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Pumpkin varieties

Posted: 05/11/2015 at 19:00

I'll go out and check tomorrow David - packet is in the greenhouse and its cold, dark, wet and windy out there.  But from memory it was a Mr Fothergill pack that the one with the cartoon of a smiley man with a hat on???

Worries & troubles that affect Forum friends.

Posted: 05/11/2015 at 08:29

We're right behind you, cheering you on LilyP


Posted: 05/11/2015 at 07:25

Morning peeps  

lots of rain already here!

hope the van returns today Hosta .....can't have another beerless night


Posted: 04/11/2015 at 17:18

So pleased it has all worked out Yvie, but what a stressful time for all.  Lovely that your Nana skills will soon be even more in demand. Had been wondering where you were - so welcome back.


Posted: 04/11/2015 at 16:48

Happy Anniversary Mr and Mrs KEF .  Autumn weddings and anniversaries are the best - you don't expect much, but when the sun does shine its magic.  In the summer you feel cheated if you don't get a fine day.  Have a lovely evening snuggled in front of the fire (something else you can't do in June)


Posted: 04/11/2015 at 16:40

Topbird - I did that with alliums last year and they were fine.  I did 6 pots - 2 were planted out as soon as their noses began to show growth, the others got left, and were only planted when they had buds.  The first two had much better flowers and looked stronger all round if I did it again I'd plant them out earlier rather than later.  Mine were purple sensation.

Your niece is going through it Verdun ...poor thing.  Hope she starts to feel more comfortable soon.


Posted: 04/11/2015 at 08:33

Morning peeps

I am a fully paid up member of the "still got bulbs to plant" club.  I saved the ones from last years pots, and was going to plant them in the veg garden (OH not impressed, but I am trying to persuade him they are a crop, since I will be cutting any that manage to produce a flower)

Wsong - you sound like you are on a decorating marathon......but hopefully nearing the finish line.  Remember that age old DIY refrain .....It'll be lovely when its finished


Posted: 03/11/2015 at 21:29

.....which also reminds me ......Chicklet has a job tutoring youngsters .....she came home horrified a few weeks ago because two of her young charges didn't know that "hob" went with "nob" to make a word or phrase.   "Can you imagine getting to the age of 11 Mum, without knowing that a hobnob was a biscuit" !!!  whoops 


Posted: 03/11/2015 at 21:25

Bruges is looking lovely in the autumn sunshine Steve.

Loving the thought of Ma KEF in a parka 

Mr Chicky is much brighter today - thanks for your thoughts.  Not exactly sure how he is, because anymore than two "how are you feeling" 's turns me into nagging wife.  So I have to use other, less traditional indicators .... and he has called me Chick a few times today (always a bad sign if he uses my "other" name), and he is now shouting at Man Utd on the TV.  So a little improvement every day.  We have to remember his insides have had a bit of a bashing, and be patient.  Not a quality he possesses in spades

Meanwhile ...loved Autumnwatch.  Did I mention I spotted Michaela having coffee with a friend at Wisley last week?  My life hobnobbing with the stars

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