It will have to be watered until it take root.

Hello Forkers ... August edition

Posted: 15/08/2017 at 09:22

Morning all.

I think wind turbines are quite attractive. A lot better than pylons and nuclear power stations. We stopped the car in Norfolk recently to listen to some in a field by the road. They just sounded like the wind, may even have been the wind, it was a windy day.

Hello Forkers ... August edition

Posted: 14/08/2017 at 18:55

I had lunch, gammon, runner beans, courgette, tomato (from garden) so I shall just have a glass of gazpacho tonight. No OH to cook for as he's in Norfolk.

Have been watering and dead heading. Meant to tie up some dahlias but it was hot outside, 30°. Did some housework instead this afternoon.

Hello Forkers ... August edition

Posted: 14/08/2017 at 11:46

Oh dear Bob! How long will it be before you get tea? Maybe you need a gas ring. But no electricity means no Internet either, unless you have the right sort of phone but then that will need charging.

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