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Hello Forkers December

Posted: 04/12/2016 at 15:15

Just back from our walk - the sun on the grasses (not yet beaten down by the winter weather) looked like a sea of gold πŸ˜€

Now time for raisin and walnut bread for lunch 🍞🍞🍞

Bare Root Plants

Posted: 04/12/2016 at 09:28

I always pot mine up first, but thats because I like to see them come up, and know exactly where to look in a pot

Sweeten & improve flavor of tomatoes? (cherry)

Posted: 04/12/2016 at 09:26

They say not watering them too much improves the flavour - I only water mine twice a week now (unless there is a heatwave and they start to wilt) instead of every day.

Hello Forkers December

Posted: 04/12/2016 at 09:22

Morning all - late on parade, but thats the joy of a Sunday

Frosty white out there for us too - perfect day for a walk a bit later - at least thats the plan

Then Christmas decorations up this evening - I know it sounds early, but we are away next weekend, and I don't want to leave it til the 17th.  Things only get done in this house at weekends, so todays the day.  Won't get the tree til the 17th as it is Chicklet's turn to put the star on the top, so we'll wait til she gets home for the holidays.

Have a good day all❄️❄️❄️❄️

Climate Change?

Posted: 03/12/2016 at 18:47

You had a duff "solar panel specialist" Philippa.  If you generate more than you use, then you sell the excess back to the grid (at a pretty high price, as an incentive to get people to do it) and get a nice cheque back every month

Hello Forkers December

Posted: 03/12/2016 at 12:42

Oooo - missed your birthday Hosta - happy B for yesterday πŸŽˆπŸŽ‰

sitting having a posh coffee in littlest Chicklets coffee shop - having just had my mane tamed 🦁🦁🦁.  Very nice treat.  Must head home in a minute .....

sitting on my own, so using my demon phone is allowed πŸ™€.  Might read the headlines before I go 

Climate Change?

Posted: 02/12/2016 at 07:00

Phillippa - Carbon Capture has only dumped been by our Govt, others are still exploring.  

And the way that battery technology is advancing (mostly on the back of excitement around electric vehicles) and coming down in cost is one of the success stories of 2016 - very soon the "average home" will be able to store their solar power, and the grid operators will be able to store the windpower too.  The real key is smart meters (and we'll all have one of those soon - in fact you might have one already) - so that we can start to learn that when we use power is nearly as important as how much we use.

There is much to be optimistic about ......although there are still many hurdles.  But the world it is a-changing

Hello Forkers December

Posted: 02/12/2016 at 06:50

Morning to Forker Friends - old & new.

Frosty here last night, but forecast says warm stuff to come.

Out tonight with the group of friends I go away with for garden visiting weekends - should be fun.  But another day at the saltmine to get thru first

Love those kittens Obxx

Hello Forkers December

Posted: 01/12/2016 at 06:46

I'm awake 

Advent calendar hung up, and its pockets filled with treats 🍭

Littlest Chicklet passed her driving test yesterday   She was so excited, and I managed to BAFTA my way to being delighted for her

Out with old friends last night - had a lovely meal in a pub just outside Hampton Court Palace gates - it looked wonderful when we came out to go home - all lit up and glittering in the frost.  The sticky toffee pudding inside me kept me warm on the journey home

How could Improve this ugly part of my back garden?

Posted: 30/11/2016 at 07:03

I like it . All the different levels give it some interest - you just need to soften the edges with some decent size shrubs and get planting

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More gardening TV

Just found this, and thought others might like to know! 
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