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HELLO FORKERS!

Posted: 30/01/2015 at 06:27

Morning all

Just poked my nose out the front door ....no snow here.  That makes for a much simpler day.  I hate driving in the white stuff, so if we have any I'd like it at the weekend please.  Hope others are coping - seems like we were lucky to escape.

snowdrops really getting into their stride now - lots of little white patches on the verges, plus the clumps in my garden have flowers just starting to open.  And its very nearly light at 5oclock now

HELLO FORKERS!

Posted: 29/01/2015 at 23:07

Good luck with the move BM - hope you find some time to explore the new garden before the 6th

Worries & troubles that affect Forum friends.

Posted: 28/01/2015 at 21:11

Hugs DD - its not easy is it? The happy memories are very special though, make sure you keep them alive  Miss my Mum most days too - but determined to make sure all the wonderful things she did are not forgotten  ( not the sort of "wonderful" stuff that makes headlines - just the stuff that makes the world a better place)

Worries & troubles that affect Forum friends.

Posted: 28/01/2015 at 20:13

So sad - such a tragedy for one so young.  My heart goes out to her family and friends.

It's my birthday

Posted: 28/01/2015 at 20:09

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Couldn't miss out on adding my virtual wishes too  

HELLO FORKERS!

Posted: 28/01/2015 at 20:07

Safely back home.  Good traffic wise, but its a long old drive.  Had a lovely lunch with the birthday girl - and so lovely to see the shady bank and pond for real - even the fact that it was blowing a hoolie didn't dampen my enthusiasm.

now time for some pasta, courtesy of littlest chicklet (who is feeling like she missed out on a "road trip").  Girls are happily bickering away - I think they missed each other.  Won't be long before

How big are vine weevil grubs?

Posted: 27/01/2015 at 10:02

Ok thanks - will resort to chemicals this once, and remember to nematode next autumn to see me thru the winter. The pots are in a GH, but unheated, and definitely dips below 5.

btw, seeing as you 2 boys are looking in ... Operation brambles and pipecleaners started last weekend. Will let you know the results in due course, on the appropriate thread

How big are vine weevil grubs?

Posted: 27/01/2015 at 07:06

Thanks folks ...thats what I've got.  Can you use the nematodes in winter, or do I have to wait til it warms up??

HELLO FORKERS!

Posted: 27/01/2015 at 07:03

Morning

Sounds like you had a great time Pdoc.  Hope batteries are re-charged.

Off to Norfolk for a couple of days to take Chicklet to a Uni open day thingy. Staying with my uncle in Kings Lynn tonight so that we are within striking distance of Norwich in the morning.  With a bit of luck I will meet a little white bird of peace whilst I'm there  Cooooo Cooooooo (said in my best Vic Reeves voice)

What is your favourite gardening book?

Posted: 26/01/2015 at 23:16

Carol Klein's Grow your own Garden probably comes off the shelf for consultation most - it even has the muddy fingerprints to prove it.  Bit like the best recipes always have a few splashes on

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Anyone know a good one? 
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