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Posted: 22/08/2013 at 07:55

Stacey - I too saw the Betjeman article in the Standard, and thought how the world is full of strange coincidences !!  Then saw your pic on the evening thread - even stranger !!  

Anxious morning in the Chicky household this morning - off to school for that dreaded envelope.

Would be good to have a quick potter in the garden to take my mind off it, but it is chucking it down.


Posted: 21/08/2013 at 08:48

Mulch is a layer of " something" put over the soil to stop the weeds germinating and to stop it drying out too quickly. You can use compost or manure, or things like chipped bark or spent mushroom compost (although that can turn your soil alkaline).  Spread a  good layer on - 2-3 inches thick


Posted: 21/08/2013 at 08:42


... Don't think he is one of Slough's favourite poets


Posted: 21/08/2013 at 08:32

Stacey - doing the same as you - probably heading for the same destination - will wave if i see you! 

... and if you are Betjeman in disguise, best not admit it at home - don't think he is 


Posted: 20/08/2013 at 21:26

Cakelady - make sure you choose trees that will be pollination partners for each other.  We planted some fruit trees a couple of years ago and found the Ashridge trees website really useful at explaining it all.  They even have mini videos of how to plant amd stake a tree.

Good Evening FORKERS

Posted: 20/08/2013 at 21:16

On train home from London (love my iPhone!). Really lovely day finished off with mexican meal.  Churros and chocolate for pud - yum yum


Posted: 20/08/2013 at 21:11

FG - one direction - nuff said


Posted: 20/08/2013 at 17:23

My noodling took me to Leicester Square - where i am currently surrounded by 70,000 screaming teenage girls - one of whom is my responsibility!  


Posted: 20/08/2013 at 12:32

Same here for apples - this year i have hung smelly soap in the trees and they have taken a couple but left us some. I am hoping that as the trees get more prolific there will be enough to share


Posted: 20/08/2013 at 10:15

Gilly - noodling is a technical term for mooching about wherever the mood takes you, doing not very much at all !  One of my favourite ways to spend a day.

take care on your travels eveyone

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