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HELLO FORKERS April 2016 Edition

Posted: 30/04/2016 at 09:15

LilyP - we found the Postmans Garden on our last trip - poignant but fabulous - here are just a couple of the dedications.

 And here is the oldest surviving house in London - it was preserved because someone built a new facade around it.  In the first world war a zeppelin bomb caused all the covering tiles to fall off, revealing this underneath ....just by Smithfield market


HELLO FORKERS April 2016 Edition

Posted: 30/04/2016 at 08:52

Great idea Fidget and Steve - can I pre-order one?  Don't subcontract the build to Eddie Grundy, it won't need a chimney

Mr C and I have decided to go up to London to do another of his "hidden" walks - last one was brill so expectations are high. Got gardening planned for tomorrow, once we have seen the back of the frosts.  In sunny surrey we saw -3 on Thursday morning - magnolia and pieris duly mullered, but think most of the wisteria buds are still ok.

Dove - in my experience, when gerbils borrow an eggbox, it is rarely returned in pristine condition


Posted: 29/04/2016 at 22:47

Nut has helped me out on this one before (lost the labels on my cosmos seedlings one year) - those with red/dark stems produce red or pink flowers, those with green stems produce white flowers

HELLO FORKERS April 2016 Edition

Posted: 29/04/2016 at 07:04

Morning Dove  Remember gerbils from school - used to babysit them in the holidays.

no frost this morning for a change.  When I complain that there are no plums on our tree in August, someone remind me of the last few days.  It was so bad yesterday I had to take a kettle out to get the latches of our gates working.

Your new-look forum

Posted: 28/04/2016 at 10:10
Sounds exciting . Well done to the team working on the upgrade, and hope it all goes smoothly.

Posting here so that I can find this thread later - might be handy

HELLO FORKERS April 2016 Edition

Posted: 28/04/2016 at 06:32
(((Hugs))) for Dove and Wonky. Treasure those memories. She lived a life that brought joy to others, which is a great legacy.

HELLO FORKERS April 2016 Edition

Posted: 27/04/2016 at 07:00

Lovely mental picture here Steve. Just how fluffy, and what colour

HELLO FORKERS April 2016 Edition

Posted: 27/04/2016 at 06:44

Morning Steve, Afternoon Pat.

No flopping here, its all go-go-go.  Frost this morning ....its now colder here than it was at Christmas.  Greenhouse babies all untucked (bit chilly out there in a fluffy dressing gown) .....looks like a nice day on the way.  Best get up an' at 'em

Petition to stop cancelling GW

Posted: 27/04/2016 at 06:37

None this Friday, or next Friday either Tootles.  Think that is why feelings are running high - to miss two weeks in the peak of the gardening season is really taking the biscuit


Posted: 26/04/2016 at 21:25

I grew a variety called Pink Parasol from seed a few years ago, and they are still going strong.  I find the most difficult bit is getting them through the slug munching stage at about this time of year ....they seem to be resistant once they get going growing.

I've got some Magnus on the go this year from seed - they will get grown on this summer, overwinter in the coldframe, and then ready to plant out and flower next summer.

here's a pic of pink parasol


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